Christmas is a special time of year, and while the 2020 festive season will be different from what we’re used to; we can still spread joy to others. We recently asked you to send us your Christmas photographs as part of our final competition of the year. We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who entered! We received a large volume of entries, and selecting the winners (as always!) was a real challenge.
Looking through your photos certainly made us smile, and helped us to get into the Christmas spirit! We hope you enjoy them just as much as we did.
We’ll have plenty more competitions in 2021, so keep an eye on our weekly newsletters for more details. But, without further ado, here are the winning entries…
Best Overall Christmas Photograph
Winner - “Waiting for the Christmas train”
By Owen Tuxkett
“Waiting for the Christmas train at Corfe Castle in Dorset. The station is decorated with lights and the castle is lit up in the distance.”
Best Pet Photograph
Winner - “A dog in a Santa’s hat”
By Timandra French
“Instead of the Girl with a Pearl Earring – here is a dog in a Santa’s hat.”
Best Landscape Photograph
Winner - “Local countryside scene”
By Dawn Halas
Best “Christmas Abroad” Photograph
Winner - “Sydney Festivities”
By Julie Woods
Location: Bolton (but photo taken in Sydney, Australia)
“Last year’s Christmas festivities in Sydney seem even further away in these strange Covid times.”
Best Winter Wildlife Photograph
Winner - “Robin”
By Neill Walker
Best 2020 Santa Photograph
Winner - “Masked Santa”
By Steve Clayton
Best “Animal Family” Photograph
Winner - “Three penguins posing for Christmas”
By Jane Houston Green
Location: Swinton, Berwickshire
Best “Christmas Sparkle” Photograph
Winner - “Sparkle and shine at Christmas”
By Rosie Tamplin
Best Photograph Depicting Fun and Laughter at Christmas
Winner - “Winter fun”
By Julie Parker
Location: Darnhall, Cheshire
Best “Christmas at Home” Photograph
Winner - “Festive fireplace”
By Paul Charlton
Best “Snowy Scene” Photograph
Winner - “Fun in the snow”
By Timandra French
Other notable entries
There were so many wonderful entries to this Christmas photography competition that we couldn’t help but share a few more with you! So here are some other notable entries…
A final note...
We know that this year has been tough, but we’d like to say a big thank you to all our members who have been involved with the Rest Less community so far – whether that be by entering competitions, interacting on the community forum, reading our content, or providing us with useful feedback. We plan to continue supporting you in the ways that we can, and hope that you’ll continue to support one another too, throughout these challenging times and beyond.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year, from the entire Rest Less team!
Have you got a creative talent that you’ve learnt or developed this year, whether that be photography or something else entirely? We’d love to hear from you! Join the conversation on the community forum, or leave a comment below – and keep your eyes peeled for our next competition!