Sally Wright’s photograph of her dog running through the water has been named the winner of the Evening Telegraph’s Reader Photo Awards 2011.
Sally, 20, of St Crispin Way, Raunds, took the photograph of her dog Zena on the beach at Hunstanton last year. She was so pleased with the shot she decided to enter it into this year’s contest.
She said: “We have got nine dogs altogether and we took four of them to the beach at Hunstanton last year.
“I took my camera and managed to get that picture of Zena.
“When I took it I said ‘I will have to get this printed out’, it was one of the best I had taken.
“It’s very hard with photographing dogs because you never know where they are going to run.”
The competition judges were all very impressed by Sally’s picture of Zena.
Peter Brown, of Beck Photographic, said: “I love it – it made me smile.”
Evening Telegraph chief photographer Alison Bagley said: “I thought the picture captured the exuberance and happiness of a dog at play.
“It was just a picture of a good day out and it captured the spirit and happiness of it all. I’m very pleased for Sally.”
Sally’s prize will be £100 or a sitting and prints to the value of £250 from Beck Photographic of Wellingborough.
The three runners-up will also each win a cash prize of £25 or a sitting and prints to the value of £60.
The runners-up were Jennifer Ross, of Rushden, and her photograph of the sea from an Isle of Lewis ferry, Gail Harrison, of Rushden, and her photograph of cows over the M6 at Manchester and Nigel O’Dell, of Wellingborough, and his photograph, bike fun.