Patton marks 100 years in business with community photography competition
The successful entrants, whose photographs were selected to appear in the exhibition to mark Patton’s 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, Moorsfield Primary School; up to age 18: Rebekah McBride and age 19 plus: Emma Hickinson.