A RINGWOOD woman with 13 children has won the Bournemouth Daily Echo’s Mother’s Day photo competition.

As we prepared to celebrate our mums on Mother’s Day this year, we invited you to show how special mums are and submit images of you and your mum, or an image with you and your children for the chance to win a £50 voucher.

Our readers then voted for their favourite image and the image of Tracy Lewis and her daughter Samantha Lewis won.

Samantha, 35, nominated her mum for the competition as she "puts us all before herself."

She said: "Raising 13 of us is a massive job and she is very supportive. Mum is always just a phone call away and she treats us all, including her 22 grandchildren, the same.

"Mum and I are best friends. When I was younger, I was Miss Bournemouth and took part in beauty pageants and competitions. Mum was always there for me during the competitions and supported me."

Upon finding out she had won the competition, Tracy, 57, a customer service lead at Yellow Buses, was extremely shocked.

Tracy said: "I’m absolutely taken aback. You don’t think that your kids would even consider doing this. I had no idea whatsoever that I was nominated until one of my kids mentioned that my picture was in the paper.

"This is really, really lovely and I’m shocked but also excited. It has made my day and it was such a lovely thing for my daughter to do."