This competition is the second of three annual competitions that Mid Cheshire Camera Club hold each year. It is usually quite well attended but the entry this year was massive – over 100 prints had been submitted by members forcing the committee to extend the evening once again until 10.30pm.
Our Chairman, Ian Whiston was on hand to introduce our Judge for the night – Gordon Jenkins (APAGB / PAGB). Gordon is a member at Chorley Photographic Society. He is a long-standing Judge from within the region being associated with Club Photography for many years. In the 80s, Gordon was Elected onto the Executive Committee of the Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union and immediately served as the Competition Secretary. He became Vice President in 1992 before talking the Presidents role in 1994, and then again in 2007. Over the years, Gordon has been one of the most popular of L&CPU judges. He is passionate about club photography, driven to help people, permanently enthusiastic and always chomping at the bit to get involved in new things.
Gordon offered support and critique to all the images he viewed. In fairness to Gordon, he was up against the clock with over 100 images across seven sections so it is fair to say that he was only able to spend a short time reviewing each image. That said, he did a splendid job getting through all the images by the close of play. The standard of images was high across all sections but as the competition progressed the work of one author did start to stand out and that was the work of Ray Girling. Ray submitted an exceptional portfolio with good examples in all sections resulting in him winning six out of the seven sections and picking up the best colour image and the best overall image. Well done Ray.
The results are as follows.
Congratulations to all the winners and runners up and a thank you to all the members taking part. A final big thank you goes to our Judge – Gordon Jenkins, who worked tirelessly across a massive field to provide sound and honest feedback throughout the whole evening. We look forward to seeing him again next year.
For more information about the Mid-Cheshire Camera Club visit our website at www.midcheshirecameraclub.org
or come along to a meeting on Wednesday evening at 7.45 for 8pm at the Dingle Recreation Centre, Winsford.