17th September 2017



From the 19th August – 17th September, the finalists from this year’s amateur photographic competition will be on display in a new exhibition, and visitors will have the chance to vote for the winning photograph.

The proliferation of digital cameras and camera phones has resulted in a surge in interest in photography – with instant results, and the ability for everyone to share their own view of the world. However, the Yorkshire Dales is an area where the past is evident all around us – from the traditional stone barns of Swaledale, to the atmospheric ruins of Bolton Abbey and the abandoned mining works that dot the hills. The physical past forms a backdrop to the modern lives of those who live and work in the Dales, and amateur photographers have been capturing their own unique interpretation of The Yorkshire Dales: Where the Past Meets the Present.

The top twenty five photographs submitted have been shortlisted by Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust’s Chief Executive David Sharrod and Alison Tennant. Now visitors to the exhibition will have the chance to vote for their favourite photograph; the photographer with the most votes will receive £50 worth of photographic vouchers, and will be included in The Garden Rooms 2018 calendar alongside the eleven runners up. Many of the photographs will be for sale, with 10% of proceeds donated to Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust.

Chief Executive of the trust, David Sharrod says: “The Yorkshire Dales: Where the Past Meets the Present is a theme that’s close to our hearts as a charity that works to conserve, enhance and celebrate the unique heritage of the Dales as well as helping to ensure a healthy future for this special place. We’re delighted to be involved in The Garden Rooms at Tennants photographic competition.”


See here for the top 12 entries which will be included in our 2018 calendar


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