Prizes on offer in our ‘Autumn in the Stokes’ photo competition

'Autumn in the Stokes' photo competition.

Do you enjoy capturing the changing colours of autumn on your camera or smartphone? Well, this year you have an extra incentive because the Journal is once again running an ‘Autumn in the Stokes’ photo competition, with a first prize of £30.

The prize will be awarded to whoever sends us the shot that best captures the beauty of the season in the local area. There will also be two runners-up prizes of £20 and £10 each,

Photos must be taken during October 2017 in a public place within the Five Stokes area (Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke, Stoke Gifford, Stoke Lodge or Harry Stoke).

To enter, email your photo to, message it to the Bradley Stoke Journal Facebook page or post it on Twitter mentioning @TheBSJournal and including the #AutumnPhoto hashtag.

Don’t forget to include your name and say where the picture was taken.

The competition will close at midnight on Sunday 29th October 2017 and the winning entries will be published in the November issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine.

Competition terms and conditions: Entrants must live within the Five Stokes area. Maximum of six entries per person. The three prize-winning entries will be chosen by Journal editor Stephen Horton, whose decision will be final. No correspondence will be entered into.

• View the latest entries in this year’s competition: Facebook

Collage (click to enlarge): Entries from the 2016 ‘Autumn in the Stokes’ photo competition. Clockwise from top left: Brook Way near Elm Close, Little Stoke (Ashish Budhia); Baileys Court Road, Bradley Stoke (Andy Burrows);  Savages Wood, Bradley Stoke (Jennifer Ladley); Braydon Avenue, Little Stoke (Jenny Church).

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  1. The competition winners were announced on pages 24 & 25 of the November issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine. Read it online here:

    The Bradley Stoke Journal would like to thank everyone who entered this year’s ‘Autumn in the Stokes’ photo competition in which we asked readers to record the beauty of the season in the Five Stokes area (Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke, Stoke Gifford, Stoke Lodge or Harry Stoke. We received a fantastic response, with more than ninety photos being submitted over the four-week period for which the competition was open (1st to 29th October). The full set of entries may be viewed on our Facebook page in the album ‘Autumn 2017 in the Stokes’.

    Choosing the prize-winners from so many fantastic entries has been a difficult task, but the editor’s decision is to award first prize (£30) to Dawn Thompson for photo #1 taken near the Three Brooks public house, Bradley Stoke; second prize (£20) to Jurij Babicev for photo #2 taken in the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve, Bradley Stoke; and third prize (£10) to Katie Hurrell for photo #3 taken near Farley Close, Little Stoke.

    Commended entries also shown on this page are: #4 by Thomas Probert; #5 by Caroline Murray; and #6 by Kate Boonzaaier. All three were taken in Savages Wood, Bradley Stoke.

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