Patton mark 100 years with competition
Winning photographs from a community photography competition run by Patton have been displayed in a special exhibition at the Braid Arts Centre in Ballymena.
Prize-winners from Patton’s centenary calendar competition. Included are David Patton,MBE; Ballymena Deputy Mayor Alderman Robin Cherry; Alan Stewart, Marketing Manager; and Kathy Healy, Marketing Co-ordinator
The successful entrants, whose photographs were selected to appear in the exhibition to mark our 100 years in business, celebrated their achievement with their families at a prize-giving event at the Braid. The prizes were presented by Patton Chairman, David M Patton MBE and Alderman Robin Cherry, Ballymena’s Deputy Mayor.
“As a company, Patton has always put an emphasis on the importance of community, and celebrating our centenary with an exhibition featuring photographs taken by children and adults from our local area was the perfect way to mark the occasion,” said David Patton.
“We received a tremendous response to the competition, which took the themes of celebration, family, building and Patton,” he added.
The entrants also had to add a caption that reflected their chosen theme and the result is a stunning calendar, with each photo capturing a moment in time – from dramatic landscapes, to thought-provoking reportage and charming animal pictures.
“I would like to thank everyone who took part in the competition,” concluded David Patton.
Overall winners in each of three age categories were: up to age 11: Emma Hoey and Olivia O’Hanlon, joint entry, Moorfields Primary School; up to age 18: Rebekah McBride and age 19 plus: Emma Hickinson.