Congratulations to Dave Williams, Abigail McKern, Jonathan Jones, Ros Coles, Greg Boy, Logan & Joshua Hooker and many more

By popular acclaim, here are the winners of the Buriton Virtual Village Show 2020:

Under 18s:
This category attracted the highest number of votes and some of the most imaginative entries
1st    Logan & Joshua Hooker, aged 5
2nd     Lilly Watts, aged 10
3rd    Harry Young, aged 15

With special commendations to Skye Black for her lockdown sewing and the Mitford youth for a formidable, collective showing

My veg patch:
The most closely-contested category with
Joint 1st  Dave Williams, Abigail McKern and Jonathan Jones
2nd  Rebecca Keville
3rd    Denise Cousins

The best of my garden:
1st    Ros Coles
2nd    Abigail McKern 
3rd    Caroline Harwood

My lockdown:
What wonderful projects you have launched, and how lucky we are to be free to isolate on the Downs
1st    Greg Boy    
Joint 2nd  Samantha Simpson, Peter Black and Lester Handley 
3rd    Maggie Johnston

To see the wonderful winning entries and many, many other fab images, go to

Your entries for the virtual village show are colourful, beautiful, inventive and – in many cases – highly skilled. Thanks and congratulations to all who entered.

The organising committee are delighted that so many parishioners joined in this odd covid adaptation to our normal show. About 50 of you piled in with well over 100 images.

They are a testament to our collective resilience during the pandemic, and to the great pool of talent among us. The gallery is also a fine showcase for the beautiful part of the world we live in.

This website will be left open for you to enjoy for a while. Entrants’ contact details will be deleted from the database within the next few days.

Although this experiment has been fun, we look forward to returning to the show we know and love in real life next summer – fingers crossed.

Thanks again for your participation! And many thanks to our webmaster Alistair Martin and to our designer Paul Martin (no relation) for making such an elegant display so quickly.

Buzz Cousins, for the organising committee