Press Release: Picture Perfect Pontefract

Following the success of their 2017 calendar of locally taken photographs, Pontefract Civic Society has held this year’s competition for the Pontefract 2018 calendar, and the shots are stunning. 

The civic society limited the number of entries per person and they received 39 photographs from 15 photographers, all the names were removed to ensure they were anonymously assessed by an independent judge, Steve Ininns, and the results are great.

Karl Gilbert, Secretary of Pontefract Civic Society coordinated the competition and he said, “Pontefract and the surrounding area is a beautiful place and we have some very talented photographers who take in pride in the town through their craft. We were really pleased
with the quality of entries, which made judging a hard job.” 

Pontefract Civic Society would like to thank Farmer Copley and Knights of Pontefract for their generous donation of prizes. The calendar is on sale priced £7 from the civic society by calling 01977 708658 or via email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

If anyone is interested in taking part in the 2019 calendar competition, or in joining the civic society then further details can be found at, or via the above email.


For further information contact:

Paul Cartwright

Telephone: 01977 708658

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Notes for Editors

1. Pontefract Civic Society was established as a registered charity in 1969 to promote and support the well-being of Pontefract in all its aspects
2. Pontefract Civic Society’s mission is to raise the profile of Pontefract as a place to live, work, do business and visit by protecting and enhancing th environment
3. Pontefract Civic Society is both a member of Civic Voice, the national umbrella organisation for the civic movement, and YHACS – the Yorkshire and Humber Association of Civic Societies.
4. Credit the photographer: Shaun Carter