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#ARBatWork Photo contest draws incredible response

  16/02/2017
Last Updated:  16/02/2017

Working in Arboriculture can cover many activities. Given the widespread public affection for trees we decided a photo contest would be an ideal opportunity to further our goal of promoting the professionalism of the industry to the wider public, and raising awareness of the wealth of skills and technical expertise required to be a successful arborist.

We set out to get the best shots of Arborists at work to help promote the industry and its professionals to a wider audience. With a year’s free membership as the prize photo’s came flooding in via e-mail and social media using the hashtag #ARBatwork. It was a truly overwhelming response with over 140 submissions, 80 on Facebook alone.

Thank you to everyone who entered; it was a tough task but we whittled the entries down to 15 finalists and put it to a vote on social media.

750 people voted to decide the winner, congratulations to Sam Dellar who was thrilled to come out on top and said “Chuffed with that! Working hard on my Professional membership application at the moment and making steps towards approved contractor…”

Sam Dellar

Sam Dellar’s winning entry

Davan Edwards
David Riley
Jay Denkmayer
Joe Kempster
Michael Lawn
Michael Lawn
Reg Harris
 

The finalists will be displayed in the AA HQ at ARB Show 2017.

We’re already thinking of new ways to use enthralling content like this to engage and promote arboriculture to the public. In fact, there has been so much Arborist video content around recently; we might have to start a separate competition for you ‘Arb Spielbergs’…