|Winning photograph Jason Chalk picture Mr & Mrs Donk|
The exhibition celebrating what people enjoy most about the New Forest is part of a competition run by the New Forest National Park Authority and Forestry Commission.
Julian Johnson, Chairman of the New Forest National Park Authority, said: ‘The standard of the competition was exceptionally high.
‘By exhibiting the winners and runners-up we hope to inspire more people to explore the New Forest and to take in its “special qualities”. Taking pictures enables you to stop and take in your surroundings. You might have visited a place many times before but stopping to take a picture might show you something new and interesting.’
To celebrate the Olympic Games coming to London in 2012 the 2011/12 competition has a special Olympic theme with the categories of gold, silver and bronze.
So your photograph, painting, sculpture, story or poem of the New Forest National Park might feature golden sunsets, sliver light on water, bronze autumn leaves or New Forest ponies in early morning light
There is total prize-fund of £1,000:
- First prize £500 vouchers
- Second £250 vouchers
- Third of £150 vouchers
- Best under-16 entry £100 vouchers
For more information visit www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/news/olympics-competition
The exhibition at Moors Valley finishes on 15 January 2011.