AONB photography winners to have their work published

14th November 2018

The winners of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty photo competition have been revealed, and five of them hail from all corners of the South Hams.

There were over 200 entries into the competition, which was part of the heritage lottery funded ‘What Makes South Devon Special’ campaign that has been running since April.

Three of the winners won in multiple categories for their photos, including Anna Potgieter who is a student at Kingsbridge Community College.

Anna won in the ‘AONB Outstanding Young Photographer of the Year’ and ‘A Green and Pleasant Land’ categories for her photo ‘Across the Valley. She also awarded in the category ‘A landscape to Live in Under 18’ for her photo ‘A Happy Chappy’.

Anna said she loves exploring the different appearances one photo can have and creating her own style of both taking the shot and editing it.

“When I’m out and about, if there’s a good opportunity, I’ll take it! Winning two out of the four categories was an amazing achievement but to be awarded the AONB Outstanding Young Photographer was even greater!” she said.

A special event was held at The Flavel, Dartmouth to celebrate the winners, with notable guest speakers and presenters including adventurer Monty Halls and professional photographer Martyn Norsworthy.

The winning photos will be used to promote the work of the AONB on its printed material, website and social media. To view the pictures, visit the South Devon AONB Facebook page, or you can view them at The Flavel Centre, Dartmouth, until November 19, at the Aerial Centre, Totnes, from December 12 to 21, and at the Follaton House, Totnes in January.

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