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Photo competition: Hidden River Gems

This competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered photos into the competition, and huge congratulations to the competition winners! The winning photos from the 18+ age category can be seen below.

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A huge ‘thank you’ to all the local businesses who generously donated their own produce for the winner’s hamper of locally produced foods: Bowland Chocolate Company, Chilli Traders, Heritage Kitchen Preserves, Mr Fitzpatrick’s Vintage Cordials, Parker’s Preserves, Quay Ingredients, The Gift of Oil, and William’s Hand Baked.


FIRST PLACE: ‘River Ribble at Stainforth’ by Peter Knight

RUNNER UP: ‘Swanbeck Packhorse Bridge’ by Stuart Thorn

HIGHLY COMMENDED: ‘Cromwell Bridge’ by Ronny Marsden


The competition entries were judged by:

Rod Calbrade
Former editor of the Grayling Society Journal, Rod Calbrade knows a thing or two about river photography. He is regular guest speaker at events and has provided many photos over the years for the Ribble Rivers Trust Annual Newsletter. A keen fly fisherman, Rod lives and breathes rivers and is particularly fond of the Ribble Catchment. Widely published, Rod seeks to capture the magic and mystery of both rivers and wildlife. See Rod’s photos on Flickr and Facebook.

Jeanette Teare
Staying professional means keeping ahead of the game. Jeanette has managed to stay professional for over 20 years, photographing property, architecture, food, weddings and events, as well as taking on portraits, commercial work and photojournalism. Living and working for many years in Lancashire, Jeannette is now based in Sheffield, although is often back in the Ribble Valley visiting friends and family. Take a look at Jeanette’s website to see some of her photos or search for @abbeydalephoto on Twitter.

Catherine Jaggs
Having worked for Ribble Rivers Trust since 2010 and lived in the area all her life, Catherine certainly knows the Ribble Catchment well. In charge of the Trust’s publicity, Catherine is always on the look-out for stunning shots of the catchment’s rivers, wildlife and features of interest.


Terms and Conditions
1. The Promoter of the Photography Competition is Ribble Rivers Trust, c/o Hanson Cement, West Bradford Road, Clitheroe, BB7 4QF. 2. To enter you must upload your photograph of a river related feature in the Ribble catchment and provide your full name, email address, age, and the coordinates of the location of the feature. 3. Photos should not exceed the maximum file size of 10 MB. 4. You can enter as many photos to the Competition as you like. 5. All photos submitted must be your own work and have been taken in 2017 or recent years. You are responsible for making sure that any photos you submit have been taken with the permission of the subject (if applicable) and do not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws. 6. Any Entrants under the age of 18 must have permission from a parent of guardian to enter the competition. 7. The Competition is free to enter and is open to amateur photographers who are UK residents. Employees of Ribble Rivers Trust may submit photos, but are ineligible to win the Competition. 8. The Prizes are non-transferrable and no cash alternative is available. 9. Ribble Rivers Trust reserve the right to provide alternative Prizes should any Prize become unavailable for any reason. 10. The competition is open from 00 hours on 15nd July 2017 and closes at 23:59 GMT on 10th September 2017. Any photos submitted after this time will not be eligible to win a Prize. 11. The Prize Winner will be chosen by a panel of judges, as appointed by Ribble Rivers Trust. 12. The judges’ decision is final and correspondence will not be entered into regarding this. 13. The Prize Winners will be notified by email on or before 6th October 2017. 14. Ribble Rivers Trust reserve the right to withdraw, extend or amend the Competition at any time without notice. 15. Any incomplete, offensive or illegible entries will be considered void and will not be approved by Ribble Rivers Trust to appear on the Competition webpage, as will photos that are not relevant to the Competition. Such photos will also be ineligible to win a Prize. 16. Any photo that has been published or entered into another photographic competition must not be submitted to the Competition. 17. This is a competition for amateur photographers, therefore professional photographers are ineligible to win the Competition and any of the Prizes. 18. By entering the Competition, the Prize Winner grants permission for Ribble Rivers Trust to use their name and photo for advertising and future promotional purposes without additional compensation. 19. The Entrant will retain copyright of the photo(s) they submit to this Competition. 20. By entering the Competition, all Entrants grant permission for Ribble Rivers Trust to use their photos and associated information for purposes related to the work of the Trust, including helping others to discover and access rivers within the Ribble catchment. This includes uploading the photos to the Ribble Life social media accounts and showcasing them on any of the Ribble Rivers Trust’s websites. The author of each photo will always be acknowledged by including their name with the photo. 21. By entering this Competition you agree that your personal data can be used by Ribble Rivers Trust to contact you by email. Such contact will only relate to the Competition or the photos you have entered into it, information about the Ribble Life Together project or information about other Ribble Rivers Trust activity (if requested via the photo upload form). Your details will not be disclosed to third parties. 22. Entry into the Competition confirms that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. 23. The Competition is governed by English law and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising in connection with it.