The “Natural Highcliffe Photographer of the Year” exhibition was opened on the 28thof March at Highcliffe Castle. This new exhibition showcases many of the outstanding entries in the competition. More importantly it is an opportunity to celebrate the natural world surrounding Highcliffe. The overall winner, Emily Wallis and Amelia Reader who won the under 16’s category were both on hand to receive their awards and talk to guests about their photographs.
The exhibition was designed specifically to celebrate and promote the village of Highcliffe with its great variety of natural beauty and the wildlife inhabiting the natural coastline and diverse woodland of the area.
The exhibition will be in the Library at Highcliffe Castle until 18th May, and then displayed within various rooms in the castle until 16th July.
Stephen Noble, Events and Weddings Team Leader at Highcliffe Castle had this to say; “The quality of competition entries was far better than we could have hoped for. The castle Library has been transformed into the perfect viewing gallery for this stunning exhibition. We now hope this exhibition inspires the community to appreciate and enjoy the wonderful natural environment we have here on our doorsteps. Preparations are already underway for the 2018 competition so we encourage everyone to take their cameras and smart phones with them as they get out and about this summer.”