3rd October: Print Competition #1

Our first print competition of the season was judged last night by Les Spitz ARPS. We had a very large number of prints and we thank everyone who contributed to an informative and enjoyable evening.

The Beginners’ section was won by Millie Colegrave, Alan Colegrave’s granddaughter, in her debut competition with a portrait of her friend “Lucy”.  Alan watch out!  Alice Kass scored 18 for “Walking Mud” and Eric Everatt also scored 18 for “The Lock” and “Two Buildings”.

In the very high scoring Open (promoted) section, Judith Gimber got first of the night with “Cleaning the Fish” and also scored an 18 for “Richmond Park First Light”.  Les gave 20s to Julia Wainwright’s “Osprey Displaying its Wings” (second), Alan Graham’s “Rolling Hills at Sunrise” (third) and Judy Buckley-Sharp’s “Bronze Curves”.  19s went to Frank Woods (who joined us recently) for ” Canal Abstract”, Peter Polkinghorne’s “Overtaking”, Ron Churchill’s “Towards Fort William”,  “Osprey with Catch” and “Silver-Studded Blue on Heather” by Julia Wainwright, “Reggie” by John Draper and Avril Candler’s “Female Anna’s Hummingbird”. Les awarded a further twelve 18s – it was quite a night!

Congratulations to Millie and Judith and to everyone who entered and came along to support the evening.  Special thanks to Les Spitz for his generous commentary and marks.