One Planet photography winners celebrate Cheltenham and Weihai 35th twinning anniversary

winner of Photography competition with 35th Twinning association and Cheltenham camera club


Published on 1st February 2023

Mayor Cllr Sandra Holliday presented certificates to the winners and highly commended

To celebrate 35 years of twinning between the twin towns of Cheltenham and Weihai in China, an amateur photo competition was organised, with the theme ‘One planet … many ways to care for our environment’.

The entries were judged by representatives of Cheltenham Twinning Association and Cheltenham Camera club, who felt the successful photos captured people’s interactions with nature illustrating images that motivate us to live sustainably.

The winners:

Steph Gore, Ist place with the image ‘Peace at Last’

David Elder, 2nd place, ‘Weeding in Naunton Park’

Balcarras school pupil Joha Nawar, 3rd prize with the image of ‘Save the Bees’.

Highly commended went to Tim Howarth and David Hyett.

Mayor Cllr Sandra Holliday said: ‘’It’s always a privilege to see people’s creativity flourish to mark a special occasion. I was impressed by the quality of entries that demonstrate interactions with nature to help motivate us to live sustainably. Congratulations to all and special thank you to Cheltenham Camera Club for their assistance with this project.’’

All images can be viewed on the Cheltenham Twinning Association website.


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Image single use only. Steph Gore with Mayor of Cheltenham Cllr Holliday.