Winners Are Grinners!

Winners are grinners in this rather unusual photography competition. Creative photos, which showed the Tropical Flowers series of designer silk scarves in settings, which surprised and delighted, were invited.

Photographers and their models were also asked to display imaginative ways to wear scarves, the aim being to demonstrate a range of fashion or fun ideas.

The judges, a group of three Port Douglas artists, enjoyed viewing the entries; their decision was unanimous. All three entrants were winners!

They praised all photographers for their imaginative treatment of the subject matter and for demonstrating a real atmosphere and mood in their choice of settings and placement of models in the picture (composition)'s not as easy as they make it look! Here they are:

Michael Willis and his lovely model, Rosalind

Mareja Nae Weysenfeld and her charming model, Norlia

Colin Horton and his elegant model, Frieda

Essentially, the photographs are a team effort between the inventive ideas of both, translated into lively or thoughtful images by the skills of the photographer.

Congratulations to all six!

Rosalind on Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas, wearing a soft silk scarf around her neck.Rosalind enjoys the soft luxury of her colourful scarf on a windy and cloudy Port Douglas day.

Michael is a professional photographer, who specialises in sunrise and sunset panoramas. No doubt he was up well before dawn to capture spectacular tropical sunrises over the Coral Sea during his holiday here.

Keep an eye on his website to see the results.

Norlia in the rainforest, her bright silk scarf a splash of colour against the dark greens.Norlia deep in the rainforest, her scarf a bright contrast in the cool shade.

Nae lives in Cairns, North Queensland, where she is a serious amateur photographer. Her friend, Norlia, looks happy to be joining her on her excursion into the jungle.

A ceramic 'dragon' makes friends with a matching silk scarf!'The Perfect Match' in the gardens of Frieda and Colin's B & B.

I did mention that 'winners are grinners', didn't I?

Our three prize winners each receives a 'flowering gingers' scarf, measuring 45 x 180cm, printed on the most luxurious feeling silk satin, valued at $180 each.

They are packaged up and will soon be on their way to their new owners. I do hope that they have a lot of enjoyment every time that they, or their models, wear them.

Pink flowering gingers scarf, a prize in th ephoto competition.One of the prizes winging its way to each creative photographer.

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A photographer, who deserves a prize, but really is disqualified because she is my daughter, is Virginia. I have devoted a whole page to her lively photos of her kind and cooperative friends having fun in Cairns Botanic Gardens.  Enjoy!

Rosalind with her large silk scarf on a windy day on Four Mile Beach, her shadow reflected in the wet sand.
Norlia, looking demure in her gingers head scarf.
'Stillness' - Frieda contemplates her garden, a long silk scarf over one shoulder.
Trudi wears a silk head scvarf as she poses against a giant heliconia flower.

Although the competition is now over, you are invited to submit photos of the scarves being worn by you or your models, at any time. Apart from the  kudos of being published, the reward for your contribution is a discount of 15% on any future purchases of Jill Booth scarves from this website.

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