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Our 2024 calendar, made possible by you

Earlier in 2023, we launched a photography competition to find images for a 2024 fundraising calendar. We want to say a huge thank you to all the entrants who took part, for their creativity in capturing the diversity and uniqueness of Morecambe Bay through a lens, and to the winners for kindly granting us permission to publish their work.

The standard of entries was very high which made the job of choosing just twelve images for our 2024 calendar very difficult!

We're delighted to announce the winning entries and photographers as:
FRONT COVER:
Wildflowers on the prom by Kerry Sanabrias; JANUARY: Wintry Hoad by Andy Carpenter; FEBRUARY: Untitled by Janet Barton; MARCH: West from Silverdale by Alan Greenwell; APRIL: Venus and Cupid by Richard Gill; MAY: Wildflowers on the prom by Kerry Sanabrias; JUNE: Kingfisher at Condor Pool by Keith Stanley; JULY: Common Darter on Blackberries, Heysham Nature Reserve, by Janet Packham; AUGUST: Untitled by Peter Howarth; SEPTEMBER: Grey Seals at Walney by Lesley Heptinstall; OCTOBER: Coniston Fells from Jenny Brown's Point by John Pritchard; NOVEMBER: The Ship Sculpture with sea fog in the background, Half Moon Bay, Heysham by Paul Calvert; DECEMBER: Sandside Sunset by Mike Hardy

We sample the winning images below. The complete images have been published in the calendar available below (while stocks last).

JANUARY Andy CARPENTER Wintry Hoad Cat A
FEBRUARY Janet BARTON No title given Cat A
MARCH Alan GREENWELL West from Silverdale Cat A
APRIL Richard GILL Venus and Cupid Cat A

Andy Carpenter 'Wintry Hoad' - I’m an amateur photographer based in Ulverston. This gives me a great opportunity to visit the northern shores of Morecambe Bay and the southern hills of the Lake District. Find more of Andy's work on Instagram here.

Janet Barton Untitled photo - I have lived in Morecambe Bay for the last 12 years and I love the natural environment I experience everyday. However, my photographic inspiration often comes from capturing the marks made and remnants left by lives lived throughout the ages. I particularly like to capture the abstract shapes and forms found in derelict, rusting and decaying items that are often overlooked in the midst of such natural beauty. Find more of Janet's work on her website and Instagram.

Alan Greenwell 'West from Silverdale' - I have taken photos over the many decades of my life. Now, most evenings, looking west, I watch the great spectacle of sunsets over Morecambe Bay.

Richard Gill 'Venus and Cupid' - In my day job I work as a freelance photographer specialising in property and architecture. In my leisure, I find joy in exploring breathtaking landscapes, and I love to explore Morecambe Bay, translating its scenic allure into captivating land and seascapes that inspire and connect with the soul. You can find more of Richard's work on his website, Facebook and Instagram.

MAY Kerry SANABRIAS Wildflowers on the prom Cat A
JUNE Keith STANLEY Kingfisher at Condor Pool Cat A
JULY_Janet PACKHAM_Common Darter on Blackberries, Heysham nature reserve_Cat A
AUGUST Peter HOWARTH No title given Cat A

Kerry Sanabrias 'Wildflowers on the prom' - Morecambe is a favourite location to photograph. It’s changing landscape, big skies and amazing sunsets make it so easy to find new ways to capture the coastline. I love walking on the prom in all seasons, it always lifts my spirits and in winter the wild winds give a free facial! You can find Kerry's work on Instagram.

Keith Stanley 'Kingfisher at Condor Pool'- I never get tired of watching the magnificent sunsets over Morecambe Bay and when the opportunity arises, photograph them. The sculpture SHIP, by Anna Gillespie, at Half Moon Bay is one of my favourite subjects to photograph as well as the many species of dragonflies you find on our nature reserves. Find Keith's work on Instagram.

Janet Packham 'Common Darter at Heysham Nature Reserve' - I am a self taught photographer, wildlife and nature is my passion and Morecambe bay gives me the oppotunity to capture the beauty of it. Heysham and Middleton nature reserves have such a diversity of everything nature always changing with the seasons. The bay is a bird lovers haven. You can find more of Janet's work on Facebook.

Peter Howarth Untitled photo - I have always loved being in and around nature, it is an experience I want to share with everyone. What better way to share it than through the images I take. Find more of Peter's work on his website here.

SEPTEMBER Lesley HEPTINSTALL Grey seals Walney Cat A
OCTOBER John PRITCHARD Coniston fells from Jenny Browns Point Cat A
NOV_ Paul_CALVERT_The Ship Sculpture with Sea Fog in the background_Halfmoonbay Heysham_Cat A
DECEMBER Mike HARDY Sandside Sunset Cat A

Lesley Heptinstall 'Grey Seals at Walney' - I am an amateur photographer from Ulverston - an excellent base for the Lakes but also for the wonderful Morecambe Bay. A place of ever-changing vast vistas, big skies, great light and of course home to marvellous wildlife - all on my doorstep. Find Lesley's work on Instagram.

John Pritchard 'Coniston fells from Jenny Brown's Point' - I have lived beside the bay at Silverdale for more than 30 years and it has been a privilege to see and record the wealth of bird life, the ever changing channels and the glorious sunsets across the water.

Paul Calvert 'The SHIP sculpture with sea fog' - Living in Heysham I have often photographed Anna Gillespies sculpture "Ship" - on this particularly cold day however, there was a thick sea fog in half moon Bay. This coupled with the frost on the sculptures shoulders, I feel, made the perfect image, portraying the cold and isolating nature of Morecambe Bay. You can find more of Paul's photography on Facebook.

Mike Hardy 'Sandside Sunset' - I'm an amateur landscape photographer and Sandside is a great place to take sunsets: as the sun touches the horizon you can shoot straight into the light and the effects are often spectacular. You can find more of Mike's work on Pinterest at mikehardy110

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