‘Light’ Photography Competition 2021

Following the success of it’s first two years Qube is delighted to be hosting a Photography exhibition in 2021. This photography competition and subsequent exhibition celebrates the art of photography. See entries to this years competition below, all on the theme ‘Light’. Thank you to all the photographers who entered this year.

A £100 cash prize will be awarded for the photograph which an independent judge considers to be the best in show. The winner of the under 16s category will receive a hamper of arts materials.

WE NEED YOUR VOTES: A £20 cash People’s Choice prize will be awarded to the photographer with the most public votes. Vote for your favourite photograph by emailing art@qube-oca.org.uk with your name, your postcode, the photographers names and title of photo. Last day for votes is 31st March.

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Thank you to all those who took part in the ‘Light’ Photography competition and for supporting the arts during these uncertain times. It has been an unusual year for the competition but we have been delighted with the quality of entries and have already had hundreds of visitors to the online exhibition.

We were thrilled to have had entries to our under 16s category again this year. There are joint winners in this category this year who will each receive a hamper of art materials. The under 16s winners are:

Poppy Hodgson – End of Day Light
Drew-Anna Hamilton – Mr Pebbles

Congratulations to both Poppy and Drew-Anna!

The Best in Show prizes were decided by Judy Mainwaring from Shropshire Photographic Society. We are very grateful to Judy for helping with this incredibly challenging task.

The three Highly Commended photographs that get a special mention this year are:

Rob Millar – Milky Way over Snowdon “This is a superb astro photography shot. I like the fact that you have brought out some of the glinting in the foreground rocks, this is very important to the balance of the composition. Great shot.”
Amy Leather – Winter Warmth “This is a lovely shot with the sun burst in just the right place. The warmth is lovely with a bit of mistiness amongst those ancient trees.”
Liz Arthan – Walking Towards the Light “This is a lovely restful, wide angle shot, with perfect lead-in lines taking you to the walker and the trees. I like the fact that the camera exposure has rendered it blue, usually I would correct that in colour balance, but in this case it sums up the day and the freezing temperatures beautifully. The sky is super with the little fluffy, icy clouds. The sun is perfectly placed behind the trees so it doesn’t dazzle.”

The winner of the Best in Show prize this year is:

Amy Leather – Mind the Gap
“This is such an original idea, and the stand out winner, with a great title! The exposure is quite difficult and you have handled it perfectly. It is great that the photographer is peering through the door and the little girl appears completely unaware.”

Congratulations to Amy who has won £100.