Photography Competition 2021

We are thrilled to announce the winners of our 2021 Photography Competition!

We saw a huge variety of entries this year including some fantastic photos of the Observation Wheel at Willen Lake, wildlife in the parks and a number of beautiful sunsets across Milton Keynes' green space. With the help of local photographer Gill Prince, our judges have now selected the three winning entries for this year's competition. All winners will receive a photography tuition session with Gill Prince Photography.

Our 2021 winners are:

1st Place - Nicola Darby, Mill Field at Stony Stratford
Chosen for its considered composition, sharp focus and well-balanced highlights and shadows, the judges loved the reflection and framing of the shot.

2nd Place - Helen Cooke, Cows in Ouse Valley
The judges loved the way the cows are looking directly at the photographer and how the image shows hints of the urban location. They liked how Helen had chosen the cows as her subject as it shows the variety of the work the Trust does.

3rd Place - Roger Agnew, Sunset at Stanton Low Park
The judges felt that this image worked really well with the play area silhouetted through the trees and that the image is a recognisable location. The colours in the picture are good, the focus sharp and the sky looks fantastic!

We'd like to say thank you to everyone who entered this year's competition and congratulate our winners! We hope to share a variety of the submitted entries over the next 12 months so keep an eye on our social media channels and see if you can spot yours.


Discover our parks

  • Blackhorse Wood

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    Blackhorse Wood is located off Wolverton Road, close to Stonepit Field and Great Linford Manor Park. The woodland has developed over the past forty years or so on former paddocks that straddled the embankment of the old Wolverton to Newport Pagnell railway line, which ceased being used in the 1960s and now forms the Milton Keynes Railway Walk (adopted foot/horse/cycle path).

  • Ashland Lakes

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    Formerly known as the Simpson balancing reservoir these lakes were formed in around 2006 to provide a more attractive and interesting area of parkland for the adjoining housing development at Ashland. The site comprises a chain of connected lakes and an ornamental pond with a fountain. Ashland Lakes still serve as a balancing reservoir to accommodate excessive rainfall so please note that the lakes can overflow from time to time.

  • Broughton Brook Magna Park

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    Broughton Brook park is an area of parkland bordering the Magna Park industrial estate. We have recently taken over management of a section of attractive parkland off the Erwood roundabout, with plans to take over further areas in future.

  • Campbell Park

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    Located at the heart of Milton Keynes, Campbell Park hosts many of Milton Keynes’ major festivals and events. Its imaginative mix of formal gardens, water features, woodland and open pasture mean it’s an ideal spot to enjoy the changing seasons.

  • Great Linford Manor Park

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    Great Linford Manor Park is a special, heritage-rich park set within the old village of Great Linford. It contains features that were first laid out centuries ago, including ponds and a Wilderness Garden which represent the English Landscape style of garden design that became popular for country estates during the 18th Century.

  • Ouzel Valley Park

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    The Ouzel Valley Park meanders from Caldecotte Lake in the south to Willen Lake in the north. The park has a spacious, open atmosphere with long views. Much of the land is farmed by The Parks Trust rearing our own cattle and sheep, between the livestock you can still see the remnants of an old field system with the ridge and furrow still visible. Incorporating the historic villages of Woolstone and Woughton, the park is bordered on its western side by the Grand Union Canal.

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