NWR Photography Competition 2015 ‘A Flash of Colour’: The results

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the NWR Photography Competition 2015 is Lynn Welsher for her photo, The Acer Leaves.

The theme was ‘a flash of colour’ and the judges, artist Kate Lycett and photographer Alison Walker, were looking for inspiration, originality and quality. Thank you to everyone who entered. Both the quality and number of entries we received were extremely high, which made judging very difficult. 

The winner

Lynn Welsher, The Acer Leaves 

Congratulations to Lynn who provided us with this beautiful photograph. Kate commented: “[This] photo is the overall winner for me. I like the asymmetric composition and the contrast of the hues of the leaves, the way the blue-green of the evergreen frames the shape of the red acer leaves. Colour contrasts like that are something I am drawn to again and again when I paint.”

Highly commended

Muriel Blake, Atmospheric Landscape

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Kate said: “The contrast of the soft greys with the sappy green is beautiful. It’s an altogether beautifully balanced image.”

Pauline Rhodes, Bras

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Kate said: “I think the photographer has got herself in a good position to take an excellent photograph. The composition balances nicely with colour and form.” 

Maryon Lordon, Blue Hut

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Alison said: “She recognised the opportunity and pattern formation. Excellent.”

Lynn wins two nights bed and breakfast for two people at Steeton Hall-Hotel, at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. Enjoy your well deserved getaway!

Thank you to Steeton Hall-Hotel who have kindly donated this prize.



Competition winner, Lynn Welsher, thoroughly enjoyed her prize stay at Steeton Hall-Hotel. Lynn was overjoyed at winning the national competition and certainly made the most of her stay in Yorkshire. She visited the Yorkshire Sculpture, Haworth, Salts Mill and the latest Hockney exhibition (straight from London), as well as the Kate Lycett exhibition in Hebden Bridge. So many things to see!

The picture shows Angela Armitage (proprietor of Steeton Hall-Hotel) with Lynn and a basket of Yorkshire made products.

Lynn Welsher photographic competition winner 2015