For this years Annual Exhibition Competition we welcomed Richard Speirs DPAGB APAGB BPE2 from Carlisle as our judge. 82 images were submitted in the Annual PDI Competition.
We must thank Richard for a very entertaining & informative evening, I’m sure everyone enjoyed his comments with his delightful sense of humour, he showed great interest in all the winning images, how they were captured & where they were taken, we’ve not had that interaction before with the judge, so I think it went down very well with the audience.
The Club Class section for The Neesam Cup was won by Hazell Robson with Glen Strathfarrer, Colin Hamilton with Light on Lindisfarne was second and A very pleasant pheasant by Frances Dixon was placed third. Dee Hanson with Ebbing Tide and Frances Dixon with It’s all in the detail were both Highly Commended
The Intermediate Section for The Hall Cup was a clean sweep by Cathy Earle who came 1st, 2nd and Third with her images (in order 1st – 3rd) Enjoying a crab, How about me? and Food among the cones.
In the Pictorial Section for The Milnes Cup Castle Eileen Donan by Dave Coates ARPS MPAGB EFIAP/p ESFIAP APSA EPSA APAGB HonPAGB HonEFIAP was placed first, Pauline Pentony MA EFIAP ARPS DPAGB was second with Delight in Movement and Stephen Byard EPSA EFIAP DPAGB was third with An Autumn Leaning. Shelia Coates LRPS DPAGB EFIAP PPSA APAGB had two Highly Commended with Skye Light, Ardtrek Point and Autumn, Slaters Bridge.
The Brompton Salver for Portraits was won by Pauline Pentony MA EFIAP ARPS DPAGB with Contemplative. Shelia Coates LRPS DPAGB EFIAP PPSA APAGB came second with Old Timer and Eric Hall’s Male Bonding was placed third. Eric also had a Highly Commended with Girl with blue flowers.
The Romanby Salver for the Record Section was won by Eddie Bishop with his image St. Eloys, Great Smeaton. Second was Trish Newey King with Art Deco by the Sea and third was Bikes at Tanfield by Eddie Bishop. Eric Hall had a Highly Commended with Eagle Lecture, Kirkby Mallard Church
The Maltby Rose Bowl for the Action section was won by Miles Langthorne DPAGB APAGB with Scotts Trial. Miles was also second with Crest of a wave and Stephen Byard EPSA EFIAP DPAGB was third with Tight and Tighter. Trish Newey King was Highly Commended for Making a splash.
The Geoff Burdis Trophy for Monochrome was won by Eddie Bishop with Solitary. Nude Among Ruins by Pauline Pentony MA EFIAP ARPS DPAGB was second and Wintering Out by Dave Snowdon was third. Paul Cayton LRPS received a Highly Commended for Lendal Bridge.
In the Nature Section for The Yeoman Cup Pat Kearton LRPS DPAGB was first with Cuckoo and she also came second with Churchill Tundra Sparring the Victor. Paul Cayton LRPS was third with Aurora Curve. Miles Langthorne DPAGB APAGB was Highly Commended for Grey Heron in Flight and Eric Hall also received a Highly Commended for Gannet Pair on Bempton Cliffsi
The judge for the Annual Exhibition Print Competition was Jane Morris Absom LRPS CPAGB AFIAP from Richmond Camera Club. 55 images were submitted across the eight categories.
Thanks go to Jane for a very fairly judged evening with plenty of constructive comments for all of the images.
The Club Class section for The Robinson Cup was won by Colin Hamilton with It’s a Shambles, Stuart Goldie was second and third with Team Work (2nd place) and Gruffly Sculptures (3rd place).
The Intermediate Section for The Oak Plaque was, like the PDI’s, a clean sweep by Cathy Earle who came 1st, 2nd and Third with her images (in order 1st – 3rd) The Wistful Puffin, Rinsing Off and Flying High.
The Pictorial Section for The Tom Cross Silver Salver was won by Paul Newey with In the Parade Ring. In second place was Trish Newey-King with The Old Potting Shed Window. Shelia Coates LRPS DPAGB EFIAP PPSA APAGB was 3rd with Approaching Winter – the Tetons. Pauline Pentony with Web Intrigue and Paul Cayton LRPS with The Yellow House were both Highly Commended.
The Mowbray Salver for Portraits was won by Sheila Coates LRPS DPAGB EFIAP PPSA APAGB with Chinese Old Timer. Dave Coates ARPS MPAGB EFIAP/p ESFIAP APSA EPSA APAGB HonPAGB HonEFIAP came second with Chinese Seamstress and Eric Hall was third with Worm Diggers, Man and Boy.
