And the winning photos are...

FIRST PRIZE: Submitted by Ruth Whitfield of Rafford Village Hall in North East Scotland and taken by Will Russell, this fabulous photo captures the moment following months of COVID restrictions that villagers were able to come together once more. It highlights ‘the heart of the community’ and carries a simple message of locals loving and caring for one another.

Thanks to our headline sponsor Allied Westminster – the home of VillageGuard® – Rafford Village Hall received £1,000 as our overall winner, with Will receiving £500 as the winning photographer. Congratulations to everyone who played their part in producing this wonderful image. Watch and listen below to hear from our winners…

2nd Place: Ashford Carbonell Village Hall (£500) with photograph taken by Maureen Round (£250) 

3rd Place: Golant Village Hall (£250) with photograph taken by Robert Anderson (£125) 

4th Place: Froyle Village Hall (£100) with photograph taken by Nick Whines (£50)

5th Place: Noss Mayo Village Hall (£50) with photograph taken by Tracy Watson (£25)

Watch our first episode of 2022 below to find out why we chose our 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th prize winners and also to find out what we’re planning next.