Monday, 29 October 2012

Stade Colour competition - success....and more successes

In a previous blog post I described how Philosopher and I went down to the Stade so he could take photographs to enter for the Colour on the Stade competition, which is part of the Brighton Photo Fringe festival. We felt that we may have got the thing a bit wrong - that the judges were looking for something more experimental.

Well, despite this, one of his photos was selected as part of the final 50 to be framed up and hung in the exhibition, which runs in the Blue Reef, the Shipwreck and the Fisherman's Museums until 25 November. As we suspected, the winner was thoroughly experimental - here is the link to the Observer:

Last Saturday evening we went down to the Stade for the prize-giving and the opening of the Exhibition.  Philosopher didn't win, but it was excellent to be selected.  Here he is looking at his entry, which is in the Shipwreck Museum.  He looks like a deranged hoody.



Coincidentally, one of my colleagues from Hastings Writers' Group, Amanda, also had a photo selected to hang in the Exhibition - hers is in the Fisherman's Museum.

There is a People's Favourite prize still to be won - you can go down and vote.

All this success is going to our heads - last Friday was the annual Writer's Group Charity Quiz. Philosopher and I were on a team with Amanda and her husband, and two people from the local charity we were supporting - The Association of Carers.  Our team were on sparkling form, and won - the first time any of us had been on the winning team at such an event.  The charity received £50.00 as a result.

Finally, of course, we are still reeling from Battleaxe's success - winning the Daily Telegraph Just Back Travel Competition. Mind you, I doubt there is anyone still left in the world to whom I have not boasted about this:

I am now busy on another entry - for the Guardian this time, to win a luxury holiday in Turkey.

Half term this week - have got Grand daughter staying..... wet today.....