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The launch of the FFP Group calendar 2016 (Fife Photo Agency)
The launch of the FFP Group calendar 2016 (Fife Photo Agency)
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The Fife Free Press Group’s 2016 Discovering Fife calendar has been launched.

Speaking at the event, Jerzy Morkis, community content editor with the weekly newspaper group, revealed that the 2015 reader calendar competition had inspired sister newspaper groups in the Western Isles and Aberdeenshire to follow suit.

The calendar not only represents Fife but our diverse readership.

Allan Crow

“I’ve seen many of their entries,” he said, “and I’m really looking forward to seeing their calendars but I do believe Fife has set an even higher standard this year.”

The winning pictures this year were selcted by a judging panel comprising Jerzy and professional photographers Steve Brown and Walter Neilson of Fife Photo Agency.

“We thought choosing the 13 prints would be a pretty straightforward task but it proved far from easy.

“We each made our selection individually, compared what we had chosen, then the discussions really began.

“In the end though, I think we got it right; it really is an excellent calendar and certainly meets, or even exceeds, the standard set last year.’’

The calendar was designed by local graphic designer Isla Hopkins and printed by Barr Printers of Glenrothes.

The 13 winning prints, three of which were taken by winners in last year’s competition – Colin Nicol, Abbey Turpie and Kim Bennett – were enlarged and framed by Mark Rodgers Photography of Bonnybank.

They will be on show at the Rothes Halls, near reception tion, through October, and Fife Free Press Group editor Allan Crow hopes people visiting the Kingdom Shopping Centre take the opportunity to visit the display.

“The Discovering Fife Calendar competition runs across all our titles in the region – the Fife Free Press, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Fife herald and St Andrews Citizen,’’ said Allan.

“What makes it special is that it attracts entries from the serious photographer to those who just happened to to capture a memorable snapshot. In that way the calendar not only represents Fife but our diverse readership.”

●Discovering Fife Calendar 2016 is available from the Fife Free Press Kirk Wynd office in Kirkcaldy and the Fife Herald office in Cupar. It will shortly be available from selected newsagents.