Congratulations go to winner George Ryske for his photograph 'Coaley Peak looking over the Severn Vale'. The two runners up are Steve Daniels with the photo 'Randwick Woods' and John Pettitt who submitted 'Cyclists at the top of Selsley Common'.
The competition judges commented that George Ryske's winning image of Coaley Peak looking over the Severn Vale was:
"A quintessential Stroud district landscape, with nice lighting and composition". They added that is was "an atmospheric, thoughtfully taken and composed image."
The competition attracted a high standard of entries and the tourism team would like to thank everyone who entered.
The panel of judges included award-winning photographer Nick Turner, and photographers Kel Portman and Alexander Caminada. Head judge Nick said:
“It really is inspiring to see our beautiful countryside through the competitors’ eyes; the standard has been very high. Choosing a winner has not been an easy task”.
The first prize is a half-day photography tutorial session courtesy of Clifton Cameras, dinner for two in a local restaurant and a signed book by Nick Turner.
“We’re delighted with the response and quality of images we have received. We have some stunning images that give different perspectives on our beautiful area enabling us to continue to promote the area as a wonderful place to visit, live, work and invest in”.
The winning entry and two runners up will be printed and displayed at the Malthouse Bar & Kitchen at Salmon Springs, Stroud. To read the Stroud News and Journal article click here.