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Beautiful Bucks

Beautiful Bucks

We had an amazing response to our Beautiful Bucks competition, proving that we really do live in one of the most lovely parts of the UK.

Nearly 300 pictures were submitted to us and it was an incredibly tough decision to pick a winner, but that was the job the judges at Mix96 had to do... and here it is:

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Congratulations to James Bates who took this lovely picture of Watermead lake in Aylesbury at sunrise.

The judges said: 

This picture combinined a great sunrise, beautiful animals and was framed really well.

We liked the natural simplicity of this photo and it reminded us that beauty is not always far from our doorstep!

James has won £250 for his picture.

But there is also a runner's up prize - Jack Bronziet wins Afternoon Tea for Two in the Waddesdon Manor Restaurant for his picture of these bluebells at Sunset:

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Thankyou to everyone who entered, you can see all the entries at the bottom of this page, but here are a few that the judges particularly liked:


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Tracy Bradbury's Sunflowers in Wigginton
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Thomas Noone's view from Burn Hill near Stone
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Lucie Mason's wintery walk in Whitchurch

Sponsored by Waddesdon Manor

Here are some of the exciting things happening at Waddesdon Manor over the Summer and beyond:

  • Summer holidays with Mimi 10am-4pm Wednesdays to Sundays until 31 August. Join Mimi the Mynah, our feathered mascot, on an adventurous trail around Waddesdon this summer exploring the Rothschild family heritage. 
  • Poupon’s children’s afternoon tea 12pm-4.15pm Wednesdays to Sundays until 28 October.Treat the kids to a special afternoon tea inspired by Poupon, Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild’s beloved pet poodle. 
  • Magical birds with Anne Booth 9 August, 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm. Create your own magical birds in these free drop in workshops. 
  • Kids’ drumming workshops 10 and 24 August, 10am- 4pm. Make some noise this summer with our fun-filled day workshops that explore African and Latin music cultures. 
  • Stargazing evening  11 August, 7.30pm – midnight. Enjoy a delicious two-course dinner, astronomy lecture and stargazing on the Parterre.
  • Open air cinema with the Luna Cinema 25 August. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - book online. 
  • Chilli Fest 1-2 September, 10am-5pm. Turn up the heat at this food festival, fun for all the family with craft activities, salsa dancing, face painting and live music. 
  • Horrible Halloween 20-28 October, 10am-3pm. Join us over the October half-term for spooky fun down at the Stables including pumpkin carving, outdoor trail and spooky afternoon teas for kids. 
  • Fête Worse than Death 27-28 October, 10am-4pm.  Our annual two-day Halloween party at the Stables is back, with games, stalls and face painting. 

Photo competition: Beautiful Bucks 2018

Upload your snapshot of beautiful Bucks for a chance to win £250 cash. You don’t need to be a professional photographer, just post a picture of something that you think represents the beauty of the county! It could be a breath-taking view of the Chilterns, one of our historic local markets or a great local landmark… Whatever it is, snap it and upload it here.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Pictures may be uploaded until midday on the 19th August. Mix96 will pick a winner which will be announced on the Breakfast Show on Monday 20th.
  • Submitted pictures must be of a location in Buckinghamshire.
  • Use of your picture is at the website editor’s discretion.
  • Pictures deemed as inappropriate by Mix96 will not be accepted.
  • By uploading your picture you agree to give Mix96 full rights to make use of the image in whatever way we choose. 
  • Voting is optional but will not count towards the judge's final decision

This competition was open for submissions and voting from 12:01am, 6th Aug 2018 until 12:00pm, 19th Aug 2018.

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There are 10 photos in this competition shortlist.

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Aylesbury Sky

"The beautiful twilight sky, over my house in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire"

Submitted by kat lawman at 12:24pm, 9th Aug 2018.

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Beautiful colours of the sunset over Watermead

Submitted by Claire Oxley at 10:43pm, 11th Aug 2018.

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A Watermead Sunset

"A beautiful pastel sunset reflecting its colours on one of Watermead's lakes. From the point of view of a pedestrian enjoying the view from..."

Submitted by Lucy Rymer at 9:27pm, 13th Aug 2018.

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Sunset over The Claydons

"We have stunning sunsets out the back of my home in The Claydons. Here's one of my favourites"

Submitted by Kevin Dilleyston at 9:03pm, 6th Aug 2018.

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Colour of Summer

"A brief snap of the heart of Aylesbury during a Pokémon Go fuelled walkabout."

Submitted by Dane Kester at 9:52am, 6th Aug 2018.

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Epic Sunset at Coombe Hill

"Blessed with a set of awesome sunsets this Summer, I so wanted to capture something with the Coombe Hill monument and a couple walking hand..."

Submitted by Marcus Charter at 7:44pm, 13th Aug 2018.

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Sunset over Aylesbury Railway station

"Taken at 2010 on 06th August here's a sunset over Aylesbury Railway station with the station bridge blocking the main sun to get this shot...."

Submitted by Chris Warman at 10:13pm, 6th Aug 2018.

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Sunset Silhouette

"Camping at the foot of the Chiltern Hills by Ivinghoe beacon, beautiful sunset Silhouette of the kids running enjoying the nature at its..."

Submitted by Jessica Nelson at 1:18pm, 6th Aug 2018.

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Sunset at Ivinghoe Beacon

"Stunning early evening scene at Ivinghoe Beacon on 30th July, 2018."

Submitted by Natasha Richmond at 6:19pm, 16th Aug 2018.

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Golden Sunset

"Golden sunset over a wheat field in Bishopstone"

Submitted by Peter King at 8:00pm, 6th Aug 2018.