Alfred Vowles Photographic Competition

Alfred Vowles

Get out onto Exmoor and capture a prize-winning image!

The Exmoor Society invites amateur photographers to submit entries for the Alfred Vowles Photographic Competition, a biennial event in memory of the noted local photographer. Entries can be submitted for the 2019 competition until 30th September 2019 in four categories, for photographs taken on Exmoor during the last two years. They are:

The winner in each category receives a cash prize, with the Alfred Vowles Memorial Trophy, donated by his family, going to the overall winner. Judging will take place in late Autumn; the prizes will be presented soon afterwards at the opening of an exhibition of the winning photographs in the Society’s Resource Centre in Dulverton. Some of the entries for the Heritage Buildings category may be displayed at the Exmoor National Park Archaeology Forum in October 2019.

Alfred Vowles was born in 1882 and was a well-known local photographer who, until the late 1940s, devoted his life to recording the landscape, life and people of Exmoor. For many years he ran a thriving business selling postcards of his work from a shop in Minehead, having earlier worked for Kodak in London. Alfred Vowles’ legacy is a most valuable document of Exmoor of that period.

Entry form