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Local photographers share their inspirational snaps

Wasp on yellow flower

Two photos have been chosen as the winning entries of this year’s Bracknell Forest photo competition, which celebrates what inspires people about living and working in the borough.

Over 140 eye-catching photos were submitted to the competition, run by Bracknell Forest Council with sponsorship provided by the Economic Skills and Development Partnership (ESDP) and Duncan Yeardley Estate Agents.

The winner of the adult category and of a £100 The Lexicon gift card was Graham Butcher, for his stunning photo of a wasp on a yellow flower at Savernake Park. Graham, who lives in Surrey, is a regular visitor to the borough and enjoys capturing the nature and wildlife that inspires him and his photography.

Crowthorne resident, 15 year old Finley Saunders, was inspired to capture a self-portrait of himself mountain biking in Swinley Forest. He won top spot in the under 18s category and a £50 gift card for his entry.

Mountain Biking in Swinley Forest

In total there were five prize-winning images and twelve that were shortlisted, which will all form part of an exhibition at South Hill Park next spring.

Bob Collis, Chair of the ESDP said:

“The photo entries this year were truly inspiring and show what a great place Bracknell Forest has become! Well done to all who entered and especially the prize-winning entries. The standard was very high indeed.”

Cllr John Harrison executive member for culture, delivery and public protection said:

“I enjoyed being part of the photo competition judging this year and it was great to see so many great images from talented local amateur photographers.”