4th Open Competition, Feb 28th 2024

Our 4th Open Compettion was judged by Simon Allen from Dumfries. There were 37 print entries and 56 PDI entries.  In the print section the best print and best nature image of the night was “Autumn Arctic Fox” by Simon Roberts:

Best landscape of the night was “Wailing Widow” by Ken Rennie:

In addition “Give Us A Kiss” by Alan Walker was also awarded 20 marks:

In the PDI section “Beware When the Landlord Takes His Jacket Off” by Alan Walker was the best PDI and best portrait image of the night:

“Impressionist Gathering” by Keith Snell was the best creative image of the night:

Two other images in the PDI section scored top marks of 20 points. “Puffin at Nesting Hole” by Tony Marsh:

and “Wild Kestrel on a Very Windy Day” by Pete Whieldon:

All the entered images can be viewed on our gallery pages:

2023_2024 Competitions





“Looking Up”, February 2024

The topic for our second set subject competition of the season was chosen and judged by our member, Alan Walker. There are two main advantages of having Alan as a judge. We benefit from his years of expertise in the critique of our images and secondly it gives the rest of us a chance of winning something!!

“Looking Up” proved a popular topic with 59 entries from 21 members. In the spirit of the forthcoming Olympics Alan awarded each image Gold, Silver or Bronze. At the end of the evening he then gave his his “best of golds”.

The Best Image of the Night was “Friston Forest IR” by Ade Gidney

Best ‘Scape was the cityscape “Lloyds Building” by Richard Jakobson

Best Nature was “Looking Up 2” by Simon Roberts

Best Architecture was “StopLight, Valencia” by Annie Given

Best Abstract was “Le Pesche” by Philip Cartwright

Best Creative was “Lady of the Lake” by Jo Knight

Best Sport was “Over Easy” by Annie Given

Best Portrait was “Looking Up” by Bob Given

Best Astro was “Seascale Beach” by Richard Jakobson

Best Street was “A Ball in the Hand” by David Woodthorpe

Best “Ahhh shot” was “All that Glitters” by Jo Knight

All the entered images can be seen in our gallery section:

2023-2024 Competition Images