The butterfly garden

POTY 2022 – Summer competition

We were delighted to welcome Niamh Whitty as the judge for our POTY Summer Competition.  There was a healthy level of submissions, including entries from some of our newest members.  

The focus of the competition was to create three images for a book cover.  A wide variety of titles was given, ranging from the imaginative ‘Midnight in the garden of good and evil’ to more traditional options such as ‘The Bee garden’ and ‘The Wild Garden’.  It was interesting to see what a wide range of titles were selected and fascinating to see the variety of images used to illustrate a single title. 

Niamh talked us through the photographs, giving detailed and instructive feedback.  Niamh’s observations on the images were invariably constructive and complemented by general advice on ways to make images work harder.  It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening spent looking at a great selection of member photographs.

Congratulations to our winner, Patricia Ronan.

2nd place, Eamonn McCarthy

3rd, Geoff Greenham