Contest winners

From left Christine Haywood, Tony Fox, Mayor Barry Hopkinson and Steven Greenhough at the presentation of the awards for the Matlock Photographer of the Year.
From left Christine Haywood, Tony Fox, Mayor Barry Hopkinson and Steven Greenhough at the presentation of the awards for the Matlock Photographer of the Year.

The winners of the Mercury’s Pictures in the Park competition were presented with their trophies by the town’s mayor at a ceremony in Matlock’s Imperial Rooms..

Following a hard fought contest the judges – Mayor Barry Hopkinson, Mercury editor Amanda Hatfield and Mercury photographer Paul Robinson – decided the sunlit bandstand by Tony Fox of Matlock should be crowned the winning shot.

Second place went to Christine Haywood, from Starkholmes, for her shot of ducks on the lake, while the picture of the fountain by Matlock’s Steven Greenhough took third place.

Cllr Hopkinson praised the photographers.

He said: “There really were some excellent photographs.

“Well done to everyone who took part.”