The theme for this year’s competition was ‘extreme weather’

The four judges noted the overall creativity displayed in this year’s entries, and also the high number of cameraphone shots, perhaps because of the theme of ‘extreme weather’ and the need for spontaneous capture! However, this led to some technical issues and some pictures were marked down accordingly, leading to a smaller shortlist of potential winners than in previous photo competitions.

The winners are:

1st Storm Tide, Sanday, Orkney
Roderick Thorne (Christ Church, 1974)

Storm Tide, Sanday, Orkney

2nd Natural Electricity
Afshin Ahmadian (Linacre, 2009)

Natural Electricity

3rd Near Charlbury, January 2013
John Rux-Burton (Lincoln, 1992)

Near Charlbury

Below is a selection of entry's that didn't make the final selection.