Bowling alley manager and keen photographer Sarah Peet has been announced as the winner of a national photography competition which searched for amateur talent.
Skipton Building Society called for photographers across the country to capture images of the community groups that were awarded £500 funding from its Grassroots Giving scheme in 2015.
Entries were received nationwide, showcasing the winning groups and their fantastic contribution to work being carried out in communities throughout the UK. The incredibly high standard of this year’s entries made the judging process tough for the panel which included last year’s winner, Hull-based Angela Baker who said: “Sarah’s photograph really captured the moment as well as being composed perfectly.”
Sarah lives in Cromford, Derbyshire, and works at Sheffield’s Hollywood Bowl. Her winning entry was taken at Woodseats Allotment Society, Sheffield, and managed to capture the essence of the type of work which goes on there and her winning photo has earned her a £200 gift voucher, as well as exposure on Skipton’s Grassroots Giving website and throughout their various social media channels.
The winning photograph shows Sarah’s children Alexandria Peet (9) and Evelyn Peet (6) and their 5-year-old cousin Edward Hodgson.
The Society hopes that through this competition they can also help to raise the profile of local photographers and showcase their talent.
Sarah said: “What a wonderful surprise to see my image had won! The children are delighted. The team at Woodseats allotments has worked so hard to turn an overgrown and derelict plot into a community orchard and picnic spot. It was a pleasure to work with the group and capture some images on a wet and muddy weekend.
“I’m so pleased the judges felt the image captured the spirit of Grassroots Giving, which is a wonderful initiative helping small local communities to help each other.”
PICTURE: Helping to clean up at Woodseats allotments is Alexandria Peet (9) and her sister, Evelyn (6), and their 5-year-old cousin Edward Hodgson.