A day in the life of a Dohne farmer

It’s finally time to announce the winner of our Dohne Merino Photography Competition.

Congratulations to our first place winner, Flitwick Ranch with their photo entitled ‘Vroegdag.’
Our judges commended your use of movement and light, as well as foreground/background imagery in telling your story.
We all felt that your photograph captured an intriguing moment in a South African Dohne Merino farmer’s life.

Our runner-up is Zuurfontein with their photo entitled, ‘Tyd om te leer.’
We loved the story that this photograph told, as well as the promise that it foretells for the future Dohne Merino farmers.

Honourable mentions:
Dohne ooie met lammers – Rome Stud
Dohne Merino Lambs with Inhlosane Mountain in the distance – Copperleigh Farm
Huiswaarts – Flitwick Ranch
Future Dohne Farmer – Wattlegrove
Bonding Time – Oliveburn

Thank you so much for all of your entries, our judges were blown away by both the technical prowess and story-telling elements of your photographs. We would like to thank Extreme Lights for sponsoring the main prize, a Wuben P26 Flashlight. They have also, very generously, offered the Dohne community a further 15% discount on any of their products during September. Go and have a look at what is on offer here: www.extremelights.co.za and use the discount code ELFlashlights15%off (one use per person). The runner up’s prize, a 1kg bag of top quality coffee beans, has been sponsored by This Side Up Media.

Our two judges include; Megan Stander, our favourite local photographer and Bobby Londt, son of the late Henri Londt, who was the manager of the Dohne Merino Breeders Society from 1989 to 2012. Bobby is a specialist in digital marketing and played an integral role in the build and design of our website.

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