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Title: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Nov 02, 2019, 10:25 PM
How time flies... when in 2012 we started publishing calendars with the prizewinning photos of the QE2 Story competitions, we never thought as far as 2021!

But now, we already have the first photos for that calendar, which will fill up as the year goes on.

This first month (the September 2019 competition results) is extra special, because of the wonderful prize offered by Commodore Ron Warwick and his son, Sam Warwick, of their joint book, "QE2, the Cunard Line Flagship", complete with a bookplate with their original signatures and a copy of the signature of the late Bil Warwick.

We had a poll to choose the topic, which was "QE2 in port", and this received a record entry of 74 photos, with every one of the 32 voters making use of 5 votes for this special occasion.

And it was shipnshore who won the poll and the prize with his superb photo "Liverpool Calling" :

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/13714/normal_Liverpool_Calling_.jpg)

The runner-up was Caledonia with "The QE2 in Trondheim in June 2008" :

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10084/normal_IMG_4058.JPG)

Two brilliant photos with which to start off our 2021 calendar. Congratulations to the well deserving prizewinner and runner-up!
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Thomas Hypher on Nov 03, 2019, 07:24 AM
Congratulations to both! Two photos really showing how much of a sleek thoroughbred QE2 is.
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Nov 03, 2019, 10:22 AM
Worthy winner and runner up - congratulations to both and thank-you to Commodore Warwick for the special prize. 
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Rob Lightbody on Nov 03, 2019, 11:53 AM
...
And it was shipnshore who won the poll and the prize with his superb photo "Liverpool Calling" :

The runner-up was Caledonia with "The QE2 in Trondheim in June 2008" :
...

Both very worthy winners, and what a way to start the 2021 calendar !!
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: June Ingram on Nov 04, 2019, 04:14 PM
These are absolutely wonderful photos showing how beautiful our QE2 is !  Congratulations to shipnshore for his winning photo and congratulations to Caledonia for his runner up winner ! 

And many thanks to all who submitted special photos to this special competition !

And many thanks to Commodore Ron Warwick and to Sam Warwick for their very special prize for the start of our 2021 calendar competitions !

 :) :)
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Dec 01, 2019, 08:17 PM

Forum members voted Stowaway 2K's photo, Twilight, as the favourite. 

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10538/normal_zPA240446_a.JPG)

But because, we enter his photos in memoriam of him and the huge support he gave to the photo competition,  Twynkle's photo, "From beneath the bridge 2008" is the winner of the October competition.  Congratulations Rosie!

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10024/normal_IMG_4249~5.JPG)





Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Dec 01, 2019, 10:12 PM
It is wonderful to see another of stowaway2k's photos doing well in the photo competition. It is such a privilege that we have been authorised to enter his pictures, which he generously posted to our gallery.

Congratulations to Rosie for a well-deserved prize!

Both pictures beautifully capture the silhouette of the QE2 Bridge against a gorgeous twilight sky.
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: June Ingram on Dec 02, 2019, 03:47 PM
It is great to see that one of Stowaway 2K's photos was a winning photo !

Congratulations to Rosie for winning this month's competition with her magnificent photo, "From Beneath the Bridge 2008" !  It is a lovely and mood evoking photo !   :)
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Twynkle on Dec 03, 2019, 10:55 PM
Oh my word!  Thank you so much.
It really is QE2 that won, she showed me my beloved Bit Beneath the Bridge,
The place where I spent longer than anywhere else...breakfast through till 0200hrs for days on end,
where the elements showed that every good sea day is the making no of a bad hair day!
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Jan 02, 2020, 10:22 AM
Happy New Year and thank-you to everyone who contributed photos and voted for the November Photo Competition, "Views through a porthole or window"
 
Congratulation to the winner Cunarder Man with his Photo "Together Mid-Atlantic"

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10023/normal_Picture_115.jpg)

Congratulation also to a very close runner-up Pete Cain with his photo "Why we never got into Malta"

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10041/normal_DSCN1163.JPG)

Fabulous photos that have only been seen because of the Photo Competition
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: June Ingram on Jan 02, 2020, 03:47 PM
Congratulations to Cunarder Man for his winning photo, "Together Mid-Atlantic" and Congratulations to Runner Up Winner Pete Caine for his photo, "Why We Never Got Into Malta" !

