1st place – “Nobody Outside” - Eric Nemeth

Winners of “Lockdown” photo competition revealed

The winners of a Lockdown-themed photographic competition organised by the Rotary Club Estoi Palace’s (RCEPI) have been revealed.

RCEPI had asked “What has Lockdown meant to you” and appealed to people to share their photographs which represented an image that would always remind them of these difficult times, taken within 100 metres of their place of confinement.

The winners, selected by a panel of judges headed by Daryl Gabin of Daracle Photography and president of the Algarve Photographers Group together with award-winning photographer Shannon Belletti and three RCEPI members, were: 1st place, Eric Nemeth with “Nobody Outside”; 2nd place, Vaughan Willmore with “Feeding the Soul”; and 3rd place, Gerty Geerts with “Restrictions”.

RCEPI launched the photographic competition on March 1 which ran until May 31. “The last year has been an enormous challenge for everyone. The onset of Covid-19 has led to governments introducing draconian measures to control the spread of the virus,” said the Rotary Club.

“Whilst helping to control the disease, the introduction of Lockdown has had all sorts of unforeseen consequences as people found themselves confined to their homes, unable to see family and friends face to face and, in cases where people have had to shield, not leave their homes for a year or more.”

RCEPI is grateful to everyone who took part and to The Works Printshop in Almancil for sponsoring a prize.

Funds raised will go towards helping the local community.

The photographs can be viewed at www.rotaryestoipalace.org

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3rd place – “Restrictions” – Gerty Geerts
1st place – “Nobody Outside” – Eric Nemeth
2nd place – “Feeding the Soul” – Vaughan Willmore