Winning photos feature on limited edition library cards

North Yorkshire libraries are offering new members colourful reminders of this year’s glorious summer to help to banish the winter chill.

one of the winning entrants

Photographers from across the county were invited to capture the beauty and diversity of a North Yorkshire summer in a competition organised by the county council’s library service.

More than 100 people submitted a total of 350 images covering all aspects of the county, from coast to moors, rolling farmland, dramatic landscapes, historic towns and villages, wildlife and nature.

The winners have now been announced and the successful photos are adorning a limited edition set of North Yorkshire library membership cards.

County Councillor Greg White, Executive Member for Libraries, said: “The standard of the entries was very high and the judging panel deliberated long and hard to whittle the entries down to a final shortlist of ten before agreeing the six winning images.”

The winners are:

  • Keith Harris with Kilburn White Horse;
  • Colin Hurworth with Near Bolton Abbey;
  • Gary Marriner with Homeward Bound, Whitby;
  • Roger Nelson with Moorland Swaledale Ewe;
  • Melanie Riley with Sunset through Knaresborough Viaduct; and
  • Tracey Roberts with Filey Beach.

The limited edition cards are available from North Yorkshire libraries to anyone joining the library. Existing members can request the cards, but there will be a small charge. See the winning entries here.

This story was published 12 December 2018