Judging Panel For No Limits National Photo Competition Revealed

Four Judges Will Decide Winners From Inspirational Images Showcasing Aspirations For Disabled People


The judging panel who will decide the winners in three different categories in the national No Limits photo competition launched by Irwin Mitchell and Meningitis Now has been revealed

The competition, which has been designed to raise awareness of how disabled people can achieve their goals by sharing inspiring stories of personal achievement, closes for entries on 20th November, with the winners announced in December.

Alison Eddy, regional managing partner of Irwin Mitchell’s London office, and Sue Davie, Chief Executive of Meningitis Now, will lead the panel, judging the entries in the three categories – ambition, independence and people – with prizes handed out in two age categories – under 18s and over 18s.

They will be joined on the judging panel by Colonel John Etherington OBE, the National Clinical Director for Rehabilitation and Recovering in the Community NHS England and Drew Forsyth, an experienced photographer who has worked with the Cerebral Palsy Midlands Heritage Project, as well as having work featured in the Guardian.

John, a consultant in Rheumatology and Rehabilitation Medicine and Director of Defence Rehabilitation, is responsible for policy and plans concerning rehabilitation within the armed forces and was involved in the development of complex trauma rehabilitation services during the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The winners in each category will receive an iPad, while the overall winner will also receive £200 of Amazon vouchers and a 12-month subscription to Photography Monthly.

Law firm Irwin Mitchell helps many victims of injury and illness to get their lives back on track with specialist help, support and rehabilitation. 

Alison Eddy, a Partner in the personal injury team at Irwin Mitchell, said: 
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I’m looking forward to judging the No Limits competition, as we have already had some very impressive photographs entered.

“Everyone faces challenges in their lives and this competition is about the personal perceptions of what no limits means to each individual. In each category we will be looking for a winner who has captured the spirit of No Limits.”
Alison Eddy, Partner

Sue Davie, Chief Executive of Meningitis Now, said: “We have already had some very impressive entries in each of the categories and I know we will have our work cut out to decide on a winner in each of the age groups.

“Hopefully the competition will raise awareness of what can be achieved if we work together to help and assist disabled people and their friends and families to ensure and inspire others to achieve everything they possibly can.”

The competition closes for entries at midnight on 20th November 2014 with winners announced on the Irwin Mitchell website in December 2014. To view the full terms and conditions, visit www.irwinmitchell.com/nolimits 

Regular competition updates can be found on Twitter @irwinmitchell #IMNoLimits.