FST cemetery series contributor Jeane Trend-Hill has been chosen as the winner of the Memorial Awareness Board’s (MAB) annual photography competition.
‘Dead Art? Then and Now’ entrants are asked to capture the beauty of stone memorials in two photographs they perceive to encapsulate ‘Then’ and ‘Now’.
Jeane, of Basildon in Essex, was part of a shortlist of 10 entries selected by MAB to go to a public vote on its website.
Almost 200 entries were received for this year’s competition, which rewarded the winning entrant with £1,000. MAB is hopeful the number of entrants for next year’s competition will increase further still.
MAB member Brent Stevenson said: “We run this photography competition each year to encourage people to visit cemeteries and discover the impressive range of stone memorials that can be found across the country. Stone memorials are a long lasting way to remember a loved one, ensuring their memory lasts for generations to come.”
Jeane Trend-Hill added: “I was delighted when two of my entries made the short list, never in a million years did I think I would actually win!
“The standard was incredibly high this year; it’s a real honour and very exciting. I plan to [spend] some of my £1000 prize money on a holiday with my husband, where I’ll no doubt be checking out and photographing the local cemeteries!”
Image: Jeane Trend-Hill’s winning ‘Then’ entry.