The competition ran for two months in July and August and received 437 entries in the various categories, with many visitors and locals taking the opportunity to visit the historic Sherwood Forest area with their cameras.
The competition was held in different categories, with the top entries winning a one-on-one workshop with professional photographer Tracey Whitefoot.
The winner in the nature and landscape category, young photographer up to 13 years old, was Alice Sipson, the nature and landscape, adult 14+ category was won by Tammy Herd and Michael Platten won the historic buildings and industrial heritage, adult category 14+.
As well as the individual category winners, a selection of winning photographs were chosen to be part of Nottingham Castle’s calendar for 2023. There were of course a number of worthy finalists who won a Tracey Whitefoot portfolio.
The top three entries in each category also received vouchers for Nottingham sweet bakery supplier Doughnotts.
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All shortlisted photographs will be featured in an online exhibition curated by Tracey Whitefoot and featured in Marketing Nottingham’s Nottingham Toolkit, an online bank of high quality Nottingham and Nottinghamshire photography which is free to download and use for those wishing to promote the area . .
The competition aimed to get people out and about in the historic Sherwood Forest region over the summer, taking advantage of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire’s green spaces to celebrate the area’s diverse wildlife, monuments and heritage .
Kinga Kapias, Marketing and Communications Manager for Visit Nottinghamshire, said: ‘It’s wonderful to see so many entries into the competition this summer, with hundreds of people moving around with their cameras and enjoying the beautiful green spaces that Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have to offer.
“Judging the competition was very difficult due to the high quality of the photos submitted. We are really excited to share them with the world as they will make great publicity for Sherwood Forest, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and hopefully attract more visitors to the area.