Celebrating the ‘Iconic New Forest’

Published Wednesday 30 December 2009

Celebrate ‘iconic’ photographs of the New Forest National Park at the New Forest Centre in Lyndhurst from Saturday 9 January to Monday 8 February.

The free exhibition organised by the New Forest National Park Authority and Forestry Commission will feature this year’s winners and runners-up of the fourth joint photography competition between the two organisations.

The theme ‘Iconic images of the New Forest National Park’ formed part of the national celebrations to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949.

Budding photographers were given free rein on their subject matter and they certainly did not disappoint.

Martin O’Neill, Director of Information and Visitor Services at the New Forest National Park Authority, said: ‘This year we received a record-breaking number of entries. The standard gets higher and higher every year. The winners showed a real understanding of the National Park’s special qualities. We can’t wait to put the photographs on display for everyone to enjoy.’

Winners received photographic vouchers as prizes and will see their winning photographs on display.

Outstanding Picture: Antony Norris ‘The long walk home’
Winner: Ben Freer ‘New Forest Dawn’
Best Mobile Phone entry: Gary Murphy ‘Roots’
Best Under-16 entry: Rebecca Dempsey ‘Out for a hack’

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Media Contact:
Karen Evans, Communications Officer, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646650
Email: karen.evans@newforestnpa.gov.uk

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