The Deakin Trophy for the Record Section was won by Dave Coates ARPS MPAGB EFIAP/p ESFIAP APSA EPSA APAGB HonPAGB HonEFIAP with his image of Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford. Second was Paul Newey with Knife Angel and third was Eddie Bishop with an interior shot of St Cuthbert’s – Forsett. Trish Newey King had a Highly Commended with A Rusty Retirement
The Salisbury Salver in the Action section was won by John Webster ARPS MPAGB with Waxwing. Second was Storm Dancers by Pauline Pentony MA EFIAP ARPS DPAGB and Paul Newey came third with Flying Along. Miles Langthorne DPAGB APAGB with Determination was Highly Commended. Colin Hamilton received a Highly Commended for Splash Me.
The Smith-Dodsworth Trophy for Monochrome was won by Paul Cayton LRPS with City Walls, York. Trish Newey King was second with My Beautiful Corvette. Eddie Bishop was third with Swaledale. Eric Hall was Highly Commended for Shadows and Contours.
In the Nature Section for The Martin Cup Miles Langthorne DPAGB APAGB was first with Sparrowhawk and he also came second with Whooper Swan. Paul Cayton LRPS came third with Beech and Birch.
This years Millenium Trophy was won by Eric Hall with his set of three themed images entitled ‘A Bluebell Wood near Stainton, North Yorkshire’. This competition requires members to submit three themed images on an Open Subject. There were entries on both PDI’s and Print sections and the two winning sets of images were put to a members vote to chose an overall winner. John Webster won the prin section with his set of three entitled ‘Cinque Terre, Italy’.
Second place in the PDI section was Pauline Pentony with her selection entitled ‘Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team Training’. Paul Cayton was 2nd in the Prints section with ‘Scarborough at Night’. Third place in the PDI section was Stephen Byard with ‘Demolition’ and Paul Newey came third in the print section with ‘Harvest Time’
Highly Commended in the PDI section was Colin Hamilton with his ‘Emotion’ PDI’s and his ‘Character’ prints were best in the Club Class. Dave Coates was Highly Commended in prints with ‘Tudor Lavenham’. In PDI’s John Webster was Highly Commended for ‘Sparrowhawks’ and Pat Kearton was Highly Commended for ‘Black Snub-nosed Monkey Family.
This competition tasks the members to submit a set of images on a theme and there was a wide selection of entries ranging from Wildlife and Landscape through to Macro. Gerald Chamberlain DPAGB, EFIAP from Morton CC, Carlisle was our judge and we thank him for his excellent judging and positive comments.
This competition was held on 6th February with Miles Langthorne as judge for the evening. He did very well, giving sound advice on where images could be improved whilst still providing encouragement and kind comments to all participants.
There were 45 PDI entries and 25 Print entries. The members produced an impressive variety of subject matter and are to be congratulated for their resourcefulness.
In the PDI competition, Eric Hall was third with Sign Writer Painting Van; in second place with Post Replacement was Stephen Byard; the winner was John Webster with his delightful Alpine Farm Scene.
The Print competition had club newcomer Colin Hamilton in third place with Castaway; in second place was Eric Hall with Strimmer Man at Yorkshire Lavender; in first place with Blinded By The Light was Colin Hamilton.
Congratulations to all our entrants and in particular, to all our award winners.
Bob & Hilary Crick
There were five entries with a wide range of subject matter. All authors were experienced photographers, so the photography was of a high standard throughout. All had chosen appropriate music to accompany their chosen subjects. It was good to see a new member submitting a sequence. An enjoyable evening was had by all who attended. The competition was judged by the members present at the meeting and the results are as follows:
First place and winner of the AV Trophy was Hilary Crick with her presentation entitled “Flies” with 188 points, In second place was Paul Newey with “New York, New York” which gained 168.5 points. Third was Trish Newey-King with “A Love of the Coast” with 157.5 points. Colin Hamilton was fourth with “Kafue National Park” on 157 points and David Niman’s presentation entitled “Autumn Leaves” gained 134 points. Well done to all who entered.
The second Competition of the 2022/23 season was entitled ‘Around our County’. Judged by our very own Dave Coates ARPS, EFIAP/S, HonEFIAP, MPAGB, HonPAGB. Dave assessed and marked 46 PDI’s and 26 prints
In the Print section the winner was ‘Whitby Harbour‘ by John Webster ARPS MPAGB. In 2nd place was Paul Newey with ‘Skipton Canal’ and John Webster ARPS MPAGB was in 3rd place with his image ‘Whitby Sunset’. Dave gave 4 Highly Commended which were Paul Cayton with ‘Roseberry Topping’ and also ‘Bottom of the steps, Whitby’, Eric Hall with ‘ Hang Glider at Carlton Bank’ and Eddie Bishop with ‘The Path to the Top (Swaledale).
