Photo Competition 2020 Winners

Photographers capturing the beauty of the Nene Valley

Entries for the Nene Valley Photography Competition 2020 attracted a stunning selection of photographs showcasing the wildlife, culture and heritage of this beautiful location.

With over 130 photographs entered across three categories, the judges had a hard task to agree the winners. Entries spanned the length of the Nene Valley highlighting it as a much-loved destination by many.

The competition was organised by Destination Nene Valley as part of the Nenescape Landscape Partnership, a National Lottery Heritage Funded project to explore the people, heritage and identity of the changing landscape in the Nene Valley. 

The judging panel was made up from representatives of Destination Nene Valley, East Northamptonshire Council, Nenescape and One to One Development Trust.

Cllr Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council said: “The range of photographs we received and the talent behind them is incredibly impressive. Picking winners in each category was incredibly difficult, as all the submissions were excellent."

Take a look at the winning entries below.

Winners - Landscape Category

1st Place - Leslie Ranford

"Sunrise at Elton Mill"

2nd Place - Frances Guilfoyle

"Social Distancing" – Near Hardwater Road, Wollaston

3rd Place - Carl Everitt

"Still Waters" – Irthlingborough lakes and meadows

Winners - Nature and Wildlife Category

1st Place - Adrian Leybourne

"Barn Owl" - Near Wollaston Lock and the River Nene

2nd Place - Joy Tildesley

"Grebe Expectations" - Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows

3rd Place - Wayne Bettles

 "Move Over" - On the strip of water next to the Middle Nene Cruising Club

Winners - Resilient Nene during Covid-19

1st Place - Chris Porsz

Peterborough underpass at Taveners Road, Bourges Boulevard

2nd Place - Andrew Thomas

"Social Distancing on the Nene" - Nine Arches Bridge,Thrapston

3rd Place - Jennie Tansley

"Fotheringhay Delight" - Paddleboarding the Social Distancing Way