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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

2018-2019 Open Digital Image 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 Bob Dennis APAGB CPAGB AFIAP BPE4 of the Bebington Photographic Society. 

We really benefited from Bob’s considerable experience demonstrated by his direct but constructive comments on the submitted images and the club would like to thank Bob for his efforts and time.

Congratulations go to the authors of the highest ranking images which were

  1. (1st place) Denis Jones – Hoverfly – scoring a maximum 20 points.
  2. (2nd place) Terry Heathcote – Patterns in the Sand – scoring a maximum 20 points.
  3. (3rd place) Terry Heathcote – Hand in Hand – scoring 19 points.

A full list of scores can be found here.

The current 2017-18 league table can be found here.

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