And The Winner Is……

I’ve spent this morning counting up your votes for the #KatieJadePhotoChallenge finalists, and I must say, the scores are very close! 

First, here is a reminder of the finalists..

1. Julie Atkins - Changes

2. Lucy Atkins - Character

3. Claire Trafford - Temptation

4. Max Rudd - Light

5. Annalise Taylor - In To The Future

So… without further ado…….

*Drum Roll, Please*

In 5th Position..

Annalise Taylor - In To The Future

In 4th Position..

Max Rudd - Light

In 3rd Position..

Lucy Atkins - Character

In 2nd Position..

Claire Trafford - Temptation

And in 1st Position….. the winner is…

Julie Atkins - Changes

Congratulations, Julie! The public chose your photo as the winning image for the #KatieJadePhotoChallenge! A fantastic image! You win a £20 photo voucher to spend on any of my photographic services. Congratulations to the finalists too! You should be really proud of the photographs you have taken. 

Thank you to everyone who took part in the photography challenge and to those who voted for their favourite photograph to win. 

Help Me Choose A Winner!!

The photographs you shared with me for the #KatieJadePhotoChallenge were fantastic! I’m so proud of everyone of you who took part. Each photograph was unique and thought provoking, which shows you all really thought about the themes very creatively. 

Here is a selection of photographs that were entered during the competition:

Changes - I saw a lot of personal changes, whether it would be about a person and their body or outlook, changes in their environment or steps people are taking to make changes. It was a beautiful collection to start the challenge! 

Character - This theme was taken in two directions. The first was a human characteristic or fictional character. The second was a characteristic of furniture and architecture. There was a really nice mix of the two.

Temptation - This theme was a lot of fun. A lot of people looked at giving in to food or buying something they wanted. Others looked at the negativity of temptation, reflecting weaknesses in humans. The difference in the type of imagery was quite dramatic!

Light - I really liked seeing the photos for this week. Light could take on so many forms, the images I saw were so varied. There was some of different types of lighting (bulbs, fairylights, etc). Some people looked at how light can transform natural surroundings. Others looked at the word “light” and what it meant to them. Another week of fantastic photography!

In To The Future - This was a tricky theme, I admit, but I really wanted to get you thinking creatively… and you did! It was nice to see a lot of you thinking about your own future and where you would like to see yourself. There was a lot of positive imagery which was a fantastic way to end the challenge.

So… who won? Well that’s the thing, I have found it so difficult to decide on a winner. I looked through and pulled out my favourite photo from each week, and I thought to myself “Everyone has spent so much time and effort to take part in this challenge, so why don’t I make the choosing of the winner even more exciting, fantastic and nail-biting… hmmm”… So that is what I have done. 

You can choose the winner for the #KatieJadePhotoChallenge by writing down the number of your favourite image in the comments. You can vote either on here or follow the links:




Voting closes at 23:59pm on the 9th September 2015.


Today is the fifth and final week of the #KatieJadePhotoChallenge.  The theme “In To The Future” runs till the 6th September. 

So, what does “In To The Future” mean to you? Can you think of futuristic technology you use? Or perhaps, could you look back to ten, twenty, thirty or more years back and think of a piece of technology which seemed so futuristic then? Is there something that could or you would like to happen in the future? Are you looking to the near future or the distant future? Are you inspired by futuristic scientific concepts?

Share your “In To The Future” photographs with me by uploading them to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and use the hashtag #KatieJadePhotoChallenge. 

If you still have photos from the “Changes”, “Character”, “Temptation” or “Light” weeks which you have not uploaded or not finished, don’t panic! You can still upload them, but make sure you caption them with the theme title so it separates them from the images. This is the final week of the challenge so make sure you upload your remaining photographs this week or they won’t be accepted!

At the end of August I will be giving away a £20 voucher to the overall winner of the challenge. GOOD LUCK!! 

Thank you to all of you who have taken part in #KatieJadePhotoChallenge so far!