Abstract Competition

Congratulations to the winners of our Abstract Competion. This was the first time we have held a competition on this theme and there was a lot of interest to see the variety of images members has entered, and the judge’s comments were very well received.

Print Section

Keith Fitzpatrick – Diamond

DPI Section

Sue Champion – Inferno

PAGB GB Cup 2023

Chester PS recently took part in the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain GB Cup. We scored 107 points and were placed 13th out of 14 in the GB Cup (Limited Eligibility) formerly known as the GB Cup for Small Clubs.  This was a nationwide competition, and we were up against some of the very best clubs in the country. Although we may not have scored very highly on this occasion it is, as they say, the taking part that counts and it all helps to raise the profile of our club and hopefully encourages us to take even better photos.

Thanks must go to Sue Champion, Keith Fitzpatrick, Jim Jones, Patricia Keegan, David Melville, Ron Sutton, Jim Walshe and Jan Wilding for the use of their images.

Report by Jan Wilding, External Competition Secretary

Oldham CC Mono PDI Competition RESULTS

On Thursday, 24th November along with 20 other clubs, we took part in Oldham Camera Club’s Mono PDI Competition in aid of The Christie Cancer Hospital and Dr. Kershaw’s Hospice. Each club submitted 7 images making a total of 147 images in all which were judged by Gordon Jenkins. Below are the final club placings and we tied for 8th place with South Liverpool PS. 

Thanks go to Sue Champion, Patricia Keegan, Keith Fitzpatrick, David Melville, Malcolm Peacock, Ray Groome and Jan Wilding whose images we used. Special congratulations must go to Ray Groome whose image ‘Gypsy Girls’ was one of the runners up.

It was a very enjoyable evening and it was lovely to see so many good monochrome images. Even more importantly, the amount raised for The Christie Cancer Hospital and Dr. Kershaw’s Hospice currently stands at £915

Report by Jan Wilding, External Competition Secretary. 

Oldham Camera Club Open Mono DPI Competition

This is our entry for the Oldham Camera Club’s Open Mono DPI Competition being held in aid of the Christie Cancer Hospital & Dr Kershaws Nursing Home.  The competition is being held on Thursday 24th November starting at 7.30 pm on Zoom and if you haven’t already received the Zoom invite please contact Jan Wilding.


On Saturday evening 19th November the L&CPU held the DPI Knockout Competition and this year, together with Stockport PS, Nantwich CC, Bebbington PS and Leyland PS, we came 23rd out of 43.  The winning club was Poulton-le-Fylde and you can see the winning image and the full results table here: https://lcpu.org/2022/11/poulton-le-fylde-win-dpi-knockout/

Our entry was chosen from the first two competitions of this season and thanks go to  Keith Fitzpatrick, Ian Nixon, John Wild, Ron Sutton, Sue Champion, Bill Marks and Jan Wilding whose images were used.