Janine is in the frame for award

This picture by Janine Lee of an idyllic rural scene in Billesdon has won a housing developer's photography competition
This picture by Janine Lee of an idyllic rural scene in Billesdon has won a housing developer's photography competition

The countryside of the Harborough district is looking pretty as a picture as part of a housing developer’s photography competition in the East Midlands.

A rural shot of Billesdon taken on a frosty morning by Janine Lee has been named as the regional winner in the contest, run by Miller Homes.

Janine lives in Thurnby, also in the Harborough district.

For the past few months, Miller Homes has been asking people in the region to submit photos that “encapsulate everything that is great about the area that they live”.

Professional photographer Marcus Holdsworth, of Nottinghamshire, judged all he entries.

Commenting on Janine’s winning picture, he said: “Out of all the entries, Janine’s really stood out.

“I love the strong vibrant colours, the frost on the grass, and I think the aerial haze gives a real sense of depth, scale and perspective.”

Janine wins a £50 voucher for Amazon and her winning picture will also be professionally framed and displayed in the sales centre at Miller Homes’ Stretton Glen housing development in Great Glen in the district.

Paul Walters, associate director at Miller Homes Midlands, said: “With this competition we wanted to start conversations about place and to really tap into what makes a location appealing, exploring how vital this is to how people feel about where they live.

“We were overwhelmed by both the volume and the high standard of entries received.

“We would like to thank everyone who took the time to send us a photograph.

“Congratulations to Janine. Her fantastic photo will make a great addition to the sales centre at Stretton Glen.”

The centre is open between 10am and 5pm, Thursdays to Mondays.

For details on Miller’s developments across the Midlands, visit the website www.millerhomes.co.uk.