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Announcing the winners of our Creative Carrick Photography Competition

Recently we teamed up with North Carrick Community Benefit Company to launch a Creative Carrick Photography Competition and we were absolutely blown away by the high standard of submissions.

We received 134 entries in total and our panel of judges had the very hard job of narrowing down a winner in each of the four categories, and one overall winner. Judging took place on Monday 28th August in Girvan and after much deliberation, the lucky prizewinners were chosen. However, the judges felt a number of images also deserved to be recognised with a highly commended award.

We are delighted to announce the competition winners and share their fabulous images of Carrick with you.

Category: 1. Bruce Country

1st Prize:
Matthew Wyllie, Kirkoswald Graveyard


Category: 2. Water & Wildlife

1st Prize:
Claire Mackintosh, Heron taking flight at Sunset


2nd Prize:
Liz Crumlish, Otters in Girvan Harbour

Highly Commended:

Angela Cameron, Picture Perfect at Dunure

Claire Mackintosh, Sea Gooseberry

Gillian Hiddleston, View to Arran

Rory Kyle McAdam, From Kennedys Pass


Category: 3. My Favourite Place in Carrick

1st Prize:
Alison McEwan, Cat Gates at Culzean

Alison’s image was also chosen as the overall winner of the competition


2nd Prize:

Paul Young, Cave at Turnberry

Highly Commended:

Craig Somerville, Reflections at Culzean

Lorraine Poole, Orchard Gardens in Bloom

Sandra Taylor, View to Ailsa Craig


Category: 4. Off the Beaten Track

1st Prize:

Katie Bryan, Fireworks


2nd Prize:

Iona McMillan, Flying Gannets

Highly Commended:

Tracey Hanwell, Barr to South Balloch


Many thanks to our judges:

Victoria Rose, Flaunt & Flourish

Tamara Fulcher, Communications & Marketing Lead Officer, GSA UNESCO Biosphere

Alison Jones, Scotland’s Towns Partnership

Roddy Leitch, Local Photographer


We will be holding a prizegiving ceremony later this month and the winning images will be on display in a future exhibition at the McKechnie Institute. We will be sure to share to update you when that is going to open to the public.

A huge thank you once again to everyone who entered, I’m sure you will all agree that these images showcase just what a beautiful and diverse area Carrick is.