'Frozen Food' by Alice White

Howardian Hills photo competition winners

The winners of the 2016 Howardian Hills Photo Competition have been announced! With over 100 entries judging was a hugely difficult task, but the judges – Steve Race (Yorkshire Coast Nature), Janet and Richard Burdon (RJB Photographic) and Paula Craddock (Ryedale District Council) – were eventually able to pick winners in each category and an overall winner.

Overall winner and winner of the Flora and Fauna category

'Frozen Food' by Alice White
‘Frozen Food’ by Alice White

This photo of a redwing was taken near Huttons Ambo. Alice White wins an annual family pass to Dalby Forest, sponsored by the Forestry Commission, and a canvas print of her winning photograph.

Overall runner-up and winner of the Landscape category

'A Tranquil Scene at Castle Howard' by Adrian Clay
‘A Tranquil Scene at Castle Howard’ by Adrian Clay

This peaceful scene of Castle Howard won Adrian Clay a Joe Cornish photography book, sponsored by Joe Cornish Gallery, and a mounted print of his photo.

Winner of the Living and Working category

'Sheepdog trial' by Harry Kingman
‘Sheepdog trial’ by Harry Kingman

This category was sponsored by HPE Print. The prize was a £50 printing voucher.

Winner of the Heritage and History category

'Close up Cupola at Castle Howard' by Julie Cowdy
‘Close up Cupola at Castle Howard’ by Julie Cowdy

This category was sponsored by Castle Howard Estates, and the prize was an annual Family Pass to Castle Howard.

Winner of the Young Photographer category

'Floral Lady' by Alexandra Wallis
‘Floral Lady’ by Alexandra Wallis

This category was sponsored by McClarrons Insurance Malton, and the prize was a WHSmith voucher.

Special prize winner

'Backlit Autumn Acer' by Helen Jones
‘Backlit Autumn Acer’ by Helen Jones

A special prize was given for the best photo taken at Yorkshire Arboretum. The prize was an annual Family Membership at the Arboretum.

Finalists were invited to the exhibition opening and prize-giving event at The Yorkshire Arboretum on 1 March, and enjoyed the opportunity to see their own and other competition entries on display.

Competition sponsorship was kindly provided by Castle Howard, the Joe Cornish Gallery, the Forestry Commission, McClarron’s Insurance and HPE.

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