GALLERY: Hunts Post 2015 Photo Competition winners revealed

St Neots Photographic Society Photo Competition, with The Hunts Post, some of the winners, with (fro

St Neots Photographic Society Photo Competition, with The Hunts Post, some of the winners, with (front l-r) Shirley Kevern, and Hunts Post Editor Stefan Bartlett, - Credit: Archant

More than 420 people packed into the Priory Centre in St Neots at the weekend for a record-breaking photo exhibition.

The St Neots and District Camera Club event was the showcase for entries in the Hunts Post 2015 Photo Competition, run in partnership with the club.

All 907 entries, a record number, went on display on Saturday (March 28) and the winners were announced and presented with their prizes.

Samuel Stephens, of Warboys, won the top prize in the adult section for his artistic shot of a glass.

Roger Blows (Cutty Sark), of Little Paxton, came second and in joint third were George Mitchell (candles), and Aurimas Pavilauskas (dice).

In the 11-16 years category, 12-year-old Ryan Procter’s photo of a tree base in Somersham Lake won him top prize.

Abbey Foster, 13, (mouse) and Kyle Bowman, 14, (eye) came joint second and Leanne Stevenson, 15, (ducks) was third.

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Jacob Buck, seven, won the under 11s category with his image of a dog, and Filip Pekala, also seven, (flowers in St Ives) was second.

The president’s choice award went to Bob Kimpton, of Brampton, for his shot of a bittern, and another for humour was won by Mandy Carter, of Godmanchester, for her picture of pebbles shaped as feet.

William Collins, of St Ives, won the editor’s choice prize for his image of a soldier on a training drill.

Club president Shirley Kevern, who helped organise the event, said: “The visitors were so impressed with the quality of the photos we were showing, particularly the children’s.

“If only we could get a small percentage to join our club, we would have the best in the East of England.”

Hunts Post editor Stefan Bartlett added: “The standard of entries was exceptional. It was such a hard job to pick the winners.

“Congratulations to all who took part and thanks to club members for their support.”