THE winners of the South West Lakes Trust and South West Water 2015 ‘Love your Lakes’ photo and video competition have been announced.

The competition, which attracted more than 125 entries, was to encourage people of all ages to make the most of the photo and filming opportunities at lakes across Devon, Cornwall and West Somerset.

The three photo categories were: The Beauty of Water, Activities, and Flora and Fauna. Photos had to be taken at one of South West Lakes Trust’s sites.

The competition was judged by professional news and sport photographer, Richard Austin, former chief executive of South West Lakes Trust, Evelyn Stacey and customer communications officer for South West Water, Lorna Devenish.

First prize for The Beauty of Water category and the chosen overall winner was Martyn Behennah from Dobwalls for his photograph of Roadford Lake, who was awarded £350. Mandy Pollard, of Holsworthy, took the top prize for the Activities category with her photo of a group of sailors at Upper Tamar Lake, and Jacqui Spiers, of Lifton, was awarded first prize in the Flora and Fauna category for her photo of Meldon Reservoir. Jean Wonnacott, of Altarnun, took third prize in the Activities category.

Malcolm Solomon’s video of Burrator Reservoir took first place in the video category and he was awarded £250.

The winning photo entries will be on display in the Lakeside Café at Roadford Lake until the end of February. The winning video can be viewed on the South West Lakes Trust website –