May photography competition results

Brad Hamer

From woodland floors ablaze with vibrant bluebells to striking images of crimson red tulips, we received a glorious selection of eye-catching images this month.

This month's photography competition theme was ‘Spring Blooms’, and in spite of the rather damp and soggy weather conditions experienced, the photographs submitted demonstrated the colour and vibrancy present in the natural world throughout spring.  

It was particularly difficult to choose a winner this month as there were a multitude of eye-catching images, however after much consideration Brad Hamer’s ‘Sunburst Amongst Bluebells’ was chosen as the winner.  

Sunburst Amongst Bluebells

Brad Hamer

Our judge absolutely loved this image and stated 'this photo provides an emblematic representation of spring; bluebells create a carpet of colour in woodlands right across our region and viewing this natural spectacle is something I look forward to every year.'

Spring Bee

Alissa Ferry

In second place is Alissa Ferry’s ‘Spring Bee’, our judge really appreciated the fact that this vibrant image highlights ‘the importance of flowers and plants for our native pollinators, and the responsibility we all have in creating wild spaces which allow such creatures to not only survive but thrive.’  

Bluebells in Tockholes Wood

Kara McCarron

Finally in third place is Kara McCarron’s ‘Bluebells in Tockholes Wood’, our judge adored this photo and proclaimed ‘this image highlights the intricate beauty of one of our most underappreciated plants, as a result of the bluebells commonality they are often overlooked, however this photo effectively depicts the complex nature of this delightful flower.'

The winner will be contacted via email with details of how to redeem their £100 optics voucher prize. Additionally, all winning photos will be displayed in our visitor centres for everyone to see.       

What do you think?       

Let us know what you think about the judge’s selections via either our Facebook or Twitter pages.       

June’s competition is currently open and has the theme of ‘Butterflies/Moths’. As per 2021 rule changes, photographs can be taken anywhere in the Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside region and are not limited to Lancashire Wildlife Trust nature reserves.      

The deadline for entries is 11:59 pm on 30/06/2021. To enter, email photocomp@lancswt.org.uk (a maximum of three photos per person) or click the button below. 

May 2021 Photography Competition - Spring Blooms