Last week it was time to say goodbye to the 2019 photography competition exhibits, as all the pictures were taken down and the votes counted.
This was our most successful competition and exhibition yet, with 62 total photos from 24 photographers – some familiar names and some new to us. You all supported the exhibition by voting as well, with 226 voting slips submitted, giving a total of 1064 votes (we allowed 5 votes per slip, but not everyone used all of theirs!).
The top 12 photos will be made into a calendar for 2020, which will be available from our shop in late summer, so if your name is on the winner’s list we’ll be in touch to ask for the photo files please. Congratulations to all photographers whose photos were chosen – they’ll all be thanked with a free calendar once they’re available. The volunteer’s choice photographers also receive five free postcards featuring their photo.
A big thank you to all who supported the museum either by submitting photos or coming along to view and place votes.
THE TOP TWELVE Herne Bay Pier at Sunset, by Colin Winch – Volunteer’s Choice Colourful Beach Huts, by John Newell – Volunteer’s Choice A Bird’s Eye View, by John Holland – Volunteer’s Choice Reculver Morn, by Colin Winch Shadows on the Beach, by Peter Riley Snowed Inn at Hampton, by Barry Mount Dusk Descends over Hampton Pier, by Steve Roberts An Evening Stroll, by Peter Riley Golden Day, by Eileen Wilkinson Social Gathering on the Seawall, by Volker Jöttkandt Sunset Flight, by Gemma Witts Nature on the Beach, by Michael Langman
Next year’s photo exhibition will be on the theme Built in Herne Bay, with entry forms and Terms and Conditions available from our website.
The deadline for entries will be 7th January 2020, ready for the exhibition from the 18th January.
We had a fantastic range of photos entered for our photographic exhibition and competition, possibly our biggest set so far, and they’re all on display in our front gallery. Come and admire them, and vote for your favourites to join the volunteer choices in our 2020 calendar, available from the museum shop from later summer onwards.
The last few of our 2019 calendars are still available at a reduced rate while stocks last.
Next year’s theme will be on architecture in and around Herne Bay (the Hampton/Reculver/Herne triangle). Why not take a wander around the town and see what gems you can spot?
2020 is a long time away! But we’re already thinking about it.
The 2018 exhibition, Leisure and Pleasure in Herne Bay, is now over, and we’re in the process of putting together a calendar from the winning entries. This will be available to buy in our museum shop from around September-time, and makes an excellent present.
2019 will see our next exhibition and competition, with the theme Natural Herne Bay, and the winning photos from that will go forward into our 2020 calendar.
While January 2019 is a long way away, we want to give you plenty of notice so that you can take some fantastic photos over the next few months. So we’re already releasing the entry forms, and look forward to receiving your entries.
We’d like to see photos that show some element of nature within the Hampton/Reculver/Herne triangle (ideally there would be something within the picture that shows the location).