AN annual photographic competition re-invented to work during the coronavirus pandemic has raised money for a Northallerton charity.

The competition organised by the Rotary Club of Northallerton Mowbray was rebranded “Life in Lockdown” and entrants were encouraged to submit images which summed up how lockdown had affected their lives.

Independently judged by Alli and Phil Bird, the winner was Pauline Kirby, wife of the President of Richmond Rotary Club, with “Sixty days off-the-wall'.

It featured an assortment of items keeping people entertained during lockdown such as books and gardening equipment as well as symbols such as the NHS rainbow.

Second place was Northallerton Mowbray Rotary Club President Anne Wall with her entry featuring teddy bears at a window "Awaiting the return of grand-children playmates”.

In third place was the Rotary’s Assistant District Governor (North) from the Wensleydale Rotary Club, Susan Rogers's entry “Sunday dinner with friends". It featured a roast dinner table laid for one with a friend 'joining' in via a computer video call.

Northdale manager Simon Cross said as all Northdale clients were currently isolated at home the charity was sending out activity boxes containing pencils, colouring books and the like to keep them occupied.

Mr Cross said: "We are very grateful to Northallerton Mowbray Rotary Club and the donation will help us support our clients at home to keep safe and keep busy".

Northdale will be receiving £200 as all three winners kindly donated their prizes back to the charity.

The competition was organised by Alan Miller of the Northallerton Mowbray club who said he was delighted at the response to the idea and the standard of entries.