The winners in the Specsavers and Mid Somerset Series Life Through A Lens photography competition were revealed at a prize presentation evening.

Ten finalists

Held at Specsavers in Wells, the ten shortlisted finalists, who were voted for by the public, were invited to attend the prize giving, where all the photos were on display. The top three, chosen by the Specsavers Street and Wells store directors, were then presented with their prizes.

The winner, who received a digital SLR camera, was Brendan Doyle for his photo at Bishop’s Palace Moat of the Wells Rotary Club hosting the Sikh Community. Second prize of a digital compact camera, was presented to Ingrid Crawford for her photo of the Goddess Conference Tor Walk, and Mandy White was awarded third place for her photo of the Maypole at the Wells May Fair.

She received a £150 Specsavers voucher, and all ten shortlisted finalists were given a free sight test voucher.

Community theme

‘It was really lovely to have everyone at the store for the presentation evening and to celebrate the competition,’ said Specsavers Street store director, Colin Shearer. ‘The standard of the photos was really high and it was a tough choice to pick a winner but we felt that Brendan’s photo really captured the community theme of the competition.’ 

Specsavers Wells store director, Nic Johns, said: ‘We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone that entered. The competition really seemed to strike a chord with local people and it was great to see so many entries of the different interpretations of community in our local area.’

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