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Photo competition winner to adorn new calendar

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: November 02, 2012

This beautiful image of Arlington Court in North Devon was chosen as the winner of the photographic competition Picture: Elsie Roff

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Stunning images of the South West have been showcased in a calendar competition.

Devon photographer Elsie Roff was chosen as the winner of the competition for her image of Arlington Court in North Devon.

The competition, organised by local heating oil and fuel company Lyn Valley Fuels, asked local residents to take inspiration from wildlife and the natural environment.

The winning entry will be displayed in the company's annual calendar.

Money raised from calendar sales will go to chosen local charity Go North Devon Ring and Ride, which provides transport for the disabled and older people unable to use public transport.

Ms Roff said: "Photography has always been a great passion of mine. I wanted to record things around me, as anyone could do so, and when I heard about the Lyn Valley Fuels competition, I decided to enter. I feel gratified that my picture is going to be used in the calendar, especially as any funds raised through the sale of the calendar will directly benefit Go North Devon Ring and Ride, a charity which is particularly close to my heart."

Malcolm Dennis, the company's area sales manager, said: "Elsie Roff's photo was chosen because it's an outstanding image of a professional standard. The photography competition is our way of reaching out to the local community, while giving something back and raising funds for Go North Devon Ring and Ride." The calendars will be sold at Go North Devon Ring and Ride in Barnstaple from mid-November.

Arlington Court, near Barnstaple, is a National Trust property, and houses a collection of more than 50 horse drawn carriages.

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