To mark the launch of ActForEaling, in partnership with Northfields Camera Club, we invited those who live, work, or study in Ealing to enter our very first photography competition. The aim of the competition was to reflect the overarching aims of ActForEaling: to celebrate positive local climate action and the restoration of nature in the London Borough of Ealing as well as to encourage people across Ealing to #ActForEaling. Since we opened the competition in September, we received a whole host of very creative entries doing just that.
In late October, our panel of distinguished judges, made up of Cllr Deirdre Costigan, comedian and presenter Mel Giedroyc, and ActForEaling steering group member Trevor Sharman, cast their eyes over the entries. They were tasked with selecting an overall winner along with two runners-up in the adult class, as well as a youth class winner, and one special mention. The images displayed below represent the winning entries from a strong selection. Congratulations to our competition winners!
Competition Winner : Taking ownership of the space
“Albie leads the way for Wednesday’s children who will continue to dig out the trench he began. The children are taking ownership of the space. Katherine Buchan Meadow”
by Maya Jagger
First Runner Up : Enterprising Young Lady
“A girl who chooses to cycle over going in the car is on the right path for the future”
by Roly West
Second Runner-Up : Love your streets to love our insects
“This photo shows one of the twenty tree pits I planted this year. Not only do flowers make residents smile and take pride in their street, but they also provide insects with food, shelter, and places to breed, and in return, they pollinate our crops”
by Gayle Labib
Youth Class Winner : Learning About Nature Starts Early
“Getting up close to nature and growing in Walpole Park at the Pitshanger House Rose Garden” by Zachary Avedian, Age 9
Judge’s Special Mention: Helping Flowers Polinate
“Every year my family feeds catapillars to become beautiful and strong butterflies so they can help polinate flowers and the wild” by Leo Ghislanzoni, Age 10
Our photography competition will be back again next year, so keep an eye on our news page for more information.
Information boards about the winning entries will be on display in Ealing’s local libraries, starting at Ealing’s Central Library on Saturday 27th November and moving to other locations around the borough. Watch out for them in a library near you!The full listing of locations are:
- Ealing Central: 27th November to 8th January
- Acton Central: 8th January to 5th February
- Northolt: 5th February to 5th March
- Southall: 5th March to 2nd April
Full details of the entries can be found here.