Winner of Rotary/Yorkshire Water Photography Competition

Amateur photographer, Nick Dawson (who is a postman by day), received first prize in the Yorkshire Rotary Clubs/Yorkshire Water photographic competition

This was his stunning and breathtaking picture 'into the mist' which was taken at Baitings Dam above Ripponden.

The competition which had 200 entries from photographers throughout Yorkshire was promoted by Yorkshire Water with the main prize of 500 sponsored by Sowerby Bridge flow metering companies Flowquip and FlowHIRE, owned by Sowerby Bridge Rotarian Roger Bancroft and his wife Pam. The photographs are on display at The National Media Museum in Bradford where the award ceremony was held. Rotary District Govenor Willie Clark handed out the award.

The event was one of several organised by Rotary District 1040 (The Clubs in West Yorkshire) to raise money for its 'Change a Community' project on the island of Ukerewe, North Tanzania.  The project accomplished by Rotary Volunteers in March restored a derelict building converting it into a 20 bed waiting hostel for pregnant women;  improved water supplies to the community hospital; installed 1.5 km of water pipe provide a supply to the local school; provided equipment for vocational studies and started up a Micro Credit scheme for women wanting to start a business.

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