Photography Exhibition

October 15, 2012

Sponsored by The Hodgson Elkington Junior Sports Programme

This year’s photography event is three exhibitions in one.

THE JUNIOR SPORTS PROGRAMME Photographic Competition

An exhibition of photographs selected from entries for 
The 2012 Junior Sports Programme Photographic Competition. Judging will take place at the end of the exhibition with awards for the best entry and also for ‘The People’s Choice’ selected by visitors to Carre Gallery. Come and choose your favourite using the voting slip provided and place it in the voting box.
 The Hodgson Elkington Junior Sports Programme is a registered Charity supporting and promoting Junior Sports Activities in Lincolnshire and East Nottinghamshire.


A collection of classic motor sport photographs taken by the teenage Michael Aspinall when accompanying his father to motor racing circuits throughout the UK. 
Michael Aspinall’s enthusiasm for motor sport continued into adult life with participation in classic saloon and sports car racing. The photographs taken in his youth were stored in a cupboard for over 40 years and rediscovered only recently. They are now being restored for exhibition and sale. These are the very first prints to be released.

Now retired, Michael Aspinall is an active supporter of the Junior Sports Programme and East Midlands representative of English Lacrosse. Proceeds from the sale of these prints will be donated to the Junior Sports Programme.


Lincolnshire-born Barry Bland has established an international reputation as an endangered species photographer.
 He has been a previous exhibitor at Carre Gallery.
 This year’s exhibition is of some of his most popular work which was taken in support of fund-raising for The Rare Species Fund and other organisations.

Proceeds from the sale of these prints will be donated to the Junior Sports Programme.

The exhibition is open 10 am – 4 pm Monday to Saturday from 15 October until 27 October.

Carre Gallery would like to thank The Hodgson Elkington Junior Sports Programme for its generous sponsorship of this exhibition.

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Judges (left to right) Andrew Fotheringham, Christopher Hodgson, Michael Aslpinall

Winners Announced:

Carre Gallery is pleased to announce the winners of the Junior Sports Programme Photography Competition.  The judges were Michael Aspinall from Junior Sports Programme, Christopher Hodgson from Junior Sports Programme, and gallery director Andrew Fotheringham.

First prize is awarded to Maddy Training by Veronique Bowles.

Second prize is awarded to Red Team by Charles Bowles. This image was also voted People’s Choice by gallery visitors.

Third prize is awarded to Under Pressure by Martin Cameron.

Congratulations to all exhibitors and winners.

Sponsored by Hodgson Elkington Chartered Surveyors.

Junior Sports Photography

The Junior Sports Photography Competition aims to illustrate junior sporting activity in Lincolnshire and East Nottinghamshire.  The open brief attracted a range of images from both adult and junior entrants who submitted images showing a range of activities including Swimming, football, lacrosse, water sports, athletics and school sports days.  Prizes will be awarded for junior and senior age groups with a prize given for The People’s Choice as decided by votes from gallery visitors.  Come along and have your say.

Hodgson Elkington launched The Junior Sports Programme in 2002 with the  aim to encourage junior sports and youth development in Lincolnshire and East Nottinghamshire.   This exhibition is a celebration of the sporting activities of our younger members of society.

Images by (l-r) Ruth Winter, Jennifer Drouin, Alice Caithness

The exhibition is open 10 am – 4 pm every day from 31 October 2011 until 05 November 2011.

Competition Results:

Christopher Hodgson (left) and Stephen Bradford judging.

The competition attracted entries from throughout the county with 45 submissions selected for exhibition at Carre Gallery.

The exhibition was judged by Christopher Hodgson of Sleaford Gallery Arts Trust Ltd, and Stephen Bradford of Junior Sports Programme Trust.  Judging was extremely difficult as a result of the high standard of entries.  A particular surprise was the number and quality of junior entries, several of which were directly competitive with the work of adults.

Gold Award:  Pure Concentration By Ruth Winter.

Silver Award:  Spray Skirt Needed by Luis Coy.

Gold Award – Under 16 Category:  Spray Skirt Needed by Luis Coy making Luis a double award-winner with one image.

Silver AwardUnder 16 Category : Run Mr Lazy, Run! by Alice Caithness.

Best Photograph – Under 12 Category: Golden Huddle by Monika Piatkowska.

People’s Choice Hair-Raising Fun by Ruth Winter making Ruth a double award-winner.

Congratulations to all those whose work was chosen for exhibition.

Carre Gallery would like to express its gratitude to Hodgson Elkington for their generous support in sponsoring this competition.