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Fantastic photographs and where to find them

Published Friday, 03 February 2017

Our annual Photography Competition winning entries can now be found at Chatelherault Country Park.

This fabulous array of stunning shots submitted for the South Lanarkshire Photography Competition 2016 features subjects as diverse as a ladybird on a flower stem to the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).

This year's exhibition is a showcase for the imagination, creative skill and technical knowledge of the competition winners and runners-up.

Categories included people; celebration; town and country landscapes; and nature, animals, flowers.

The annual competition, organised by South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture, sees entrants split into junior and adult sections. And the photographs must have been taken in South Lanarkshire within the last five years.

Gerry Campbell, the General Manager of South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture, said: “The exhibition is a real slice of life, illustrating the diversity of community and geography in South Lanarkshire and, here in the middle of winter, there are reminders of warmer summer days as well as the fun and beauty to be found during the colder months.”

  • Overall Winner - adult section - Dylan Nardini from Blantyre with his wintery shot ‘Crooked’. He received a certificate and an engraved crystal tankard
  • Overall Junior Winner - Gregor Hair from Strathaven with his shot ‘Work Time’, a close up of a bee on a flower. Gregor also got a certificate and tankard

The Photography Exhibition is free and will run until Sunday 12 March in the Cadzow Gallery, Visitor Centre, Chatelherault Country Park.

The winning photographs will be also go on display at Calderglen Country Park and in East Kilbride Central Library in the Spring. More details will be posted on the SLLC website soon.

2017 competition - this year we are introducing a special mobile phone camera category. For your entry form, please email chatelheraultcountrypark@southlanarkshireleisure.co.uk or phone 01698 426213. Adult entry - £5 per person per category. Entry to the Junior section is free.