This winning image, by Jooney Woodward was taken in the guinea pig judging area at the Royal Welsh Show.
“I found her image to be immediately striking with her long, red hair and white stewarding coat. She is holding her own guinea pig called Gentleman Jack, named after the Jack Daniel’s whisky box in which he was given to her. Using natural light from a skylight above, I took just three frames and this image was the first”, said Woodward who used a Mamiya RZ medium format camera to shoot her winning image. Woodward, received a £12,000 cash prize for this image.
Woodward was one of the five photographers to be selected for this year’s prize. Jill Wooster came second, receiving a £2500 cash prize. Dona Schwartz, Jasper Clarke and David Knight respectively came third, fourth and fifth, winning £1500, £1000 and £500.