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My Oxfordshire competition

Prize In January on BBC Radio Oxford, Jan Edwards and our magazine launched a competition to find the best ‘alternative’ photograph of Oxfordshire… what makes the county recognisable to you.

The prize is this fantastic camera shown on the right with two smaller cameras as runner-up prizes. But you've only got until 31 March to get your entries in!

You can look at the entries we had from the list below

Abingdon MGB - This MGB Sports Roadster was made in Abingdon. One of the very last to be made before the factory was closed Leo Greenaway from Wallingford has been the proud owner for the last ten years
Godstow Priory - Godstow Priory in the snow taken by Stephen Briggs
Sunrise over ladygrove - Kate Evans took this shot near Didcot in October 2003
Nativity scene at St Matthews Church - This is a great picture of a Christmas tradition taken by Kate Evans in a church in Harwell
Freezing Fog at Didcot - Kate Evans captured the chill in December 2003
Arboretum Nuneham Courtney - Kate Evans took this shot in the Autumn of 2003
Unicorn Theatre - The entrance to the Unicorn Theatre in Abingdon. Gerard Wood thought that the variations in stone colour make this building unique
Strange Shapes - Penelope Jackson saw these unusual shapes on the ground while flying over Otmoor in a balloon
From a passing balloon - Robin Batchelor took this picture of a Blenhiem Palace from a balloon when he landed he says, "The farmer brought us 8 cups of tea for all the passengers
May Moring - John Stather's picture of a May Morning tradition in Oxford; watch the choir on Magdalen Tower at six in the moring and then go for a beer
The Power And The Glory - Barry Evans takes a peek through the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside at something altogether unusual
Oxford Balloon Fiesta at Cutteslowe Park - Christopher Mitchell shows that even the skies over Oxfordshire are beautiful
Doing things Twice - This excellently titled picture from Sir Peter Thompson shows the extrapolated resurfacing of Oxford's main street
Canal life - Steve Parker's misty picture shows thenew Banbury Castle Shopping centre in the background and the Banbury canal in the foreground
A Haunted Turl - This ghostly picture by Daniel Lee shows another side of Oxford
Smoking Chimneys - Karen Stay turned these chimneys at Didcot power station into something mystical
The Big Wheel - Derek Surrage captured this unusual object slap-bang in the middle of Oxford
Madalen Tower - Ben Sparks took this picture from Merton College Garden at sundown
Bikes - Pierre D'alancaisez took this great picture which says so much about Oxford
The Buttercross in Witney - This is a fantastic alternative view of the Buttercross in Witney
Locked bike - Franziska Heimburger sent in this picture of her bike locked outside her house
Passing bike - James Bartle sent in this gothic shot which shows the flashing light of a passing cyclist
Minster Lovell - Robert Lavery visiting from Ireland was blown away by this view of Oxfordshire impressed with the peacfulness of the historic and romantic ruins
Slaughtered Pig - Patrick Smidt says that this the photo just says how "fresh" the experience of going to the covered market always is - complete with sawdust and blood beneath it!
St Giles Fair - Mrs Parsons kindly sent in this picture showing how, once a year, St Giles is transformed into a massive fairground
Dreaming Spires - Charles Beesley thinks this is an image synonymous with the City and The County
Bodleian Library - Andrew Porter says, I'm very fortunate to be in college just outside of this magnificent building, and am continually surprised by the way its appearance changes from different angles
Cowley Road - It looks almost fake but the judges really loved the composure of this picture taken on the Cowley Road
Wallingford Town Hall - John Wood took this shot of Wallingford Town Hall, taken at night shortly after Christmas 2002
Oxford Street - This a classic shot of Oxford's winding streets sent in by Wyn May
The Flooded Thames - Leo Greenaway took this shot from Wallingford Bridge looking down stream at the flooded river Thames in January 2003
What's on in Headington - Stephanie Jenkins took this great picture of an alternative Oxford
Burford from a tree - Michael Walker went up a tree to capture this shot of Burford
Wheelie Bins - John Millington gave us this interesting picture of wheelie bins, and why not
A journey to the Clumps - Trudy Greenaway sent us this imposing picture of Wittenham Clumps

Enter the competition and we will add you to the gallery. Send us a photo of your Oxfordshire.


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