Both are spectacular photos !

And many thanks to all who entered photos and to all those who voted !  The competitions are a marvelous way to see very special photos of our very special QE2 !   :)
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Feb 02, 2020, 08:38 PM
We had 18 voters for the December 2019 competition. And these were their choices.

The winner is George C Griffiths' splendid picture "In Malta" :

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/normal_1~1.JPG)

The runner-up is Cunardqueen's lovely view of "QE2 all tied up" :

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10017/normal_FB_IMG_1570869956508.jpg)

Wonderful to have these pictures in our collection, and looking forward to including them in the 2021 calendar!

I would love to read from the two prizewinners how and where they took these beautiful pictures.
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: June Ingram on Feb 03, 2020, 05:01 PM
Congratulations to George C. Griffiths for his winning photo and to Cunardqueen for his runner up winning photo !  Both are spectacular and will make for splendid viewing in next year's calendar. 

Many thanks to all who submitted photos, all of which continue to tell the story of the greatest ship in the world and a ship beloved by all of us. 

 :)
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Feb 03, 2020, 07:08 PM
Brilliant photos and as June has said they will be perfect for next year's calendar.

Congratulations to George and to Cunardqueen
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: cunardqueen on Feb 03, 2020, 09:25 PM
Quote
  I would love to read from the two prizewinners how and where they took these beautiful pictures.   
Oh my goodness thanks to those that voted and to all the other entrants, l really think every photo is a prize winner .
As to the story behind , i  think it was taken in 2004 in Marmaris Turkey . There had been a member of the crew who took unwell, l think he fell down stairs or something and was quite badly injured and it required us to speed up to get into port earlier than expected, which we did. Marmaris was a beautiful little place and one of the few places i always said l would like to go back to. The markets were pretty amazing but oh jees the carpet and leather sales guys, these guys just dont take no for an answer. It was as the photo shows a glorious day . Being of the age that is now forgetting things and it was a long time ago.Im thinking it was Captain Bates and we had tried to get into Malta but the swell broke a Tug rope, which in itself was a pretty scary thing to see  and we couldnt get into Malta so headed to the next port.  Having down a few Med trips you always think your memory wont let you down.     
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: George C Griffiths on Feb 26, 2020, 08:57 AM
As far as my photo being judged the winner in the December competition - a big thanks to all who voted.
As I said - it was taken in Malta - and specifically Valletta of course. I had been to Malta many times both on QE2 and for a week's holiday 2 or 3 times over the years. So that particular call in to Malta was not particularly special. So what I decided to do was to wander along to the QEII (Note it's not QE2!) bar on Malta for a few drinks and just watch the world go by. If anyone has never been in the QEII bar or didn't know of its existence I can probably find a picture or two of it - although it's nothing special. It was only because of the name I wanted to go there!
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Feb 26, 2020, 09:01 AM
Thank you both for coming back here with the stories related to your wonderful pictures. It is always such a pleasure to read of the background and recall the atmosphere in which they were taken.

I have never been to Malta by ship, but imagine it must be one of the most splendid harbour entrances. I used to love watching QE2 on the bridgecam at my workplace, and if she was in Malta, I downloaded and kept many of the pictures.
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Mar 01, 2020, 07:48 PM
For the January competition, on the topic of "Ropes, cables and chains", we have two decisive winners with wonderful photos.

