Trophy Winners 2022-23 Season

Congratulations to Keith Fitzpatrick who won Photographer of the Year. Second place went to Sue Champion and third place to Ron Sutton.

Photographer  of the  YearKeith Fitzpatrick482 points
2nd placeSue Champion475 points
3rd placeRon Sutton453 points
Print Photographer of the YearKeith Fitzpatrick249 points
DPI Photographer of the YearSue Champion235 points
Open DPIKeith FitzpatrickThe Spiral Stairs
Open PrintJan Wilding4 Pink Tulips
Landscape DPIIan NixonAlpine Church, Mieming Austria
Landscape PrintKeith FitzpatrickWhite Horses at Skegness
Nature DPIJohn WildSea Eagle
Nature PrintKeith FitzpatrickPeacock at Full Volume
Mono. DPISue ChampionSeth
Mono. PrintRon SuttonDeep Freeze Trees
Abstract DPISue ChampionInferno
Abstract PrintKeith FitzpatrickDiamond
People DPIJim JonesBecky Focused
People PrintSue ChampionSteampunk Dave
Pres. Theme DPIJim JonesDownward Bound
Pres. Theme PrintSue ChampionWings of Grace

Following an enforced break due to COVID this season saw the return of our Print competitions and a return to ‘face to face’ competitions at The United Reform Church in Vicar’s Cross. Thanks to all the PAGB approved judges who gave up their time to join us and judge the images.

This season we replaced two of our ‘Open’ competitions with Landscape and Abstract themed competitions.

Over the seven different competitions a total of 312 images were submitted by 20 different entrants.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Terry Daltrey

Internal Competitions Secretary

Exhibition Success

The Hoylake International Small Prints Exhibition was held recently with the award ceremony last week. This exhibition, which enjoys the support of the Photographic Society of America (PSA), attracted over 500 entries from 10 countries with only a third of entries being accepted.

Sue Champion had four images accepted and was awarded a PSA Ribbon for her image “Lightshade Curves” in the Geometry section. She also had three images accepted in the Flowers-Colour section. Congratulations to Sue.

Abstract Competition

Congratulations to the winners of our Abstract Competition. 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