The Club has four 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 external competitions against other clubs within the South London Federation and also take part in a friendly projected digital image 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:
The Colour Prints (CP2) competition was held on Monday, 5th November at Carshalton CC when the judge was David Eastley. As expected there was a varied subject matter, although a lot of butterfly images plus a few tree shots. David gave a very good commentary saying why he liked certain images and the reasons why some images didn't score highly.
The winners were Beckenham with 73.5 marks (4 x 10's + 9.5), 2nd Orpington on 69, with Greenwood in 6th place on 60.5. Our top marks were 'Snowfall' by Sue Potter (8.5) and 8's were scored by 'Salt fish' by Alan Russ, 'Dusty teasel' by Berenice Chan and 'Tobermory' by Bob Edwards.
The Plate 3 competition for Colour Prints was held at at Croydon 6th February and judged by Tim Moreland. Old Coulsdon were the winners on 73 marks, Bromley second on 71 with Greenwood a dissapointing 61 marks. Alan Russ was our top scorer with 'Salt fish', who also score 8 with 'Beached' and 8's for 'Dusty teasel' by Berenice Chan and 'Tobermory' by Bob Edwards.
Our first Projected Digital Image competition, PD2 was held on Wednesday, 22nd October at South London P. S. with six other competing clubs and our judge for the evening was Martin Faiers.
It wasn't a high scoring competition with the winners Orpington PS scoring 68, with Carshalton in second place on 66; with Greenwood scoring 56.5 and 5.5 marks behind South London on 62 marks.
Our best image was a well captured shot of the 'Red Arrows' by Bob Edwards which received a 9 and a Certificate with the best of thge rest all receiving a mark of 7.
The Plate 2 competition was re-arranged for Friday, 22nd February at Selsdon CC and judged by Andy Smith LRPS CPAGB. The competition was won by Aperture Woolwich with 72.5 marks with Greenwood second on 69.5 and one of our best results in recent years. Our top marks were 9.5 for 'Perfect pleats' by Dianne Wills and 'The Gardener' by Sue Potter who both received a Ceretificate and followed up by 9's for 'Looking At The Past' by Alan Russ and Open to show' by Tony Collins.
In the prints the top score of 10 was awarded for 'Beachy Head' and 'Hastings pier' both by Sue Potter; 9.5's for 'Hurricane over Leeds Castle' by Bob Edwards and 'Zyah' by Sue Potter; and 'Enjoying the view' by Alan Russ and 'The morning walk, Port Erin' by Bob Edwards both received a 9.
And in the DPI's the top score of 10 was awarded for 'Pram boy' by Alan Russ, 'The money tree' by Peter Richards, 'Head Ledge and 'Beachy Head' by Sue Potter; 'Reach for the Sky' and 'The 12.48 to Tenterden' both by Bob Edwards, 'Fairfield sky' by Sue Potter all received 9.5; and 9's awarded for 'Puddle vision' by Berenice, 'Twin towers' and 'Contemplation' both by David Bacon and 'Alpine view' by Dianne Wills.
We welcomed back Philip Pound LRPS to judge our Best of year competitions.
In the prints there were 15 entries with the top mark of 10 awarded for 'Zyah' by Sue Potter and winner of the Greenwood Cup. 10's were also awarded for 'Skull' by Alan Russ; 'A bleak walk' by Bob Edwards; and 'That worried look' by Mike Wood.
In the DPI's (22 entries) the winner of the Colab Trophy was Sue Potter with her image of 'Head Ledge, Beachy Head'. Other images receiving 10's were 'Pram Boy' by Alan Russ; 'Girl with red bag' by Bob Edwards; 'Seaside special' by David Bacon; and 'Just nice in the shade' by Mike Wood.
Members also enjoyed seasonal refreshments of mince pies and sausage rolls.
It was a warm welcome to John Nathan for his first visit to the club and who gave an entertaining and informative appreciation of the competition images.
In the prints 10's were awarded to 'Battle of Britain icons' by Bob Edwards and 'Gnarled' by Sue Potter, with 9.5 awarded to Mick Wood for 'Having a preen' and 9 for 'Waiting at the station' by Sue Potter.
In the DPI's, 10's were awarded to Bob Edwards for 'Girl with Red Bag' and 'Infinity at the Beach' by Sue Potter; and 9.5's were awarded for 'Bengal Tiger' by Bob Edwards, 'Reflected towers' by David Bacon and 'Setting Sail' by Richard King.
Its always a pleasure to welcome our judge Andy Smith back to the club and who always gives encouraging and thoughtful comments and understanding of the images put before him.
It was a limited panel of prints with a top mark of 10 awarded for 'The tunnel' and 'Fishing', both by Sue Potter who also got a 9 for her 'Flowers at church; and Bob Edwards also got a 9 for 'Lake at Chevening House'.
There were 29 dpi's entered and Andy did a fantastic job working with the projector problems but was able to award 10's for 'The concert' by Berenice Chan; 'The pool' by David Bacon; and 'Dover Harbour' by Mike Wood; with 9.5 awarded to David Bacon for 'Shipwreck'.
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.
There were 19 colour print images and Sue Potter achieved 10's for 'Light on a window ledge' and 'Evening at Littlehampton'; while Bob Edwards received 9.5 for 'Taking off' and David Bacon for his image of 'The Dead Vlei, Namibia'.
In the competition of 35 dpi's the top marked images with a 10 were 'Stranger' by Alan Russ; 'Pelican coming in to land' by David Bacon; and 'Anchored in the sand' by Sue Potter. Marks of 9.5 were awarded for 'Portrait' by Alan Russ; and 'The Potteries' by Bob Edwards.