Awards Evening at Kew Gardens
My Perspective, now in its fourth year, continues to go from strength to strength with the continued support and funding from GlaxoSmithKline. My Perspective is the only photography competition for people with Down’s syndrome and is open to anyone with the condition. The 2013 competition received over 250 entries prior to the closing date at the end of April. Head judge Richard Bailey then whittled them down to the official My Perspective Short-list. The 25 short-listed images were then presented to the judging panel for consideration.
Victoria Campos-Davis – Winner of My Perspectives Award 2012
Katie Pinnock – Director, UK Corporate Contributions – GlaxoSmithKline
Mark Thackara – National Marketing Manager, Consumer Products, Olympus
Emma Barton – Actress and DSA Patron
Debbie Douglas/Lydia Bright – DSA Supporters and former cast members of The Only Way is Essex
Richard Bailey – Professional Photographer, Shifting Perspectives Curator
Fiona Bailey – Professional Photographer
Scarlett Page – Professional Photographer
Ertan Tanner – DSA Trustee
Vinay Kapoor – DSA Official Photographer and Fundraising Assistant
Finally on the sunny evening of Thursday 6 June in the beautiful surroundings of The Orangery at Kew Gardens the awards were presented by Richard Bailey, our Patron Emma Barton and last year’s My Perspective winner Victoria Campos-Davis.
(Images supplied Trees by Daniel Tomes, Peace at last by Zoe Wilton and Sleeping Beauty by Christian Oku – if we have space we could include a picture of all the winners)
Overall Winner – My Perspective Photographic Award 2013
Trees by Daniel Tomes
Second Place, Runners Up – Both receive a digital camera
Peace at Last! – Zoe Wilton
Sleeping Beauty – Christian Oku
High Commended, Third Place – All received a digital photo frame and a certificate of achievement.
Number 10 – Rosika Edmund
Boat at Glenuig – Neil Haworth
Elements – Gabrielle Shann
Purple Tulips – Stephen Thomas
Friends – Anna-Marie Nkrumah
River Usk in Winter – Daniel Geeson
Colour Crayons – Ailbhe McGill
Cabbage Monster – Najib Alam
The Big Wheel – Alan Campbell
Panorama – Elutherios Granouzis – who travelled from Greece for the first time to attended the awards.
Runners Up – all received a framed certificate of achievement
Dead and Buried – Chris Diedo
A Statue – Maria Mantzolopoulou
Shoreline on Tiree – Edward Phippen
Whoopee Cushions – Karen Slater
Thessaloniki’s Port – Antonis Xazipetrou
Basketball – Katy Francis
Do Not Disturb! – Sam Downing
Crocus – David Kenward
Spring Blossom – Anisa Sayed
The Burren – Elizabeth O’Connor
Colourful Mpomponieries – Marini Zaprin
The Three Sisters – David Cormack – 2011 Winner
Get involved in 2014
The My Perspective 2014 Photographic competition opens from the beginning of November. Start taking your pictures now, remember this year’s winner took his picture on holiday. You could be next year’s winner.
Sincere Thanks to our supporters
GlaxoSmithKline have generously sponsored My Perspective since 2010 with an on-going commitment through to 2015.
Olympus kindly donated the My Perspective prizes.