In this year’s competition we had entries from all over the world. The standard was really high and it was a difficult time for the judges to arrive at a decision. We would like to thank all those who entered the competition.
Last summer in Ireland was one of the most beautiful we have had for years with glorious sunshine for weeks. Being a small island we are surrounded by water and that means lots of beaches. In Ireland, we have some of the very best beaches in the world. This photograph from Valentina Casadei was taken in Kerry, not too far from Cork. It has beautiful colour and shows the natural beauty of Irish beaches. Congratulations, Valentina, you have won our third prize.
So, when you are coming to Cork, don’t forget to bring your swimming costume!