Jersey Heritage has announced the winners of the Spirit of Heritage Photography and Video Competition 2013, in association with the Jersey Evening Post. With categories including Classic and Artistic Photography, Instagram and videography, this Island-wide competition was launched in August 2013 and attracted over 450 entries.
The criteria of this year’s competition was to capture the spirit of heritage through the beholder’s camera lens, showing a glimpse of the many magical moments enjoyed at the Island’s heritage sites. The judges were looking for something recognisable and memorable which reflects the life and soul of the iconic sites which have shaped the Island’s history; whether it was a photo from exploring the castle walls, a morning coffee after a stay at a Heritage Holiday Let, a picnic shared at La Hougue Bie or children singing at the Hamptonne Cider Festival. It is hoped that the competition will develop in 2014 to become an annual event.
Having reviewed all entries, the winners were chosen by a panel of judges made up of Tricia Kennedy ARPS, John Nasey FRPS, Deputy Rod Bryans, Peter Mourant JEP, Andy Evans Fortress Island Films and Jeremy Swetenham of Jersey Heritage.
Categories and Winners
Classic Photographer 2013
Open to professionals and amateur photographers, entries for this category needed to be original images with limited or no editing.
Under 18: Meredith Richards – “Taken at Hamptonne Cider Festival in the morning, while the accordionist played and members of the public joined in singing”
18 and over: Jane Pinel – “Grosnez Under the Stars – My first ever night time shoot to capture the stars at an iconic landmark. It was taken on 18th July 2013”
Artistic Photographer 2013
Open to all ages, entries for this category could be freely edited and manipulated.
Colin Griffiths- “The empty nursery at the Museum (the sad lady in the mirror is from the Victorian shelters at Havre des Pas”
This competition was very popular among Instagram users, with over 250 entries! The public were also invited to vote for their favourite Instagram photos by visiting the Jersey Heritage Facebook Page and the 30 photos with the most votes were then assessed by the judges panel.
Winner: Poppy Thompson – “Red arrows flying over Liberation Square”
Friend of Heritage
Jev Fedorasko (x2 photos)
There were no boundaries to this category, as long as you captured the spirit of Jersey’s heritage, you could be as classic or creative as you liked.
Winner: Annette Lowe – “Hamptonne as seen by a Jersey Heritage Volunteer”
The winning entries will enjoy a host of prizes including Jersey Heritage Membership, an ‘Escape from the castle day’ courtesy of Jersey Adventures, a photography workshop with Tricia Kennedy, a private film screening for up to 50 friends in the Jersey Museum Cinema, a Samsung Galaxy Fame handset from JT, hardback photo book and printed posters courtesy of Huggler.com.
Tricia Kennedy, Associate of the Royal Photographic Society said “To see such a wealth of photography talent demonstrated in this competition is fantastic. As a panel we felt honoured to view such intimate moments shared at the iconic sites which make up our Island’s heritage. Selecting the winning photographs was a real challenge as there were so many excellent images submitted by both Islanders and visitors to Jersey. For me, it has been a real pleasure to be Lead Judge for the Spirit of Heritage Competition 2013. This is a fantastic foundation for next year's competition and I believe that we all need to encourage this talent wherever possible.”
Jeremy Swetenham, Commercial Operations Director at Jersey Heritage said “We are very pleased with the outcome of the competition and are overwhelmed by the response in this first year, particularly via the use of social media and Instagram. The ultimate aim was to share how islanders engage with Jersey’s heritage and we really got a sense of what this means to our community. A special thanks must go to the judges for their time and above all to JT, Jersey Adventures, Huggler Print and Tricia Kennedy who donated prizes.”