The last year has been an enormous challenge for everyone. The onset of Covid-19 has led to Governments introducing draconian measures to control the spread of the virus.

Whilst helping the control the disease the introduction of Lockdown has had all sorts of unforeseen consequences as people found themselves confined to their homes, unable to see family and friends face to face and, in case where people have had to shield, not leave their homes for a year or more.

With this in mind, RCEPI asked “What has Lockdown meant to you” and appealed to people to share their photographs which represented an image that would always remind them of these difficult times, taken within 100 metres of their place of confinement.

A panel of judges headed by Daryl Gabin of Daracle Photography and President of the Algarve Photographers Group together with award winning photographer Shannon Belletti, and 3 RCEPI members selected the winners as 1st place to Eric Nemeth with Nobody Outside; 2nd place to Feeding the Soul by Vaughan Willmore and 3rd place to Gerty Geerts with Restrictions. RCEPI are grateful to everyone who took part and to The Works, The Algarve’s One Stop Printshop, in Almancil, for sponsoring a prize.

The photographs can be views at Funds raised will go towards helping the local community. For further information on Rotary contact