2017 Exhibition Winners

We’d like to thank all members of the public who placed their votes at our exhibition this year. The three images which received the most votes are:

“Great Spotted Woodpecker” by Jim Strom which scored 355 points
“Cragg Vale’s Heather Carpet” by Steph Penny which scored 293 points
“A Crow at Sunset” by Martin Whittell which scored 256 points

2017 Annual Exhibition

2017 Exhibition Opening

L-R, Polly Williams (Exhibition Secretary), Nigel Plant (Club President), Cllr Pat Fraser (Hebden Royd mayor), Christine Bampton Smith (consort).

On Saturday 25th August Hebden Royd mayor Pat Fraser opened our 2017 annual exhibition at the Hebden Bridge Town Hall. The club would like to thank the mayor and her consort for taking time out of their weekend to open the exhibition for us and for their warm and supportive comments both about the exhibition and quality of imagery on show.

The exhibition is open free of charge to the public between the hours of 10am and 4pm. After Saturday 25th, it will run from Monday 28th of August to the 2nd of September. We will have stewards from the club available each day to answer any questions you may have about the club or the images.

We encourage members of the public to vote for their three favourite photographs. We award a trophy to the photographer with the highest cumulative score of 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. You can see last year’s top three images hanging in the Town Hall Café. We also publish the top three images here on the website.

Our club’s 2018 calendar of local photographs will be on sale during the week priced at £5.

Special thanks from all our members go to Polly Williams who was this years’ Exhibition Secretary, organising and overseeing the event from start to finish.

2016 Exhibition

Hebden Royd mayor Tony Hodgins opens the exhibition with club president Judith Baron.

Hebden Royd mayor Tony Hodgins opens the exhibition with club president Judith Baron.

We’d like to thank all the members of the public who helped make our 2016 exhibition a great success this summer. Our informal tallies show a record number of visitors came to view the exhibition, totalling nearly 1,600 people. Over 1,140 people also cast their votes for their top three images, the results of which are as follows:

1st place: Fusion of Colour by Helka Czuhra
Scored 319 points (53 1st choices, 49 2nd choices and 62 3rd choices)


2nd place: Nuthatch by Jim Strom
Scored 309 points (62 1st choices,  44 2nd choices, 35 3rd choices)


3rd place: Scout Rock Ice Falls by Steph Penny
Scored 296 points (54 1st choices, 47 2nd choices, 40 3rd choices)


We weight a 1st choice as being worth 3 points, a 2nd choice 2 points and a 3rd choice 1 point.

2015 Exhibition

Report by Angela Riley

2015-Exhibition-Opening-webSaturday 13th June saw the start of the popular annual exhibition of photography from the Hebden Bridge Camera Club at Hebden Bridge Town Hall. It was opened by Councillor Karl Boggis, Mayor of Hebden Royd Town Council, who was welcomed by Philip Dean, Secretary of the Camera Club.

After looking round the exhibits, the Mayor performed the official opening saying “It is a pleasure to be asked to open this excellent exhibition. Although I know very little about lenses and shutters etc. myself, taking photos only with my mobile phone, I can see that there are some really good examples of the art here and I hope that lots of people will come in to see them. I shall certainly come again before the exhibition closes.”

The exhibition was well supported by both locals and tourists alike, around 500 people coming in during the first three days alone. 70 framed images were on display and visitors were asked if they would like to vote for their favourite three. One or two of the images on display will also feature in the Club’s 2016 Hebden Bridge Calendar, which will go on sale later in the year.

As well as the printed pictures, some digital images could be viewed on a television, kindly provided by the Co-operative Supermarket in Hebden Bridge; these were the Club competition winners from 2014. The exhibition was open until Wednesday, 24th of June, daily from 10am to 4pm. Admission was free and anyone making a vote was offered a token for a 10% reduction at the Town Hall Café, courtesy of the Town Hall management.

1st: Autumn, Hardcastle Crags by Philip Dean.
2nd: Looking For Food by Ian Parker.
3rd: Whitby Abbey by David Dempsey.

2014 Exhibition

2014 ExhibitionThe 2014 Annual Exhibition of the Hebden Bridge Camera Club was opened in Hebden Bridge Town Hall on Saturday 23rd August by the Mayor of Hebden Royd, Councillor Jonathan Timbers.

Held for the second time at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, the exhibition showcased 60 prints along with a selection of digital images from the Club’s 40 members and was again very successful with a constant stream of visitors over the 8 days.

The People’s Choice: Every year the Club asks visitors to vote for their top three prints. This year we had 1120 voting slips completed. A big thank you to all who voted and to the Town Hall Association for hosting our most successful exhibition:

1st: Frosty Morn by Philip Dean.
2nd: Juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker by Jim Strom.
3rd: Sunrise and Moonset by Simon Garvey.

2014 Exhibition Voting Scores (PDF)