Well done to Derek Auer who is the winner of our ‘Sense of Place’ photo competition, that took place during December/January. We had 80 entries this year, which makes it our most entered photo competition. The judges spent hours working through the top 20 most voted for entries. Even though it was close, in the end they felt that Derek’s photo best captured A Sense of Place.

The competition mechanism was simple. People were invited to submit a photo that in their opinion best captured ‘A Sense of Place’ (the slogan of Champagne Castle Hotel), and had to include the mountain, Champagne Castle. The photo didn’t have to be taken from the hotel property. 

Entrants then voted for, and asked their friends to vote for their photo. We then took the 20 most voted for images and our panel of 3 judges, based at the hotel, selected the winning photo. 

Well done Derek.

Below, in no particular order, is a gallery of the 20 most voted for photos