The Looking at Leeds 2012 photography competition took place this summer and was open to everyone across the city, with a special category for young people aged 16 and under. We received entries by email and on www.facebook.com/groups/lookingatleeds2012 where over 180 people joined the group.
Leeds proved to be a dynamic and happening place to be this summer; we attracted more than 1000 entries and over 700 were submitted for short-listing.
A team of judges including the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Ann Castle; Gary Hetherington, Chief Executive of Leeds Rugby and Rebecca Podmore, Marketing
Co-ordinator, St Johns Shopping Centre met in September at the Civic Hall to select the winning entries:
1st prize in the open category:
£100 vouchers to spend in the St Johns Shopping Centre – this image will be used as the cover of the prestigious ‘State of the City Report 2012’: Scott Smith – Bridgewater Place, June 2012
1st prize in the Under 16 category:
Family ticket to a Leeds Rhino’s game: Leo Selwood aged 7 – 2nd Calverley Beaver Scouts
Runner up prizes:
Family ticket to the West Yorkshire Playhouse: Jill Setterington – Jubilee Street Party, Brudenell’s, June 2012
Family season ticket for Lotherton Hall: Andrea Rich – Leeds Loves Food, May 2012
Two tickets for The Carriageworks Theatre: Martin Walker – Broadcasting Tower, February 2012
All the winning images will be used to illustrate the State of the City Report 2012 along with a selection of the short listed entries.
We would like to give a special thank you to our sponsors for the generous prizes on offer.