Annual Print Competition 2019/20

Gordon Jenkins
Gordon Jenkins
Although some months later than originally planned, the final ‘Annuals competition’ – The Annual Prints, has finally been held albeit in a virtual world. Twenty-two members gathered around their screens in various rooms in their homes in anticipation of a good night of judging.

This year, 79 Large Prints were judged in a private session by our judge Mr Gordon Jenkins (Hon PAGB). The purpose of tonight was to review all the prints in a PDI format during the Zoom meeting. Gordon would offer his critique as if he was judging the actual print.

Gordon Jenkins is a long-time friend of MCCC. He appeared on our screens in a red blazer with white stripes complete with his regulation scarf, which incidentally has become something of a trademark for Gordon. A number of members (Gordon’s appreciation society) also wore scarfs in honour of our judge.

In accordance with the rules, members can only submit up to 10 images across six sections with a maximum of three images in any section. The sections open to the members are;

    test 1
    test 2
    test 3

Gordon did spend some time critiquing the images and the message he repeatedly raised was one of compositional advice, cropping and in focus elements. Considering this was our first virtual competition it worked very well.

The results of the 2019/20 Annual Large Print is as follows;

SectionsAuthorsPicture Titles
1. OpenRay GirlingThe Swans
2. NatureRay HillTurnstone
3. RecordTom ShecklestonLady Chapel Liverpool Cathedral
4. PortraitRay HillThe Standoff
5. LandscapeSheila ReganBarn beneath the fell
6.CreativeJim CainWaterdrop on dandelion seed
7. MonoSheila ReganWreck on the Beach
2019 / 2020 - Best overall ColourSheila ReganBarn beneath the fell
2019 / 2020 - Overall WinnerTom ShecklestonLady Chapel Liverpool Cathedral

Short Video Presentation of the Winners Images

Congratulations to all the winners including the best colour winner and the overall winner and all members who received accreditation for their work a thank you to all the members taking part. A final big thank you goes to our Judge – Mr Gordon Jenkins, who worked tirelessly across a significant field providing sound and honest feedback throughout the whole evening. We look forward to seeing him again in the future. It would be remiss of me not to mention the hard work of both Kath and Ray Hill whose massive effort resulted in a splendid and seamless evening for all the members.

For more information about the Mid-Cheshire Camera Club visit its website or come along to a meeting on Wednesday evening at 7.45 for 8pm at the Dingle Recreation Centre, Winsford.

Paul Wilcock
Press & Publicity Officer