Melton Carnegie Museum photography competition: Nature through a lens

Museum staff member Trevor Hearn hangs Alex Baxter's 'Breaking the Mirror' photo (Under 16s overall winner) in the exhibition. EMN-150305-152701001

Museum staff member Trevor Hearn hangs Alex Baxter's 'Breaking the Mirror' photo (Under 16s overall winner) in the exhibition. EMN-150305-152701001

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Aspiring photographers of all ages and abilities captured the wonders of nature across the Melton borough by taking part in a museum competition.

Melton Carnegie Museum received more than 100 entries into its ‘Nature’s Gallery’ competition which covered the categories of insects, birds, mammals and landscapes.

Steve Clark's 'Wood Mouse' EMN-150305-134958001

Steve Clark's 'Wood Mouse' EMN-150305-134958001

All of the submitted photographs will be on display in the museum’s Anne Hughes Gallery until Saturday, May 30.

The winner of each section received a £20 shopping voucher, with the overall winners of the adults’ and under 16s sections receiving a £100 shopping voucher.

Prizes were awarded to the following competition entrants:

Under 16s

Dennis Watts' 'Rapeseed at Ragdale' was among the winners in the over 16s' category EMN-150305-151519001

Dennis Watts' 'Rapeseed at Ragdale' was among the winners in the over 16s' category EMN-150305-151519001

Alex Baxter – ‘Breaking the Mirror’ (Overall Winner)

Jessica Beaumont – ‘Caterpillar Magic’

Jake Callcutt – ‘Vole on a Stroll’

Chris March – ‘Sunny Day’ (Highly Commended)

Over 16s

Karen Antcliffe – ‘Two for the Price of One’

Steve Clark – ‘Wood Mouse’

Christopher Harding – ‘Early One Morning’ (Highly Commended)

Dennis Watts – ‘Rapeseed at Ragdale’

Allan Wild – ‘Got You Spotted’ (Overall Winner)