Catergories: Photography

2021 was our fourth year of running our Summer Photography Competition, and we had the most entries for any of our competitions to date! We thoroughly enjoyed looking through your summer shots, it was great to see so many of you exploring the beautiful spots and hidden gems of Hampshire. 

After extensive judging, we are so excited to announce and share with you the winners, runners up and highly commended entries for this year's summer photography competition! 

A huge thank you to those who entered! 

WINNER - Marcin Jedrysiak, Hayling Island, Eastney and Langstone Harbour

'Beautiful summery, sunny afternoon on Langstone harbour Eastney and Hayling Island' 

 Langstone harbour Eastney and Hayling Island

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Instagram: @marcinj_photography   Facebook: Marcin Jedrysiak Photography 

2nd place - Alexander Mason, Southsea 

'This shot was taken one evening at Southsea, the waves were crashing onto the sand and the pier was illuminated by the setting sun.' 

Southsea Pier

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3rd place - Raymond Clarke, Langstone Harbour 

'The Royal Oak and Langstone Mill at Langstone Harbour/ Hayling Island. People were finally out enjoying themselves!' 

Langstone Harbour

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Kelvin Perry, Longstock Eel House

Sunrise at Longstock Eel house

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Suzanne Patterson, Tall Trees Walk, New Forest 

Tall Trees Walk, New Forest

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Neil Mockridge, Southampton 

'P&O's Iona on her first trip out of her home port of Southampton with no passengers on board. Probably not the maiden voyage they had in mind!' 

Cruise ship, Southampton

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Richard Broadbent, New Forest 

'Oh Deer. A Fallow Deer buck in amongst the flowering heather in the New Forest.' 

Deer in the New Forest

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Henry Szwinto, Stoney Cross 

'Just after dawn a New Forest foal tries to get mum to play.' 

Horses at Stoney Cross, New Forest

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Pete Humphry, Ibsley Common 

'Hoping for a misty morning, I ventured out to Ibsley Common to capture some ethereal scenes and the seasonal heather. Sadly no mist but the colours of the sunrise more than made up for it, the sky was on fire! A fantastic summers morning to experience.' 

Ibsley Common

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Luke Comer, Hotwalls Tower Portsmouth 

Portsmouth, Hotwalls Tower

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Tim Rosier, Burley, New Forest 

'The purple Heather in full bloom in the New Forest to me is the perfect sign that summer is in full flow and I wanted to capture it in all its majesty lit by the perfect sunset.' 

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Graciela Moreno Martinez, Fordingbridge Flower Field 

'Summer is flower power! One of the beauties of living in Hampshire in summer is that you never get bored of flowers, nature or colours.' 

Find out more about Fordingbridge 

Jan Sutton, Calshot beach

'The brightly coloured sleeper huts at Calshot.' 

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Matt du Gay - Hayling Island 

'The picture, of my dog Max having a swim, was taken on a sunny afternoon in June. In the background you can see the sails and ships from Hayling Island Sailing Club. ' 

Dog on Hayling Island

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Amanda Norfolk, Breamore Bridge 

'Love the greens and reflections. Can see the summer scape beginning to emerge.' 

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Connor Cleary, Lee on Solent 

“The image depicts a typical day at the beach, warm tones and bright harsh sunlight hitting a beach hut, a dog looks out at the beach goers"

Lee on Solent

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Ben Wotton, Oakley 

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Nikki Young, Butser Hill 

"Heart of Hampshire"

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Ali Lansley, Lepe Watch House 

'I took this photo at the beginning of summer this year of the Watch House in Lepe overlooking the Isle of Wight.  It was originally built to keep watch for smugglers.' 

Find out more about Lepe Country Park 

Claire Lewis, Chawton House 

'Beautiful Butterfly captured in flight in the scented walled garden of Chawton House.' 

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Gavin Hildick, Lee on Solent 

'Paddle into the sunset' 

Find out more about Lee on Solent here 

Henry Szwinto, Pennington Marshes 

'Conditions were so perfect and still on this beautiful dawn morning.  Pennington Marshes is a magical place at dawn when we have calm conditions.' 

Find out more about Pennington Marshes here 

Lizzie Reed, New Forest 

'This Donkey was following me and my camera across the heathland and I suddenly realised he'd stopped and looked as if he was watching the sun go down over the heather.' 

Find out more aboout the New Forest here 

Pam Denton, The Flying Scotsman in Bramley 

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Rhiannon Sievwright, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 

'Beautiful skies over Portsmouths Historic Dockyard.' 

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Zoe West, Bolderwood (age 7) 

'My German Shorthaired Pointer Finlay in the New Forest.' 

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Sharon Laithwaite, Barton on Sea 

'Barton on Sea  Sea thrift beauty and the Isle of Wight' 

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Rebecca Hardiman-Dowding, Southsea Kite Festival 

'Taken on Southsea Common during the 30th Anniversary of Portsmouth Kite Festival. After tough few years, it was lovely to see locals and visitors enjoying the return of the colourful and creative kites.' 

Find out more about Southsea here 

Looking for some photography inspiration for your trip to Hampshire? 

Check out our previous competitions here - the photos are pretty incredible! 

Spring Photography Competition 2021

Summer Photography Competition 2020 

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