Photographer snaps up a win

Alan Hopps receiving congratulations from Stephen McAuley on behalf of Kevin & Stephen Photography & Multimedia.
Alan Hopps receiving congratulations from Stephen McAuley on behalf of Kevin & Stephen Photography & Multimedia.

The NI Texel Club Photographic Competition is firmly rooted in the Club’s calendar of events with 2014 seeing another year of the contest, kindly sponsored by Kevin and Stephen McAuley Photography/Multimedia.

Once again the competition proved popular with a large number of entries in all classes.

Overall winning picture by Alan Hopps

Overall winning picture by Alan Hopps

The standard of the photographs continues to be of exceptional quality making it increasingly difficult to judge every year as there were so many entries worthy of a special mention.

At the club’s annual dinner and awards ceremony held recently in the Tullylagan House, Cookstown, Kevin McAuley announced the winners of this year’s competition and presented the awards. The Kevin McAuley Photography Perpetual Cup was awarded to the overall winner Alan Hopps, a regular competitor in the competition for his entry in the “Any Rural Setting” category.

The prize winners were:

Over 18 Commercial: Sandra Hunter

Over 18 Pedigree: Jennifer Aiken

Commercial Under 18: Adam McFarlane

Pedigree Under 18: KT Aiken

Under 12: Conal Lynn

Any Rural Setting: Alan Hopps

Best Caption: Ivanna Strawbridge

Overall Winner: Alan Hopps

The club would like to thank Kevin and Stephen McAuley Photography/Multimedia for their continued support and sponsorship.