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

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 at the county council, 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 10 before agreeing the six winning images.”

The winners were:

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

The winning entries can be seen at