Valley picture is picked as the winner

Chris Mole's photograph of Cuckmere Valley
Chris Mole's photograph of Cuckmere Valley

THIS PHOTOGRAPH of the iconic Cuckmere Valley helped a competition entrant to scoop first place.

South Downs National Park Authority launched the event and asked for pictures to be sent in that captured the beauty and uniqueness of the South Downs National Park.

Hundreds of photographs were received including landscape, wildlife and recreational images from people of all ages across Hampshire and Sussex.

Entries were judged by Graeme Muir, editor of The Petersfield Post and Neil Pringle, breakfast presenter at BBC Radio Sussex, with the winner having their photograph featured on the front cover of the National Park Authority’s new publication ‘South Downs View’ which is out in April, together with a gift voucher for £250 of photographic equipment.

Chris Mole from Danehill scooped top prize.

He said, “I took the photograph of the path at Cuckmere Valley last September.

“It’s a great location and the light that day made it a perfect photo opportunity.

“I’ve been a photography enthusiast since my teens and currently use a Canon EOS 7D camera.

“Winning this competition came as a complete surprise and it’s great that my photo is going to get such wide recognition across the National Park.”