PEOPLE in Ripon are being urged to capture what living through the lockdown means to them in one compelling image.

Ripon Grammar School has launched a community-wide lockdown photography competition, to be judged by an award-winning documentary photographer whose work has appeared in National Geographic and Time magazines.

Organiser Ruth Savage explained: “Perhaps you have already captured your lockdown image over the past three months.

"Or you may wish to explore the simple pleasures of appreciating something anew as lockdown restrictions are slowly eased and we adapt to a new way of life.

Judge Mark Read, whose work has also appeared a range of high-profile UK publications including The Telegraph and Guardian, is a former RGS pupil.

He said: "It's an interesting time and many people are looking to art to represent how they are feeling." Entries should be emailed to by September 1.