The winners of a popular photo competition which aimed to capture the character and diversity of the town have been named.
The Brethertons Rugby Town Photo Competition attracted more than 140 entries.
Amateur snappers photographed the town in the hope of winning an iPad, bottle of vintage champagne, shopping vouchers and more.
The judging panel consisted of Richard Pell, senior partner at Brethertons, Chris Lillington, editor of the Rugby Advertiser, and professional photographer James Watkins.
The overall winner was ‘Sign post by St Andrew’s Church’ by Stephen Lister. The judges said this was the photo that best adhered to the brief as it was “unmistakably a shot of Rugby town but also a fun and creative take on an iconic building, as well as technically being skilful”.
Second prize went to Mark Haycox for his photo ‘The Cement Works’. The panel said it was a “truly artistic piece that offered a new perspective of a subject that is not commonly considered attractive”.
The third prize winner was Andrew Lees with his photo ‘Canal Dog’. The judges described the entry as a “heart-warming black and white shot with great contrasting light and character”.
The winning entries will be displayed on the walls of the new Brethertons office in Clifton Road, along with some of the highly commended entries from Karen Baylis, Tracey Bennett, Maxwell Amos, Ian Skillings and Ken Norman.
Richard Pell, Brethertons senior partner, said: “We would like to thank everyone who entered the competition for sharing their great photos with us. We were absolutely delighted with the number of entries we received and the calibre of the photographs exceeded all our expectations and stimulated a real sense of pride about Rugby.”
Advertiser editor Chris Lillington said: “I was really impressed by the quality of the entries and it was very hard to choose a winner. Rugby has a rich and varied heritage and this was captured wonderfully by all the finalists.”
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