The Club has four Club competitions each year plus occasional set subject and open competitions. A ‘Best of Year’ competition is held each December with the Greenwood Trophy awarded for the best print and the COLAB Trophy for best digital image.
All digital entries for club competitions should be sent to Dianne Wills, email CompetitionSecretaryDPIs
Print competition entry titles should be sent to Bob Edwards, email CompetitionSecretaryPrints
We enter competitions against other clubs within the South London Federation and also take part in a friendly digial competition against Beckenham Photographic Society competing for the Chislehurst Cup and also a colour print and digital image competition against Gravesend Camera Club .
What you need to know: Who are our past winners:
Colour Prints (CP1) competition held 4th November at South London, judged by Martin Faiers.
The winners were Beckenham on 72 with Greenwood on 59.
Our top scores were; 'Battle of Britain icons' by Bob Edwards (8.5), 'The Dead Vlei, Namibia' by David Bacon (8.5) and 'Light on a window ledge' by Sue Potter (8).
The Club will compete in the Plate 3 Colour Print competition to be held Thurs, 6th February at Bromley when the judge will be Glyn Bareham LRPS CPAGB
Projected Digital Image competition (PD1), held 23rd October 2019 held at Croydon was judged by Jay Charnock FRPS.
Out of the five clubs, South London were winners with 71 with Greenwood 4th on 65.
Greenwood top scores were; 'The concert' by Berenice Chan with 9 and 8.5's awarded for 'Pram boy' by Alan Russ,'Girl with Red Bag' by Bob Edwards and 'The Wreck' by Sue Potter.
The Club competed in the Plate 1 PDI competition on 21st January at West Wickham with judge Monica Weller FRPS. The winners were West Wickham with 67.5 marks, Orpington were 2nd on 64.5 with Greenwood on 61.5. Our top marks were 'Division Bell' by Peter Richards who received a 10 plus Certificate, followed by 'Pram boy' by Alan Russ (8.5) and 'Pelican coming in to land' by David Bacon (8).
Prints - 17images were entered with 10's awarded for 'Pausing awhile' and 'Silver Seas' both by Sue Potter and a 9.5 awarded for 'In Rememberance' by David Bacon.
DPI's - top scores of 10 were awarded for 'The Sorry Tale of a Woodmouse' by Dianne Wills, 'Humming-bird Hawk-moth' by Keith Woonton, 'Symmetry at sea' by Sue Potter, with 9.5's awarded for 'City Skyline' by Alan Sheppard, 'The Estuary' by David Bacon, 'Peace in the West' by Peter Richards and 'Woodland floor' by Sue Potter.
We welcomed back Paul Parkinson to judge our Best of Year competitions, who gave some good commentary and critique on the images displayed.
There were just the 12 prints in the Greenwood Trophy competition which was won by Keith Woonton for his butterfly print 'Queen of Spain Fritillary', receiving a mark of 10. Runners up were Sue Potter with 'Silver seas' and David Bacon for 'The Dead Vlei, Namibia' receiving marks of 9.5.
In the DPI's (23 entries) the winner of the Colab Trophy was David Bacon with his image 'Pelican coming in to land' who also scored 9.5 for 'The pool' and Sue Potter scored the same 9.5 for 'Anchored in the sand'.
Members also enjoyed seasonal refreshments.
Members should note that by entering Club competitions your images may be considered and selected for use by the Club in external competitions.
Please contact the appropriate Competition Secretary if you do not agree for your images to be selected.
Our 5th annual battle with Gravesend produced a tied result in the prints with both clubs scoring 175 (marks out of 20). Greenwood's top marks were 'Fishing' by Sue Potter (20); with 19's scored for 'Enjoying the view' by Alan Russ; 'A bleak walk' by Bob Edwards; and 'The Dead Vlei, Namibia' by David Bacon.
In the dpi's there were some issues with projection but all were viewed and marked from the laptop. Greenwood's top scores were 'The pool' (19) and 'Pelican coming in to land' (18) both by David Bacon; and 'View through a screen door' by Dianne Wills (18).
A good number of members came from Beckenham PS for our annual friendly, the Chislehurst Cup. Judge Keith Evans said these days judges were not marking on technical aspects so much, but more on creativity, observation and aesthetically pleasing images.
Keith used the full range of marks and our two top images scored 9's - 'The concert' by Berenice Chan and 'Girl with Red Bag' by Bob Edwards. Our next best scores were 8.5's for 'Look at the eyes' by Alan Russ, 'The 12.48 to Tenterden' by Bob Edwards, 'Pelican coming in to land' by David Bacon, 'The visitor' and 'View through a screen door' both by Dianne Wills.
In a bit of a one-sided competition Beckenham PS won with 170.5 to Greenwood’s 152.5.
The Finals Day competitions are to be held at the Trinity School, Shirley.
Red Arrows by Bob Edwards - runner up in the Certificated DPI competition.
The Pool by David Bacon - winner of the Jack's Jug Open DPI comepetition
Philip kindly stepped in the week before the competition to replace the previously booked judge and gave some good comments on the images on show.
The winner was Alan Russ with 'Meme' with 9.5 scored by David Bacon for his 'Zebra' and also 'South downs' and to Dianne Wills for 'Through the Square Window' and 'Towers in the Mist'.
Prints (14 entries) - 10's for 'Queen of Spain Fritillary-Issoria Lathonia' by Keith Woonton and 'Spellbound in the shadows' by Sue Potter; and 'Moths roosting in butterfly alley' by Alan Russ and 'Gentle shoreline' by Sue Potter.
DPI's (33 images) - a 10 for 'Coiled spring' by Sue Potter; and 9.5's for 'Fishing then and now' by Alan Sheppard, 'Looking for Henry' and 'The boathouse at Chevening' both by Mick Wood and 'Harvest festival' by Sue Potter.
There was a limited number in the Print competition with 10's recorded for 'Nettle Tree butterfly' by Keith Woonton and 'Sea of grass' by Sue Potter who also received 9.5 for her 'Walking the planks'.
There were 24 entries in the DPI competition with top marks (10) awarded for 'Distorted reflections' by Alan Sheppard and 'Small Desert Blue - Luthrodes galba' by Keith Woonton. Bob Edwards received 9.5's for his images 'Autumn colours at Hever' and 'Herstmonceux Castle'.