Macclesfield Camera Club have regained the High Peak Trophy which they last won in 2017. The High Peak Trophy is a local photography competition run annually between 4 clubs: Macclesfield Camera Club, Stalybridge Photographic Club, Chapel Camera Club and Bramhall Photographic Society.
The High Peak Trophy is a team competition which is normally run over two rounds, the first usually being the Printed Images round followed by the Digital Projected Image (DPI) round. There are 8 entries per club in each round with a maximum of 2 entries per photographer per club. This year, because of Covid restrictions the competition was run on line, with each of the clubs submitting 16 digital images with a maximum of 3 images per photographer. All of the entries were scored out 20, the club with the highest cumulative score after both rounds winning.
The result wasn’t certain until the very end as, because of the high quality of the field, the judge held back over a third of the images for a “second look”. In the end Macclesfield came out winners by 11 points with a magnificent score of 303 points (from a possible maximum of 320). In addition Steve Gresty’s image of two fighting White Tailed Eagles was judged to be the best image in the competition. All 3 of the images submitted by Steve and by David Tolliday received maximum scores of 20 points – a fantastic and very unusual achievement.
If you are interested in coming along to the club for photographic help, advice or to share your images or indeed just like photography, the club currently meets on alternate Monday nights 8pm by Zoom.