A view of Harthope Valley

Ad Gefrin 2021 Photography Winner Announced - Charlotte Young

01 February 2021

After the close of public voting, Ad Gefrin are delighted to announce the news of the overall final winner for its 2020 photography competition. The final was fiercely contested and after a Facebook poll of nearly 1000 votes, the ultimate overall winning image was “A view of Harthope Valley”, taken by Charlotte Young and submitted under the ‘Landscapes of Glendale’ category.

Inspired by the everyday beauty of the stunning Glendale area, Charlotte’s photograph majestically captures nature’s constant presence and company as the backdrop of the local community. After dozens of entries across both categories, Eileen Ferguson said: “The public has spoken, and we are thrilled with the winning image. It was clearly a very tough choice, as both finalists undoubtedly captured the very essence of Glendale. We would like to congratulate Charlotte on her well-deserved win.”

Sally Ann Norman, guest judge for 2020, is a renowned Location, Architectural and Construction Photographer based in the North East, and the Ad Gefrin Photographer. Providing general observations on the competition, Sally said:

“The standard of imagery this year really was outstanding and the entry bag brimmed with countless beautiful and uplifting images we all thoroughly enjoyed looking through. Thank you to all those who entered, you certainly made our job very difficult!

“Choosing one winner from each category was very difficult and involved a lot of discussion between the judges. We were looking for the beautiful essence of Glendale and both category winning images fit that criteria very well.”

Commenting on this year’s overall winning image by Charlotte Young, as voted by the public, Sally said: “I want to step into this sumptuous image, it’s so full of texture and depth and drama. We were looking for ‘beautiful Glendale’ and this image, with its colour, depth, texture and viewpoint take it to a level beyond the average sunset shot.”

You can see all of this year’s entries under the Community Section of the Website.

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