Roland Armstrong's entry into the CPL photograph competition

CPL Petroleum uncovers photographic talent in calendar competition

February 2013

A photo competition has revealed some stunning images of Britain’s natural surroundings and discovered some new talent in four photographers, whose pictures were chosen as winning entries to appear in the CPL Petroleum annual calendar.

 The competition, organised by heating oil and fuel company, CPL Petroleum, saw Terence Burchell, from Mulbarton, Norforlk; Vanessa Hales, from East Harling, Norfolk; Roland Armstrong, from Moor Common, Berkshire; and Rod Richards, from Mansell Gamage, Herefordshire, beat off stiff competition from fellow photographers. 

Terence’s winning entry was "Sheep crossing the River Glaven", a delightful image depicting the River Glaven, near Holt, Norfolk and Vanessa Hales submitted “Stiffkey”, taken at the salt marsh, at Stiffkey, north Norfolk.

A shot of a Robin taken in Wisley Gardens, entitled “Cheeky Robin”, made Rod triumphant, while Roland’s entry of “autumn at Moor Common”, depicting colourful leaves, won him a spot in the calendar.

 The competition invited local communities across the UK to take inspiration from the wildlife and natural environment that surrounds their hometown. The winning images are displayed in the company’s annual calendar, which is being sold to raise money for the winners’ chosen local charities. 

Terence selected the East Anglian Air Ambulance and the East Anglian Children's Hospice (EACH) while Vanessa chose Cancer Research UK. Rod picked the India Village Care Ministries and Roland decided to support the National Autistic Society.

 David Pulling at CPL Petroleum, said: “These photos were chosen because they superbly represent the winners’ local areas and showcase the abundance of artistic inspiration.

 “The photography competition is our way of reaching out to local communities, while giving something back and raising funds for local and deserving charities.”