Over the last year we have been running a photography competition to showcase the diversity and beauty of the area we live and work in. 

At Mackenzie Smith, we are blessed with dealing with properties in one of the most picturesque and desirable places to live in the South of England.   Not only are we surrounded by the stunning North Hampshire countryside, but also charming villages such as Hook and Hartley Wintney, canal walks and ranges around Ash Vale, the nearby scenic Surrey Hills, and the bustling towns of Farnborough and Fleet with both traditional and contemporary architecture.

The culmination of the competition is the production of a 2015 Mackenzie Smith calendar made up of the best twelve entries with two grand prize winners, under 18’s and 18’s & over, both winning £250 and also £250 for a charity of the winner’s choice.

We very pleased to announce the twelve finalists;

January - George Turbull, Basingstoke Canal

George Turnbull (January)

February - Glyn Morgan, Basingstoke Canal

Glyn Morgan (February)

March - Martin Cerny, Daffodils

Martin Cerny (March)

April - Simon, Horse Shoe Lake

Simon Bool (April)

May - Kallum Gray, Gray Estate Fleet

Kallum Gray (May)

June - James Woolley COMPETITION WINNER, Yateley Lake

James Woolley (June)

July - Chris Straker, Fleet Pond

Chris Straker (July)

August - Andy McKenna, Farnborough Air Ship Hanger

Andy McKenna (August)

September - Andy Bray, Normandy Fields

Andy Bray (September)

October - Caroline Ellison, Edenbrook Fleet

Caroline Ellison (October)

November - Ffyona Speed Age, Under 18's Winner,  Basingstoke Canal by Ash Vale

Ffyona Speed (November)

December - Alan Bew, Prospect Road

Alan Bew (December)

Our grand prize winner is James Woolley with his simply stunning shot of Yateley Lake and the prize in the under 18’s category goes to Ffyona Speed for her dreamy atmospheric shot of the Basingstoke Canal.

Well done and thank you to everyone who entered, we were overwhelmed at the quality of submissions.

Keep an eye out for news of when the calendars will be available at your branch, they will be free of charge and subject to availability.