Organised by the East Riding Cultural Partnership, ‘Capturing the East Riding’ was an amateur photography competition that ran between 2010 and 2011. The contest challenged residents and visitors to capture what the East Riding meant to them through the medium of photography. In total, more than 700 entries were submitted by individuals, parish councils, schools and community groups.
In December, three local judges selected the top 100 entries for an exhibition entitled, Capturing the East Riding: Photographs from the Community. Together, the photos depict life in our towns, villages and countryside through the four seasons, showcasing the uniqueness and diversity of our area.
Capturing the East Riding was officially opened at Beverley Art Gallery by the Chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire on 11 February. Prizes have been awarded to the ‘best in show’. The top prize, a £500 voucher for photography equipment donated by arvato, was won by Robert Bentley of Hull for Guiding Light.
Other winners were:
Lee Bailey of Beverley
Peter Barker of Beverley
David Constantine of Patrington
Julie Folds of Bridlington
Tom Fraser of Hornsea
Bob Fratson of Keyingham
John Green of Hedon
Jonathan Griffith-Owen of Kilham
Stephen Hailey of Stamford Bridge
Kath Harper of Bridlington
Andy Holey of Beverley
Ashley K. Howard of Hull
Carl Jacques of Beverley
Steven Jones of Hornsea
Dani Madeley of Hessle
Annette Shackley of Hunmanby
Mark Smith of Barnsley
George Stoyle of Muston
Steven Stych of Lincoln
Margaret Taylor of Wilberfoss
The prizes were donated by arvato, Beverley Arts Trust, Burton Agnes Hall, Coast, Wolds, Wetlands and Waterways LEADER, National Centre for Early Music, Pocklington Arts Society, Press Association Images, Royal Society for the Preservation of Birds, South Cliff Caravan Park, The Spa Bridlington and Stewart’s Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum.
For full details, please open the prize list:
List of Prize Winners (pdf 487kb opens in a new window)
From Beverley, the exhibition will go on tour as part of East Riding Gold – a fantastic range of sporting and cultural activities that will ensure a lasting local legacy for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The tour venues include:
Sewerby Hall and Gardens (26 May-29 July)
Pocklington Arts Centre (5 August-22 Sept.)
Goole Museum (9 October-3 November)
The Cultural Partnership would like to thank everyone who took time to enter the competition. The judges were impressed by the standard of the entries, all of which can be viewed on the website. The Partnership is also grateful for the generous support of the project partners.
To view all the entries, please visit Gallery Albums.