Sussex Area Photography Competition Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Sussex Area Photography Competition.

First: Brenda Bull from West Chiltington Flower Club  (extract pictured above)

Second: Joyce Skeet, Warnham Flower Club

Third: Jan Crouch, Steyning and District Flower Club

Nina Tucknott, Sussex Area Photography Representative,  has now announced the winners for the online Area photography competition, which has been running for the last few weeks.  It received 24 entries from a total of 11 flower clubs.

The theme was ‘Summertime’; rather apt with the amazing recent weather.  Nina said she is “very, very proud and pleased with all the wonderful images that our members sent in. All winners in my book!

The competition was judged by Director of Photography Lucas Tucknott and he has now picked three very worthy winners and I would like to say a HUGE WELL DONE to them.

Here’s your chance to savour their amazing talent as well as Lucas’ critique for each one.”


1st: Brenda Bull – West Chiltington Flower Club

“A fantastic image with its vibrant colours and great mix of plants. Also, in my opinion, Brenda has shown good photography skill using a long lens to compress the image to emphasise the amount on display here. And, by shooting towards the sun she has gained great depth with all the flowers being softly backlit improving contrast in the fame. This image would look good at home on anyone’s wall!”


2nd: Joyce Skeet – Warnham Flower Club

“Joyce has captured a lovely macro shot here with a nice depth of field. I like the fact the flower is central in the frame in this instance and there is great timing as the bees are on the thirds as well as the diagonal. Overall this contributes to a superb image.”


3rd: Jan Crouch – Steyning & District Flower Club

“This picture makes you want to explore; I like how your eye is drawn down across the frame and because of the lower angle not only are the flowers in the foreground nice and prominent, but you find yourself almost trying to peer over them to see where the path goes. Again beautifully back lit by the sun giving the plants lovely shape and depth.”


All the photographs may be seen at



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