April's vitreous victor!

Well done to John Cavan for his Smooth Curves Ahead

First things first: we apologise for the delay in announcing April's winner. Haje and I both think that it's important to discuss the entries and the winner, and between me visiting the back of beyond and Haje being insanely busy, we just haven't had the chance to do so. Rather than leave you guys languishing, Gareth very kindly stepped in as Haje's stunt-double, and we thrashed out a winner between us.

Without further ado, then, we'd like to name John Cavan as April's winner, for his Smooth Curves Ahead. Gareth loved the 'insanely literal interpretation of the theme'. And I liked it for being so dark and brooding when glass is usually so sparkly and reflective and bright.

John has won himself a 12 inch Fracture from the lovely Fracture and a place in the Small Aperture hall of photo fame.

May's competition theme is 'flora'; it closes on Friday 26 May, so get cracking! And don't forget that you can keep up to date with all our competition news and plenty of other crazy shenanigans from the photography world by following @SmallAperture on Flickr!

A stunning silhouette for March

Thank you, everyone, for your fantatsic entries in our silhouette-themed photo competition. What a stunning collection of photos made their way into the Flickr pool. The winner, though, is this stand-out image, Ant on a twig:

Ant on a twig

Oh it's a simple photo, but it has been tremendously well executed. The detail and sharpness of the ant is superb. It's a wonderful example of a silhouette. Congratulations Drew Eldridge!

The lovely people at Fracture are kindly providing a 12" Fracture as a prize for Drew.

April's competition will be opening within the next day or so, so please keep tuned for that. Don't forget, though, that you can always keep up-to-date with the latest competition news - and other photographic shenanigans - by following @SmallAperture on Twitter.