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The Post Office in Pictures – Photography Competition Winners

We are very pleased to announce the two winners of our photography competition. They are…

Under-16 winner – Eleanor Bennett from Cheshire for her photo Last in the Village

Last in the Village by Eleanor Bennett

Last in the Village by Eleanor Bennett

Eleanor says:

I thought I had no chance of winning. The post office has always been very important to me when entering art/photography competitions. I love being able the walk down to my village when I know of people whose post offices are miles and miles away. Me and my Mum don’t drive so it is very important that local people use their local post offices.

Over-16 Winner – Mark Massey from Essex for his photo The Ambassadors

The Ambassadors by Mark Massey

The Ambassadors by Mark Massey

Mark says:

I have been taking photos as a hobby for about 5 years now and over the last couple of years I’ve entered quite a few competitions, but until now I’ve never won a thing. I enjoy taking pictures just for the fun of it, but nevertheless it’s a great feeling to be recognised like this. I have two daughters aged under 4 so my free time is very limited… so I usually carry my camera around and take pictures on the street when I’m on my way to work or in my lunch break, which is when my winning image was taken. This competition is also particularly special to me because the Post Office is close to my heart as my Dad, now retired, was a postman for 20 years.

Eleanor and Mark have each won a prize from audio visual retailer Sight2Sound. You can see their photos, along with those of all the finalists, as part of The Post Office in Pictures, our photography exhibition which opens in Swindon tomorrow.

Photography Competition Finalists

Entries in our photography competition closed recently and the 10 finalists have been selected. Photos by the finalists will be on display as part of our upcoming photo exhibition The Post Office in Pictures. The exhibition opens on 6 October at The Post Modern, Swindon, and will showcase a selection of inspiring images sourced from our vast collection.

The two winners of the photography competition will be announced soon. Each winner will receive a Nikon camera courtesy of audiovisual retailer Sight2Sound.

Under-16 Finalists

The Travels of a Postage Stamp by Esina Barber

The Travels of a Postage Stamp by Esina Barber

Last in the Village by Eleanor Leonne Bennet

Last in the Village by Eleanor Leonne Bennet

Country Life by Nik Gaskell

Country Life by Nik Gaskell

2nd Class Stamp by Sacha Onslow

2nd Class Stamp by Sacha Onslow

Post Office in Lyme Regis by Lucy Steele

Post Office in Lyme Regis by Lucy Steele

Over-16 Finalists

Jemimaville Post Office by Gail Johnson

Jemimaville Post Office by Gail Johnson

Old World London by Helen Webb

Old World London by Helen Webb

The Ambassadors by Mark Massey

The Ambassadors by Mark Massey

The Flying Bike by Sue Smith

The Flying Bike by Sue Smith

The Post Office, Antarctica by Dominique Brand

The Post Office, Antarctica by Dominique Brand

You can also see the finalists’ photos on Flickr.

Photography Competition: the entries so far

There are less than three weeks to go until entries for our Photography Competition close. For those who are considering entering but haven’t submitted their photo yet, we thought we’d provide a little inspiration by giving you a taste of some of the images received so far.

Peter, who presumably works for Royal Mail, took this photo out of the back of a post van. You can see the famous Pashley Mailstar delivery bicycle leaning against the sorting office wall.

View from the Back of a Post Van by Peter

View from the Back of a Post Van by Peter

Letter boxes and telephone kiosks in picturesque settings have been a popular theme. This entry from Marfin shows a wall box in countryside.

Post Boxed in Stone by Marfin

Post Boxed in Stone by Marfin

We’ve also received several photographs of interesting rural Post Offices. Below is Gail’s photo of Jemimaville Post Office in the Scottish Highlands. Wikipedia tells us that the village of Jemimaville “has 18 houses and around 50 inhabitants, and a small Post Office which is open Mondays and Thursdays”.

Jemimaville Post Office by Gail

Jemimaville Post Office by Gail

And finally, here’s an amusing entry from Jack, taken inside a Post Office.

Counter Revolutionary by Jack

Counter Revolutionary by Jack

Entries for our Photography Competition close at 5pm on 9 September 2011. To find out more and read the terms and conditions please visit http://www.postalheritage.org.uk/photocomp. Prizes courtesy of Sight2Sound.

Photography competition

We are offering amateur photographers the chance to win a superb camera, as well as the opportunity to be a part of our upcoming photography exhibition The Post Office in Pictures.

The theme for the competition is ‘the Post Office in the UK’. Entrants are invited to submit an image that illustrates the theme, inspires the viewer, and evokes curiosity to find out more about what is pictured in the photo.

Among the Oasthouses, Kent, 1935 (POST 118/1151)

Among the Oasthouses, Kent, 1935 (POST 118/1151)

Finalists in each of the two categories (under and over 16 years old) will be displayed on the BPMA website, in selected media outlets, and during The Post Office in Pictures photo exhibition.

A panel of judges will select a Winner in both categories, who will receive:

Under-16 Winner: a Nikon Coolpix P500 camera *

Nikon Coolpix P500 camera

Over-16 Winner: a Nikon D3100 camera *

Nikon D3100 camera

These amazing prizes are provided courtesy of audiovisual retailer Sight 2 Sound.

For full details of the competition including guidance on eligibility and instructions for submission of entries please visit http://www.postalheritage.org.uk/photocomp.

To find out more about The Post Office in Pictures exhibition, which is a collaboration between the BPMA and Swindon-based artists from Artsite Ltd, visit http://www.postalheritage.org.uk/inpictures.

* A voucher alternative to each camera will be available on request.