Monthly Competition Results

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Thursday 17 August saw 71 prints entered in our monthly Open Print Competition with guest judge Bill Preston ARPS DPAGB BPE5 from Ellesmere Port PS.

Bill had the opportunity to see all the prints before each round and he said that all the prints are of a very high standard. This comment was backed up by the high proportion of prints that scored 18 points and above.

Our 20 Club level prints were shown first and Bill scored four of them 18 points, and six of them 19 points. The winner on 20 points was “The Wooden Cross” by Dave Liggett.

The Wooden Cross

“The Wooden Cross” by Dave Liggett.

The 29 Intermediate Level prints were nest, and after a run through Bill awarded 7 of them 18 points. A further 13 scored 19 points and three scored the top marks of 20 points. These were “Grey Heron with Fish” by Pat Berry, “Vanitas Style” by John Morris and “XX 119” by Alan Bromiley.

                                            Grey Heron with Fish web                    Vanitas Style 20 Points

                                                 “Grey Heron with Fish” by Pat Berry                                      “Vanitas Style” by John Morris 

 XX 119 print web

“XX 119” by Alan Bromiley

The 22 Advanced group prints were shown last, and Bill gave 18 points to three of them, and 19 points to 8 more. The full 20 points was awarded to “Delphinium” by Peter Maddock, “Great Crested Grebe with Young” by Richard Towell, and “The Five Sisters of Kintail, Glenshiel” by Mike Williamson.

                                      Delphinium                                The 5 Sisters of Kintail Glenshiel

                                       “Delphinium” by Peter Maddock                                        “The Five Sisters of Kintail, Glenshiel” by Mike Williamson



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“Great Crested Grebe with Young” by Richard Towell

Our thanks to Bill for his helpful comments and scores, which can be seen by opening the pdf files below.

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