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The winner of this year’s Friends of the Peak District photo competition is Mark Tierney for his photograph “Curbar Bride.”

There were nearly 250 entries in our annual competition, including a brilliant and interesting range of photos from amateur and professional photographers.

The photos were judged by a panel of distinguished professional photographers: Paul Hill, Karen Frenkel and Mike Williams. They said the striking black and white photograph had “a touch of Heathcliff about it, and a gothic, surreal quality.”

The competition was run in conjunction with CPRE South Yorkshire – and Mark won first and joint runner up prizes in the South Yorkshire category too.

School girl Rebecca Walton (15) won the under-18s category with her lively photograph of three pals jumping in the sunshine at Parsonage Farm. Rebecca, from Deepcar, took the photo on her mobile phone. She was delighted to win a year’s free supply of ice cream from local Peak District firm, Bradwell’s Dairy Ice Cream.

Rebecca and Mark both also won a handsome canvas of their winning photos, and a landscape photography masterclass with Karen Frenkel.

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You can see Mark’s work at

People and Seasons in the Peak District results

Winner: Curbar Bride by Mark Tierney
Runner up: Cow and Dew Pond by Tez Marsden
Runner up: White Peak Sunrise by Graham Dunn

Commended photos:

  • Alport Dale by Stephen Elliott
  • Autumn near Hassop by Graham Dunn
  • Baslow Edge Mist by Tez Marsden
  • Dawn over Mother Cap by Stephen Elliott
  • Peak District Canyon by Christopher Rushton
  • Sunset over Ladybower by Stephen Elliott
  • The Catch by SR Cuthbert
  • Winster Morris by Geoff Buxton
  • Winter Solstice and the People of the Past by Paul Shaw

You and Your Friends in the Countryside (under 18s category) results

Winner: Parsonage Farm by Rebecca Walton
Runner up: Top That! By Tom Jolley