Following a live text vote, during the National Funeral Exhibition, we are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2013 Funeral Director Monthly Photographer of the Year competition – with 25% of the vote – is Abandoned by God by Jonathan Parkes.

Jonathan wins a balloon flight for two and his photograph will feature on the cover of August issue of Funeral Director Monthly.

Abandoned by God

Abandoned by God

In second place – with 21% of the vote – is The Wheel Baaa..rro..w by Brendan Digney. Brendan wins £100 of photographic vouchers.

The Wheel Ba...aa. row

The Wheel Ba…aa. row

And in third place is Summer Rose, by Andrew Bloomer, which attracted 14% of the vote. Andrew wins £50 of photographic vouchers.

Summer Rose

Summer Rose

The other seven shortlisted images are featured in the gallery below. The Funeral Director Monthly team would like to thank everyone who submitted entries to the competition. Time to get busy snapping for 2014’s competition!