Jane Anderson came up with the idea of holding a photography competition as a project to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the winners would be used to create a calendar.
She said, “I wanted to have something to celebrate the beauty of our city and the great bands we have there.”
A community group was created to organize the competition, then set the schedule to raise funds for the groups.
The city’s Lions group provided seed funding to move the project forward, and photo workshops were held by professional photographer Stewart Wall.
The competition was a success, with over 200 photographs submitted in five categories, plus a children’s section.
The winners were: People – Janet Tierney; Nature – Christine Room; Location – Ruth Rushton; Past, present and future – Jan Lyus; Fit for Queen – Jayne Merriman; Children’s category – Isabelle France.
A presentation night was held last Friday, during which the city’s mayor, Jon Wright, presented the winners with their prizes.
Other photos from those submitted were chosen to make up the count and each month focuses on a different community group in the city.
Councilor Wright said, “The competition and schedule was a fantastic idea from Jane Anderson and all the volunteers.
“It really reflects the true spirit of Caistor.”
Calendars are on sale at the Caistor Arts and Heritage Center and Caistor Post Office, priced at £7.50.
Jane added: “Thank you to all of our sponsors; their support means that all proceeds from the sale of the calendars will go equally to the 12 local organizations mentioned in the calendar.
The groups are: 1st Caistor Rainbows and 2nd Caistor Brownies; 1st Grasby Scout Group; Lions of Caistor; Caistor Arts and Heritage Center; Caistor Cares; Caistor community cinema; Lincolnshire Army Cadets of Caistor Detachment; Caistor food bank; Caistor GO2 environmental group; Caistor Goes Events Committee; Caistor and Caistor WI twinning association.
See opposite page for photos of the presentation evening.