Magazine wins national prize

Our editor travelled to Harrogate in his native Yorkshire on 3 May to receive a prize of £100 for our society. This was the reward for Peckham Society News being the runner-up in a national competition run by The David St John Thomas Charitable Trust in association with Writers’ News.

The first prize was won by Valley News, a community magazine produced in Whitby, North Yorkshire. This attractive publication reproduces full colour photographs. The photographs in Peckham Society News are reproduced in black and white to reduce costs. Our editor sees the full colour version of our magazine and is well aware how much more attractive it would be for our readers to see colour photographs. However, the extra cost would be prohibitive.

The lively and enjoyable prize giving ceremony in Harrogate was held in the appropriately named Majestic Hotel.