The winner of the print competition was Keith Woonton for the second year running, with five images each receiving a top mark of 10, achieving an impressive 96.1%; second was Peter Hibbs with 88.9% and third was Mick Wood with 80.6%.
Dianne Wills won the DPI competition, achieving 86.7%; while in joint second place were Bob Edwards and Tony Collins both on 85.6%; with Thelma Dulley third with 83.9%.
This was our annual battle against Beckenham PS for the Chislehurst Cup, with a panel of 20 DPI's from each club. Our judge for the evening was Carol White-Griffiths LRPS who enjoyed a good range of impressive images in a friendly atmosphere. Greenwood were unable to repeat last year's success with Beckenham once again proving too strong, achieving eight top marks of 10 to Greenwoods one. The winning score was 182.5 for Beckenham PS to to Greenwood's 167.
This was the first 'friendly battle' of 10 prints and 10 dpi's between the two clubs and held at Gravesend on Monday 2nd March. The competition was judged by Clive Tanner FRPS. Six members made the journey and received a warm welcome from our hosts.
In the prints, Clive awarded top marks for 'Marbled White' (19) and 'If ten green bottles' (19) both by Keith Woonton; 'Hebridian horse' (18) by Mick Wood; and 'Descending into history' (18) by Michael Holland. Greenwood won the prints with 170 to Gravesend's 166.
In the DPI's it was a different story. Greewood's top two images were 'I'll scratch your back' (19) by Dianne Wills and 'An Elegant flower' (18) by Tony Collins. Gravesend won the DPI's 176 - 164. Overall, Gravesend won the 'battle' 342 to Greenwood's 334 with re-match on 9th March 2016.
The presentation of competition awards and certificates were made by the Chair, Bob Edwards at the Club's AGM, held 22nd April. The Club celebrated its 30th year with a cake and refreshments, sampled by the two founder members Barrie Newman and Tony Collins (pictured below). The Chairs Cup was presented to Alan Sheppard who had shown good improvement in his work, a number of which represented the Club in external competitions.
A total of 12 authors produced 99 print entries and 18 authors produced 152 entries.
Congratulations to all the winners and everyone who submitted work during the year.
The Club entered the KCPA Diamond Jubilee competition for the very first time, with a club panel of 8 PDI’s. The event was held on Saturday, 21st March at the West Faversham Community Centre, Faversham, with the images judged by Monica Weller FRPS from the Surrey Federation.
The marks ranged from 11 up to 20 with 27.4% of entries receiving marks of 16 or above. The competition was won by Eastbourne PS with 136 marks, with Parkwood CC and Bexleyheath PS joint second on 130 marks. Greenwood scored 107 mark and came joint 26th out of the 37 clubs. Gravesend came 22nd with 111 marks and Orpington PS 106. Our top results were; An elegant flower by Tony Collins (15) and Anthurium bloom, David Bacon (16). Congratulations to all those who had images entered in the competition.
The Club has four competitions each year plus occasional set subject and open competitions. A ‘Best of Year’ competition held each December with the Greenwood Trophy awarded for the best print and the COLAB Trophy for best digital image.
We enter external competitions against other clubs within the South London Federation and the Kent County Photographic Association. We also have 'friendly' competition of 20 DP images against Beckenham Photographic Society competing for the Chislehurst Cup and a 'friendly battle' of 10 prints and 10 DP images versus Gravesend Camera Club.