John’s winning pic shouts fun....

John Shipp (centre) with Evonprint MD Steve Rowland (MD) and  Sales manager Adam Rowland. SUS-161018-150737001
John Shipp (centre) with Evonprint MD Steve Rowland (MD) and Sales manager Adam Rowland. SUS-161018-150737001

Talented local photographer John Shipp is celebrating after one of his photographs was selected to appear in the 2017 Love Sussex calender that’s set to raise hundreds of pounds for a charity that helps bereaved families.

The Love Sussex competition is organised by print and design specialists Evonprint. Managing director Steve Rowland, says they received over 70 entries making the judging process tough. “We had a great response with some outstanding entries, “ he said. “Choosing just thirteen was difficult but we are very pleased with our final decisions.”

John Shipp's winning photo 'Colour the Ciast' SUS-161018-121908001

John Shipp's winning photo 'Colour the Ciast' SUS-161018-121908001

Budding Sussex photographers were asked to enter images that best depicted the theme of ‘having fun in Sussex’. The thirteen photos chosen are now being made into 2017 calendars for the You Raise Me Up charity to sell. The charity offers financial and emotional support to families that have lost a young adult between the ages of 16-25.

John Shipp says he took his ‘Colour the Coast’ photo in August. “It was a miserable day but this picture turned out really well despite poor lighting conditions,” he said. “I then read about the Love Sussex charity calendar with the theme ‘having fun’. I immediately thought of my image and this for me just shouted fun. To my delight it was one of the selected images to appear.”

Competition winners also received a hamper of goodies, a years membership to English Heritage, tripod, camera mug, and mini prosecco.

Jane Brooks, Trustee of You Raise Me Up said: “Thank you to those who entered such lovely images to create a fantastic and very sellable calendar.”

The calendar costs £5.00, and is available from November at You Raise Me Up’s coffee shop, 3 Millfields, Polegate, Eastbourne and Facebook page @You Raise Me Up.