Chloe wins photo contest
A photograph of a rainbow over Tarbert has won a council competition because it symbolises hope after the sinking of the Nancy Glen.
Picking a winner was a tough decision to make for the judge – policy lead for education Councillor Yvonne McNeilly – with so many high-quality entries from pupils sent in from all over Argyll.
The top prize of a framed presentation of the winning photograph and £50 cash was awarded to Chloe Twynham from Tarbert Academy who captured a rainbow over the town of Tarbert.
The second prize went to another Tarbert Academy pupil, Alannah Megginson, who received £30 in cash for her beach scene. Third prize went to Oban High School’s Lauren Gibson whose photograph of her younger brother looking out to the sea won her £20.
Councillor McNeilly said: ‘The pictures we were sent were all amazing. It’s really wonderful to see our children taking such an interest in the world around them and to see how well they capture the beautiful surroundings of Argyll and Bute.
‘Chloe’s picture instantly touched me as it shows a lovely rainbow over Tarbert. Following the tragedy of the Nancy Glen fishing boat earlier this year, I just felt this image was almost like a symbol of hope. Really, any of Chloe’s entries would have been a worthy winner, but this picture had a particular impact when I first saw it.
‘I’d like to thank everyone who entered and also all the parents and school staff who encouraged pupils to enter and helped them with getting their entries to us.’
The theme of the competition was for youngsters to take photos of natural scenery, wildlife or anything else captivating about the area.
Chloe Twynham’s rainbow and Lauren Gibson’s brother.