Photo Competition 2016

We are delighted to announce the winners and runners up for the 'water in the uplands' photo competition.

Water is a vital part of moorland and blanket bog ecosystems - allowing peat to form and wildlife to thrive. Images were sought which showed off water in the UK's uplands.

This year the competition had 2 categories: Adults and 15 or under.

      ADULTS CATEGORY WINNER: Valerii Romanov

Adults category winner - Valerii Romanov

Valerii’s image captured white water cascading through moody moorland landscape in the Scottish highlands. Judge Kate MacRae (Wildlife Kate) described it as “A dramatic and atmospheric shot, carefully composed to create a real sense of the conditions on our moorland uplands…[it] transports you to the location and makes you appreciate this intense landscape.”

Prize: High Resolution Bird Box Camera System worth £99 - courtesy of Gardenature a multi-species nest box fitted with a High Res 420TVL Camera, plus a Community Science 'species chart' t-shirt.

Runners-up in this category are: Mary Wilde, Conor Molloy, Mick Burke and Ann Miles. To view the runners up and shortlisted photos in the 'adults' category, please browse our Flickr Gallery: Adults category galley 


15 and under category winner - Ben Roebuck

Water droplets forming beads on a delicately balanced oak leaf, caught the judge’s eye in Ben’s winning shot in the ’15 and under’ category. Ben’s image was chosen as: “A super shot. Great composition and rich colours suggest the dampness of this environment, and are enhanced by the droplet-covered leaf.”

Prize: Nikon Coolpix W100 Digital Camera worth £129.99 - courtesy of Harrison Cameras, plus a Community Science 'species chart' t-shirt.

Runners up in this category are: Rose Garrett and Louis Knowles. To view the runners up and shortlisted photos in the '15 and under' category, please browse our Flickr Gallery: 15 and under category gallery

The winning entries, runners up and selected entries from the shortlist will be displayed as part of a touring exhibition at venues around the Peak District and South Pennines area during 2017. Dates and venues will be posted on this page.

Many thanks to everyone who entered an image in this year's competition. The standard was very high and there were many beautiful, interesting and imaginative photographs submitted in both categories.

NEWS: Competition exhibition on tour

A display of the winning, runner-up and selected short-listed photos will be touring venues throughout the summer. You can visit the exhibition at the venues below:

26th May - 9th June: Gallery Oldham

9th June - 23rd June: Totley Library

23rd June - 7th July - Bakewell Tourist Information Centre

7th July - 21st July - Sheffield Central Library

21st July - 4th August - Marsden Moor Exhibition Centre (National Trust)

4th August - 18th August - Brownhill Countryside Centre, Greater Manchester

18th August - 1st September - Hayfield Library

1st September - 15th September - University of Sheffield -Western Bank Library

15th September - 23rd September - Edale Visitor Centre and 'BogFest'

24th September - end October - Whistlestop Centre Matlock (Derbyshire Wildlife Trust)

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