Phew - after much to'ing and fro'ing we have chosen the winners in our #StIvesSnaps competition, hurray!! We have to give massive thanks to our judges, Gavan from The Day That and St Ives artist, Sean Taylor for their feedback and creative opinions, it was great to have brilliant, creative input. Drum Roll for our winner............ Our first place winner is Claire Garrett. One of the judges comments was "A brilliant photograph taken of a very classic St Ives view but from a slightly different viewpoint, from the sea I love the way she has thrown the focus." We all loved this shot and felt like it really captured the essence of St Ives, well done Claire. Our second place photograph was by George Blower, and this was a really tough choice, very nearly our first place. The judges praised it's "Great composition and atmosphere" but in the end it was felt that Claire's image captured the essence of St Ives.
We are delighted to finally announce that we have chosen our shortlist in our St Ives Snaps competition - what a job that was! So here they are... Amy Moore Claire Garrett Gail Grimshaw George Blower James Coghill Lara Natalia Swain So it's over to our judges, Poppy Treffry, The Day That and Sean Taylor - St Ives artist, to choose our overall winner and our 2 runners up. We'll let you know! We'd love to hear which one you love the best too...
Well we have had a whale of a time recently judging our photo competition. We'd like to run it every week because it's so much fun looking at the images we get sent by you all! We have to say we're very glad that in the end we left the choice of winner to you as we're not sure we would have been able to choose between the stunning entries we received. So first of all we bring you the runners up, in no particular order.... Living the dream - we loved this entry
Some of the comments this lovely image received from our facebook page "This has to win!! VW camper tea cosy on tour!", " Love it. Will bring our camper alongside and share tea and cake!" We really loved the planned yet natural composition in this image and the perfect tea cosy, ordered to compliment the beautiful van, named 'May Green'. And next... extra marks for inspired use of one of our products!
There are so many lovely things to this image. Of course the beautiful wire haired fox terrier, named Tabitha is a delight but we also love the idea of making a cushion out of our lovely tea towels, it looks great. Here are a few of the comments from our facebook page. " Close call, but what a face - had to vote!", " I like this one, not sure if its just because I like the live version though! No, its the cushion too!!" A beautiful shot and a very close runner up. And so to our last runner up (you may remember there were only supposed to be 2 runners up but we had such great entries that we had to have 4 finalists!)... A fab image that captures a feel of Poppy Treffry
This was a real favourite at Treffry towers, with two such beautiful models and such a cosy, cakey, tea time theme we couldn't help but love it. "too cute and love all the accessorizing (I have some too!)" This shot was entered by a tea room in Hampshire which looks well worth a visit, the Parlour tearoom. Congratulations to the 3 runners up, please drop us a line to firstname.lastname@example.org with your postal address and we'll get your goody bags sent to you. And now, the moment you've all been waiting for... Our winner. Please give a big hand to... George Best welsh terrier with man bag!
This cheeky chappy was the most popular with you voters and clearly stole some hearts out there, receiving comments like "A vote for the outrageously dapper Mr. Best and his mint green 'man bag' xx", "This bag is lovely, and the dog of course...roll on payday!" and so much other praise for the dog that our little handbag started to feel left out! A fab image and a worthy winner, we thank you Mr George Best welsh terrier and we look forward to seeing what you choose with your £150 to spend on our website or in our St Ives shop. Thanks to everyone who entered and look out for a new competition soon.