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Monthly winners

 

The competition is now closed

The competition is now closed. Details of the overall winner will be announced in due course. Watch this space!
 

Moment of the Month – October 2020

The final installment of this year's Slow Moments competition didn't disappoint – once again, we received many excellent entries from you, from a beautiful Oxfordshire bluebell wood to the interior of a carver's workshop in Guatemala – we particularly liked this one as we felt it was just the kind of authentic local space you would discover on an Inntravel Slow Holiday.

It's never easy choosing a winner, but we can now reveal which entry our judges have settled upon as 'Moment of the Month' for October 2020...
 
The winner & other highly-commended entries
 

What the judges said...

"The longer we considered Caroline Reddel's entry, 'A hobbit's butterfly', the more we grew to love it – we love the exquisite detail of the butterfly itself, resting delicately on the flower petals; we love the bright, vibrant colours – the perfect antidote to the grey winter skies here in the UK; and we love the composition of the image, how the soft focus of the background throws the butterfly and its perch into stark relief. If a Slow Moment is about finding delight in the smallest details, then 'A hobbit's butterfly' is a very worthy winning 'Moment of the Month' for October. Many congratulations, Caroline.
Taking the first runners-up place is the fabulous 'Black is beautiful' by Annette Marsh. We sometimes struggle to see what makes a landscape shot a Slow Moment, but we found Annette's entry particularly captivating. There is so much going on here – not only a striking contrast in colour and light but of motion, too: the shifting clouds; restless waves; and footsteps leading across the black sands. If you look closely, you can even see the tiny figures who the footsteps belong to, at the base of the cliffs.

We were also all in agreement that Megan Ocean's 'The calm before the storm' should be our second runner-up. Here, our eyes were drawn to the sharp, clear detail of the gulls and the glistening sands, while the foaming waves and hazy mountains retreated into the background."
 
Take a look at our previous winners and runners-up
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