Burnley Camera Club members snap up awards

Talented members of Burnley Camera Club have snapped up plaudits at the club's annual awards ceremony.
Photographer of the Year Simon SweetmanPhotographer of the Year Simon Sweetman
Photographer of the Year Simon Sweetman

Members gathered at Nelson Golf Club for the dinner where certificates and trophies were presented by the club's president Keith Hamer, assisted by competition secretary Mandy Burney-Cumming.

Top awards went to:

• Simon Sweetman for Photographer of the Year;

Jo Darlington with her awardJo Darlington with her award
Jo Darlington with her award

• Jo Darlington for Best Print;

• Steve Root for Best Mono Print;

• Aidy Sutcliffe for Best Digital.

Other trophies awarded were for Portrait, Record, Calder Cup, Natural History, Open, Photojournalism and Pictorial.

Steve RootSteve Root
Steve Root
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Winning members included Derick Pilling, Steve Hyams, Peter Chadburn, Mandy Burney-Cumming, Bev Harrison and Chris Dawson.

Committee member Steve Hyams said: "Burnley Camera Club would like to thank local companies for supporting this event with donations to the raffle and auctions held on the night, raising £150 towards new equipment for the club.

"Special mentions to Tesco Extra, Sainsburys, Aldi, Little Barista and Moorhouse's Brewery. There will be an auction of a signed Burnley FC shirt to be held soon.

"Anyone interested in coming along to the club can find details in the What’s On columns of the Burnley Express or message us through our Facebook page."