Wellingborough photographer snaps up first prize

A photograph across freshly harvested fields of Wellingborough's skyline has won first prize in a competition.

By Alison Bagley
Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 6:00 am
Mr Gardiner is presented with his prize
Mr Gardiner is presented with his prize

Andrew Gardiner's image was picked as the winner in the Bovis Homes Stanton Cross development contest.

Mr Gardiner said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have my entry chosen as the winning image. Being a Wellingborough resident, I’m extremely proud of the town and the beautiful scenery it offers to complement the thriving local community.

"There are not many places where you can capture the town’s skyline and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity, so I’m glad it has been well received.”

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Rovana Feteanu's image of the Nene

Mr Gardiner received a cheque for £500 for his image Wellingborough skyline from the fields next to the Stanton Cross development.

The photography competition challenged residents to capture the best life, landscapes and views of Wellingborough.

Two runners-up were Desmond Watson's night shot which came second and Rovana Feteanu's image of the River Nene picking up third place. Both will receive a cheque for £250.

Paul Boatman, strategic project director at Bovis Homes, responsible for Stanton Cross, said: “We were taken aback by the entries which all brilliantly encapsulated Wellingborough in their own unique way.

Mr Gardiner's winning shot

"Wellingborough is a vibrant and lively town with a strong sense of community, and we felt the selected entries captured its spirit and sense of local pride.

"We would like to say thank you to everyone who submitted an entry. The competition has demonstrated the very best that the town has to offer in terms of both photography talent and scenery.”

Stanton Cross is an £1 billion development which will eventually include 3,650 new homes.

Desmond Watson's image