2018 Photo Competition

St Nons

Welcome to the 2018 St Davids Peninsula Tourist Association photographic competition. Our visitors love taking photos of the stunning scenery of the area, whatever time of year they visit, so here’s an extra incentive to get snapping! All entrants get the kudos of seeing their photos reach a wider audience and, in addition, get the chance to win one of the generous cash prizes AND have their winning photo displayed at Oriel y Parc, the St Davids Visitor Centre.

Top prize £100

This year Wales is celebrating 2018 as the Year of the Sea, so you might want to bear this in mind when submitting your entries.

Winners for stages 1 and 2 have now been announced on the competition rules & prizes page.

The overall winners for the 2018 Photographic Competition are:

1st Place – Path to Solva by Geoff Shoults  and wins £100

2nd Place – Palace by Starlight by James Hancock  and wins £50

3rd Place – A moment of Peace – Caerfai…  by David4Rugs  and wins £25

Prizes will be sent out by post.

Year of the Sea

2018 is Visit Wales "Year of  the Sea" where we celebrate our close connection to the wonderful coastline of the St Davids peninsula, part of Britain's only coastal national park. In recognition of this, we've launched our 2018 photograph competition based on this. Did you have an amazing beach day? Or maybe you spotted seals or porpoise during a walk along the coast path or on a boat trip? Why not submit your photo and be in with a chance to win some fantastic prizes.


Photographs must be taken WITHIN the St Davids Peninsula, be original and the location must be identifiable.

Entry is open to everyone except members and their families of the St Davids Peninsula Tourist Association (SPTA) Committee and is free of charge.

A photograph may only be entered ONCE for the duration of the competition. All entries are accepted in good faith and will be judged on an equal and anonymous basis. The judges decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into. Final entry to the competition closes on 15th November 2018.

This year we have decided to run three mini-competitions throughout the year with closing dates of June 15th, September 15th and November 15th. Public voting for each stage starts on the 16th, although this is just for fun and will have little impact on the committees judgment.

Judging will take place a week or so later with the next stage opened at the start of the next month. Winners will be notified by email, announced on the web site and a prizes sent out in the post.

Registration (email and password) is required to submit photographs. A maximum of 10 Photographs per person, per stage may be submitted. Please ensure that your images are under 4MB before uploading. Please note that your uploaded photographs will NOT display immediately; we have to verify that each photograph is appropriate (may take a few days).

Photograph Rights:
By submitting a photograph, the photographer is permitting the St Davids Peninsula Tourist Association the right to use that photograph in its advertising and information publications (Broad sheet brochure and online). The St Davids Peninsula Tourist Association commits not to pass on, sell or use a submitted photograph for commercial gain by itself or third parties (such as in calendars, books and magazines etc that may be subject to monetary charge).
The copyright of the photograph is retained by the photographer.


Below is a list of prizes for our 2018 Photographic Competition


June 15th deadline - £25, £15 and £10 cash for the top three entries.

  1. A moment of peace - Caerfai...  by David Gardner from Trevin
  2. Abereiddy midsummer morning  by Alison Jones from Carmarthen
  3. Cathedral Cave, St Non's  by Lou Luddington from Solva

September 15th deadline - as above

  1. The path to Solva  by Geoff Shoults from Buxton
  2. Glorious Whitesands  by Geoff Shoults from Buxton
  3.  Moment of peace before the fire of sunset  by Harry James from Stockport

November 15th deadline - as above

  1. The Palace by Starlight by James Hancok
  2. Having fun at the Blue Lagoon... by Graham Parsons from Nailsea
  3. Springtime near Whitesands by Sue Rugg from Leeds


The overall prize of £100 for first place, £50 for second and £25 for third are:

1st Place - Path to Solva by Geoff Shoults, Buxton  and wins £100

2nd Place - Palace by Starlight by James Hancock  and wins £50

3rd Place - A moment of Peace - Caerfai...  by David Gardner, Trevin  and wins £25



£200 Winning Photograph
by Mohamed from Neyland.