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Feather in Rita's cap as picture of the Year winner is unveiled

January 31st, 2019 10:10 PM

By Con Downing

Rita Eaton's award-winning Southern Star Readers' Picture of the Year 2018.

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LEAP resident Rita Eaton’s striking image of a heron looking at its reflection in the Rosscarbery lagoon has been chosen by Southern Star readers as their 2018 Readers’ Picture of the Year. It was the June winner, taken at the height of last summer’s heatwave.

Rita will be receiving a framed print of her winning entry, together with a cheque for €100. There was also a competition for readers who sent in their top three nominations for the 2018 Picture of the Year and the winner of this €100 prize is Wayne O’Sullivan, 3 Woodlands, Courtmacsherry. 

At the end of last year, an internal panel of judges picked out their top twelve monthly choices for 2018 and they were published in the edition of December 29th last, inviting readers to vote for their top three of the year in order of preference. The Southern Star Reader’s Picture of the Week remains as popular a feature as ever, more that eight years after it first started, and the standard of the photographs proves that entrants have a keen eye for a good picture.

Readers’ Picture of the Week submissions, received up to midday on Mondays, will be considered for that week’s edition; the judges’ decision will be final and no discussion or correspondence will be entered into regarding entries. 

Send your pictures as high-resolution jpg attachments – at least 1MB – by e-mail (Subject: Picture of the Week) to [email protected] with a detailed caption (who, what, when, where) and your contact details: name, address and phone number. 

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