Photographic Competition 2022 winners announced
Images on the theme of "Controlling the Climate Crisis"
Thank you to everyone who entered our 2022 Photographic Competition on the theme of Controlling the Climate Crisis. We were delighted to receive yet again an impressive selection of thoughtful, powerful, clever and sometimes funny images that speak to this important topic.
Congratulations to our winners, whose entries are shown below. Since quite a few of the entries (unfortunately) didn't meet the technical criteria or appeared to be copied from stock images, we have awarded a first prize (£60) and four highly commended prizes (£20), across the age categories. We look forward to running another competition next year.
First Prize Winner (Primary)
A display demonstrating that we need to work hard and work together to try and reverse the effects of climate change. A simple bandage or quick sticky plaster will not work.
Highly Commended (remaining age categories)
Walking the woodlands, with a new appreciation of the benefit of the outdoors and the damage we are doing, observing the farmland that allows us to "shop local", the coppice management giving us a sustainable supply of wood, and the wildlife gradually regenerating. Improved land-use working to reduce climate change.
Switching to a plant-based diet and growing your own vegetables helps with climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere (carbon drawdown) and locking it away in plants and soils. This will help us reach the milestone of 'drawdown', which is when the concentration of greenhouse gases will start to decline and temperature of the earth will reduce.
Solar panels are a great source of renewable energy and are becoming a very popular to power our homes and defeat climate change.
We have solar panels on the roof of our garage which helps to lower the electricity bill.