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Annual AV Competition 2022/23

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.

Around our County 2022/23

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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First Open Competition 2022/23 Season

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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Annual Exhibition 2022

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. 

Dave Coates-Derelict Farm
Dave Coates-Derelict Farm
John Webster - Osprey Fishing
John Webster - Osprey Fishing

Our final Members Night Competition 2021/22 - 'The Millennium Trophy'

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.

Results - Prints

Results - PDI's

First Place:-
“Balance en Pointe” by Pauline Pentony BA(Hons) ARPS AFIAP DPAGB


Second Place:-
“Bryce Canyon” by Dave Coates ARPS EFIAP/p ESFIAP MPAGB Hon.PAGB


Third Place:-
“Little Owls” by John Webster ARPS MPAGB


Highly Commended:-
“Moorland Birds” by Miles Langthorne DPAGB APAGB


Highly Commended:-
“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.

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