Step Count Challenge Photo Competition Winners

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Written by Carl

We had a fantastic response to the Step Count Challenge photo competition with a real range of submissions. Picking a winner was no easy task, but after much deliberation we came to the following decision:

Luz Salazar

1st Prize: Luz Salazar from NHS Western Isles wins a Sony Cybershot Digital camera and her photo will appear on the cover of the next edition of our Footnotes newsletter.

Luz and her fellow walkers Physio Team 1 titled their photo No Matter the Weather and we salute their positive attitude along with their fine taste in hats and rain-wear! Luz said "walking for our team has been a real challenge as we don't seem to do as much walking during the day as we thought! So we are really trying to increase our steps week by week. This challenge has been a really positive activity for our team. We have encouraged each other to keep up with the steps."

Kim Bowden

2nd Prize: Kim Bowden from QD Events LTD wins a Sony Cybershot camera.

Her team are called The Exhibitionists as this photo clearly shows. Kim said "we work within a company called QD Events Ltd and we are an event and exhibition organising company based in Glasgow at the Scottish Exhibition Centre. We're doing the challenge in order to become fitter, healthier and to make more of an effort to walk more during and after work! We will make an effort to walk together at lunchtimes, and we have the perfect setting as we are situated right beside the river Clyde."

Jill Bain

Runner-up: Jill Bain from the Leprosy Mission Scotland wins a £25 Schuh voucher.

This intriguing shot really stood out. Jill said "whilst racking up steps for my team The Bengal Tigers, I spotted something which underlined one of my favourite things about walking – you never know what moment of magic you might see in the most unlikely place. This is a rainbow on a demolition site, caused by the water sprayed to control dust catching the sun on a beautiful spring afternoon in Glasgow."

Helen Guthrie

Runner-up: Helen Guthrie from Fife Council wins a £25 Schuh voucher.

Helen's photo captures her team the Path Pounders playing peek-a-boo during a lunchtime walk.

Claire Robertson

Runner-up: Claire Robertson from Aberdeenshire Council wins a £25 Schuh voucher.

Taking part in the challenge has inspired Claire to find new walks in her local area and we loved this neatly composed photo of a hot air balloon. Claire said "I'm in Team Accelerators this year for the walk at work step count challenge. It's the first year I've taken part and I've really enjoyed it.

"In the week or so running up to the start of the challenge, I asked colleagues for some ideas of places I could go walking with the dog. Braes of Gight was suggested to me, and the dog and I thoroughly enjoyed our first trip down there. We've been walking there regularly now and have loved that there are so many routes to take. We often find ourselves stepping up the pace to make it home before dark because we've spent too long out wandering."

Lynne Black

Runner-up: Lynne Black from the University of Stirling wins a £25 Schuh voucher.

Lynne's photo featured in the blog last week and we thought it a deserving winner. Here's her team the Walking Warriors recreating the famous Beatles' Abbey Road album cover. After 3... 'Here comes the sun...'

Kerry Horwood

Runner-up: Kerry Horwood from the Scottish Social Services Council wins a £25 Schuh voucher.

Kerry sent in this unusual photo and it caught our judges' eyes. Kerry said "as I was walking at lunchtime today, I took this picture underneath the Tay Road Bridge, just a different perspective of something I see every day!"

A big thanks to everyone who sent in a photo. We'll publish another selection of photos next week.

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