Inspirational photographers win prizes

Five photographers have picked up prizes in our photography competition after judges chose their favourite inspiring images.

Earlier this year, we ran a photography competition on social media to encourage people to share what inspires them about visiting National Trust places in the Midlands.

Over 150 people entered the competition through Facebook and Twitter, with the top five chosen by judges each winning a £100 voucher from our official recommended outdoor retail partner Cotswold Outdoor.

The winners and their photographs are:

Photo of Baddesley Clinton, by Rebecca Richards
Two children hand in hand splashing in a puddle at Baddesley Clinton
The Great Parlour at Wightwick Manor, by Alain Rolli
Interior photograph of the Great Parlour at Wightwick Manor
Playing in the park at Calke Abbey, by Sam Jane
Children playing in a fallen tree at Calke Abbey
The Four Stones at Clent Hills, by Olivia Williams
Sun over the Four Stones at Clent Hills
Bluebells in the woods at Clumber Park, by Michelle Hewitt
Bluebells in the woods at Clumber Park

Andy Beer, Director for the National Trust in the Midlands, said: “We were very impressed by the high standard of the entries received. With a wide range of National Trust places in the Midlands to enjoy, from parks and peaks to mansions and manor houses, there was plenty of subject matter to choose from.

“The entries that really stood out to our judges were those that would inspire the viewer to visit, like the Grand Parlour at Wightwick Manor near Wolverhampton, and the bluebell trail at Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire.”