January photography competition results

John Cobham 

January’s photo competition theme was ‘A Winter’s Scene’ and last month's beautiful snowfall offered the perfect opportunity to capture some sensational images.

With our competition now open to photographs taken anywhere in Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside, we received a record number of spectacular entries. From the ice-covered landscape  of the West Pennine Moors to the snowcapped trees of the Forest of Bowland, we're overjoyed that so many people took part in last month's photography competition and in doing so highlighted the importance of nature in such difficult times.  

Choosing this month's winner proved to be particularly difficult, but after much consideration John Cobham’s ‘A Winters Sunset on Parbold Hill’ was chosen as the winner.  

A Winters Sunset on Parbold Hil

John Cobham 

Our judge absolutely adored this photo and stated that, "This image perfectly encapsulates this month's theme, and the detail in the scenic shot is incredibly impressive. The combination of the bright, colourful sunset, offset against the frost-tipped foliage just spells out winter."

Winters Sky

Julie Norman 

In second place is Julie Norman’s ‘Winter Sky’, taken on St Anne’s beach. Our judge commented that, "The composition and precision of this image are extremely impressive. The vividly bright sky and crisp reflections depict a picture-perfect winter's day at the beach."

Sunrise over Little Woolden Moss

Amie Evans

Finally, in third place is Amie Evans’ ‘Sunrise over Little Woolden Moss’. Our judge said that "The depth of light in this photograph is beautiful, highlighting just how spectacular and picturesque our underappreciated peatland landscapes really are."

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.   

February’s competition is currently open and has the theme of ‘Winter Birds’. 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 28/02/2021. To enter, email photocomp@lancswt.org.uk (a maximum of three photos per person) or click the button below. 

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January 2021 Photo Competition - A Winters Scene