Print Competition No1 Open

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Enter the article hereSo on the 25th October (only two months' sleeps till Santa!) we all trooped along to the village hall for the first print competition in this season's ladder! Like the digital one two weeks before - no set subject - so lots of variety! Another new judge too - and from Marlow same as the last one. It was Pat Begley - and I don't think she paddled all the way upriver either (no sense of adventure these judges!).

A good entry - all of forty-six prints both monochrome and colour for us to enjoy (if you're feeling picky there were 20 mono prints and therefore 26 in glorious technicolour). A really good range of subjects too. We saw landscapes, general scenes, architecture, natural history - in fact just what we expected in an open competition. So with no set subject to judge it was down to photographic excellence - and there was plenty of that too!

Pat did a great job, really good detailed comments with suggestions to improve where appropriate. She didn't waste time either and got through them at a cracking pace!

So who got 20s you ask! Well, in the monochrome section there was one (which of course got the star!) 'Dahlia Petals' by Ceri Jones. In the colour section though there were all of five!!! They were: 'Golden Pavilion Kyoto' by John Sexton, 'Painting With Power' by Ivor Cowley, 'Off To See The Sunset' by Bill Scott (which earned the star), 'Bellowing Stag' by Ceri Jones and 'Cormorant on Pangbourne Meadows' by Roger Macdonald.

Ok then - who were the winners? In the mono section Ceri Jones came third with 35 points but in joint first place were Tony Bates and Ian Nash both scoring 37! In the colour section Bill Scott was third with 36 points (in fact there were four 36s but Bill had gained a starred 20); then in joint first place with 39 points were Ceri Jones and Roger Macdonald. Congratulations!!

So a good evening was had by all. Well done to all the winners and high scorers - and indeed to everyone who entered their prints and made this such a good evening. And of course - a big 'thank you' to Pat for being such a good judge. We'll see you later in the season!


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