Dr Gabrielle Tamura-Rose, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, St Raphael's Hospice

Gaby is one of the palliative medicine consultants at St Raphael's Hospice having joined last September. She jumped at the opportunity to join the judging panel for this competition as a big extra-curricular passion of hers is all things art!

She has exhibited some of her own work and takes every opportunity to be creative as possible in both her work and home life (whilst juggling being a mum to a 18 month and 3-year-old!).

Her first journal club presentation at work involved the medical team partaking in a virtual life drawing class from the Royal Academy of Arts! She very much looks forward to seeing and being inspired by your entries.

Siobhain McDonagh, Labour MP for Morden and Mitcham

Siobhain joined the Labour Party when she was just 15, and in 1982 became London's youngest councillor when she was elected to Merton Council. Siobhain was the Labour candidate for Mitcham and Morden in the 1987 and 1992 general elections, before eventually winning in 1997.

As a local MP, she has led a variety of campaigns. In particular, she has campaigned to improve local health services, leading calls to re-open the Wilson Hospital in Mitcham and save the A&E and Maternity Units at St Helier Hospital.

Siobhain is renowned as one of the country’s hardest-working MPs, and regularly heads the list of MPs who have written the most letters, taking up thousands of new cases on behalf of constituents every year.

Patrick Steel, Landscape Photographer

Following in his father Arthur Steel's footsteps with an ingrained passion for photography, Patrick gained experience at London's largest photographic studio; Holborn Studios, then based in Clerkenwell. He also worked as a freelance assistant for a eight years travelling extensively around the globe on assignments working with some of the world’s top photographers.

During this time, Patrick mainly assisted portrait photographers such as Terry O'Neill, David Steen and Brian Aris and was lucky enough to have personally met Her Majesty The Queen, Michael Jackson, David Bowie and Elizabeth Taylor, to name a few. 

Photographing landscapes locally became an essential pastime for Patrick and to his delight, friends began asking if they could acquire prints of his photographs to hang within their homes and that's how his local landscapes evolved. Patrick also manages two photographic archives, supplying prints to collector’s around the world.

Image banner - shortlisted picture by Peter Nicholls.