The Countryside Alliance has announced the winners of its amateur photographic competition, “Hunting under the Act”.
The competition was launched in February, with the intention of announcing the winners today - the day of the 15th anniversary of the Hyde Park Rally, the Countryside Alliance’s spiritual birthday.
The competition aimed to show that hunts are still together and are united for hunting’s future despite the presence of the Hunting Act.
The joint winners were Tracy Broadbent from North Wales for her image titled 'Wynnstay Hound and Child' and Lewis Gillingham (age 17) from Devon, whose photo was called 'A February morning with the Axe Vale.'.
Sharing the Highly Commended awards were Bob Spree, Tina Guscott, Pippa Thorman, Rachel Cobb and Simon Rees.
Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney White-Spunner, who led the judging panel, commented: “As judges we were impressed to see so much encapsulated in the entries, from hunting’s tradition to the beauty of the animals and landscapes and, most importantly, the enjoyment and passion that hunting inspires in its followers.
"These photographs remind us that hunting is here to stay and I hope people enjoy them as much as we do.”
Wynnstay Hound and Child
A February morning with the Axe Vale