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12 March 2020

Pest photograph competition winner announced

BPCA were pleased to announce the winner of the #BestPestPic2020 competition at PPC Live in Harrogate this week.

bestpestpic2020 winner announced

Mark Horrocks, a pest management technician from Gloucestershire, won the Association’s competition to find the best image of public health pest control.

Entries were shortlisted by the BPCA Staff team, with the top 11 entries put on display at PPC Live 2020.

The winning photograph was then picked by a panel of judges from across the pest management industry, as well PR and photography experts, and announced at the event.

The judges were:

  • Simon King, Editor, Pest magazine
  • Jane Shepherd, MD, Shepherd PR
  • Clive Boase, MD, The Pest Management Consultancy
  • Scott Johnstone, Marketing and Communications Manager, BPCA
  • Clark Smith-Stanley, Photographer and Aviator, Profile Studios.

Mark was delighted to win, saying:

“I took the photo because I was trying to demonstrate to a customer that wasps are not always to be feared, and that they are still important for the ecosystem.

“I placed some honey on a clothes peg and the wasp did what came natural to it, so I had to get a shot of it.

"I didn't expect to win, it came as a shock!”

Ian Andrew, BPCA Chief Exec, said: “We had so many wonderful entries to the competition, but our judges were particularly impressed with Mark’s photograph.

“We wanted to celebrate the important work that our sector does to protect public health and Mark’s entry, plus all the other entries, certainly did that.”

Source: Online

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