July - Photography Competition Results

Debbie Hunt

We are well into summer now, with a very confused weather forecast causing sudden downpours and glorious sunshine to fill the meadows with plenty of summer colours.

And while summer is synonymous with grass looking greener, your summer colours were far more than hues of green and blue skies. We have had a wonderful 30 entries of our beautiful nature reserve and resident wildlife. From butterflies and bees to landscape views and meadow flowers. 

A special mention this month must go to our latest photographer, Archie Ingham, aged 7, who entered three wonderful photographs. You're never too young to start snapping photos, and it's great to have people of such a young age interested in wildlife.

Our judge had a very difficult decision to make, with 30 photographs to choose from from the subject Summer Colour.

Planet Brockholes

Debbie Hunt

In first place is this stunning photograph entitled, Planet Brockholes, by Debbie Hunt.

Our judge said the unique and artistic photograph stood out and made great use of available colour:

"The brilliant colours on this photograph really caught my eye. From the green green grass (of home) to the beautiful flowers, and the contrast of our wonderful Visitor Village. The idea of using a lens ball makes the whole idea much more unique, and I particularly love the idea of a 'Planet Brockholes'.

Cornflower and bee

Ken Hayes

In second place is Cornflower and Bee by Ken Hayes. Our judge chose this photograph based on the quality of the photograph and the incredible colour of the cornflower.

"There's not many things in the natural world which are such a bright, beautiful, blue as this cornflower. To see the wonderful fluffy bumble bee as well, it's just a lovely photograph which perfectly fits the theme of Summer Colour."


Darren Taylor

Rounding off the top three is Darren Taylor with his Goldfinch. 

"Who doesn't love a Goldfinch? They must be one of the most colourful birds with a beautiful pattern and to capture a photo really is the epiphany of Summer Colour." 

Feel free to let us know what you think about the judge’s selections via either our Facebook or Twitter pages. AUGUST’s competition is currently open and has the theme of DRAGONFLIES/DAMSELFLIES; As long as the photo has been taken at Brockholes, you can enter whatever image you like!

The deadline for entries is midnight on 05/09/2019 and the only condition is that your photograph was taken on Brockholes nature reserve. To enter, just email photocomp@lancswt.org.uk or click the link below to use the online application form (a maximum of three photos per person is permitted).  

Go to the online application form

More entries in the gallery below