Print Competition No 2 "Architecture"

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Well into the season now - second of our print competitions last Wednesday! Time flies etc don't it!!

So what were we treated to? Some really superb photography on the subject of "Architecture" - that's what! The man in the hot seat this week was Kevin Day who came all the way from Stoke Poges in the wild and windy south east of Buckinghamshire - and not one quote from the "Elegy" (good news - I'm not going to start either - won't even suggest we met as 'the curfew tolls the knell of parting day'!).

There were 40 prints in all - 16 monochrome and 24 colour - and the first view of them on the stands promised a good evening. Kevin evidently thought so too - and during the course of the competition held several back. A wide range of interpretations on the subject - everything architectural from churches (inside and out), public buildings, towering modern blocks, bridges and details of buildings including stonework and stairways. With all the images he gave a thorough and constructive critique before coming to his final decision on scores.

So who managed to achieve 20s then you ask? There were two in the mono section: "The Willis Building" by Nigel Farmer and "Inside Out" by Tilly Jamieson. In the colour section there were three: "Victorian Arcade" by Dorothy Wood, "Royal London Hospital" by Nigel Farmer and "Detail, Rochester Cathedral" by Ian Nash.

And the top placements were as follows ....... In the mono section Ceri Jones came third with 37 points, and in joint first place were Nigel Farmer and Tilly Jamieson both with 39 points. In the colour section Ceri Jones was in third place with 37 points and again a joint first, this time with Dorothy Wood and Nigel Farmer both scoring 38 points!

Congratulations to all top placements and high scorers - and indeed all those who entered prints to make this such a good evening. Thanks of course also to Kevin for a) actually being there (see previous blogs this season!) and b) doing such a good job of judging!


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