Hamburger's "Complete chain" is an extraordinary picture, one that very very few of us would ever have had the privilege of seeing :

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10050/normal_1999_11_14-150809small.jpg)

And the very close runner-up was Cunarder Man's "Tied up in Malaga 2004" with its frayed but solid rope :

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10023/normal_PICT0161.JPG)

Two fine pictures, which I am already looking forward to incorporating in next year's calendar!

Congratulations to both photographers!
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Thomas Hypher on Mar 01, 2020, 10:53 PM
Both excellent photos, also looking forward to seeing them in the calendar.

Cunarder Man, did you take your photo during QE2's overnight stay in Malaga in October 2004? If so my parents and I were also onboard.
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: June Ingram on Mar 02, 2020, 12:31 AM
Congratulations to Hamburger for his winning photo, and congratulations to Cunarder Man for his runner up winning photo !  Both are spectacular views of our QE2 and will make great additions to next year's calendar !  Many thanks to all who submitted their photos to the January competition.  It is amazing how many awesome photos have been viewed over the years of our beloved ship !  :)
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: skilly56 on Mar 02, 2020, 11:07 AM
George's mention of the QEII Bar in Malta (Feb 20th, 2020) got my memory neurons going. On 11.07.2008 I stood outside the door of the bar (see attached photo) and was very tempted to enter and have a drink to cool down. Then I remembered I had my youngest son with me, and I didn't want to lead him astray as he had to return for duty in a couple of hours (QE2 3/O).

We wandered on further, spent a few more hours in town, and eventually returned to the ship via the road down from the RAF Memorial. I turned to look at QE2, then took the attached photo of her - nearly the same as the one George took, but there was a lot less traffic on the wharf. My angle is slightly different, so I couldn't have stood on the same spot!
Great Coincidence - I wonder how many others snapped the same photo.
A greatly enlarged version now hangs on my office wall. The photo date says 12.07.2008 because the camera was still set on Kiwi time - a day ahead.

Skilly
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: June Ingram on Mar 02, 2020, 02:13 PM
Yes, a great photo !  I imagine many photos were taken as she looks so good.  QE2 is especially photogenic when there is a palm tree in the photo !   :)
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Apr 02, 2020, 11:35 AM
The February competition on "Works of Art on board QE2" led to the extraordinary result of three winners : Cunarder Man's "Mauretania" and "Mauretania restaurant art" and Frazscot's "Stair from One Deck". Well deserved congratulations to both!

Mauretania
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10023/normal_PICT0087.JPG)

Mauretania Restaurant Art
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10023/normal_PICT0082.JPG)

Stair from One Deck
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11538/normal_Stair_from_One_deck~0.jpg)

The runner-up is James A Hypher's "Lido midnight ice sculpture", entered by Thomas Hypher.

Lido Midnight Buffet Ice Sculpture
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11149/normal_QE2_Midnight_Feast_ice_sculpture1~0.jpg)

All of these are beautiful, and the fact that only one vote separated them, just shows how many works of art we appreciated on board QE2. Wonderful memories!
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Apr 02, 2020, 03:17 PM
All fabulous pictures - congratulations to everyone
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Thomas Hypher on Apr 02, 2020, 05:24 PM
Congratulations to Cunarder Man and Frazscot!

My Dad is chuffed to be runner up :)
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: June Ingram on Apr 03, 2020, 12:28 AM
Congratulations to all for their winning and runner up photos !  They are spectacular photos !  And many thanks to all who submitted photos to this month's competition.  They are all very special remembrances of our beloved QE2 !  :)
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: frazscot on Apr 08, 2020, 05:16 PM
Chuffed is a great word and I'm really chuffed to have won this months competition especially when I was up against such great pictures.       I thought my other selection 'Finished with engines"might be in with a chance as it was a small part of a great piece of art not normally noticed but the stair from my favourite deck won the day.
Now I will have to pick a subject for another contest and that could be difficult to find something that has not yet been done...................
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Apr 08, 2020, 06:28 PM
Congratulation to all competition winners.  Wonderful photos that I really enjoyed viewing and they made choosing 3 favourites very difficult. 
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Lynda Bradford on May 02, 2020, 04:10 PM
Voting has finished for the March competition "Famous Faces on the most famous ship afloat" - thank-you to everyone who uploaded photos.

