Harper announces Photography Exhibition winners

Harper Adams has unveiled the winners of its 2011 Photography Exhibition.

More than 70 amateur photographers, all with a link to Shropshire, submitted work fitting the “rural landscapes and structures” theme.

The eight winning photographs are now being made into a series of gift cards to be sold at the Harper Adams farmers market on 4 December and from the university college website.

The overall winner was Martin James’s photograph of a wild horse on the Long Mynd.

“I was on my way to Church Stretton to photograph a sunset when I saw the horses on the Long Mynd, so I carefully approached them,” said Martin, 51, from Church Aston.

Awarded second place was Richard Greswell with his photograph of sheep grazing in snow. Richard, 55, from Newport, said: “The photograph was completely fortuitous and captures a rare moment.”

The other winners were Claire Robertson-Bennett from Telford, Danny Beath from Shrewsbury, James Smith from Telford, Harper Adams post-graduate student Tom Williams, Sue Llewellyn from Shrewsbury and Josie Brough from Stratford-upon-Avon.

Don’t forget the Farmers Weekly 2011 Photography Competition is now open for entries. The top prize this year is a £700 camera plus there’s another £700 in cash prizes on offer. Find full details here.

See more