Photographic Competition – Winners Announced
To kick off the new decade for Whitemountain & District Community Association (WDCA), in September 2019 we announced the winners of it’s first photographic competition and plans for the first community project of the year.
The Centra Whitemountain supported photographic competition was held over a five month period of “Something Special” at Belshaws Quarry Nature Reserve & Sculpture Park, the closest public green space on the North side of Lisburn on Bensons Road.
The winner of the under 18 years of age section was Madison McKinstry from Hillsborough with an impressive collage of images and the winner of the over 18 years of age section was Gerd Curley from Belfast with a photo of the “Flora & Fauna” sculpture within the reserve.
John Belshaw, from WDCA comments: “Congratulations to Madison and Gerd for winning the two age group sections and a big thanks to all that entered quite a diverse range of photos which certainly made it challenging for the professional photographer judge. Both the winners won a hamper by Centra Whitemountain and a membership of the brand new phone based photography ‘club’ www.phonephotosni.club set up by Shorts Camera Club, one of the provinces oldest photographic clubs.
A number of photos featured different species of bees and on 1st February, residents from the area showed off a community bee hive idea to the public at a Grand Choice voting day at Maghaberry Community Centre. Thanks to volunteers from the wider Killultagh electoral that got involved in a unique environmentally themed project.
Thanks to all that came along on 1st February 2020 and voted for our project amongst those on show. The result was that our project won its way through and the Whitemountain Bee Hive is now up and running. More information on this is on our website www.whitemountain.org.uk and through our Next Door or Facebook social media pages.”