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Photo competition - The results are in….

- Quantock Hills and Duke of Edinburgh Awards official announce the winners and runners up.

Katy Coate

Posted by Katy Coate on 04 May 2017

Photo competition - The results are in…. At the start of 2017 we launched a photo competition to commemorate 60 years of both the Quantock Hills AONB and Duke of Edinburgh Awards.  We were looking for landscape and outdoor adventure memories from 2016 and winners would be awarded special edition 60th Anniversary Splashmaps (wearable, washable all weather maps) of the Quantocks as well as the accolade of having their pictures featured in our media.  There will be an exhibition of all entries during half term week, May 27th to June 4th at Fyne Court, Broomfield in the Music Room. So come take a look at all the amazing photos and films and why not have a relaxing wander and cuppa too! 

There really were some beautiful pictures and films entered and after gathering them all together the difficult job of picking winners began on Monday.  After much deliberation and sticking of post it notes, the judges came up with a winner for each category and here they are….

By Frank Clatworthy  Best Landscape Image Winner by Frank Clatworthy 

 Robert Blake  Best Expedition Image Winner by Robert Blake School 

As well as images we did have film entries too, although we hadn’t planned to have a seperate category for them, it was decided that James Marshalls beautiful piece below was a winner in its own right….

By James Marshall  Best Film Entry Winner by James Marshall 

The standard was so high we have also selected some runners up (see below) and a collection of highly commended pictures. There isn’t the space here to show them all so please do come along to Fyne Court at the end of May to see the works in their full glory. The hope is to make this competition an annual event so if you are taking part in Duke of Edinburgh expeditions this year make sure you take your camera and everyone keep an eye on our news items and we’ll let you know when we are accepting entries for 2018. 

 Huish Episcopi School     Sexeys Academy 

  By Adam Gerrard         By Ben Howell 

  By Philip Comer



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