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Photo competition winners

Colours are very evocative so we wanted to see what colours best described your West Country holiday. Hundreds of entries were received, but we were only allowed to choose three. Here are our worthy winners (plus a few more that we loved so much we just had to show you).



by Linda Bowler

Linda Bowler wins £100 of holiday vouchers for her entry for which she said:

"This photograph was taken in June 2012 from the inside of the railway carriage on the Lelant to St Ives train line. The picture is of Carbis Bay and includes my then 2 year old granddaughter."

We loved the simple colour block that instantly says 'seaside holiday'. The hopeful peeking of a child evokes memories of 'are we there yet?' and 'I can see the sea!', both obligatory holiday statements in the mind of a child!



by Jennifer Randall

Jennifer Randall wins £200 of holiday vouchers for her 'future lifeguard in the making - beautiful son in the beautiful sun'.

The strength of colour in this picture really made it stand out amongst the other entries. But then the light in St Ives does make for a stunning photograph.


And a drumroll please...


by Shane Gunning

The photo we liked the most was taken by Shane Gunning and is titled 'A walk along the promenade (Westward Ho!, Devon)'. Shane wins £300 of holiday vouchers.

Blue was definitely the predominant colour of the West Country - think skies and sea, and this picture shows you don't have to visit in the height of summer to enjoy it. The lady is wrapped up against the wind as she strides out along the white promenade punctuated with red. It's a great composition, with a real feeling of movement - it's easy to imagine being there, the sea air blowing in your face and filling your lungs. Lovely.


But there were many many more we we really liked. Here are a just a few of the others worthy of a special mention:

by Shane GunningThis stunning image of St Michael's Mount was also by our first prize winner, Shane Gunning.


by Anne George Anne George's West Country cows were very typical of the South West, and the strong block colours really stand out.

by Norman Staines

We simply had to mention this diary page of a holiday walk - a lovely illustration by Norman Staines who chose to submit a drawing instead of a photograph of his experience in Broadhembury.


by Mark LaneMark Lane's image of boats was strong in colour and composition, and reminiscent of many fishing villages found along the south west coastline.

Some more of our favs

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