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Boston misty morning wins photographic contest

Winner of the photographic element of the Mayors cultural event, sponsored by Boots.
L-R Mayor of Boston Paul Kenny, Alan Pickering - competition winner, Maria Martin - Boots store manager.

Winner of the photographic element of the Mayors cultural event, sponsored by Boots. L-R Mayor of Boston Paul Kenny, Alan Pickering - competition winner, Maria Martin - Boots store manager.

An image capturing fishing boats on a misty morning has been judged the winner in Boston Mayor’s 20/20 Vision competition.

Photography enthusiast Alan Pickering did not stop there though – also picking up the winner of the poetry category of the Mayor’s contest for an evocative piece about a spring time walk through Westgate Wood with his dog.

Alan, of Greenacres Drive, Boston, declined both prizes and gave them instead to Mayor Coun Paul Kenny, to be used to raise funds for his charities.

The photographic department in the Boston branch of Boots sponsored the photo competition with a prize of a 20-inch by 16-inch canvas worth £50.

The Standard was media partner for this and the winning photograph appears to the right as well as being on display in Boots.

Standard editor Stephen Stray said: “Boston’s landscape is a perfect inspiration for photographers with our great natural beauty alongside our stunning churches and historic buildings.

“We’d like to congratulate Alan and challenge our readers to send in more photos that show off the town at its best.”

Boston’s Oldrids department store sponsored the poetry competition and will display the winning poem in store. Its prize was a £25 gift token.

Boston – a 20/20 Vision Through New Eyes competition was the brainchild of Coun Paul Gleeson, a member of the mayor’s charity committee. Coun Kenny has nominated the Boston branches of the Salvation Army and the Citizens’ Advice Bureau as his charities for his term of office.

 

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