Life through the lens

An exhibition of 240 photographs from across the East of England attracted more than 1,000 people to St Ives on Saturday for one of the region s biggest photographic competitions. The Interprint competition, organised by St Ives Photographic Club, was hel

An exhibition of 240 photographs from across the East of England attracted more than 1,000 people to St Ives on Saturday for one of the region's biggest photographic competitions.

The Interprint competition, organised by St Ives Photographic Club, was held at the town's Free Church Centre and again attracted some high-calibre entries.

The photographers were competing for two main awards: Best Club Entry and Best Individual Print.

The club entry - and the Interprint Trophy - was won by Cambridge Camera Club, which it had lost to Shillington and District Camera Club by a single point last year.

The Best Individual Print was won by Derek Buckett, of Desborough and Rothwell Photographic Society, with his photograph of A Cold Trudge Home (pictured).

In addition to the two main awards there were also the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain awards.

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The overall winner was again Mr Buckett, who was given the gold award, while silver went to Leigh Clements of Swavesey Camera Club for Hayden Valley, and bronze was awarded to Thomas Hanahoe, of Biggleswade and District Camera Club for a superb barn owl print.

The competition, which showcases some of the best photographers in the region, was judged by world-renowned photographer John Cartlidge.

INFORMATION: St Ives Photographic Club meets every Tuesday between September and April in the Free Church Centre, St Ives, between 8pm and 10pm.

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