PHOTOGRAPHERS SNAP UP PRIZES FOR ABER CONTEST

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Cambrian News photographer - Front row, from left: Martin Edwards, Esther Prytherch, judge Kim James Williams, John and Dylan Watkiss, Amelia Taylor, Rhodri Edwards, Andy Bakewell and Hefin Jones. Back row: Cllr Talat Chaudhri and Lorri Browning

Winners of Aberystwyth’s seventh photomarathon have been announced in a special awards ceremony.

Cambrian News reported “The photomarathon saw over 50 competitors roaming the streets of Aberystwyth under beautiful blues skies, armed with a camera or mobile phone, looking for a creative angle and some different ideas to interpret the different themes.

Organised by FfotoAber, and supported by Aberystwyth Town Council and Aberystwyth University, the annual event, now in its seventh year, tests the photographic skills of competitors in a race against time.

The challenge for participants is to take six photographs on six themes in six hours.

The themes, two of which were released every two hours from 10am were Start, Number, Busy, Middle, Orange and Wild.

Kim James Williams, one of the judges, said: “Looking at over 300 photos interpreting different themes and trying to come up with a winner was quite daunting – there was such an excellent array of images on show. The weather was perfect for photos this year and if you get a chance, pop over to the Morlan to see the exhibition – it’s well worth it.”

Martin Edwards was announced as the winner for best collection in the camera with removable lenses category while Hefin Jones took the prize for best set taken by fixed-lens camera. Awen Roberts took the prize for the best collection for the category 16 years and under, and Esther Prytherch won for best collection taken on a mobile phone.

The winners for the best photograph for each theme were Andy Bakewell, Lorri Browning, John Watkiss, Amelia Taylor, Ren Skalka and Rhodri Edwards while Rob Williams, Elenor Nicholas, Stephen Woolley and Gwyn Roberts received special commendations by the judges for their photos” here.

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