Photographers – thank you for getting your cameras out in support of our photography competition ‘Ancient Spotted Photo Contest‘.
There were a lot of really great photos submitted, and it has been incredibly hard to choose a winner. But after a lot of consideration we have decided on the winner of the first photo competition of the Ancient World in London series of quests.
We are delighted to announce that the winner of Ancient World Spotted is David Merrigan, for his photo of London’s Sphinx. There are actually two of these Sphinxes, set either side of Cleopatra’s Needle in Westminster, and together are amongst the iconic ancient world sights of the city. We particularly love the amazing quality of light in David’s image.
David has a great eye for a picture, and a strong interest in London. If you look through his Flickr Stream you can see his takes on several other London landmarks. He is a Londoner himself, and obviously knows his city well. David will choose his prize from the selection of Ancient History Books from Thames & Hudson (see our pick of the current catalogue here). Well done David!
More Chances to Win!
David may have scooped the first Ancient World inLondon photography prize, but the opportunities to win do not stop here. Help Recreate the British Museum is currently running and finishing in couple of weeks, so make sure you get your entry in soon.
Rest assured there will be more of these photo contests to be announced over the coming weeks. Keep visiting our Things To Do Page on the Ancient World inLondon microsite for all the new and on-going events, quests, and contests. Remember, you need 1066 points to be in with a chance of winning the grand prize – an amazing holiday for two near the ancient rock tombs of Dalyan in Turkey.
Through these photo contests we invite Londoners and tourists from around the world – as well as the online community – to take a close look at the wonderful ancient artefacts that make up our history in London. There is so much to learn about and see in London, both inside museums and at sites scattered across the city.
Places that may look like nothing but ruins could actually be our links back to moments in time that have shaped our world and lives today. You probably pass by many ruins in your day-to-day life in the city without realising their incredible histories. But these places become part of your daily life, and this is your chance to get to know them better.
We would like to thank all the participants in this first Spotted contest. Here are some of your great snaps from all over London:
SLIDESHOW: Ancient World Spotted Photo Contest