Catergories: Photography

To celebrate another amazing summer in Hampshire, we ran our popular Summer Moments Photography Competition for the third year and asked you to share with us your best summer photos of Hampshire.

We have had an amazing response and after extensive judging we are pleased to annouced and share with you the winner of this year's summer competition and the runners up.

A big thank you to all those who entered!


Jan Sutton - Calshot Beach

"This photograph is one of my particular favourites as it depicts all I love about Calshot, i.e. the wonderful sunrise reflected in the water and the beach huts, the gulls searching for breakfast and the peace and solitude found in the early mornings."

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2nd Place

Steven Hogan - New Forest National Park

I awoke at 3.30am headed of to the New Forest with my camera I was hoping for some mist but when I arrived a clear sky became cloudy. I did think the clouds were going to go all dark but to my surprise they coloured beautifully.

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3rd Place

Patricia McCardle - Southsea Beach

"My favourite place in Summmer... the beach. As we live on the seafront we are very fortunate to be able to visit every day."

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Runners Up 

Carol Palmer - Hinton Ampner

"On our way out of the gardens at Hinton Ampner, we saw this beautiful arch of climbing roses framing the greenhouse. The flurry of scrambling roses and leaves softens the rectangular lines of the building."

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Jan Sutton - Calshot Beach

"Morning has broken. This photograph was taken at Sunrise from Calshot Beach. There was nobody about apart from me and the gulls. My favourite time of the day."

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Arthur Weaver - Mottisfont

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Rhiannon Sievwright - Portsmouth

"This photo was taken around Portsmouth Harbour on Monday 26 August 2019. This moment was one of my favourite summer moments of 2019. We took a four forts harbour tour with Gosport Ferry for my mums Birthday and had cream tea onboard. The sun was shining for a lovely Bank Holiday Monday and we enjoyed cruising around the harbour and getting up to close to the forts."

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Dawn Hill - The Vyne

"The Vyne, National Trust on 25 Aug 2019. A lazy Sunday."

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Annie Cosgriff - Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

"A fantastic day of local summer fun, hunting for flower fairies along the Fairy Trail at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. These are our favourite moments capturing our own beautiful flower fairy Ariana."

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Jan Sutton - Calshot Beach

"This photograph was taken from our little piece of paradise at Calshot where we are lucky enough to own a beach hut. Being an early morning person nothing gives me greater pleasure than waking up to watch the sunrise. The breathtaking views over the Solent are wonderful for the soul."

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Ewan Laver - Farley Mont

"A summers sunset over the rolling Hampshire Hills."

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Peter Elliot - New Forest National Park

"From a misty morning in the New Forest. Had some trouble finding the Highland Cattle because the mist was so thick, but I found this one just as the sun rose and snapped this."

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Adrian Cann - Hurst Castle

"A Lovely Day spent over at Hurst Castle with my family, this fantastic location has natural and man made stunning views. I was drawn to the lighthouse in the early evening light, along with the golden splendour of the seagrass, this made a lovely composition of man made and natural beauty."

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