Congratulations to the winner, Ben Zabulis' with his photo "Jasper the bear looking out the porthole - Lisbon (2004)"

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19851/normal_3__QE2_Jasper_looking_out.JPG)

Congratulation also to the runner up, Hamburger with his photo "A lot of famous faces aboard - observing QM2"

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10050/normal_15_10_2008_21-54-16small.jpg)

Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on May 02, 2020, 11:01 PM
Wonderful photos, both of them! Congratulations, and thank you for sharing these great pictures with us :) .
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: June Ingram on May 02, 2020, 11:17 PM
Congratulations to our winner and runner up winner for their stunning photos ! 

And many thanks to all who contributed photos for this month's competition.

AND, let's hear a round of applause for Jasper !  :)
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Rod on May 03, 2020, 03:25 PM
I think the winner and runner up were well chosen!
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Thomas Hypher on May 03, 2020, 03:39 PM
Great winner, good fun! The runner up brings back my memories of that final tandem transatlantic and how special it was to watch QE2 in her element, doing what she did best - and all from the deck of another ocean liner in parallel.
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on May 04, 2020, 12:10 AM
Actually, I would love to know more about Jasper the Bear. Was this his favourite porthole? Did he often travel on QE2? He looks like a well travelled bear who knew how to enjoy a good view.

Or maybe he was sorry to have been left behind and would have enjoyed a port excursion...
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Jun 02, 2020, 10:14 AM
You have been voting for another fabulous collection of photos in the April competition and I am pleased to announce that your winner is......

Bob's picture "Double Room Tea Time on the Upper Deck 1969"

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10015/normal_Upper_Deck_-_Double_Down_Room_1969.jpg)

A deserved winner - fantastic to see a photo taken in 1969 of QE2's  Double Down Room

We have two runners up this month ....

Isabelle Prondzynski's "Sunshine and Shadows" a beautiful picture that evokes many memories.

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_200415_Sunshine_and_shadows.jpg)

and Bob C also had a runner up photo with his "Theatre Bar, Theatre and the Port Side Entrance to the Britannia Restaurant - Upper Deck - 1969"

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10015/UpperDeck_-_Port_Side_-_Theater_and_Britannia_Restaurant_Entrance.jpg)

Congratulations and thank-you to everyone who submitted photos to the competition. 

You can see the result in the  poll topic  (https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=9305.0)
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: June Ingram on Jun 03, 2020, 12:28 AM
Congratulations to Bob C. for his winning photo and his runner up winning photo !

Congratulations to Isabelle Prondzynski for her runner up winning photo !

All three photos are wonderful, and many thanks to all who submitted photos for the competition ! The photos for this month's competition were very nostalgic and brought back many memories of QE2's "Glory Days" !   :)
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Thomas Hypher on Jun 03, 2020, 09:54 PM
Congratulations Bob and Isabelle. Excellent photos of Upper Deck from the beginning of QE2's seagoing life and towards the end of her seagoing life. Brought back memories but is also interesting to see Upper Deck in it's "as built" appearance.
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Jul 03, 2020, 08:51 PM
Congratulations to the winners of the May competition : QE2's Final Calls!

The winner is Anubhav Mitra with "QE2 docks in Melbourne on 29 February 2008" :

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/20255/normal_QE2_Port_Melbourne_20080229.jpg)


And the runner-up is Hamburger with "Leaving NY - 1, 16 October 2008" :

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10050/normal_Bildschirmfoto_2020-05-31_um_16_19_03.jpg)

Both wonderful winners, in a very large field of excellent "final call" photos!

