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2020/21 November Open DPI competition results

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Many thanks to everyone who submitted images for our first competition of the season this was an open themed competition and we were thrilled to receive 41 images for 14 entrants – given the size of the club that is a brilliant effort so thanks and well done .

Congratulations go to Steve Gresty who was the overall winner with a score of 20 points for his image “Carmine bee eater after a quick dip”.

A full list of scores can be found here.

The current 2020-21 league table can be found here.

Steve’s top scoring image can be seen below and the remainder of the top scoring images can be seen here.

Carmine bee eater after a quick dip – Steve Gresty

2019/2020 Internal Competition Update

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Due to Covid-19 interrupting the season mid flow our final competition of last season was cancelled meaning that we only managed four of the planned five internal competitions.

After some deliberation on whether to roll the 2019/20 competition league into the current season we have decided that the 2019/20 season will be closed and the 2020/2021 league will consist of the three competitions as described in the Programme.

So I would like to announce that congratulations go to Dave Boam who in 2019/2020 topped the leader board with the highest accumulated score overall.

We would like to thank Dave for his continued, consistently very high quality contributions to both our internal competitions and external competitions – we value this greatly.

Open DPI Competition – February 2020

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Many thanks to everyone who submitted images for our fourth competition of the season and also this time around a big thanks thanks also goes to those who participated in the “members-own” judging which made this a very enjoyable competition indeed.

There were 2 images that scored a maximum of 20 points

  • Western Siberian Eagle Owl
  • Harvest Mice

Congratulations go to Steve Gresty for both images, which make a stonking “double top”!

A full list of scores can be found here.

The current 2019-20 league table can be found here.

The two top scoring images can be seen below and the remainder of the top scoring images can be seen here.

Western Siberian Eagle Owl – Steve Gresty
Harvest Mice – Steve Gresty

Mobile Device Competition – January 2020

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Many thanks to everyone who submitted images for our third competition of the season. 

The competition was for mobile device capture, but with no restrictions on post processing methods.

The competition was kindly judged by Darrell Oakden DPAGB BPE4* EFIAP who is an experienced and accredited L&CPU judge. We got some great feedback from Darrell and some insights into the judging process itself. So I would like to extend our thanks to Darrell for taking the time to consider our images and providing some great constructive comments.

There were 3 images that scored a maximum of 20 points

  • Will she make it – by Brian Law
  • Blackpool pier sunset – by Dave Boam
  • Birmingham morning sky ablaze – by Alex White

Congratulations go to all three with some great images!

A full list of scores can be found here.

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

The three top scoring images can be seen below and the remainder of the top scoring images can be seen here.

Will she make it – Brian Law
Blackpool pier sunset – Dave Boam
Birmingham morning sky ablaze – Alex White

Open Print Competition – November 2019

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Many thanks to everyone who submitted images for our second competition of the season. 

The theme was ‘Open’ and the competition was judged by Conor Molloy who very kindly stepped in at the last minute! Conor is a very experienced photographer and former MCC club president, so it was great to welcome him back to the club this year … thank you Conor!

We got some great feedback from Conor, and the informal discussion session afterwards was very useful and interesting in sharing our thoughts about the images and how they might be improved.

There were 3 images that scored a maximum of 20 points

  • Starlet – by Dave Boam – overall winner
  • Total abandon – by Dave Boam
  • Long Beach Morning – by Kevin Blake

Congratulations to Dave with a stonking double 20 which puts him at the top of the 2019-2020 internal competition league table (see link below)

A full list of scores can be found here.

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

Dave’s ‘Starlet’ overall winner of round 2 can be seen below and the remainder of the top scoring images can be seen here.