Mersea Island Amateur Photographer Awards 2021 – Public Vote


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Entries for this years Photographer Awards are now closed! We have been so delighted to see all of the entries that have come in and we loved listening to our expert panel of judges decide on their favourites from each category.

But now… it is over to you to decide who your winners are. Inside this months copy of Mersea Life we announced the shortlisted winners from each category. All you have to do now is decide which photo is your favourite from each category and follow the link at the bottom of this page to place your vote. The winners from each category will be announced in the following issue of Mersea Life.¬†Hurry though… public voting is only open until Thursday 19th August.

Here are your shortlisted winners for this years Mersea Island Amateur Photographer Awards:

Lockdown Memories

Paying tribute to a year that has been full of trials and tribulations. We want to embrace the challenges and joys from the many lockdowns we have faced.












‘Goat in Lockdown’ by Alison Howe






















‘Lockdown Camping’ by Lisa Britton













‘Beauty in Lockdown’ by Christian Barker

Natural Vistas

Mersea is in abundance of natural vistas, from colourful sunsets to flocks of migrating birds. Within this category we want to see the individual ways you can capture anything falling under the category of nature.












‘Tranquillity’ by Mark Jarvis













‘Sunrise Tree’ by Sam Kelly













‘Shears Beach Sunrise Reflections’ by Sam Kelly

Out on the Water

The charm of Mersea lies in its waters. The tidal coastline, shaping our landscape through the seasons.  Boats, marshes, sea life, fishermen and water sport enthusiasts are plentiful in Mersea waters all year long.












‘Sunset at Mersea’ by David Yardley













‘Cudmore Park at Sunrise’ by Robert Johnston












‘Mersea Harbour at Blue Hour’ by Josh London

Poignant Portraits

The faces of Mersea: portraits of any age that capture character, spirit and soul. This includes the furry residents and visitors to Mersea.






















‘My Dad’ by Fred Wass












‘Relaxing at the Beach’ by Marion Houlding












‘Mouse on Charlotte Ellen’ by Marion Holding













‘Spirited Swimmer’ by Sam Kelly













‘Belle and the Beach Huts’ by Bob Winnington

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