The entire collection of entries under this topic can be seen here :

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=9338.0
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Thomas Hypher on Jul 03, 2020, 09:36 PM
Congratulations to both winners! QE2's night lighting in the Cunard days really worked particularly in regards to the funnel and signal mast illumination, nothing fancy but at the same time very effective - much like how she was onboard, subtle but still classy.

Also it is good to see the opposite angle (Battery Park?) to what we had onboard QM2 for QE2's final New York departure - what was a bittersweet occasion.
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: June Ingram on Jul 04, 2020, 01:55 AM
Congratulations to this month's winner and runner up winner with their spectacular photos of our beloved QE2 !

And many thanks to all who submitted photos and to those who voted !  :)
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Rob Lightbody on Jul 04, 2020, 01:34 PM
Congratulations to the winner and runner-up, really amazing photos this month, thank you everyone for your participation.
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Jul 04, 2020, 01:38 PM
Congratulations to the winner and runner up.  We had a fantastic selection of photos to choose from but these two were worthy winners. 
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Aug 02, 2020, 10:03 AM
Surprise!

Congratulations to the winner of the June competition Katharina Ernst with her photo "Teddy Brum Brum with his famous cruise ship QE2 in port of Lisbon"

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/20063/normal_IMG_3319.JPG)

and congratulations also to the runner up Isabelle Prondzynski with her photo "Rear view of the Mast explored and found"

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_200616_Mast.jpg)

Thank-you to everyone who participated in the competition by entering photos and voting for your favourites. 

You can view the voting, now that the poll has closed:
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=9378.0
 
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Aug 02, 2020, 08:38 PM
Congratulations to Katharina for her lovely photo! Maybe her teddy Brum Brum will want to make friends with Jasper :) .

Thank you also for appreciating my photo of the rear of the mast. It was a wonderful day in Quebec, exploring various out of bounds areas together with Pia -- we had great fun.
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: June Ingram on Aug 03, 2020, 01:31 AM
Congratulations to Katharina Ernst for her photo of Teddy Brum Brum and his ship ! And congratulations to Isabelle Prondzynski for her photo of QE2's mast rear view !

Both were wonderful photos and many thanks to all who submitted wonderful photos as well !   :)
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Rob Lightbody on Aug 03, 2020, 12:58 PM
Congratulations to both winners - I absolutely love both photos!
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Katharina Ernst on Aug 10, 2020, 09:58 PM
Hello everyone  :)
thank you all who choosed my photo of Teddy Brum Brum in Lisbon with his famous ship to be the winning photo of the June photo competition. I am really glad that Brum Brum and me won!
That is absolutely fantastic and was a big surprise for me  ;) !
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Katharina Ernst on Aug 10, 2020, 10:02 PM
And thanks a lot for all your kind congratulations!!!
 :D
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: June Ingram on Aug 11, 2020, 01:08 AM
Perhaps one day, Teddy Brum Brum and Jasper will meet each other !  :)
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Clydebuilt1971 on Aug 11, 2020, 12:48 PM
Teddy Brum Brum looks a cool dude if you ask me :)

The detail in the mast photo is stunning too!

Congrats to both.

Gav
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Rob Lightbody on Aug 27, 2020, 12:32 PM
Isabelle is busy working behind the scenes on your 2021 calendar and I've just had a sneak preview!

It looks really exciting, but it will be a wee while yet until you can order yours... watch this space, more news coming soon!  Forum members get first dibs :)

Why did the man get fired from the calendar factory?

Because he tried to take a month off...
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Thomas Hypher on Aug 29, 2020, 01:45 PM
Isabelle is busy working behind the scenes on your 2021 calendar and I've just had a sneak preview!

It looks really exciting, but it will be a wee while yet until you can order yours... watch this space, more news coming soon!  Forum members get first dibs :)

Why did the man get fired from the calendar factory?

Because he tried to take a month off...


