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 6Congratulations 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

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

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

Ian Chan

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

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'

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.



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0 Responses to And the winner is…

  1. Duncan of Plymstock says:

    GRAND Absolutely brilliant winning photo. Very thought provoking. Well done Ali

  2. Shona says:

    Disappointed not to be in the top 6 as I am a photographer and change checker but well done to winners!

  3. Graham O'Connor says:

    Absolutely brilliant entries. Winner well worthy and we’ll done to the runners-up.

  4. Karen williams says:

    Well done but gutted. More comps please