THE latest Press Camera Club winner Peter Mennell got a special commendation when he collected his reward.

Fifteen-week-old puppy Oakley showed his approval of the photograph that best encapsulated #home, the theme for March’s picture of the month competition.

Peter, of Driffield, said of the moment he took the photo: “I just had the camera handy. I lay down next to him and snapped away."

He couldn’t believe it when his portrait of Oakley won the monthly competition, saying: “I thought there were far better photographs than mine.”

Peter, Oakley and Oakley’s owner, his granddaughter Lauren Grant-Shaw, visited Jessop’s in Coney Street, York, where Peter was formally presented with a canvas print of his winning photograph.