Countryfile Photographic Competition & Calendar 2018
R U JOKING, GRANDAD BLOG 12th October 2017
As regular readers will know I am very sceptical about photographic competitions and find them very subjective. The winning entries for the Countryfile (BBC) photographic competition for the 2018 Children In Need Calendar is very unusual that I think all 12 winners are excellent.
The competition has been run since the year 2000, raising millions for Children In Need. Most years I have found the winning shots leave a lot to be desired. But this year is exceptional.
Every one of the 12 photographs, to me is a wonderful piece of graphic art.
Even the titles are excellent conjuring up magical images and stories:
January – Winter Wanderers
February – A Little Love
March – Solitude
April – Twin Beaks
May – Down Time
June – Dandelion King
July – First Flight
August – Flutter By
September – Dark Horse
October – Highland Majesty
November – Caught Napping
December – Leap of Faith
The price per calendar is £9.50 including FREE UK delivery.
In 2016 the calendars raised more than £2.2 million for BBC Children in Need.
The theme for the 2018 calendar was ‘Call of the Wild’ and each month features one of the finalists from the Countryfile Photographic Competition.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
“Self confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. how can anyone see how awesome you are if you can’t see it yourself?” – Unknown
Happiness is…kicking the golden leaves and letting them shower down over your grandchildren on a sunny Autumn day
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Materialism: buying things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people that don’t matter.
LOVE SONG FOR MAMMA
“I Got You Babe” – Sonny and Cher
Highest chart position No.1 26th August 1965 for 2 weeks