Capture Faversham Competition

Winners Chosen From Over 600 Entries

The winners of our Capture Faversham competition – created to capture intriguing and beautiful photos of Faversham - have been announced. The competition comprised two awards categories – the Expert’s Choice Award judged by award-winning international photographer Perou and the People’s Choice Award which was voted for by members of the public.

Capture Faversham was a social media initiative to collect unusual and imaginative photographs of Faversham and was organised by Faversham Town Council on behalf of Visit Faversham.  It was launched in April and ran across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, culminating in an Exhibition of the shortlisted photographs in Faversham’s Market Place in June. Over 600 images were entered into the competition with 40 shortlisted for the Exhibition - the standard of entries was extremely high.

Expert’s Choice Award

The overall Expert’s Choice winner was a photo of a dinghy racing on Faversham Creek taken by Mary Ransom.  

On presenting the prize, Perou said: “I love this picture because it’s got people in it along with the Creek and glimpses of Faversham in the background too. It tells a story and begs the question – how’s that sail going to fit under that bridge?! It works on so many levels. “

Mary’s prize is a package of Faversham activities including a night’s stay at Mount Ephraim; evening meal at the Red Lion Hernhill; brewery tour at Shepherd Neame; hamper from Macknade; Birds of Prey Experience with Joe’s Bows; a craft session at House of the Crafty Fox and lunch at the White Lion in Selling.

The runners up were: Stable Love – by Bess Browning; Fishing in the Swale – by Ann-Christin Thompson; Longest Day – by Seamus Masters; Endless Creek – by Mike Rogers; Moody Light – by Toby McGinn; Digging for Worms – by John Wolstenholme; The Famous Five – Liz Jeffery. Runners up received a White One Sugar poster of Faversham donated by Saxon Shore Estate Agents along with a copy of ‘365 a Year in the Life of Faversham’ book, which also includes amazing Faversham photographs.

People’s Choice Award

The overall winner of the People’s Choice Award was Jacob Doyle for his atmospheric shot of the Creek called ‘Gloaming Marshes’. 

Jacob wins a prize package including an orchard tour of Brogdale Collections, lunch at the Courtyard Café Brogdale, a Clever Dilemma escape room game, night’s stay at Sandhurst Farm Forge including breakfast, tickets to Doddington Gardens and a trip to Huckleberry Woods to take part in their micro pig walk.

The runners up were: Reflection - by Philip Radley; Stable Love – by Bess Browning; Endless Creek – by Mike Rogers and Moody Light – by Toby McGinn.  Their prizes include a Shepherd Neame goody bag; Sheldon Spa toiletries set; Mighty Fine Things meal for two and tickets for the Royal Cinema, Faversham.

The competition was organised on behalf of Visit Faversham by Faversham Town Council. Sara Smile from the Brogdale Collections represented Visit Faversham at the Exhibition Launch and said: “We were overwhelmed with the number of entries we received and the calibre has been very high indeed.  We would like to thank all those photographers and visitors who submitted their photos. The images have proved that Faversham is indeed an extremely photographic town.  From stunning sunsets to beautiful architectural details, the diversity of the images has been amazing.”