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Competitions - Club and external

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:

Roll of honour Competition rules

Best of Year Competitions -11th December 2019 - judge Paul Parkinson LRPS CPAGB


Comp. No. 3 - 22nd January 2020 - judge David Harford LRPS

Competition No. 1 - 23rd October 2019 - judge Glyn Bareham LRPS CPAGB

Comp. No. 2 - 27th November 2019 - judge Zoe Garnham-Archer

Friendly competition v Gravesend CC, 1st April 2019 - judge Paul Adams DPAGB ARPS FDPS

South London Federation-Colour Print Results-2019-20

South London Federation - DPI Results - 2019-20

Chislehurst Cup V Beckenham PS, 10th April 2019 (20 DPI) - judge Keith Evans FRPS DPAGB

Comp. No. 4 - 26th February 2020 - judge Robin Harmsworth

Mono competition - 8th May 2019 - judge Phillip Pound LRPS

Comp No. 1 2019-20

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 Plate 3 Colour Print competition held 6th February at Bromley, judge Glyn Bareham LRPS CPAGB. Aperture Woolwich won the competition with 70.5, 2nd Bromley on 68.5, followed by

Greenwood on 65.5. The clubs top marks were 'A Bleak Walk' by Bob Edwards (10) and 8.5's awarded for 'Battle of Britain icons' by Bob Edwards; 'The Dead Vlei, Namibia' by David Bacon and 'Light on a window ledge' by Sue Potter.

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).

Comp No. 3 2019-20 Comp No. 2 2019-20 Comp No. 4 2019-20

We welcomed back Paul Parkinson to judge our Best of Year competitions.

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.

Winning Best of Year images - Queen of Spain Fritillary - Keith Woonton and Pelican coming in to land - David Bacon and receiving their awards from Paul Parkinson LRPS CPAGB

Best of Year 2018 results

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.

South London Federation Finals day to be held Saturday, 25th April 2020

The Finals Day competitions are to be held at the Trinity School, Shirley.

The Club will be represented in both the Certificate competitions by Peter Richards and his 'Division Bell' (dpi) and in the Colour Prints by Bob Edwards with his 'A bleak walk'.

Entries have also been made in the Colour Print Open competiton by Sue Potter and David Bacon and in the DPI Open cometition by Bob Edwards, Sue Potter, Berenice Chan and Alan Russ.

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

Red Arrows The pool_David Bacon

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'.

The Clubs successful images from Finals Day in April 2019 were;

Our judge for the evening was David Harford who has previously been to the club.

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'.

It was a welcome back to Robin Harsworth to judge our last competition of 2019/20. Robin  gave encouraging comments and a wide range of marks to seperate the images.

There was again a limited number of Prints (13) with a 10 recorded for 'Agamidae Stellagama Hardoen Lizard' by Alan Russ, 9.5 for 'Panoptes Blue (Pseudophilotes panoptes)' by Keith Woonton and 9 for 'Hanging on' by Alan Russ.

In the DPI competition (30 entries) with top marks (10's) awarded for 'A dark foreboding' by Alan Sheppard and 'Canary Blue (Cyclyrius webbianus) by Keith Woonton and a 9.5 for 'The mighty Lancaster' by Bob Edwards.

Annual results for 2019-20 competitions

Prints - 1st Place - Sue Potter, 2nd - David Bacon, 3rd Mike Wood

7 Members entered a total of 55 Prints with 2 entering the full 12 images


DPI's - 1st Place - Sue Potter, 2nd - Alan Sheppard, 3rd - Bob Edwards

13 Members entered a total of 117 images with 6 entering the maximum 12 images.