No stone unturned
8th February 2022 | posted in News
Karen West left no stone unturned in her search for the best picture and that’s why she was the worthy winner of our annual photography competition.
In 2021, Railway Housing Association asked residents and staff and their relatives to send in photographs of landmarks, scenes, and anything else of interest in the areas where we have homes.
The best of the pictures would then be used in our 2022 calendar, which also contains our 2021/22 annual report.
The winner of the competition, who was chosen by residents who are members of our Residents’ Forum and Focus Groups, is Karen West, who works as PA to the Chief Executive at our head office in Darlington.
Her photograph of Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island in Northumberland now adorns the front of the calendar, as well as featuring in the month of November.
Karen focused on the stone stacks which people create when they visit Lindisfarne, with the castle serving as the perfect backdrop.
Karen, who received £100 for winning the competition, said: “I have always enjoyed taking photographs and was on holiday with my partner and children when we saw the stone sacks.
“I thought they would make a good photograph with the castle in the background and it was a beautiful day, so everything worked out perfectly.
“To win the competition is amazing; there were so many great photographs, so it was a real surprise when I discovered mine had been chosen.”
Anne Rowlands, Chief Executive of Railway Housing Association, said: “This was the second year we have run a photography competition and it’s proving extremely popular with residents and staff.
“It’s nice to be able to capture so many nice images of the areas where have homes, from Northumberland in the north to Herefordshire in the south, and everywhere in between.”