Members of GB England & Wales won 2 out of the 5 age categories in GB Europe's photo competition marking GB's 125th anniversary year.
Harriet Kenoe, of 1st Cranham, won the 4-7s category. Her picture, showing why she likes GB, is below.
Faye Barker, of 1st Elland, won the 15-17s category. Her picture, showing why GB has inspired her, is above.
Faye had to write a piece to accompany her entry, which said 'Because of GB I am faithful. GB has taught me to be faithful to God and strengthen my love towards the Lord. His teachings have made me a more wholesome, devoted and accepting person. He gives me the confidence to tackle everyday problems in life and to ignore the negative people. My photo represents God being everywhere and surrounding us with His love. He is the light in many people's lives which is presented through the cross. He shines through even in the darkest of times and is always watching over us and protecting us from harm. His home is shown through the church which should be celebrated by us all, this was the meaning behind the photo.
'However, I am also faithful towards my friends, of which I have made many during my time at GB. GB has inspired me to be a loyal and trustworthy friend. At GB we help each other and promise to remain kind. The allegiance of GB always stays together to help share the love of all. Finally, I am faithful to always being myself. GB has allowed me to gain confidence and has given me the opportunity to always be myself and celebrates everyone’s individuality. I feel supported and accepted at Girls' Brigade, so no matter what I will always be me and always be faithful to those I care for.'
The competition entries were judged on creativity, imagination, and photographic skill. Well done to all who took part from across GB Europe!
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