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The Palace photo competition winners are announced!

We are delighted to announce the winners of our recent Fulham Palace photography competition!

The contest generated a fantastic response with almost 200 photos submitted, which made us ‘snap happy’ – the pictures covered a wide range of subjects across all aspects of Palace life from frosty flowers in the wintery walled garden through to the Tudor quadrangle fountain on a sublime summer’s day.

After careful consideration by a select judging panel, we finalised a shortlist of seven photographs which we felt best represented the Palace, before the winner’s were announced at a sneak preview evening of our restoration unveiling on 22 May (2019).

The adult category was won by Paul Edison for his superb Palace photo quadrant whilst the junior category was won by 10 year old Olaf Baranski-Furdall, for his colourful close-up of the flowers Mertensia Virginica (pictured above), which was introduced to England by Bishop Henry Compton who lived here at Fulham Palace.

For their efforts, Paul has won an afternoon tea for two at the Palace whilst Olaf won four tickets to see the upcoming outdoor theatre production of ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’ that will be take place in the walled garden next month (we also hope they take some pictures of their respective prizes)!

Olaf attended the preview evening with his parents to collect his outdoor theatre tickets whilst Paul (who was unfortunately unable to attend) sent a thank-you message in his absence:

 

Every day I see something new happening around me – from the impact of the changing seasons within the gardens, to the continued renovation and renewal of the building, to the colourful procession of visitors and events that are organised here.

It is indeed a pleasure, and above all a rare privilege to work within such an amazing historical and creatively stimulating environment.

Paul Edison
four images arranged in a square. The top left is wisteria climbing a wall next to a window, a view into the tudor courtyard is onthe right hand side, the bottom left is two men wearing red walking along a tree lined path, the bottom right is a view across the lawn at sunrise with a single figure standing at the middle
Paul Edison's winning photograph, in the adult category

Shortlist

With so many stunning photos the judges found it hard to make their final decision. These images were all shortlisted for their quality.

from inside a walled garden, showing eight glass bell jars on the soil
Shortlisted - Crystal Bells by Angela Crosti
The twisted trunk of the holm oak at Fulham Palace, which is centred and horizontal across the picture
Shortlisted - Twisted Tree Trunk by Marianna I Van Abbe
Photo competition - a photograph of the market barrow, showing pumpkins and squash, edible flowers and tomatoes all for sale
Shortlisted - The walled garden market barrow by Calliope Kalspathi
a child wearing a bobble hat sits underneath a tree which has autumnal leaves
Shortlisted - The Paperbark Maple at Fulham Palace by Vanessa Drakopoulos
Photo competition- two children at walled gate by Alexandra Vanotti
Shortlisted - Tudor gate by Alexandra Vanotti