Explorer Monty Halls presented the prizes for the South Devon AONB Photo Competition at a special event held at The Flavel in Dartmouth on 22nd October 2018.
The competition that attracted 200 entries was part of the heritage lottery funded ‘What Makes South Devon Special’ campaign which has been running since April. The project has focussed on the Special Qualities of the protected landscape with a series of walks focussing on specific themes, events, work with primary schools and A level photography students. Monty Halls said that despite his extensive travels South Devon could not be rivalled for its natural beauty describing it as “paradise on earth.”
The AONB Outstanding Photographer award sponsored by Coast and Country Cottages and Salcombe Gin was presented to Jeremy Willocks for his photo ‘River Avon Morning.’ The AONB Outstanding Young Photographer prize sponsored by Ivybridge Outdoors and the Flavel Centre was awarded to Anna Potgieter for her photo ‘Across the Valley'.
Tim Lee for 'Thick Fog at Start Point' – The Changing Landscape
Beth Fowles for 'Mist Over the Cliffs' – The Changing Landscape Under 18
Jeremy Willcocks for 'River Avon moring' - Into the Blue
Spike Chambers for 'Hidden Wreck' - 'Into the Blue' Under 18
Ginny Campbell for 'Bales at The Daymark' - Green and Pleasant Land
Anna Potgieter for 'Across the valley' - Green and Pleasant Land Under 18
Tim Lee for 'Dawn at Bayards Cove' – A Landscape to Live In
Anna Potgieter for 'A Happy Chappy' – A Landscape to Live In Under 18
The photos will be used to promote the work of the AONB on its printed material, website and social media.
Communities Officer Nicky Bailey said “We were thrilled to see the exhibition of finalists together with displays of work produced by Kevics sixth formers, Thurlestone All Saints C of E Primary, West Alvington and Charleton C of E Primary."
We would particularly like to thank all of the competition sponsors for their generosity and all who entered the competition.