Watch: 10 stunning photographs of Lough Neagh

Over the last couple of months, Mid-Ulster’s keenest photographers have been busy snapping images of the beautiful Lough Neagh and its waterways.

Wednesday is the last chance to choose your favourite from a field of ten on the shortlist.

In January of this year, Lough Neagh Partnership launched a digital photography competition in a bid to showcase the beauty of the region.

Eimear Kearney, Marketing Officer with Lough Neagh Partnership, said: “Lough Neagh is a major landmark and amenity for literally thousands of people in Northern Ireland and it plays an important role in their lives, but the beauty of this very unique landscape is largely underestimated.”

Lough Neagh Partnership has been overwhelmed by the number of entries to the competition, and has now shortlisted the top ten entries.

The public can now vote to decide on the competition winner on a Facebook poll. Follow the page to make your vote count at www.facebook.com/loughneaghanditswaterways
The poll will close on Wednesday 29th April at 11pm, so cast your vote now for your favourite!

Paul Brooks, Sunset at Ferry Bridge, Maghery.

Paul Brooks, Sunset at Ferry Bridge, Maghery.

The winners will be announced 30th April and prizes are: 1st - £150 vouchers for Camera Plus, Cookstown; and 2nd - Viking 8x42 Badger Binoculars.

The competition is kindly sponsored by Camera Plus, Cookstown and Viking Optical Ltd.

The shorlist:

1: Craig Sands, Setting Sail at Oxford Island.

Lough Neagh plays an important role in their lives, but the beauty of this very unique landscape is largely underestimated

2: Barry Kerr, Castor Bay Midsummer’s Eve

3: Paul Brooks, Sunset at Ferry Bridge, Maghery.

4: Maura Brooks, Ardboe Abbey Approach.

5: Plunkett Scullion, Early morning Swans in the sky at Brocagh

Darren Brown, The Old Jetty at Oxford Island

Darren Brown, The Old Jetty at Oxford Island

6: Barney Quinn, Boat Launch to Coney Island.

7: Michael Mulholland, Ram’s Island at the mouth of the Glenavy River.

8: Brian Hennessy, Wind Surfer at Antrim

9: David Cunningham, Tranquillity at Antrim Lough Shore.

10: Darren Brown, The Old Jetty at Oxford Island

Barney Quinn, Boat Launch to Coney Island.

Barney Quinn, Boat Launch to Coney Island.