‘Old & New’ photography competition: the results and our winner

For our third monthly photography competition of the year, we encouraged people to get out and capture both the history and the modern urbanization of Portsmouth in single compositions, and 51 of you did just that. The prizes for March were:

As usual, before we get to the winner and runners-up, here’s a selection of the other photos submitted to the competition this month. We’re always impressed by the way Portsmouth’s photographers make our themes their own.

 Connor Hicks

Johnny Black

Lucy Lake


Ben Williams

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The Top Picks

In third place: Ian Pears

From Old Portsmouth, looking across to Gunwharf Quays and the Spinnaker Tower — a composition tied together by the strong nautical anchor imagery on the streetlight. Ian Pears captured a beautiful photo from Spice Island for our ‘Old & New’ competition, a worthy contender for the third-place spot.

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In second place: David Hyde

Another awesome composition featuring the Spinnaker Tower, plus ageing vibes by way of the crane in Gunwharf Quays. David Hyde’s black and white shot was a firm favourite while we were whittling down to March’s winner.

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In first place, March’s winner: Louise Stratton

From the Spinnaker Tower and the lilac sunset skies to the worn-down harbourisde boats and strong silhouetting contrast between highlights and shadows, this picture by Louise Stratton is eye-catching, intriguing, and beautiful. That’s why we chose it as our ‘Old & New’ winner, so a massive congratulations to Louise!