Below are the winners and runners-up from the 2023 Love the outdoors in Charnwood photo competition.

We received over 120 entries from residents in the borough.

Thank you to everyone who took part. Below is a video reel of this year's entries.

Winners and runners-up 

Wonderful Wildlife 

From photographs of cows at Beacon Hill and close ups of bumblebees at Stonebow Washlands to photos of squirrels and pheasants, there was a huge variety of nature that Charnwood has to offer showcased in the Wonderful Wildlife category.

 This category was open to all residents in Charnwood. 

  • Winner: Malcolm Heaven
  • Runners-up: Bill Phillips, Emma Vernon and Susan Church

Yellowhammer bird at Bradgate Park, Leicestershire

Malcolm Heaven's photo of a yellowhammer bird.

Young photographer

All youngsters were encouraged to get out and capture a photo or two at their favourite park or open space. The young photographer category was open to any resident under the age of 16.

  • Winner:Brandon Cheng
  • Runner-up: Alexa Derbyshire

Brandon Cheng's photo of an oak tree at Bradgate Park

Open category

This category was open to any resident aged 16 and above. The aim of this category was to highlight and celebrate the amazing landscapes and open spaces we have in Charnwood.

  • Winner: Martin Heydon
  • Runners-up: Roxanne Shuttlewood and Rachael Rowe

Martin Heydon's photo of 32 Top Bridge on the Grand Union Canal near Pillings Lock

Last updated: Fri 27th October, 2023 @ 13:56