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
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
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
This category was sponsored by HPE Print. The prize was a £50 printing voucher.
Winner of the Heritage and History category
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
This category was sponsored by McClarrons Insurance Malton, and the prize was a WHSmith voucher.
Special prize winner
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.