This year it was a goal of mine to enter a photographic competition, so when I was in my hometown of Porthcawl at the start of the year and came across a poster advertising one, I just had to enter.

The theme was ‘Promoting Porthcawl’ – in my eyes that was to show how I saw Porthcawl, the best bits. What better way to spend time in Porthcawl, than to have fun at the beach. Using little Sid as the model he is, we had fun at the beach and I managed to capture some fun shots of him playing with his bucket.

There were some really talented submissions, so you can imagine my surprise when I found out that I won! You can see my image and other entries here.

My winning image was printed, framed and also exhibited in the Porthcawl Pavillion amongst the other entries. I then also attended a short ceremony to collect my prize and even met the Mayor of Porthcawl.

This has inspired me to enter more competitions this year.

1st place prize of Porthcawl Photography contest - photography by iamsuko1st place prize of Porthcawl Photography contest - photography by iamsuko