Keith captures perfect shot!
winner of Great Outdoors
The Camping and Caravanning Club has announced the winner of its Great Outdoors Photography Competition.
Organised in conjunction with this month’s National Boat Caravan and Outdoor Show at the NEC Birmingham, Club member and amateur photographer Keith Shuttlewood from Pulborough in West Sussex was named the overall winner following his ‘My Home on Wheels’ entry.
The Club were inundated with over 600 entries across six different categories, but the five-strong judging panel voted unanimously to award Keith first prize due to the photograph’s “composition, quality and humour”.
For his efforts, Keith has secured an Olympus SLR digital camera, laptop computer, photographic printer and one year’s free Club membership.
He said: “I am very happy to have won the Great Outdoors Photography Competition.
“It’s a welcome reward as my picture was shot during my 3,000-mile solo tour of Britain bike ride.”
Club President David Bellamy was as equally impressed with the winning picture.
He added: “Pedal power is just one way The Camping and Caravanning Club lets you and your family become part of a sustainable countryside, good neighbours of biodiversity and the rural economy with all the benefits that come with locally produced food, almost on tap.
“Keith’s picture captures the essence of the Friendly Club of which I am proud to be the President.”
The other category winners include: ‘My Perfect Day’ – Elysha Priest; ‘The Moment the Countryside Changed my Life’ – Andrea Moxon; ‘ The Perfect Pitch’ – Derek Clark; ‘The Great British Outdoors’ – Philip Kirk; ‘Championing Camping’ – Steph Jones.
Each category winner also receives an Olympus SLR digital camera, photographic printer and a year’s free membership to the Club.
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- The Camping and Caravanning Club is 108-years-old and is the largest and oldest Club in the world for all forms of camping. It has 109 award-winning sites throughout the UK and, through a partnership with the Forestry Commission, Forest Holidays now runs a further 21 Camping and Caravanning and six Cabin Sites.
- National Camping and Caravanning Week (NCCW) was launched in 2001 by The Camping and Caravanning Club and will take place between May 23 and 29 this year. The aim of this week is to raise the profile of camping amongst the general public. Its timing is deliberate to coincide with the Spring Bank Holiday, traditionally one of the busiest camping weeks of the year.
- National awards include:
- MMM 2009 Camping & Caravanning Site of the Year – Thetford Forest Club Site
- Loo of the Year 2008, Delamont Country Park Club Site – Winner Holiday Parks category in Northern Ireland
- David Bellamy Conservation Award 2008 Gold Award – Charmouth, Glencoe and Trewan Hall Club Sites
- The Maison de la France Tour Operator Awards for Best Camping/Mobile Home Operator 2008 - Carefree International Travel Service
- Practical Motorhome 2007 Sovereign Awards – Carefree Travel Service awarded Gold Sovereign
- Loo of the Year 2007, Milarrochy Bay Site - Winner Family Friendly Facilities in Scotland
- Loo of the Year 2007, Kessingland Site - Winner Family Friendly Facilities in England
- Loo of the Year 2007, Glencoe Site – Winner Camping and Touring or Static Caravan Sites category in Scotland