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Chesil Beach and the Fleet Nature Reserve

Photographic Competition 2010

Spirit of the Sea

Pebbles, Boats and the Sea


The Chesil Bank and the Fleet Nature Reserve is pleased to present the winners and winning photographs from the photographic competition with the theme of pebbles, boats and the sea. The competition was held as part of the 2010 Spirit of the Sea maritime festival.

There were four categories: Open, Underwater, Junior, and Camera-phone. The judges were looking for images that evoke the special qualities of our coastline and sea, be it the physical environment itself or those people or creatures that live, work or play there. Images must have been taken along the Dorset coastline between Abbotsbury and White Nothe.

Many of the submitted pictures were on display in the Mulberry Gallery of Weymouth Library 22-27th November 2010.

Prizes donated by:

Crab house cafe

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Open category:

First prize: Tony Gill with 'Rocks and Ribbon Skies', taken at Osmington Mills on 23rd November 2009 

Runner-up: Sally Davis with ‘Harbour Reflections’, taken on 17 January 2010 at Weymouth Harbour


First Prize: Spike Piddock with ‘Tompot Blenny’ taken on 14 July 2009 at Portland Bill Ledges
Runner-up: Linda Tetley with ‘Sniffing around the Cove’ taken 12th June 2010 in Chesil Cove in a max depth of 10 metres

Junior category

First prize: Zach Williams with 'A Spring Day at Chesil'
Runner-up: Morgan Fry with a picture taken at Osmington  March 2010

Camera phone categort

First prize: Philip Vernon with 'Winter sunset over the Fleet' taken on 24 June 2010 22:30
Runner-up: Michelle Rowland with a picture taken at Church Ope Cove, Portland. May 2010


Last updated 1/11/2010

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