We’re delighted to share with you Bursledon Windmill’s first photography competition.
Bursledon Windmill has an amazing community and is cherished by its visitors. Although the sails are currently removed for repair, we wanted to celebrate the windmill and the area in which it looks over.
We asked the local community to submit their favourite photographs of the area, to be in with the chance of being featured in the Bursledon Windmill Calendar 2022. We had some wonderful entries, which we are delighted to share with you in our online exhibition.
Meet the judges
To support the selection of the photographs to feature in the calendar, we asked local creative businesses to put their expertise to the test and be our judges. Adrian Hunt, Alan McMurtry, Craig McDougall and Emma Lieghio kindly offered their support.
Craig and Emma are both Directors of Neck of the Woods Films, a video production company and social enterprise based in Southampton. They have a team of passionate filmmakers and storytellers, who create films which help raise money for charities, tell stories of human achievements, and connect clients with audiences across the globe. Most recently, Neck of the Woods Films opened their Young Filmmakers Fund 2021 which helps young people (aged 12-25 years) in and around Southampton who have a passion for filmmaking and social change.
Adrian is an independent graphic designer based in Hampshire, specialising in print, editorial and book design. He has worked widely across the arts, culture and publishing sectors, with clients including the V&A, British Museum, Pallant House Gallery, Southampton City Art Gallery, Hampshire Cultural Trust and many more.
Alan McMurtry is the owner and publisher at Scene Media of The Scene Magazines, the River Hamble Handbook and the Portsmouth Harbour Handbook. Alan has many years of editorial and marketing experience in the publishing world previously having worked for two large magazine publishers in London.
The winning images
If you have enjoyed this photography exhibition and would like to grab yourself a Bursledon Windmill Calendar, you can do so here. All profits from the sale of the calendar will go directly to our Keep Our Sails Turning campaign, which will fund vital repairs to the windmill’s stocks and sails.