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October Open DPI competition

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Many thanks to everyone who submitted images for our first competition of the season.  The theme was ‘Open’ and the competition was judged by Graham Currey who is an L&CPU judge and runs Photo Session Days

Once again we got some great feedback from Graham, who is well known to many members of the club and more widely in the ‘tog scene.

We would like to offer Graham thanks for his time, insights and amusing anecdotes which made the evening very enjoyable indeed.

There were five (yes 5!!!) images that scored a maximum of 20 points which is kind-of amazing, but then there were some kind-of amazing images.

The 5 images scoring 10 were,

  • Dirt Devils – by Steve Gresty – overall winner
  • Tower of power – urban confrontation – by Dave Boam
  • Pool abstract – by Val Lear
  • Church of the Good Shepherd – by Ian Morison
  • Vixen and Cub – by Steve Gresty

A full list of scores can be found here.

The current 2019-10 league table can be found here.

Steve’s ‘Dirt Devils’ overall winner of Round 1 can be seen below and the remainder of the top scoring images can be seen here.

Your Locality competition & 2019 internal competition results

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Many thanks to everyone who submitted images for our fifth and final competition of the season which was for digital images. 

The theme was “Your Locality”, being within 10km of Macclesfield town centre. The competition was judged by Rob Hockney, who is an ex-MCC member, current member of North Cheshire Photographic Society, is highly active with the L&CPU and holds a number of photographic distinctions including DPAGB and BPE5*.  

Rob provided some very direct and constructive feedback, and was keen to point out that from his perspective photographic competitions are about judding the art that is “made” rather than simply a photo that is “taken”. You can see some of Rob’s own work over at his web site robhockney.myportfolio.com.  

Your Locality Results

Congratulations go to Kevin Blake for the highest ranking image on the night which was “Curiosity” (the image can be seen below) – scoring a maximum 20 points and gaining 1st place. Kevin also had two other images in the top 5, the remaining held images being from Steve Gresty and Terry Heathcote.


A full list of scores for the competition can be found here.


2018/2019 Internal League Results

As the final internal competition of the year this competition determines the final standings in the league. We are pleased to announce that these are

  1. Kevin Blake – 169 points
  2. Denis Jones – 163 points
  3. Terry Heathcote – 160 points

So congratulations go to Kevin again for gaining a well deseved 1st place overall and to Denis and Terry for their excellent and close placings.

The final 2018-19 internal league table can be found here.


Kevins’s winning image can be seen below and the full list of high scoring images can be seen for this competition here

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February 2019 Open Print Competition Results

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Many thanks to everyone who submitted images for our fourth competition of the season which was for prints.  The theme was an open one and the competition was judged by Graham Currey who is both an L&CPU judge and as many of you know is the proprietor of Photo Session Days

Graham provided some great and positive feedback and spent time to emphasise that although this was a competition, photography is best approached “shooting for yourself” and not for the judge. Graham was also particularly generous in sharing numerous anecdotes and thoughts about the images … especially that a number of them would have made great jigsaws!  

We would like to offer Graham thanks for his time and efforts and for covering while the MCC team grappled a number of technical difficulties! You can catch up with what Graham is upto over here at Photo Session Days

Congratulations go to Steve Gresty for the highest ranking image which was “White Tailed Eagle Confrontation” – scoring a maximum 20 points and gaining 1st place.

A full list of scores can be found here.

The current 2018-19 league table can be found here.

Steve’s winning image can be seen below and the full list of high scoring images can be seen here

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2018-2019 Creative DPI Competition

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Many thanks to everyone who submitted images for our third competition of the season which was for digital prints.  The theme was simply ‘Creative’ and the competition was judged by a very experienced local artist and former educator Geoff Archer. 

Geoff was new to photographic competition judging but nevertheless took on the task with enthusiasm and professionalism. Geoff’s feedback was thorough, insightful and scoring was excellent and he had clearly spent significant time really thinking about the images themselves, their meaning and production values, so his viewpoints were refreshing. 

We would like to offer Geoff thanks for his sterling efforts! You can find out more about Geoff and his art over at geoffarcher.co.uk.  

Congratulations go to the Alex White for the highest ranking image which was “Birmingham New Street Steel Reflections” – scoring a maximum 20 points.

A full list of scores can be found here.

The current 2018-19 league table can be found here.

Alex’s winning image can be seen below and the full list of high scoring images can be seen here here

2018-2019 Still Life Print Competition

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Many thanks to everyone who submitted images for our second competition of the season which was for photographic prints.  The theme was ‘Still Life’ and the competition was judged by our very own Brian Law CPAGB ARPS. 

Brian demonstrated an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the theme and provided some great feedback on the submitted images and the club would like to thank Brian for going “above and beyond” once again!

Congratulations go to the Denis Jones for the highest ranking images which were

  • Times Passed – scoring a maximum 20 points.
  • Antiques & Curios – scoring a maximum 20 points.

A full list of scores can be found here.

The current 2018-19 league table can be found here.

Denis’s winning images can be seen below and the full list of high scoring images can be seen here here