2014 Winners

These are the winning images from each category in the 2014 competition.  

The Overall Winner

British Life Photographer

David Yeo, wins first prize for his image entitled "Vroom with a View", taken in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

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Young British Life Photographer

Ella Turville, aged seventeen wins the young photographer award with her image "Lord of the Flies", taken Brighton, East Sussex.

The Category winners

Rural Life 

Jim Donahue "Early Morning Rowers", Henley, Buckinghamshire

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Portraiture 

Brian Harris "Michael Hamburger", Suffolk

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Urban Life

Terry Wood "The Shard in Winter", London

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Fashion 

Rebecca Miller "Brit", Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

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Brits on Holiday 

Heather Buckley "Brighton Pier", East Sussex

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British Weather 

Carla Regler "Porthleven Washout", Cornwall

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Work in the Community 

Steve Morgan "Foundrymen", Halifax, West Yorkshire

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Street Life 

Linda Wisdom "Yellow Rain", London

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Historic Britain

John Sturrock "Life before the Mobile Phone", London

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Documentary Series

Zoë Barker "House of two Sisters", Ryde, Isle of Wight

Sisters' Shared Bedroom: Jean and Joy shared this bedroom from the 1950's until Jean passed away in 2008. The main photograph on the wall shows family friend and Spitfire pilot, George Gribble. He victory-rolled over the house whenever he flew over the island. On 4th June 1941, he bailed out over the sea near Dunkirk. He was never found. The smaller photograph in the corner of the same frame is Bill Tudhope, a bomber pilot who was engaged to a cousin. He failed to return from a bombing mission over Germany in 1940.

Candlewick and curtains. Very much a family home in the early days, sisters Jean and Joy initially shared this large house with their mother and Aunt Edie. This was always kept as the spare room for visitors.

Front door key: Jean and Joy were born in this house in 1916 and 1922 respectively. This was Jean’s home all her life, but in 1957 Joy left to live in London. Neither married, and on retiring in 1981 Joy returned to live with her sister. They remained there together until Jean passed away. Joy has now moved into a care home and the house has been sold.

Chair and heater: The rug was made by Aunt Edie’s long term boyfriend ‘Uncle Bert’. The pair stepped out every Wednesday afternoon until he passed away. The family can only speculate why they never married. although they don’t dare use it, the new owners of the house have kept this extraordinary heater. The blue dog belonged to Aunt Edie.

Sunday best dresses: Niece Gill remembers Jean wearing this two-piece on warm summer days. Both her aunts were smart dressers, even on ordinary days at home.

The new owners of the house have kept this Fowler’s Treacle tin and many other old containers, including over-thecounter medicines and salves, with a view to displaying them in the house in future.