Preston and Chorley photographers to have their pictures features in Wilko calendar

Barry Hough with his winning photo
Barry Hough with his winning photo
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Two photographers have won a national Wild Bird photography competition and will have their images featured in a calendar.

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Maria Hampton, from Preston entered her picture of a hawk, whilst Barry Hough, of Chorley, for the Wilko Wild Bird Calendar competition. They were both awarded the prize of a £100 Wilko voucher and selected as one of 12 winners to be featured in the official 2019 calendar.

Maria Hampton's winning photo in the Wilko Wild Bird Calendar competition

Maria Hampton's winning photo in the Wilko Wild Bird Calendar competition

Maria said: “I was delighted to discover I had won the Wilko Wild Bird photography competition and my photo would be used in the 2019 calendar. I captured this beautiful bird at Brockholes Nature Reserve and I was so pleased with the photograph. Winning has really boosted my confidence in my photography.”

Barry Hough said: “I have just gotten back into photography after 20 years and chose this photo because of the detail in the robin’s feathers and drops of rain. I couldn’t be more pleased.”

Neil Fairhurst, Pets Buyer at Wilko, said: “We were stunned with the number of entries and quality of the photos.

“It was a tough decision as there could only ever be 12 winners, but we were extremely impressed by Maria and Barry’s photos.”