Apologies for the delay, but here are some photographs from the Childrens’ Jubilee Parade and their poems which they wrote for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee earlier this month, after workshops with resident poet, Peter Roe. All were on display in the Comrades Hall over the weekend.
The Childrens’ Parade:
The winners, all from Broadwindsor school received a £10 voucher for Toymaster,
Emma – Thomas Hardy (KS1)
Clemmie – William Barnes (KS2)
with Clemmie’s sister, Pearl – Mary Anning (KS1)
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At the start...
At the finish.
The winner, Emma with BFG Chairman, Adrian Gray.
Winning Queen Clemmie with sister, Queen Pearl & BFG Chairman, Adrian Gray.
Yes, there are even more photos to come on the site but if you’d like to view more photos now of our Platinum Jubilee Celebrations – please visit Annie Collins Photography‘s Facebook page HERE.
They are wonderful. Thank you Annie!
The Childrens’ Poetry: … If I were King/Queen for a day… or perhaps a Guinea Pig?
The winners, also from Broadwindsor school were:
Sophie, ‘If I was Queen for a day…’
& the young boy who flagged G for Gorilla.
Each received a £10 book token for the The Bridport Bookshop on South Street, Bridport. (Clicking on a photo will open it in a new window and be a larger image)
The Beacon lighting ceremony on Thursday, 2nd June began with the music of a Highland piper (recorded) then this performance from Tilly Jardine on her bugle:
This was followed by the debut performance of the Broadwindsor Platinum Jubilee Choir (no recording as yet).
Then it was time for Pip Cadwell to light the beacon:
Do listen for Pip’s final instruction to Barry at the end of the video 🙂
Well done Pip – Thank you!
More photos to come on the site but if you want to view more photos now of our Platinum Jubilee Celebrations – please visit Annie Collins Photography‘s Facebook page HERE.
They are fantastic. Thank you Annie!
Broadwindsor Fun Group would like to thank Annie Collins for all her work and fantastic photography over the long weekend of celebrations in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on her magnificent achievement of 70 years reign 🙂
There are sooooo many photographs and recordings that have been taken over the last few days, the Editor is currently compiling them in categories and we begin with #1 St. John the Baptist church. Annie was given special permission to go to the top of the church and take some marvellous aerial photographs of our village. These particular photographs are copyrighted to Annie and can be downloaded FREE.
Broadwindsor Fun Group are asking you to tag your photographs of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations with #BWFunDay to share on Broadwindsor’sInstagram site – HERE 🙂
Village resident Annie Collins takes spectacular photographs of almost anything that moves and that includes you! Annie will be Broadwindsor Fun Group‘s official photographer over the full Jubilee event so do not be surprised if you see her all over the place including up the church!
Particularly on Saturday, 4th when many families & people will be celebrating, please let Annie know if you do notwish you or your child to be included and this will be accommodated to the best of her ability.
Some of Annie’s work will be on display inside the Comrades Hall and Annie’s photographs will available to purchase:
Included on the website’s earlier post on Mental Health Awareness Week is this 43 second video recorded by local photographer, James Dawson. If you turn your volume up – you’ll feel that wind! #ConnectWithNatureDorset
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards launch on Monday 1st March.
This is the third year that the team of Paul, Tom and Michelle (and Rosie and Coco the Spaniels) from Surrey, UK have held the competition. The overall winner in 2020 was Mark Fitzpatrick with Terry the Turtle flipping the bird. The other images used were all finalists in last year’s competition.
To enter the competition, you must visit their website*, complete the online entry form and upload your entry(ies) before the deadline of 11.59pm, BST on 30th June 2021. They state: “We do not control the internet, and are not computer geeks, so we can’t take responsibility for any technical problems. It is up to you to ensure your entries reach us on time, no excuses.”
This is a wildlife photography competition and that means no domestic animals and no animals that live in zoos or other captive environments.
Please read all the Terms & Conditions before entering HERE.
You can enter a total of up to 10 images, 4 portfolio entries AND an additional 6 entries into the other categories, and 2 videos – that’s it, no more.
You can enter up to 3 images into each category, except the Amazing Internet (and they are…) Portfolio category where you have to enter 4 pictures. (More info on the categories below.)
The total number of images across all categories must not exceed 10.
There is only one category for video.
Here are all the Categories with details of what they are asking for:
The Alex Walker’s Serian Creatures of the Land Category
Enter up to three of your funniest pictures of wildlife which lives on the land. Couldn’t be simpler. Don’t panic if the animal, like a squirrel, for example, looks like he is flying, it still lives on the land, so bung it in here. Another thing, remember if your pic is hilarious but in the wrong category, fret not they will put it into the right category, simple as that.
The Spectrum Creatures in the Air Category
You guessed it, birds, bats and any other creatures that fly. If you have a funny pterodactyl image, put it in, seriously, although that might mean the image is more than 99 years old, so wouldn’t be acceptable, but perhaps worth trying.
The ThinkTank Photo Junior Category
This is a category for kids with a talent for taking great and funny wildlife pictures. You have to be less than 16 years old by 11.59pm 30th June 2020 (BST). So, if you are 15 and turn 16 on July the 9th, bummer big time!! Enter your funny pics into the other categories! If you have a query, fret not ping us an email; PJ and Tom (who run the competition and write this drivel are desperate for emails, as they have no friends.)
The Amazing Internet Portfolio Category
This is a brilliant category and to be honest a hard one. They want a collection of 4 images which are a collection, or portfolio, (that clue is in the category title) of really funny wildlife images. You can put 4 unconnected images in, as your portfolio, but you will get more points if the 4 images are connected, say “4 African Mammal Funny pics” for example, or they can be 4 images which are really funny from a single scene, I think you get where they are going with this one.
The Underwater Category
Ok, you can put an underwater picture of an elephant swimming and farting at the same time, but they would move it into Creatures of the Land, so this category is for creatures (fish mainly to be honest) which live in water. There are a few marine mammals, amphibians and reptiles and so on which live in water so the spectrum is broad.
The Video Clip Category
Listen carefully; this is the category where you can enter up to 2 video clips and each one can be no more than 60 seconds. They should be a maximum resolution of 1080p HD at 30fps with a maximum file size of 150MB but any resolution below that is acceptable too. Videos will be uploaded to Vimeo which accepts most major and popular video types. Please check the Vimeo website if you have any questions. Please do not add music, captions or anything like that to the video (don’t worry about peoples voices that’s ok), but do make sure you edit it as judiciously as possible. Much better you send them a 15 second clip which is short, sharp and brilliant, rather than them having to trawl through 45 seconds of dull video to find the funny 10 seconds at the end.
To view their Gallery of all previous finalists and winners – click HERE.
This year the Comedy Wildlife Awards are supporting a wonderful grass roots conservation project; the Gunung Palung Orang-utan Conservation Program in Borneo, which helps to protect the environment that the wild Orangutans inhabitat, so they can survive and hopefully flourish. You can go to their website HERE and have a look at the incredible work they do and spread that word as well.