Coppull’s Deborah Ford and Chloe Atkinson have been crowned winners of our first ‘Let’s Celebrate Coppull’, photography competition.
We joined forces with Coppull Parish Council in September to launch our new photography competition, with an adult’s category and a special category for under 16’s, ‘Coppull through a child’s eye’.
The 19 images in the final, were put to a public vote across our social media pages, and to a judging panel made up of judges including Chorley Mayor, Mark Perks, Chorley Guardian Group Editor Nicola Adams, Barbara Lowe from Chorley FM and Home Truths directors John and Nina Ascroft.
Coppull’s Debbie Day Care proprietor, Deborah Ford’s photograph, ‘Follow the Yellow Brick Road’, was chosen as the adult winner for its composition and use of colour. The judges felt that it really had the feel-good factor.
Deborah Ford said: “I saw the Home Truths competition on Facebook and decided to enter as I take a lot of photographs in and around Coppull.
“I am really delighted to win the competition. I live in Coppull and I love the village and the countryside that surrounds it. It’s good to be able to portray the village in such a positive light.”
11-year-old, Chloe Atkinson’s photograph, ‘Blainscough Walk’, was chosen as the winner in the ‘Coppull Through a Child’s Eye’ category, for the atmosphere, energy, and sense of family it conveyed.
Chloe Atkinson said: “I entered this competition because I enjoy taking photographs and this photograph brings back memories of nice walks with my family. When I was told that I had won the competition I was very happy and very proud!”
Home Truths Director, John Ascroft, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the response and the number of entries into our first ‘Let’s Celebrate Coppull’ photography competition. The contest has really brought the community together and the range of images that we received was tremendous. Everything from the beautiful countryside, industrial heritage, through to images of local wildlife and even Father Christmas.
“It was a tough decision to select just two winners, however, all the judges felt that both Deborah and Chloe were extremely worthy winners and we hope that they both continue to enjoy their passion for photography.”
The Home Truths and Coppull Parish Council, ‘Let’s Celebrate Coppull’ photography competition winners took home a special trophy and gift vouchers, awarded to them by Chorley Mayor Mark Perks.
We are looking to roll out new photography competitions to additional villages in the area, later this year. To find out more and how you can enter by emailing Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org