Thursday, 20 August 2009

Creative Photographer Wows Calendar Judges

A scenic photograph of the Clwydian Range from Moel Famau caught the attention of the judges of a photographic competition –now the winning entry will appear in a calendar which will promote the beauty of the Clwydian Range and Llantysilio Mountain.

The winner of the 2010 Heather and Hillforts Photographic Competition, announced at the Denbigh and Flint Show today (Thursday), was Andrew Dailey from Pantymwyn near Mold.

Second place went to Swyn Spencer of Denbigh for her picture of the Moel Arthur hillfort and Moel Famau taken from Penycloddiau.

Third place was awarded to Pauline Lawson of Caergwrle for her snowy picture scene of Coed Moel Famau.

The competition was arranged by the Heather and Hillforts project, which was set up to protect the heather moorlands and hillforts through education and conservation activities.

Participants were asked to take a photograph of any feature or landscape in either the Clwydian Range or Llantysilio Mountain.

Organiser Erin Robinson, the Heather and Hillforts Interpretation Officer said: “We were delighted with the response and it was a difficult decision to choose the winner from amongst the creative entries received.

“The winning entry is a stunning photograph that really captures the essence and beauty of the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.”

The three year Heather and Hillforts Project is developing a £2.3 million initiative for upland conservation work and has received a grant of £1.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund. For more information please visit


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