What activities did you love doing as a young child?

For Eden Crossley, 2015 Young 10 & Under Category Winner, there was a very clear answer when we asked her this, "I like exploring, seeing new things for the first time and showing that in my photos."


Exploring the Plymouth Christmas Market in Devon, England, Eden took her winning shot, "Hey Macaroon" (seen above) where she tells us, "The smell and look of the macaroons called me to the stall. I liked the crazy position of the stallholder to the Santa lady. I got my composition and when the man spotted me and made the peace sign I knew it was time to take the shot."

Seen below receiving her award from Jay Rayner and David Loftus, Eden said of winning her award, "Amazing! I can't believe it! I am so excited!"


Eden lives in Devon in the UK where she tells us, "there are some crazy people and I love taking my camera with me to all sorts of outdoor events and places."

DSC_1562Inspired by her mother, a professional photographer, they love to go out together with their cameras and see what they can see but she also told us, "I went to see the David Bailey exhibition last year and like his photos."

Pictured left, Eden is seen meeting Presenter Barney Harwood at our 2015 awards ceremony held at The Mall Galleries, London.

This is the 2nd year in a row Eden has won 1st prize in this category. In 2014 she won with her photo 'Cheeky Monkey' which pictured a monkey at Longleat Safari Park in Somerset, fitting half an apple into an apple shaped hole in a tree, seen below.Eden Crossley_Cheeky Monkey_High Res Finalist Image-001


For Eden, food photography is best described as "Yummy and Fun, I move up to the next age group this year and so am busy capturing some photos of food...and eating some of it!"

We certainly hope that 2016 young entrants have lots of fun creating their entries. Head over to our 'How to Enter' page to find out how you can take part for 2016!




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