Could your stunning photo win a very generous first prize from Portbyhan Hotel

Lifeboats News Release

"Seacape" or "Looe at its best" is the theme of our photographic competition which is being launched by Looe RNLI to raise funds towards the Looe Lifeboat Appeal

Looe RNLI D Class Ollie Naismith leaving Looe

RNLI/Ian Foster

Looe RNLI D Class Ollie Naismith leaving Looe
The author of the winning photograph will win dinner, bed and breakfast for two at the Portbyhan hotel. The winning photograph will grace the front of a 2022 Calendar which will also feature the 12 “runner up” photographs

Looe RNLI Lifeboat Station is launching a photographic competition to help raise funds for the Looe Lifeboat Appeal – Ollie Naismith II. A D class inshore lifeboat has served Looe since 1992, but next year, the current D Class Ollie Naismith will have reached the end of its operational life and needs to be replaced. The Looe Lifeboat Appeal aims to raise £78,000 to bring the Ollie Naismith II to Looe

The theme for the photographic competition is “Seascapes” or “Looe at its best” and we are looking for stunning photographs, but it is really up to the author on how they interpret the theme.

· The photographic competition starts on 1 May 2021 and runs until 30 September 2021

· Entry fee is £5.00 per photograph and competitors can make as many entries as they want

· We will consider photographs from wherever you are located and wherever it is safe to take a photograph.

· The overall winning photograph will win, dinner bed and breakfast for two, which has been generously donated by the Portbyhan Hotel.

· To raise additional funds for the appeal we will be producing 2022 calendars which will be on sale in time for Christmas. The monthly calendar pages will each feature one of the 12 runner up photographs and the front cover will feature the overall winning photograph

· Full rules, information and entry form can be found at

Ann Watson, chair of Looe RNLI management committee, says “we know many of our supporters enjoy taking photographs and hope they will submit their favourite photographs to our competition, we are excited to see their photographic endeavours”


Notes to editors


· Looe RNLI D Class Ollie Naismith leaving Looe
Photo credit RNLI / Ian Foster

· East Looe beach seascape
Photo credit RNLI / Ian Foster

· Looe
Photo credit RNLI / Ian Foster

· West Looe River
Photo credit RNLI / Ian Foster


· Re-established as an inshore lifeboat station in 1992, Looe RNLI operate two inshore lifeboats
An Atlantic 85 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II and a D Class Ollie Naismith

· Looe RNLI have recently launched the Looe Lifeboat Appeal – Ollie Naismith II to raise £78,000 for a replacement D Class inshore lifeboat Ollie Naismith II

· For further information on Looe RNLI Lifeboats please visit our website

· Looe RNLI Facebook page

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Ian Foster, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Looe Lifeboat Station, on 07902 753228 or [email protected] or [email protected]

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or Marianne Quinn, RNLI Regional Media Officer, on 07786 668847 or [email protected]

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East Looe beach seascape

RNLI/Ian Foster

East Looe beach seacsape

RNLI/Ian Foster

West Looe river

RNLI/Ian Foster

West Looe river

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