Summer snapped in photo contest

seasonal snaps summer

Published Thursday 21 August 2014

Prancing ponies, bathing cattle and fluttering butterflies were among the prize winners in the New Forest National Park Authority’s summer photo competition.

The Seasonal Snaps photo contest attracted 140 entries between 23 July and 6 August, with entrants ranging from professional photographers to smartphone-wielding amateurs.

View all the entries here.

Entrants submitted their summer photos of the New Forest on Twitter or Facebook and the winners were chosen by a public vote on the National Park Authority’s Facebook page, which attracted over 1,400 votes.
Each of the four winners received one of several prizes, kindly donated by local businesses:

Alan Sutton, from Pennington, won the main prize for his picture of prancing ponies and said: ‘I moved to the New Forest in 2008, mainly for the wildlife and landscapes that the area has. So I am delighted to have won the Seasonal Snaps contest and to be able to share my photographs of the area with everyone.’

Seasonal Snaps

The runners up were Trevor Woodward, Dawn Fletcher and a second image from Alan Sutton.

Barry Rickman, New Forest National Park Authority member, said: ‘Alan’s photo is a dynamic image of prancing ponies and is a worthy winner of the photo contest.

‘I’m pleased that the competition has been so popular among local photographers and the standard of the entries is especially impressive this summer. I hope all four winners enjoy their prizes and I commend all the entrants for taking the time to celebrate the National Park with their photos.’

View all the entries here.

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Notes to photo editors:

Prancing ponies by Alan Sutton, the overall winner of the summer 2014 Seasonal Snaps photo competition.

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About the New Forest National Park Authority

Protect - Enjoy - Prosper

  • The New Forest National Park Authority’s statutory purposes are to:Conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Park - Protect
  • Promote opportunities for understanding and enjoyment of its special qualities – Enjoy.

We also have a duty to:

  • Seek to foster the social and economic well-being of local communities within the Park – Prosper.

The New Forest National Park was designated in March 2005. Its unique landscape has been shaped over the centuries by grazing ponies, cattle and pigs which roam free. Majestic woodlands, rare heathland and a spectacular coastline provide fabulous opportunities for quiet recreation, enjoyment and discovery.

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Media Contact:

Matt Stroud, Communications Assistant, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646650

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