And the winner is…

After much deliberation, our judges have finally come to an agreement on the overall winner of our #BritainInCoins photography competition.

And the winner is…

ali rao 6 - And the winner is...Congratulations to Ali Rao – the winner of our £1,000 cash prize!

Ali chose the Abolition of Slavery £2 coin for his entry. The judges were impressed by both the powerful and thought-provoking subject matter and the technical proficiency of the shot.

We can’t overstate how difficult the judges found the job of picking a winner. The number of entries and the quality of photographs far exceeded our expectations, and the final choice was very close to call.

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who submitted an entry to our #BritainInCoins competition. We’ve kept them all so keep checking our Facebook page – you’ll receive an honourable mention if we use your photo in the future!

We also have 5 Royal Mint 2014 coin sets to give away to FIVE runners-up. They are, in no particular order:

alex bennett - And the winner is...

Alex submitted a series of five individual photos representing the progression of technology from the iron age through the industrial revolution and into the digital age.

 

bethany hopkins 1 - And the winner is...

The competition even reached the middle East! Bethany sent us this entry with her Victoria Cross 50p pair all the way from Afghanistan.

ian chan1 - And the winner is...

Ian used the Forth Railway Bridge £1 coin as the inspiration for his entry. Unfortunately a familiar-looking tourist got in the shot!.

claire riches 2 - And the winner is...

Claire used the DNA £2 as the subject of her entry, with a clever arrangement of pennies forming the double helix structure and a good use of lighting in her photograph

heather lasting images - And the winner is...

One of the most popular coins was the WWF 50p with all kinds of imaginative nature-themed photographs being submitted. Our judges felt this entry from Heather was the pick of the bunch.