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Impressions Gallery


Winners announced! Where is your wilderness?

Tue, 13th Jul, 2010

Thanks to everyone who entered the competition, following the announcement at our 3rd Birthday Party (good to see some of you there) we are happy to showcase the winners on flickr and our website, congratulations!

First Place

elements 1
by iamcharys

Our judges said "We chose this photograph as the overall winner, as we admired the lateral approach to the competition challenge and thought the image was very well executed"

Second Place
Cold Country by majikmunkeedrool

Third Place
poppies at ferrybridge #3 by jamiejjwilliamson

And you can see all the entries here on the flickr slideshow

This competition is now closed

Can you enter a photograph that tells us something about your relationship with nature?

Our current exhibition On Overgrown Paths by Ben Rivers shows three 16mm films projected inside ramshackle wooden cabins.The films depict modern day hermits who embrace the wilderness and have a strong bond with nature.

In response to this, Impressions Gallery would like you to get creative and photograph what the wilderness is to you. How do you connect with nature? We would encourage you to explore this idea broadly and to be playful in your approach.

This could be through photographing the beauty of the countryside, or your back garden, a shed, a park, a secret corner somewhere, or simply the sky at night. Show us where you go to escape the pressures of the modern world.

Will you impress the judges - Andy Wade, Multi-Media Manager at Orange UK and Sarah Read, Deputy Director of Impressions Gallery - and win a prize?

Have fun and we look forward to seeing your photographs. To see the entries so far visit the flickr group site or see the slideshow above.

How to take part

Competition closes midday Monday 2 August 2010.

You can enter just one photograph.

If you want to take part and upload images you'll have to join as a member of flickr. This is easy to do and full instructions can be found by clicking here.

This is an open flickr group so anyone can see the pictures that have been uploaded. Your photographs will also be available to view on Impressions website. To visit the flickr group go to

And that’s it!

Don’t forget to pop in on Sunday 8 August 2010 when we’ll announce the overall winner and two runners up at our 3rd Birthday Party.

Terms and Conditions

All entries must be received by midday on Monday 2 August 2010.

**We're being good group administrators and at flickr's suggestion moderating all picture submissions before including them. Don't worry though we'll be moderating a few times a day until the competition closes on midday Monday 2 August 2010**

For full details of terms and conditions please view the Group Rules section.

Winning photograph elements 1 by iamcharys

Winning photograph elements 1 by iamcharys