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Baddow Camera Club Member is finalist in the International Garden Photographer competition

Marion Sidebottom, Chelmsford mother of two and active member of Baddow Camera Club has gained international recognition as a finalist in the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) competition from over 20,000 entries in 50 countries!

Attending the award ceremony and launch of the IGPOTY exhibition at Kew Gardens on Friday 5 February, she was delighted to be shortlisted as a finalist with two images and one of these was awarded ‘Highly Commended’. This is the world’s premier competition and exhibition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography.

A keen amateur photographer, Marion entered two stunning images of city trees that she took in Brisbane last summer in the ‘Greening the City’ category, which showcases the relationship between cities and nature around the world.

Marion, a former graduate of Writtle College, said: “Winning this award will inspire me to continue taking pictures of the things that interest me. Photography can be a way to tell a story, portray a message or just interpret a beautiful scene. I feel proud to be part of the IGPOTY exhibition and book this year and to have my work amongst some amazing images by other photographers.”.

Picture of Marion by Bob Braine.

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