Rubis 2019 Calendars now available

Our much loved and eagerly anticipated annual calendars are now available from all our Rubis forecourts or from any of our offices. Please do pop along and pick up your free copy.

The calendars once again feature photographs of loved local trees in the Channel Islands as part of The “Trees We Love” photographic competition that we run in support of Jersey Trees for Life and Guernsey Trees for Life; two local charities devoted to providing protection and care for island trees.

Overall winners of the adult category were Richard Bougeard (Jersey) and Gill Harrison (Guernsey) and from the junior category, Rosie Boak (Jersey) and Anton Le Poidevin (Guernsey).

The feedback from the judges was that the standard of photos for the calendar were ‘absolutely remarkable’, making judging extremely difficult.

Gerard Farnham, Chairman for Jersey Trees for Life said, ‘Jersey Trees for Life are delighted with the excellent quality of the photographs submitted for the competition this year and with our best ever results received from the huge response of entries. We appreciate the time and effort spent by each competitor on capturing their favourite trees around the island’.

Guernsey Tree for Life Education Officer, Vanessa Crispini-Adams who was one of this year’s judges said, ‘It is always a pleasure to see all the entries for the competition as it reflects islanders love of trees and their special place and importance in our landscape’.

The judging panel were particularly impressed with Richard Bougeard’s, ‘Autumnal Archway’, which features on the front cover of the calendar. On the photograph, the panel said, ‘The image was chosen for its wonderful composition and colours – greens, oranges and browns – that worked so well with the shadows and light. From a stylistic perspective, the photographer has carefully controlled the contrast, balance, sharpness and composition to help create a masterful image.’

The excellent quality of the photographs this year is reflected in the calibre of the images that did not take home the prize. Although not a winner, Matthew Loughlin’s black and white photo, ‘December 2019’ was described by the panel as ‘Something spectacular, almost breath-taking in this serene, yet simple, image of a lonely tree. In the vastness of the photograph’s space, we sense the beauty, strength, vitality and fragility, of this lonely tree. It’s a photograph you can look at for a long time.’

Rubis takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously and we are proud to support initiatives that reduce the impact of fossil fuel consumption in the Channel Islands. It is always a pleasure to support Guernsey and Jersey Trees for Life and we would like to congratulate and thank all of the entrants for their hard work, creativity and imagination.

We hope you will enjoy our 2019 calendar as it is a unique representation of our Islands’ spectacular trees and the format of the monthly calendar is useful too as it allows you to mark birthdays, remember anniversaries, plan holidays and schedule other important events.