I was excited to be Winner of the Institution of Civil Engineers/Conservation Accreditation Register for Engineers Photography Competition 2012
"I am delighted to inform you that the CARE Panel has unanimously agreed that your photograph of the Grade 2 listed cementation furnace in Sheffield has been selected as the winning entry.
Your name, together with your winning photograph, will appear in the 2012 autumn / winter issue of the CARE newsletter."
I also won a National Competition through Practical Photography magazine with a photograph of Sheffield's popularly named Cheese grater Car Park. The prize took me to the Tatra Mountains in Slovakia with two top tutors. Sadly I broke my ankle on the first day slipping in the unusually heavy snow. After being rescued on a sledge I had an operation to pin and plate it and then spent the rest of the time in hospital. I did manage to get some photographs before the unhappy incident.