Bingley Grammar School

Winter Wildlife Photography Competition

With the onset of another Lockdown in January 2021 and inspired by Chris Packham’s Winterwatch programme being back on the TV, Mrs Humphreys thought it would be a good idea to encourage our school community to get outdoors and photograph wildlife in their area. The hope was that the competition would inspire our staff and students to really look at the environment around them whilst on their daily walk/run which in turn would help their general wellbeing.

Mrs Humphreys says,
“The response to the BGS Winter Wildlife Photography Competition was unbelievable! We had more than 150 entries, of which 90 met the criteria and were taken through to judging by Mr Weston. 21 photographs were put through to a shortlist and these final images were judged online by BGS staff and members of Bingley Camera Club.

I am sure that you will agree that the standard of the images we received was very high indeed and I was super impressed with all of your efforts, especially since members of all year groups participated.

With the volume of entries we received and the difficulties of coordinating the competition entirely online, I am very grateful to Bingley Camera Club who were so willing to offer help with setting up photo sharing and judging in an online environment. Our thanks go to Bingley Camera Club for their kind prize donations and valuable feedback.

We hope our students enjoyed taking part in the competition as much as we did seeing all the entries.”

The Winners are:

Years 10 to 13

Category Winner and Best in School - Sheep 05/01/21 by Isaac Kitchen in Year 10

Runner Up - Winter Wonderland by Haleema Arshed in Year 12

Commended - Colin the Cockerel by Isaac Kitchen  in Year 10

Commended - Peek a boo by Isha Iqbal in Year 10

Commended - Snowy Streetlight by Amy Lorrimer in Year 12

Finalist - Goose by Kez Chadwick in Year 11

Finalist - Chellow Dean Reservoir, 14 Jan by Charlie Barnett in Year 11

Finalist - Midge the Dog by Isaac Kitchen in Year 10

Finalist - What you ducking at? by Isha Iqbal in Year 10

Finalist - Snow on a Tree by Saysha Scott-Lawson in Year 10

Years 7 to 9

Winner - Local cattle by Jacob Hubbert in Year 8

Runner Up - Not so socially distanced by Inaaya Iqbal in Year 9

Commended - Skeletal Shadows by Olivia Myers in Year 8

Commended - The Golden Hour by Finlay Pell in Year 7

Commended - Snowy Trees 2 by Quinlan Kirk-Carver in Year 7

Finalist - Sunset by Heidi Williams in Year 8

Finalist - Lister Park Gulls 2 by Jasmine Ingham in Year 8

Finalist - Duck Life by Inaaya Iqbal in Year 9

Finalist - Blooms of Winter by Sarah Scott in Year 8

Finalist - Majestic Swan by Isabelle Oates in Year 8

Finalist - Socially distanced by Inaaya Iqbal in Year 9

Well done to all our winners and everyone that took part - we hope you have enjoyed participating as much as we have seeing your photographs!

We would like to thank Mrs Humphreys for planning and overseeing the competition which was a huge success and took a lot of time and effort to organise.

We would also like to thank Bingley Camera Club who have been a great help to Mrs H giving their feedback on each of the shortlisted entries and also donating £50 towards the prizes.

Bingley Camera Club says,

"Bingley Camera Club commends Bingley Grammar School students for their amazing images, it was a pleasure to see them, and we hope everyone continues to develop their interests in photography.  Our club, which is currently 80 members strong, is committed to growing local photographers, and we welcome budding photographers of all ages and photographic interests, you can find details about the club events on our website or on Facebook. https://www.bingleycameraclub.org.uk/

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01 Sheep 050121 by Isaac Kitchen in Year 10

05 Snowy Streetlight by Amy Lorrimer in Year 12

03 Colin the Cockerel by Isaac Kitchen in Year 10

13 Skeletal Shadows by Olivia Myers in Year 8

11 Local Cattle by Jacob Hubbert in Year 8

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