Recent Competition Winners.  Congratulations to the authors!

10th September: Projected Image Competition #1

Our first competition of the new season was judged last night by Amanda Wright. It was great to see such a wide range of subject matter and hear Amanda’s constructive commentary.

In the Open section six images scored 20’s with Julia Wainwright’s overall winner “King Penguin Preening” gaining the extra point. Julia also scored 20 for “Wary Sea Otter with Young”. 20s went to Judith Gimber for “Sandy” and “Hands of Toil”; to John Draper for “Snipe Fly” and “Zebra Springtime” by Avril Candler. 19s went to Avril for “Football Star”, John for “Ruffles”, Judith for “Where Next” and Julia for “White Tailed Eagle with Fish” and “Sunrise Gallop”. These and the images scoring 18s can be seen on our Facebook page, including George Demetriou’s “Sax in New Orleans” which did well in the Beginners’ section.

Many thanks to everyone who entered and those who came along to support the evening. Special thanks as always to Amanda.

Next week’s competition is our annual projected Sets of up to 7 images which will be judged by Martin Patten LRPS CPAGB BPE2* .

3rd September: Ron Wake Memorial Trophy Final and Talk by Kevin Day

Before the final of the inter-club print competition, our judge Kevin Day gave an insight into the work of a volunteer group distributing aid to refugees in Greece during a gruelling four days at the end of 2016. Kevin worked alongside the volunteers documenting each stage of the journey with his superb photographs; and he shared some of the technical challenges along the way. Big tip – make sure your tripod is ‘mud-free’ when travelling abroad – could start a security alert!

After a short break, Kevin judged the 20 prints selected in the first round of the competition and congratulations go to Charlotte Dwyer of Watford Camera Club for “This is Me” – a worthy winner.

Thanks to everyone who came along from the competing clubs and grateful thanks to Kevin for his excellent judging.

Electronic Submission of Digital Entries

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS: As announced at the AGM and in subsequent emails to club members there is an important change in the way you should submit your PDI images for competitions. Members who do not follow the revised procedure risk not having their work included. The revised process can be found here.