2nd November – Small Prints Competition No. 1
This meeting showed the return of a very popular club meeting – The Small Prints Competition. The competition included sections for both Beginners and Advanced Photographers.
This competition is a fairly low key affair compared to the monthly Open Competitions but nevertheless, the event is well attended and taken very seriously. How many times have we all huffed and puffed at the remarks made by competition judges when critiquing our images. Well, this small event gives all the members an opportunity to judge each other’s work: and from experience it is not easy.
Each member has to select the best 5 images from each section. As the title of the competition suggests - all entries are prints, surface mounted on a board with no print being larger than A4 in size. This allows any member who would not normally submit prints an opportunity to submit images in this medium as no special equipment is needed. Any standard colour printer would be able to produce the prints needed.
The artistic standard was indeed very high across both sections and it was plain to see a lot of members were struggling in making their top five selections.
Once the judging had been completed and the tallies counted the results were in.
|Top Five Beginner Prints|
|Dave Cutting||The Hovis Hill||1st|
|Dave Cutting||The view coming off Haystacks||2nd|
|Bob Peck||Spitfire Prop "Close up"||4th|
|Bob Peck||Happy Heads||5th|
|Top Five Advanced Prints|
|Kath Hill||Rowing Boats||1st|
|Ray Hill||Male Red Deer Bellowing||2nd|
|Sue Girling||Chequered Skipper||3rd|
|Ken Dickenson||Three in Line||4th|
|Paul Wilcock||The Cloister||5th|
Congratulations to all the winners and runners up and a thank you to all the members taking part.
For more information about the Mid-Cheshire Camera Club visit its website www.midcheshirecameraclub.org or come along to a meeting on Wednesday evening at 7.45 for 8pm at the Dingle Recreation Centre, Winsford.
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