Stained Glass Competition – Winners Announced!

18/05/2017

A few weeks ago, a panel of judges came together to judge the entries to the Town hall Project stained glass competition. They were overwhelmed to have a table with over 100 entries facing them. It was a really tough day of judging with many decisions being made and remade.

The panel was made up of Brackley Town Mayor at the time; Councillor Fiona Baker, Senior Grants Officer for the Heritage Lottery Fund Kally Barot and The Master of the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London and District Councillor, Peter Rawlinson. The panel all brought something unique to the judging, with Peter’s expert glass knowledge and Fiona’s background in photography, the creative side was well covered. Kally brought her experience with heritage buildings to assist in the judging.

Peter Rawlinson, Kally Barot and Fiona Baker in Brackley's New Fire Station to judge the competition entries.
Peter Rawlinson, Kally Barot and Fiona Baker in Brackley’s New Fire Station to judge the competition entries.

The Master of the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London, Peter Rawlinson, a Brackley resident, said ”I was absolutely delighted to be asked to help judge the entries for the glass as part of the Town Hall restoration project.  The standard of the entries was amazingly high and represented so many aspects of life in Brackley including not only current activities but those celebrating our rich past.  I look forward to seeing them in place next year.”

We were very impressed to see that we had received entries from many of the groups in the town, as well as individual residents who wanted to highlight their favorite part of the town or something historical that they felt needed to be remembered. It was fab to have entries from two Brackley Schools, both Magdalen College and Waynflete Infants entered the competition.

It was decided that there would be 23 winners. There are 26 windows in total, three of them will be taken up with the logos of the three funders for the restoration; Brackley Town Council, South Northants Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The winners and runners up have all been notified by post.

The winners are:

David Parsons for their design representing Waynflete Lodge
Dr Hans Apel, Lord Brackley for their design representing the Lord Brackley Crest
Chris Cartmell for their design representing the Magna Carta
Steph Campbell for their design representing the Northamptonshire Rose
Jason Stewart for their design representing Brackley Castle
Sam Munday-Webb for their design representing Arts In Brackley
John Weaver for their design representing The Morris Men
Hannah Mason for their design representing an Historic Town
Georgia Coker for their design representing Brackley School Logos
Rhianna Cone for their design representing the Bell Tower
Maisie Walker for their design representing Tolerance
Val Pendleton for their design representing Jousting
Margaret Rogers for their design representing the Women’s Institute
The Revd Nicholas Gandy OGS for their design representing St Peter’s Church
Debra Perry for their design representing the War Memorial
Ruth Harris for their design representing the Almshouses
The Charity C.A.F.E for their design representing their charity
Abby Muir for their design representing Feeding The Ducks
Riley Barton for their design representing  Maypole Dancing
Carolyn Hunter for their design representing the poet Mary Leapor
John Bailey for their design representing the Brackley Viaduct and Trains
Molly Eaves for their design representing Brackley Guides
Suzanne Makes and the  Brackley European Association for their design representing Twinning

Work now starts for the stained glass artist to re-interpret the winning designs and make them suitable for stained glass. The finished artwork will be placed into the windows later in the year.

Sincere commiserations to the runners up and a big Thank You for entering. We never imagined we would receive so many fantastic entries. Well done for making the judges job so hard!

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