This is me receiving £250 worth of WEX vouchers from my recent runner-up placing for my Walbut Lock shot, on Pocklington Canal, in the 'Lost Wonders of the Waterways World Photograph Competition 2015'. Run by the Canal & Rivers Trust, "the competition aimed to act as a call to arms to get local people involved in the great work volunteers are doing to bring back those canals and rivers that fell into decline in the 20th century. We asked photographers to capture images of the traces of canals that remain, from bridges stranded in fields to abandoned waterways crowded with reeds. We want communities to be inspired to find these forgotten waterways a place in their future.”
What made it even more exciting is that I got 2 images into the final 7, out of over 200 images submitted!
Needless to say, the vouchers didn't hang around long before I spent them on more camera kit. Several weeks later the image was picked up by The Guardian and was featured in their 'Photo Highlights of the Day' (from around the world) page. Double bonus!