Your chance to view North Devon in Photographs

‘Good morning Exmoor’ by Paul Steven

Posted on: 15 November 2016

The winning entries in the annual heritage photographic competition went on display this weekend at the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon.

The competition for this year’s North Devon in Photographs contest was tougher than ever, with categories including towns and villages, the coast and sea, characters, landscape, wildlife and ‘Anything goes!’.

Judges this year included local professional photographer John Andow, Dave Edgcombe from the North Devon Coast AONB and Steve Pitcher, AONB Chairman and member of North Devon Archaeological Society.

The first place winners are as follows:

Adult categories:

  • Landscape: Paul Steven, ‘Good morning Exmoor’
  • Towns and Villages: Nigel Childs, ‘Pannier Market, Barnstaple’
  • The Coast and the Sea: Andrew Wheatley, ‘September light, Northam Burrows’
  • Characters: Jen Rogers, ‘Enchanted in the Bluebells’
  • Wildlife: Paul Steven, ‘Lazy cow’
  • Anything Goes!: Paul Steven, ‘Exmoor portrait’
  • Overall cup winner for 2016: Paul Steven (‘Exmoor portrait’)

Under 16s

  • Wildlife: Eloise James, ‘Moo’
  • Towns and Villages: Seth Chapple, ‘Freakout at night’
  • The Coast and the Sea: Milly Fenton, ‘Footprints in the sand’
  • Landscape: Cameron Naeler, ‘Fremington corn fields’
  • Anything Goes!: Eloise James, ‘Follow me’
  • Overall under 16s cup winner 2016: Eloise James (‘Follow me’)

AONB special category ‘Historic environment’
Adults: 1st Gaynor Gough, ‘The cobbled streets of Clovelly’

North Devon Council Executive Member responsible for culture, Councillor Dick Jones, says: “Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to all those who took part in this competition. The winners have the honour of their work being displayed in the museum for the next couple of months, so make sure you get along to view some of the local talent we have here in North Devon. They have captured the natural beauty and character of our local area perfectly.”

North Devon Coast AONB Chairman, Steve Pitcher, said: “The historic environment in the North Devon Coast AONB deserves celebration as much as the natural beauty of the coast. The entries for the AONB category demonstrate the diversity of people’s impact on the area, leaving behind evidence of places and activities for us to discover. One of our themes for 2017 will be the historic environment, so look out for more opportunities to explore and learn about history in our AONB.”

The ‘North Devon in Photographs’ exhibition runs from 12 November to 7 January 2016. The museum is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm, entry is free. Keep up to date on news and events on the museum’s Facebook page.

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