Photographic Competition Winners

The 2015 Winner

1st Place - Robert Patefield - James Alpe Ltd

First Place – Mr Robert Patefield, James Alpe Ltd, Reedy Grass in Water.

We are delighted to present the winners and finalists of our 2015 Photographic Competition.

As always the standard was stunningly high and the judges had a very difficult time in choosing the final three winners.

The subject this year was Nature (close up).

Nicola Draper - East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce

Second Place – Nicola Draper, East Lancs Chamber, Crab, Up Close and Personal.

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Third Place – Robert Singleton, Southern Hawk Dragonfly

The Judges

We would like to thank our judges:

Mr David Haslam of NatWest

Mr John Everiss of John Everiss Design Limited

Mr Keith Miller

The Finalists

Please find attached a gallery of all the finalists. We thank them for a superb effort and a very high standard, we know that you will enjoy their images.

Family Photographic Competition

The 2015 Pierce Family Photographic Competition is now open for entries.

Have a go,  it’s easy.

Who can enter?

Pierce personnel and their families

Pierce clients and their families

Pierce intermediaries and their families

Yes!  husbands, wives, partners, grannies, granddads, aunties, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins, sons, daughters, mums and dads and any other kind of relative you can think of.

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We want your whole family to be involved.

Everyone listed above (with the exception of professional photographers) is welcome to enter.



Nature – Close Up

The main subject of your photograph must be of a natural being, plant or object (close up).

The natural world as it exists without human beings. Birds small

For example:

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Fish
  • Flowers
  • Fungus
  • Insect,
  • Plants
  • Rivers
  • Rocks
  • Waves

You don’t have to stick to the above list, use your imagination, artistry and/or sense of humour.

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How to Enter

It is so EASY – just upload your image to our website.

If you find that you have changed your mind and have taken a better shot later, just upload that and it will take the place of your previous entry.

Hit the button to enter – it’s FREE and there are great prizes.

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We are looking for 3 winning images in total and are offering prizes of:

£500 for the outright winner

£200 for second place

£100 for third place.


The photographs must be taken between Wednesday 1st April 2015 and Wednesday 30 September 2015.

All entries to be submitted strictly by 12 noon on 2nd October 2015.


The competition will be judged by a member of the Pierce Team and at least two independent outside judges.

More information…

For further information regarding the rules and regulations please visit the about and rules pages.


Prizes will be presented at a presentation evening, (date to be announced). Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest news.

Photo Competition Winners

Photo Competition Winners and Finalists

We were delighted by the quality of entries for our 2014 photographic competition which was judged this morning by John Everiss of John Everiss Design, Dave Haslam from NatWest Bank, Keith Miller professional photographer and our Mary-Lou Duggan.

It was very difficult to choose winners from the 80 finalists, however our first choice and outright winning photo is a superb landscape by Jon Thompson of East Lancs Chamber of Commerce.

Jon Thompson - East Lancs Chamber of Commerce

The runner up is a stunning portrait of a Puffin taken by Samantha Bell of Napthens.

Samantha Bell - Napthens

Third place is a shot of a beautiful red flower which was outstanding in its composition by Mark Pitts.

Mark Pitts

We have also produced a screensaver of the winning three entries for you to download.

We attach a gallery of all the finalists and thank them for their time and effort in entering our competition.

Winners of the Pierce 2013 Photographic Competition

We are delighted to present the winning entries from the 2013 Pierce Photographic Competition.

Thank you to all who entered the competition, we were impressed by the outstanding standard of entries. The competition was open to Pierce Personnel and their families, but for the first time it was opened to our clients and intermediaries and their families.

The Theme this year was ‘Being Green in 2013’. The entries were very pleasing indeed and the judges were hard pressed to settle on the winning three, however, outstanding from the rest were:

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1st prize – Disappearing Bees By:  Mr Nick Leach of NatWest Lancaster

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2nd prize – Monet’s Water Garden By: Mr Jon Stanton of PEM IT Services

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3rd prize – Molly and the Giant Green Gobstopper By: Robert Patefield of James Alpe Limited

Prizes will be presented to the winners during our Christmas Drinks Evening on Thursday 5 December when all the entries will be on display.

Thank you to all who entered