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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

First Place
“Plaits” by Pauline Pentony BA(Hons) ARPS AFIAP DPAGB


Second Place
“Cuckoo’s” by John Webster ARPS MPAGB


Third Place:-
“Abandoned Places” by Paul Newey


Highly Commended:-
“Yosemite Landscapes” by Dave Coates ARPS EFIAP/p ESFIAP MPAGB Hon.PAGB


Best Entry in the Intermediate Class:-
“Burdens of Life” by Tom Violet


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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