Looking forward to seeing the 2021 Calendar! Had to chuckle at the joke!
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Sep 02, 2020, 12:11 AM
Congratulations to Fraser (frazscot), who this month is both the main winner and the runner-up winner, with two historical photos. Fascinating glimpses into the earlier life of QE2, starting with her construction!

This early photo was the clear favourite among the voters :

Sometime in 1966 !
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11538/normal_QE2_pool_under_construction.jpg)

Congratulations also for the runner-up photo of a period when this area looked so different from her final appearance :

Tender & pool in the 80's
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/11538/normal_QE2_pool__~0.jpg)

Once again, many thanks to everyone who entered photos and everyone who voted, helping us to keep increasing our library of QE2 photos during all phases of her life at sea.

Looking forward to receiving the originals of these photos, which will go into the 2021 calendar, currently taking shape.



Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Clydebuilt1971 on Sep 02, 2020, 08:41 AM


Why did the man get fired from the calendar factory?

Because he tried to take a month off...


Tadumm tisshhhh Rob!! :)

Congrats to the winners!
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: June Ingram on Sep 02, 2020, 10:21 PM
Congratulations, Fraser, on being the winner and the runner up winner with your fabulous QE2 photos !  :)
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: frazscot on Sep 03, 2020, 11:03 AM
What can I say .   Winner and runner up !       My thanks to all who liked my pictures and took the time to vote.
You have made a old man very happy !,,
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Oct 02, 2020, 10:25 AM
We had many fantastic photos entered for the August competition " QE2 with a boat or ship as an escort" in fact Rod summed it up when he said "in my opinion this set of "piccies" is the best ones"

Thanks to everyone who entered photos and who voted  :)

We have joint winners this month - congratulation to both of you:

Pete Hamill's photo "The Race is on"
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/19813/normal_img_2585.jpg)

and ...

Isabelle Prondzynski's photo "QE2 and Company"
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_200805_QE2_and_company.jpg)

You can almost feel the movement of the boats in these two pictures. 

Two of Hamburger's photos were joint runners up:

Following QM2
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10050/normal_15_10_2008_22-45-00-2.jpg)

Nutshell beside QE2
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10050/normal_10_10_2008_19-17-14-2.jpg)

Seeing the fantastic selection of photos in the photo competition each month, makes it so worthwhile. 

Remember to look out for details of how to order the 2021 Calendar which will be ready to order soon.
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Thomas Hypher on Oct 02, 2020, 02:27 PM
Wonderful set of photos I am looking forward to seeing in next year's calendar! Congratulations to all!  :)
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: June Ingram on Oct 04, 2020, 12:04 AM
Congratulations to our winners and runner up winner with their spectacular photos ! And many thanks to all who submitted photos !  :)
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Oct 04, 2020, 02:51 AM
What an exciting competition that was! Thank you so much for enjoying it and for voting.

And amazing to close the year with two winners and two runners up! I shall now try and accommodate all the winning pictures of the year in two or possibly even three calendars. Much to look forward to.
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Jan 02, 2021, 07:05 PM
To close the year, we ran a competition among the prizewinners of the year, and although all had been prizewinners before, this is the result that emerged when we had another look at the best of the best.

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=9526.0

The prize of the year (a QE2 Story calendar for 2021, with this photo on the cover page) goes to :

shipnshore's "Liverpool calling" :
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/13714/normal_Liverpool_Calling_.jpg)

The runners-up were :

Cunarder Man's "Together Mid-Atlantic"
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10023/normal_Picture_115.jpg)

and :

Hamburger's "Complete chain"
(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10050/normal_1999_11_14-150809small.jpg)

... with another 4 photos following only one vote behind. It was a truly memorable poll!

Big thanks to everyone who submitted photos to the competitions during the course of the year, who gave us this wonderful selection of the best of the best.

And congratulations to the prizewinners!
Title: Re: Photo competition results : 2021 calendar
Post by: Pete Hamill on Jan 03, 2021, 11:54 AM
The best of the best! Congratulations to all. Great photos.