In the PDI section John Webster ARPS MPAGB came first with ‘Lime Grove, Thorp Perrow’, Paul Cayton was 2nd with ‘Mill Gill Force’ and in 3rd place was Dave Snowden with ‘The Hole of Horcum’.
Dave awarded 3 Highly Commended to Eddie Bishop with ‘Swaledale Tree, Trish Newey-King for ‘Shimmering Light on File Beach’ and to Paul Newey for ‘Kipling Hall’. Two Commended were awarded to Dave Snowden for ‘Roseberry Bluebells’ and Dee Hanson for ‘Harlow Car’
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Our first Competition of the 2022/23 season was, as is tradition, an Open Competition. The judge was Howard Tate BA ARPS AFIAP HonPAGB from Pontefract Camera Club. Howard gave us a very fair and balanced assessment of the images, the majority of which this season were PDI’s
In the Print section the winner was ‘Cuckoo in Flight‘ by John Webster ARPS MPAGB. In 2nd place was Paul Cayton with ‘Southwold Pier at Dawn’ and Dave Coates ARPS ESFIAP/p EFIAP MPAGB HonPAGB was in 3rd place with his image ‘Here we go’.
The PDI section was won by Pauline Pentony BA(Hon) ARPS AFIAP DPAGB with ‘Chloe‘. John Webster ARPS MPAGB was 2nd with ‘Owl on a fence post’ and also 3rd with ‘Osprey Fishing’.
It was encouraging to see so many entries for the first competition and indeed from our new members too.
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The Annual Exhibition Competition judging was held over two evenings this year with the Projected Digital Images being shown on Monday 28th March and the Prints being shown on Monday 4th April.
Not surprisingly the number of entries in the prints was down this year with around 50 images being submitted.
The PDI evening was judged by Malcolm Blenky ARPS, from Saltburn PS and the Prints were judged by Dave Phillips, also of Saltburn PS.
A full list of the placings, along with an image gallery of the wining entries in each section can be found on the Annual Exhibition 2022 page.
Congratulations to Dave Coates ARPS ESFIAP/p EFIAP MPAGB HonPAGB who won the Photographer of the Year for Projected Images and to John Webster ARPS MPAGB who won the Photographer of the Year for Prints Well done to all the prize winners in each section. This year we will, again, be holding an Exhibition in Northallerton Library from 6th August to 20th August.
On Monday 28th February 2022, we returned to our club rooms at Brompton for the judging of the 5th and final round of our Members’ Night Competition for this year. As is customary this final round is also for the “MILLENNIUM TROPHY”, where members’ are invited to submit a sets or panels of 3 prints and/or PDI. The subject matter is what we call ‘Open Theme’, where the photographs in each set have to have a common theme, the choice of which is entirely up to the entrant. The idea being that the members can photograph to their own strengths. At the end of the evening the winning entries from both the PRINT and PDI Sections are presented again to the audience and they can then vote as to which of the sets is awarded the “Millennium Trophy”
The judge for the evening was an old friend of the club, Jim Welsh LRPS CPAGB APAGB, from Blyth PS and currently serving as President of the NCPF. Members had submitted 10 sets of PRINTS for him to adjudicate upon and 15 sets of PDI, some 75 photographs in total. He was asked to comment of the sets as
well as the individual entries but only to give a single score out of our usual maximum of 30 points for each set.
John provided us with an entertaining evening, giving his considered thoughts and advice on each photograph in turn
and we would like to thank him sincerely for his efforts. The PRINT SECTION was dealt with first and in this respect, whilst John passed his judgement on the actual Prints that had been supplied to him, members were able to keep in touch with what he was saying by being shown PDI versions of those prints.
“Balance en Pointe” by Pauline Pentony BA(Hons) ARPS AFIAP DPAGB
“Bryce Canyon” by Dave Coates ARPS EFIAP/p ESFIAP MPAGB Hon.PAGB
“Little Owls” by John Webster ARPS MPAGB
“Moorland Birds” by Miles Langthorne DPAGB APAGB
“Birds of a Feather” by Trish Newey-King (this entry was also the Best Intermediate Class Entry)
Commended and Best in the Club Class:-
“Spring Blossoms” by Dee Hanson
On this ocassion, with Pauline being placed first in both the PRINT and PDI Sections, with those superb monochrome photos, there was no need to hold a vote and therefore Pauline Pentony BA(Hons) ARPS AFIAP DPAGB was awarded the “MILLENNIUM TROPHY” for the 2021/22 Season.
Once again our thanks go to Jim for what was an excellent demonstration of Judging and for his careful and
kindly approach to critiquing our members entries.