Annual Print of the year competition 2016 – 2017 held on 24th March 2017

Judge: Tony Winfield Intermediate Category Place Title Photographer 1st  Inspired by Caneletto  Wendy Irwin 2nd  Summer fruits bottled  Wendy Irwin 3rd  Humber sunset  Ian Smith Highly Commended  Moat Low  Alastair Gorton Highly Commended  Harvest mouse  David Bourne Commended  Ice skates for mending  Ian Smith Commended  Mr and Mrs Simmons  Wendy Irwin Commended  Potted green oak leaves  Wendy Irwin Advanced Category Place Title Photographer 1st  Deer in morning mist  Les Beardmore 2nd  Sunrise at Llyn Padarn  Paul Way 3rd  Mountain hare in snow  Les Beardmore Highly…

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People Portrait competition – 20th March 2017

Judge:  John Haynes People / Portrait overall winner: Weight lifter – Les Beardmore Intermediate Category Place Title Photographer 1st  Girl in the blue jacket  Alastair Gorton 2nd  Grumpa band  Wendy Irwin 3rd  Water slide fun  Paul White Highly Commended  Steam Punk in Venice  Wendy Irwin Commended  Last Post  Paul White Commended Print man Wendy Irwin Advanced Category Place Title Photographer 1st  Weight lifter  Les Beardmore 2nd  Scottish widow  Les Beardmore 3rd  Morgan  Les Beardmore Highly Commended  Martin  William Brown Commended  The card sharp  Irene Stupples…

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Open print competition – 6th March 2017

Judge: David Grounds Intermediate Category Place Title Photographer 1st  Harvest mouse  David Bourne 2nd  Inspired by Caneletto  Wendy Irwin 3rd  Gannet  Alastair Gorton Highly Commended  Humber sunset  Ian Smith Highly Commended Total comfort  Erin Smallbone Commended  Just a bit further  David Bourne Commended  Having a rest  Steve Copeland Commended  Ice skates in for mending  Ian Smith Advanced Category Place Title Photographer 1st  Mountain hare in snow  Les Beardmore 2nd  Deer in morning mist  Les Beardmore 3rd  Old man of the sea  Irene Stupples Highly Commended…

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Open PDI competition 20th February 2017

Judge: Rob Hockney Intermediate Category Place Title Photographer 1st  Potted blackberries  Wendy Irwin 2nd  Ready for bed  Wendy Irwin 3rd  View from a window  Wendy Irwin Highly Commended  Going up  Ian Smith Highly Commended  Handle with care  Andrew Tomkinson Commended  Laura  Alastair Gorton Commended  Misty winter evening over Tean  Wendy Irwin Advanced Category Place Title Photographer 1st  White Throat with lunch  Les Beardmore 2nd  Great Crested Grebe feeding young  Les Beardmore 3rd  Winter sheep in a blizzard  Les Beardmore Highly Commended  Nose to tail  Tony…

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Landscape competition – 16th January 2017

Judge: Ralph Duckett Landscape print of the year  – A cold and frosty morning by Tony Kinder Intermediate Category Place Title Photographer 1st  Sunset at Thorpe Cloud  Alistair Gorton 2nd  Stonehenge  Paul White 3rd  Cityscape  Wendy Irwin Highly Commended  Boxing Day trip Tenby  Norman Hayes Highly Commended  River Tamar crossings  Paul White Commended  Roald Dahl inspired Twits house at Tatton  Wendy Irwin Commended  Mist over Congleton  Ian Smith Advanced Category Place Title Photographer 1st  A cold and frosty morning  Tony Kinder 2nd  Sunrise at Llyn…

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Open Print competition – 21st November 2016

Judge: Paddy Ruske Intermediate Category Place Title Photographer 1st  Summer fruits bottled  Wendy Irwin 2nd  Stranded yacht  Alistair Gorton 3rd  Moat Low  Alistair Gorton Highly Commended  Mr & Mrs Simmons  Wendy Irwin Commended  Sunset at Thorpe Cloud  Alistair Gorton Advanced Category Place Title Photographer 1st  Whitethroat with rustic moth larvae  Les Beardmore 2nd  Great Crested Grebes  Tony Kinder 3rd  Chalking up  Les Beardmore Highly Commended  Wolf Mountain  Irene Stupples Highly Commended  Llandudno Pier  Paul Way Highly Commended Grasstracker  Tony Kinder Highly Commended Leaps and bounds…

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Open PDI competition – 17th October 2016

PDI competitions are for Projected Digital Images. Judge: John Royle Intermediate Category Place Title Photographer 1st  Moat Low  Alistair Gorton 2nd  Potted oak  Wendy Irwin 3rd  Into the blue  Steve Copeland Highly Commended  Scottish Widow  Wendy Irwin Commended  Elderberries in a jar Wendy Irwin Advanced Category Place Title Photographer 1st  Red grouse in the rain  Les Beardmore 2nd  Sunrise at Llyn Padarn  Paul Way 3rd  Johnson’s Knoll  David Slade Highly Commended  Jet skier  Tony Kinder Highly Commended  Jamie Ashley – rainy 600 supersport  Paul Way…

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Best of the rest competition 19th September 2016

Entries for the ‘Best of the rest’ competition had to have been entered in a competition last year but not been awarded first, second or third. It was the first time we have had this competition. The idea was to give images that did not appeal to the whims of the judge on the night a chance for recognition. It is the only time that entries from a previous season have been knowingly allowed to be used in another season. Judge: Barbara Lawton Intermediate category Place Title Photographer…

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Alton Towers Competition

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The Alton Towers competition is something that gives club members a unique challenge each year. Everyone has the same subject matter available and the same lighting conditions. This year was made more challenging by the weather which, for most of the 90 minutes was either overcast cloud or rain. We did have a glimmer of sunlight just towards the end. This meant that I was even more eager and also nervous to see what people had achieved on the night. The time and resources provided…

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Open Print Competition – 18th November 2013

This was our second print open competition of the season. In between the two was a PDI open. Whilst the Intermediate category had a full entry the Advanced category seemed to be a little lighter than is usual. I know that some members in this category were away on holiday during the time entries had to be submitted. Our judge for the competition was John Royle ( CPAGB ) who had come over from Nantwich. He was presented with quite a variety of images. Landscapes / seascapes…

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