Hidden Gems Photography Competition- the winners!

The first of the Ribble Rivers Trust photography competitions was a great success!

The Trust challenged amateur photographers to find hidden river gems within the Ribble Catchment, the theme of the competition was ‘Hidden River Gems’ and aimed to gather pictures which illustrate little known beauty spots or challenged the judges to look at rivers in new and interesting ways.

The competition closed on the 10th of September and we enlisted the help of some expert judges to decide the winners.

  • Rod Calbrade, who is the Former editor of the Grayling Society Journal and a regular guest speaker at events. Rod has kindly 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, his widely published work seeks to capture the magic and mystery of both rivers and wildlife. You can see Rod’s photos on Flickr and Facebook.
  • Jeanette Teare, who has over 20 years professional experience photographing subjects including property, architecture, food, weddings and events, as well as taking on portraits, commercial work and photojournalism. Jeanete has lived and worked for many years in Lancashire, and although now based in Sheffield Jeannette 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 has worked for the Ribble Rivers Trust since 2010 and lived in the area all he life so has an excellent knowledge of Ribble Catchment and its beauty. Catherine deals with all the Trust’s publicity as well as the creation of our ever-popular newsletter and so is always on the look-out for stunning shots of the catchment’s rivers, wildlife and features of interest.

The competition received many wonderful entries, however after much deliberation the judges decided picked their favourite photographs.

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

RUNNER UP: ‘Swanbeck Packhorse Bridge’ by Stuart Thorn

HIGHLY COMMENDED: ‘Cromwell Bridge’ by Ronny Marsden

HIGHLY COMMENDED: ‘Stormy River Ribble’ by Evie Pope (Aged 12 and under)

‘River Ribble at Stainforth’ by Peter Knight

‘Swanbeck Packhorse Bridge’ by Stuart Thorn

‘Cromwell Bridge’ by Ronny Marsden

‘Stormy River Ribble’ by Evie Pope (Aged 12 and under)