Tees Valley Rural Action, (TVRA) would like to thank everyone for entering our Rural Garden Competition.
The judging was done by Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor, who did tell us he had a very difficult time choosing the winners. We thank him for taking the time to judge your amazing photographs.
We can now announce the winners as follows:
- 1st Prize Barbara Irvine from Elwick, Hartlepool
- 2nd Prize Brian Chapman from Thornton, Middlesbrough
- 3rd Prize Clare Wren from Stainton, Middlesbrough
The three winners will receive a wonderful canvas of their photograph, and a garden centre voucher. The first 1st prize will feature in TVRA’s Rural Evidence Report due to be published in early 2021.
Rita Lawson, TVRA’s, Chief Executive commented, “During COVID 19 our gardens and yard spaces have become our place of sanctuary, allowing us to enjoy a safe and happy space. We are thankful you have taken the time to share with us and showcase Tees Valley in all its summer glory. This pandemic has impacted on everyone in some way shape or form, and we have been truly blessed to be able to glimpse into your spaces which have played a part in lifting, not only your emotional wellbeing but also ours at TVRA, and keeping us all connected.”
We hope you enjoy the video of our 3 winners, Everyone is a winning entry in our eyes and we will showcase more of the fantastic entries in the coming weeks.
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