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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.

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 20 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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