The judging for this competition was held on Monday 13th November with NCC member John Stokes as judge.
In the PDI section, there were 44 entries with a good entry from our Club section. David Snowdon was in third place with his Late Summer on the Moors Evening. In second place were two authors Frances Dixon with Aysgarth Falls and new member David Bradley with Misty Scarborough. The winner was David Bradley with Approaching Goathland.
In the Print section we had 23 entries, this time they were mainly Advanced members. In third place was Dave Coates with Late Afternoon Light, Hawnby Moor. In second place was Sheila Coates with Winter Walk, Malham. The winner was John Webster with Spring Impression at Thorpe Perrow.
Well done everyone who entered and helped to make this an interesting and varied competition. Congratulations to all our top three placements. All full list of points awarded cane be found HERE.
This competition was judged on 30th October by Miles Langthorne DPAGB APAGB. The entry was small, which was possibly due to the very wet weather on two of the outings. However, the standard of the images in the competition was high.
There were 6 entries in the PDI section. In joint third place were David Henderson and Hilary Crick. In second place was Frances Dixon. Frances only joined the club as an absolute beginner last year, so this was an impressive achievement. In first place was Bob Crick with three very good images: “Middleham Cricket Match”, “Printer At Hartlepool Museum” and “Steps At Hartlepool Marina”. Bob wins the Roebuck Trophy.
There were only three entries in the Print section. In third place was Stuart Goldie. In second place was Hilary Crick. The winner in this section was Bob Crick with another three very good pictures: “Defensive Block At Middleham”, “Redcar Rose Garden In The Rain” and “Hartlepool Ship’s Store:. He wins the McCombie-Metcalf Trophy.
Congratulations to all our entrants for making the effort to attend the outings and particularly to Bob Crick for his outstanding performance.
The first competition of the season is the Members Night Open Competition. This was judged by Dave Phillips on 16 October.
It was a very high standard in both the PDI images and in the Prints. The judge did an excellent job with clear and informative comments.
There were 65 entries in the PDI section from 22 authors. In first place was newcomer Sandy Whitton with “Durdle Door and the Milky Way”. In second place was Miles Langthorne DPAGB APAGB with “Nest Making in Progress”. In joint third place was Pat Kearton LRPS DPAGB with both “European Bee-eater Pair” and “Grasshopper”. The standard was so high that 9 Highly Commendeds were awarded.
The Print section had 32 entries from 11 authors. In first place was Colin Hamilton with “Symmetry”. In second place was John Webster ARPS MPAGB with “Little Bittern Feeding” and in third place was Dave Coates ARPS EFIAP/p MPAGB HonEFIAP HonPAGB with “Late Light and Winter Haze”. 7 Highly Commended awards were given.