We’d like thank everyone for taking part in the photography competition for International Dylan Thomas Day 2022. We’ve really enjoyed looking through the wonderful and creative entries, and seeing how the contributors drew inspiration from Dylan Thomas. This year we’ve chosen three winners, with our three judges each selecting their own favourite. The judges are Dylan’s granddaughter Hannah Ellis, Dylan’s great-grandson Charlie, and Andrew Dally who looks after social media and the website for Discover Dylan Thomas.

Hannah’s choice

This photo stood out to me because it is vibrant, expressive, and bright – much like the photographer I suspect!  It is contrasted delicately with a touch of melancholy as the observer contemplates the effect of Mother Nature. What’s more, it compliments my grandfather’s line, ‘The force that through the green fuse drives the flower’ beautifully. – Hannah

Charlie’s choice

This photo pleased my eyes because the orange skyline contrasts with the castle and makes me consider the castle’s history and the different worlds it has seen throughout the ages. The boat is an abstract touch as it is meant to be the centre of attention in the foreground and yet is one of the last things you see, bringing the picture back into reality. Despite the mossy grass looking dead on its own, the green and brown is what makes the rest of the scenery look extraordinary. – Charlie

Andrew’s choice

For me this photograph captures the atmosphere of the opening to Under Milk Wood as night begins to fall in the sea town. The light reflections draw your eye into the picture, and I like to think that the solitary figure on the harbour could be Captain Cat. – Andrew

Some of our other highlights



Thanks again to all the contributors for taking the time to enter our competition and to help share the love for Dylan Thomas on International Dylan Thomas Day, we really do appreciate it. See you again next May 14th!