Photographic competition

PUBLISHED: 10:22 08 August 2014 | UPDATED: 10:27 08 August 2014

Porlock Weir by Andreas Byrne

Porlock Weir by Andreas Byrne


It’s time to get your cameras out again for the South West Coast Path photographic competition. Last year the entries were of such high quality that it gave the judging panel a real headache, now it’s your chance to shine.

Porlock Sunrise by Bob SmallPorlock Sunrise by Bob Small

There are many opportunities to take wonderful photographs along Somerset’s stretch of the Coast Path from Minehead and onto Exmoor National Park. From wild ponies silhouetted against the coastline to unknown craggy bays glittering in the sunlight, use your imagination and creativity to bring the places that you love to life.

This year the panel is excited to have David Noton on board as the professional judge alongside the Coast Path team. David is an award-winning landscape and travel photographer who writes regular columns for Practical Photography and Outdoor Photography, as well as for other media including photographic magazines and websites.

David says of judging the competition and taking photographs of the Coast Path:

“I never tire of walking the Coast Path, which I find endlessly photographically inspiring.” “Without a doubt some of my most treasured images have been created on this coast, each associated with the memorable experience of being there when the light and nature’s elements combine in a moment of profound uplifting beauty. And so to be asked to judge the South West Coast Path Photographic Competition is a real honour. I can’t wait to see the entries.”

Amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to enter their best pictures of the Coast Path in this annual photo competition.

This year’s winning photographs will feature in the 2016 South West Coast Path calendar with the 1st prize winner taking the front page. Each copy sold raises vital funds for the South West Coast Path Association to improve the path.

Prizes include a holiday voucher, a voucher towards products from David’s website and free walking books and membership of the South West Coast Path Association.

For more details see

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