HUNGRY judges went in search of the maker of the most gorgeous "growler" at Ripponden's annual charity pork pie competition.
The 13th annual charity pork pie competition was held at the Old Bridge Inn on Priest Lane on Saturday.
Fifty butchers and bakers entered the contest, which was organised by the Pork Pie Appreciation Society.
Many of the entries came from West Yorkshire, but there were also pies from Barnsley, Hartlepool, York, Leicestershire and Keswick.
First prize went to Wilsons Butchers, of Leeds.
Middlemiss and Son, from Otley, took second place and J and P Cryer Butchers, of Ovenden, Halifax, came third.
In fourth place were P and I Hopkins, of Birkenshaw.
Each of the top four pie-makers received a silver cup and a rosette.
Rosettes were also given to five other commended entrants: Brindon Addy, of Hade Edge; E Grange and Son, from Slaithwaite; Michaels, of Keswick; J Greeley, from Horwich, near Bolton; and I B Wilkinson, of Ilkley.
The pies were judged by members of the society - which was formed in 1982 - along with last year's winner, Simon Haigh, of Hinchliffe's butchers at Netherton.
Society secretary Peter Charnley said the competition was a chance for small, independent butchers and bakers to advertise their trade.
Each entrant made extra pies to be sold at the event and the proceeds went to this year's charities, St Bartholomew's Church at Ripponden - which needs a new roof - and Elland Silver Youth Band, which played on Saturday.