THIS month’s feature by Kirkbymoorside Camera Club focuses on some its images selected for a county-wide exhibition.

Yorkshire Photographic Union’s (YPU) annual exhibition is the major event for photographers in the county.

Members of the 72 camera clubs that are spread across Yorkshire, and are affiliated to the YPU, compete to get images accepted in the exhibition.

Last year about 1,500 prints and 1,800 projected digital images were entered. This year 10 of Kirkbymoorside’s members entered a total of 68 projected images and 25 prints.

Selection took place in March with three judges marking each entry out of five.

The exhibition was due to open in Huddersfield on May 9, but as with many events it was decided to postpone the exhibition until later in the year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Fortunately, the screening scores were published and of the 25 prints entered, 13 were judged to be of a high enough standard to be exhibited, with one Dust to Dust by Julie Cowdy receiving a certificate of merit.

In the PDI section, eight were of the required standard and Rustic Lunch, produced by young photographer Azara Chittock was “commended”.

Club members are all looking forward to the exhibition, whenever it may be.


  • Open Colour Print Section - Julie Cowdy - Dusk to Dust (Certificate)
  • Portrait Print Section - Harry Kingman - Patagonian Shepherd
  • Nature Section - David Ireland - Nile Crocodile
  • Travel Print Section - John Clifton - Venice Backstreets
  • Record Print Section - Lynn Wraith - Junagarh Fort Entrance, Bikaner

Projected images

  • Young Photographer - Azara Chittock - Rustic Lunch
  • Scapes Section - Jim Cavanagh - Hamnoy Huts
  • Scapes Section - Ivan Martin - Mounts Bay
  • Open Mono Section - Iain Leadley - Egg

Kirkbymoorside and District Camera Club normally meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Moorside Bar and Club, Shaw Drive, Kirkbymoorside, at 7.30pm. New members of all standards welcome.

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