Katie and Lily snap up our Olympus photo competition prizes

        Katie MacDonald’s winning photo Rockness

Katie MacDonald’s winning photo Rockness

Lily Dellars winning photo The Rocks

                                          Lily Dellar's winning photo The Rocks

Summer 2011 may have been a washout but it didn’t stop entries for our summer photo competition with Olympus from flooding in.

With a record number of entries – over 650 for both the under-16s and adult competitions – selecting the 12 finalists was harder than ever, while voting for the winners in each category was a close-run thing.

Katie MacDonald, from the Isle of Skye, took top honours for the adults with her Rockness picture, her ironic take on the wet summer. Her prize is an Olympus Tough TG-810 camera, worth £269.99.

Competition was fierce in the under-16s category, with some outstanding shots from very talented youngsters. The overall winner was 14-year-old Lily Dellar, from Uckfield, for her delightful picture, The Rocks. She wins an Olympus Tough TC-310 camera, worth £179.


Highly commended

 Lauren Owen's runner-up photo Chasing the Wind

Lauren Owen's runner-up photo Chasing the Wind

Sophie Timms runner-up photo Lonely Flower

Sophie Timms' runner-up photo Lonely Flower

With such a high quality of entries, the judges also decided to give a special highly commended award in each category. Congratulations go to Lauren Owen, from Redhill, for her Chasing the Wind picture in the adult section and to our youngest entrant, six-year-old Sophie Timms from Tonbridge, for her Lonely Flower photo. They both win an Olympus VR-310 camera worth £99.99.

Well done to all entrants, finalists and particularly, of course, all our winners!