Henley Children Capture Nature’s Glorious Colours in Museum’s Wildlife Photography Competition

Image taken by Michael Bowles (aged 12), Gillotts School.

This year’s Wildlife Photography Competition, ‘Colour in Nature’, organised by the River & Rowing Museum, once again invited local children to help them celebrate our natural world through the medium of photography.

This annual competition encourages budding young photographers to record the wonderful wildlife on our doorstep. This year’s event was not without its challenges of course, but the children of Henley rose to the occasion and brilliantly captured the beauty of our surroundings.

The judges were impressed by the quality and variety of the entries and there was a great deal of discussion when choosing the prize winners. Considerations included how the photograph illustrated the theme of ‘Colour in Nature’, its composition and whether it showed an original perspective.

Helen Cook, Head of Learning at the Museum says “We were thrilled to have so many entries of such a high standard this year. The theme of ‘Colour in Nature’ really inspired Henley’s young photographers and it was wonderful to see how wildlife provided such an important escape in lockdown. Thank you so much to everyone who entered their photographs – we have some very talented budding photographers in our local community!”

The Winners, Runners Up and Highly Commended have been informed and their winning photographs, along with a selection of other entries are showcased in a stunning display in the Discover! space of the Museum until 1st November 2020. A stunning celebration of nature and life overcoming adversity. For those who didn’t enter and are inspired by this year’s display, the Museum looks forward to seeing your entry next year!

Congratulations to all the Winners, Runner Ups and Highly Commended!


Emilia Adams (aged 7), Shiplake CE Primary School

Violet Dix (aged 11), Trinity CE Primary School

Michael Bowles (aged 12), Gillotts School

Runners Up

Jessica Dingle (aged 7), Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

Orson Jones (aged 6), Trinity CE Primary School

Daisy Holmes (aged 8yrs) , Valley Road School

Fleur Wood (age 11), Trinity CE Primary School

Serena Chilvers (aged 13), Gillotts School

Lara Wood (aged 13), Gillotts School

Highly Commended

Nikau Stender (aged 4), Shiplake Primary School

Corey Sartin (aged 11), Trinity CE Primary School

Visit the Museum’s Discover space before 1st November to see these stunning images on display. Book now!

Planning your school visits for 2020-21?
For more information about the River & Rowing Museum’s Schools Programme, please contact: Helen Cook, Head of Learning, on edbookings@rrm.co.uk