Print Competition No 1

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Well – there we are – first print competition of the season! Soon be Christmas!

Being the first one there was no set subject – so a good, wide range of genres on show. And who was charged with the unenviable task of allotting scores to these? None other than Caroline Colgate ARPS APAGB – a familiar and welcome judge who hails all the way from the Bracknell Camera Club.

So what was she faced with? As I said – a huge range of subject matter both in monochrome and colour. We had spectacular landscapes all the way from Scotland to Dartmoor; we went to Spain and over the pond to the Grand Canyon; we met wildlife from colourful frogs and African beasts to orchids – phew! Then there were people (including one that hadn’t arrived yet); places and events. But Caroline handled these superbly, giving insightful and helpful comments on each image.

So, you ask – who were the high scorers and winners?

Let’s start with the 20s. In the monochrome section there were four: ‘Sea Posts’ by Tony Bates, ‘Please Let It Be A Boy’ by Tilly Jamieson,; ‘Port Madoc In A Storm’(which was also awarded the star) and ‘Clearing Storm In The Lake District’ – both by Ceri Jones.  Four 20s in the colour section too! They were: ‘Forgotten’ by David Belcher (which was awarded the star); ‘Concentration’ by Bill Scott; ‘Sub Zero Window’ by Dorothy Wood and ‘Summer Poppies’ by Ceri Jones.

The final placings in the monochrome section were:

In third place – Tony Bates scoring 37 points; second came Tilly Jamieson with 38 points ………. and the winner was Ceri Jones with a perfect 40!

In the colour section – Bill Scott scored 37 points; in joint second place were Dorothy Wood and David Belcher – both scoring 38 points (incidentally – David’s a new member!!) and in first place was Ceri Jones with a total of 39 points.

Of course, being the first results - this is how the print ladder stands too!!

What a great evening – congratulations to the winners and high scorers and well done to all who submitted entries – a superb standard set!

Many thanks too to Caroline for superb judging and comments. See you again!



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