Prize winners were, 1st place Lynne Stokes of Prees, 2nd Chloe Jones from Whixall Prees, and 3rd Helen Owen who lives in Wem. The Young Photographer’s Prize was awarded to Phoebe Lawrence (age 13) from Northwood. Lynne’s winning photograph featured a frosty gate framing the landscape beyond, while Phoebe’s focused on a mother cow and calf feeding on a blue-skied day. Prizes included café vouchers up to £50 and printed canvases were presented to the two winners at a prize-giving held in our waterside café. 

Phoebe Lawrence, whose photograph of a mother cow, Fren and her calf Ken, caught the eye of judges, was particularly pleased to win due to the sad news that followed her photograph being taken.

 As she explained, “Sadly, Fren passed away not long after I took this photo. She was an amazing mum to Ken. We have wanted a photograph of her up in the house ever since she died - so I am very happy to have won. I love spending time with the cows and will lie down next to them in the field to take photographs of them.”

“You couldn’t have a happier winner,” Phoebe’s mother added. 

Eight photographs that were entered into the competition have been printed as postcards, which will be available to buy in our cafe very soon.. All proceeds will be donated to Shropshire Wildlife Trust. 

Pictured are winners Lynne Stokes and Phoebe Lawrence with Linda Grocott - Owner of Whixall Marina and Daniel McGowan - Grocott Group Managing Director