After much consideration and advice, Weatherzone has decided to acknowledge the original winner of the June photo competition, Kirsty Hellmech.
We would like to acknowledge that we did not handle this unfamiliar situation in an appropriate way and apologise for the hurt and confusion that this has caused all parties. This has also been communicated privately to both Kirsty and Marinka.
To be fair to both winners, Marinka’s image will remain for the remainder of this month. Kirsty will then have her work showcased for the month of July. There will be no photo comp in July, but will return for August.
We particularly apologise to Kirsty, congratulate her for her amazing photograph and thank her for her understanding and patience.
Finally, please be assured that we value you, our users, very highly and have taken into consideration all of your opinions expressed over the last few days.