A grand total of 662 photographs were entered into the Lancashire-wide photography competition, making it a huge success. Contestants submitted their entries on social media using the hashtag #KnifeAngelLancashire.
Of these, 20 shortlisted entries were printed and displayed on easels in an exhibition held at Blackburn Youth Zone on Saturday 27th November 2021 which was opened by Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner, Andrew Snowden.
Our judging panel, which included sculptor Alfie Bradley, provided comments which were printed on the photographs for the exhibition.
The winner of the over 18 category was Aneesa Sidat, a mum-of-two and part-time photographer from Blackburn, and the winner of the under 18’s category was Kelcey Firth, 17, from Blackburn.
The certificates were presented by Bethany Stephens, from Lancashire Youth Commission on Crime Reduction and Prevention, and Canon Dr Rowena Pailing on behalf of Blackburn Cathedral.
Entered for local photography competition
Shortlisted by our judges
1 over 18 and 1 under 18 winner