Congratulations are in order for local photographer Ian Gerald, who was selected as one of the 2016 winners of the Commonwealth Photography Competition.
On an impulse last week Ian, who works with the Ministry of Health and Hypnotik Frames entered the competition, where the theme was “an all-inclusive Commonwealth.”
Launched on Commonwealth Day, 14 March 2016, the Commonwealth Photography Competition ran for six weeks and received over 300 approved entries.
Photographers were encouraged to submit images via Instagram showing their perception of the theme.
Today, the organisation announced the winners, with Ian being selected as the winner of the Commonwealth Photography Regional Award for Europe.
“This win means a great deal to me as it is truly my first award received for my work as a photographer. The photo itself has a significant meaning as it speak volumes in portraying what the Commonwealth encompasses. Taking this shot, I have always wondered what I would have used it for because it was such a beautiful but yet powerful image. This has now been realized upon receiving this award,” Gerald said.
In the photograph is Tackera Anderson during her 2015 performance in the St John’s Action Club Princess Show.