Picture sails off with parks prize

A stunning image of model yachts on Sefton Park lake in Autumn has taken the top prize in the Liverpool parks photograph competition.

“Reflection Inspection” by Tom Duckworth was the overall winner and also took the category prize in the Parks for People section.

Winner of the Countryside in the City category , with a picture entitled “Who said Boo?” (below left) was Michael Cosgrove with Heather Taylor, taking the young person’s competition with “Let’s make a heart, darling”(below right)

A total of 128 entries, showing all aspects of the city’s 70 plus parks, gardens, recreation grounds, playgrounds and nature reserves were received.

“The standards of entry was extremely high but the judges have chosen very worthy winners ,” said Councillor Peter Mitchell, Mayoral lead for Parks. “Our parks and green spaces are a photographer’s paradise and this competition shows them at their best.”

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The competition is orga50c Cosgrove Grey Heron Chicksnised by the city council in conjunction with Liverpool Parks Friends Forum and supported by Myerscough College Croxteth Park Centre.  The Parks Friends Forum brings together Park Friends groups from all over the city  to represent the views of park users and actively contribute to the management and upkeep of Liverpool parks.

 

 

 

The winning and shortlisted entries will be published later this month in the Liverpool Parks Calendar for 2015.

Category Winners and Shortlisted entries can be seen at http://https://www.flickr.com/photos/liverpoolparks/sets/72157648069153697/

And all the entries can be viewed at:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/liverpoolparks/sets/72157645476197287/