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1st July 2011

Ripon Civic Society has presented prizes to the winners of its ‘Quirky Ripon’ photographic competition, held to mark this year’s first national Civic Day on 25 June.

The competition asked young photographers, aged up to 11 and 11 to 18, to capture the idea of ‘Quirky Ripon’ in whatever way they felt appropriate. The entries were judges by a panel of keen photographers from the Civic Society.

Beau Roddis (11), who goes to Kirby Hill Primary School, won the junior section with her amusing photographs of hens on a picnic bench, taken in Kirby Hill. Winner of the senior section was 17-year-old Izzy Edwards, who goes to St Aidan’s School in Harrogate and lives in Magdalen’s Road in Ripon. Her picture, ‘Barefoot at Barefoot Street’ was judged to be ‘amusing and spot on target’ by the judges.

Beau and Izzy both won digital cameras, which were presented by the Chairman of Ripon Civic Society, David Winpenny, at a meeting of the Society’s committee. Also at the meeting was runner-up in the senior category, Ashley Colman, (16) from Sandringham Road in Ripon, who is a student at St John Fisher Catholic High School in Knaresborough. He entered an atmospheric picture of Ripon canal in the snow, called ‘Only a Winter’s Day’. He was given a cash prize.

The winning images are on display in the Civic Society’s display case in the entrance to Ripon Library.
David Winpenny says, ‘We hoped that our local young people would capture something of the quirky spirit of Ripon, which visitors often remark on. The pictures that Beau, Izzy and Ashley took were all particularly good, and we are pleased they were able to come and receive their prizes at our meeting. Thank you to everyone who entered.’

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