The Big Sleuth: photo competition winners

You can’t have missed the nearly 100 bears dotted across Birmingham this summer, part of The Big Sleuth art trail that has been raising funds so Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Their creative designs and cheerful faces have certainly added something different to the #IGersBirmingham hashtag.

We were approached by the team behind the project and asked to gather the best photos of the bears that we could find. These would be printed, framed and then used at a fundraising event for donors, as well as then being sold on behalf of the charity at the closing festivities. As this ties in with our commitment to supporting the Birmingham community in whatever way we can, we jumped at the change to help this good cause (the added possibility of a behind the scenes instameet at the hospital for the winners was also a deciding factor!).

The IGersBirmingham community rose to the occasion and we received some great submissions. We now have the pleasure of announcing the winners, as picked by Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Congratulations to the following:

Andy Smart
Bearwok at Millennium Point by Andy Smart, @colatron
Peaky Blinders Bear in the Mailbox by Beth Astington @bethastington
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Solar Polar Bear in Victoria Square, Chris Fletcher @cpf_photography
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Buzz Bear at the University of Birmingham by Chris Fletcher, @cpf_photography
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Banteay Srei Bear outside the ICC by David Evans, @dsevo
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Gummy Bear in the Jewellery Quarter by David Evans, @dsevo
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Dreamcoat Bear in Pigeon Park by Paul Martin, @twonames
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Snowy Bear with lightbombing by Paul Martin, @twonames
Bearlock in Brindley Place by Tammie Naughton, @tammie_naughton_photography

Congratulations to the winners (hopefully we will be in touch soon about a behind the scenes visit to BCH) and thank you to everyone that entered.

Tickets to the farewell weekend, where the images should be available for purchase, can be purchased here.