Postcard competition winners Ella Drew and Ivy Goatcher were welcomed to Radstock Museum on Saturday to celebrate their win with clotted cream teas and a framed copy of their postcards. Judges, Photographer Will Nicol and Museum Development Coordinator Miranda Litchfield, presented the winners with their framed postcards while Museum Volunteer Lucy Tudor served up the museum’s newly introduced clotted cream teas.
Nine-year-old Ella Drew’s collage won the children’s category with Judge Will Nicol saying that she had been extremely creative and imaginative in her use of colour and fabric. Judge Anna Barclay said she thought Ella had made an exciting interpretation of the batch, which she felt would make a charming postcard.
Ivy Goatcher’s image won the adult category with Will saying that Ivy had captured a very rare occasion where the batch was entirely covered in snow! Not only this, but the dark sky had been interrupted by a momentary break in the clouds where the sunshine lit the batch and some of the surrounding trees.
The judges also explained that the entries by Ella and Ivy were chosen because the images remained bold and striking when reduced down to the size of a postcard.
All the judges were keen to impress that other entries were of equal merit and agreed that some of the other images would look lovely hanging over their fireplaces.
Miranda has scanned all the entries received, which are on display in a stunning exhibition in the upstairs gallery of the museum; visitors can enjoy these until September. For a small charge you can buy a copy of your favorite image.
Original artworks can now be collected from the museum: ideally, call 01761 437722 before you collect so that your entry can be ready on reception for when you arrive. Thank you to all who took the time to enter, and congratulations to the winners. Postcards are available from the museum shop, which is open to non-museum visitors.