I Won a Photography Competition
I have recently been told that I have won the South Devon Railway Membership Card photo competition 2021.
Every year, the South Devon Railway has a competition to allow you to send in a photograph of any of there own steam locomotives or anything else to do with their heritage railway.
Maybe your local heritage railway runs a similar competition like this. If you do not know if they do or not, then contact and ask the secretary for some information.
This is the only railway photography competition I have ever entered. There are probably loads of competitions all over the country. But with this heritage railway being local to me I am just happy to enter it. You either win it or you do not.
What prize do you get?
If you win, you will get your photograph published onto the membership card. You will also get a one year membership with the South Devon Railway. The third item you win is £50 worth of vouchers to spend in the Gift and Model shop at Buckfastleigh station.
My Winning Photograph
This is my photograph that was used for this years membership card. The steam loco is GWR 0-6-0 No: 3205 at Totnes Littlehempston on the 12th September 2015.
I have entered this competition every year since 2011. I have been very lucky and have won it in the following years.
2012 – GWR 2-6-2T No: 5526 at Buckfastleigh Yard on the 11th July 2011
2013 – Staverton Station on the 23rd July 2012
2014 – GWR 0-6-0 No: 3205 approaching Staverton Station on the 23rd July 2012
2016 – GWR 0-6-0 No: 3205 departing Totnes Littlehempston on the 22nd May 2015
2020 – GWR 0-6-0PT No: 1369 near Hood Bridge on the 18th February 2017
So basically, I had entered the competition 11 times and won 6 of them. I am very happy with this, yes, it is nice to win the prizes etc but it is also nice to think that a small amount of judges liked my photograph out of all the ones that got entered.
Please take a look at my South Devon Railway photos, I have plenty on my website.
Will I enter this competition again this year? Yes, of course I will! If you decide to also enter, then good luck to you.