Family photo competition winners

Find out more about the winners and runners up of the first Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine photo competition

Family photo comp winner

The results are in! A big thank you to everyone who entered the Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine family photo competition. It was such a pleasure to go through the hundreds of fabulous entries and it was far from easy picking winners from such a strong collection.


Our overall winner was also the winner of the category ‘My family and other animals’, submitted by David Whitmarsh in Dorset. The judges loved the composition and the story it told. “We were looking for a family photograph that anyone would want in their collection and this image was at the top of the list” said the judges. David Whitmarsh told the story behind the winning photograph: “The Reay Family travelled by two covered wagons from Nebraska USA to Alberta Canada. My Great Aunt Grace is the woman on the horse with my grandfather holding the gun. I love this photo for its pioneering spirit.”

David Whitmarsh wins £200 courtesy of our friends at Vivid-Pix imaging software and all the winning entrants will receive a framed print of their winning photograph courtesy of Vivid-Pix plus a year’s subscription to Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine.

On holiday

Winner: Dan Darby

Runners-up: Amanda Webb, Barbara Cooper, Caroline Webber, Danielle Ford and Sally Griffith

This was our toughest category to judge with many fantastic images submitted. In the end the judges chose Dan Darby’s entry. Dan described why he liked the image so much: “There’s so much going on in this photo. The foreground shows my grandmother being taught to swim by my great grandfather in his fashionable 1930s swimming costume! The background shows many more bathers enjoying themselves.”