In April, Nenescape ran a photography competition inviting people to share their photographs of the beautiful Nene Valley and the winners have now been announced.
Across the categories, there was a fantastic response with nearly 300 photographs entered.
The competition was run to celebrate English National Tourism Week and the judging panel were overwhelmed by the response and the quality of entrants.
One of the judges Karen Williams, Tourism Promotions and Development Officer at East Northamptonshire Council said, “We are delighted that so many people wanted to share their pictures of the beautiful Nene Valley and were really impressed at the standard of photography. It was a very hard decision to choose the winners.”
The judges deliberated for a long time, before deciding on the winners and awarding prizes to:
• Mandy Wright – Historical Buildings
• Rod Beech - Wildlife
• Shaun Woodward - Inclusive Destination
• Cezare White - Leisure and Recreation
• Daniel Hauck - The River Nene
• Emma Buxton - Flora and Fauna
All of the prizes, which included food hampers and leisure experiences across the Nene Valley, were donated by local businesses who are keen to support the fantastic work Nenescape does.
Alongside Karen Williams, the judging panel was made up of representatives from Nenescape, Nene Park, the Environment Agency and One to One Development Trust, who are working together thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to build a more engaging website for the valley.
The winning photographs will be available to view on the Nene Valley website which will be re-launching in June with a new look and functionality. The new website will be another way in which organisations along the Nene Valley are working to promote the valley as a sustainable tourism destination.