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Pictures for next Wotton cinema calendar selected
The Electric Picture House in Wotton-under-Edge has announced the winners of the photographic competition in a bid to get twelve stunning pictures for its next calendar.

Dave Ward of Draw Creative presents Stephanie Toase with an enlarged copy of her winning picture in the Electric Picture House calendar photographic competitionThe Electric Picture House in Wotton-under-Edge has announced the winners of the photographic competition in a bid to get twelve stunning pictures for its next calendar.

The pictures for its last five calendars have been supplied by a handful of very keen supporters of the cinema.

But this year the task of finding photogenic shots of Wotton was opened up to local enthusiasts with Stephanie Toase of Cherry Orchard, Wotton winning the £50 prize donated by Clifton Cameras of Dursley for the best overall picture.

The pictures were judged by local artist Rob Collins and President of the Cam & Dursley
Camera Club Bill Beere.

The organiser of the competition was Trevor Mason who is Chair of the Electric Cinema Company – the charitable wing of the Electric Picture House and which is affiliated to the Wotton Recreational Trust. He said: “I am delighted with the response for this first competition. We had 71 pictures submitted by 18 local photographers. Stephanie took her picture on a little shirt-pocket type compact camera proving that you don’t need a posh one to take a winning picture. The standard of entries was stunning and I was relieved that someone else was doing the judging. We are going to have a brilliant calendar as a result of it. Now I want everyone to go out and snap their favourite views in time for next year’s competition which we are already starting to think about.”

The graphics design company Draw Creative who loaned their display boards for the exhibition had a surprise for the winning photographer. They enlarged her picture and printed it on canvas using their new large format printer and presented it to her.

The photographers whose pictures will appear in the calendar are:
Stephanie Toase (2), Maggie Studholme (2), David Sames, James Walshe (2), Rebecca Clarke (2), Janet Walshe, Stephen Vines and Helen Barry.

Full details of the rules and how to submit pictures for next year’s competition will appear in due course on the cinema’s website, www.wottoneph.co.uk



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