Capturing the East Riding: Photographs from the Community

Camera and coastal view

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 and 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 went on tour as part of East Riding Gold – a fantastic range of sporting and cultural activities that ensured a lasting local legacy for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The tour venues included:

Sewerby Hall and Gardens
Pocklington Arts Centre
Goole Museum

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. The Partnership is also grateful for the generous support of the project partners.

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Picture of a SLR camera

What is Capturing the East Riding?

Information about what the Capturing the East Riding amateur photography competition is.

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Hands working together


A list of the Capturing the East Riding amateur photography competition's financial partners.

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Silver trophy


Find out what the competition entries won based on the judges' decisions.


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Art gallery interior

Gallery albums

Information about the online gallery of digital images entered into the Capturing the East Riding competition.