Parks Foundation Photo Contest Winners Announced
THE winners of this year’s Love Your Parks Photography Contest, in association with The Parks Foundation, have been announced.
The association asked residents to share their photographs to show what the parks and green spaces mean to them in the 450-numbered Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area.
The competition, which took place in July and August, had four categories related to the park: wildlife, plants, play and “what a park means to me”.
Parks Foundation Director Cathi Farrer said: “We are incredibly lucky to live in an area with so many parks and green spaces.
“During Covid, the parks became a haven for many of us and we really enjoyed being able to exercise, play and watch the wildlife there.
“We were thrilled to receive such a range and caliber of photos, with people showing us why they love their local park and what makes it special, unusual or interesting.”
The big winner was Janet Panter for her wildlife photographs, including a beautiful kingfisher with a freshly caught fish, pictured along the River Stour near Kingfisher Barn.
In the Under-18 competition, Aimee Llewellyn won for her photo of a curious squirrel in Bournemouth Gardens and Tuesday Phillips and Hannah Adams jointly won the Under-11 category with their photos of a child playing in Littledown Park and in the Poole Park sandbox.
The judges selected their favorites which are now displayed on the gallery of the Parks Foundation website, which can be found at https://parksfoundation.org.uk.