The entry this year was the highest for the past few years, with 22 entries for the PDI Competition and 17 entries for the Prints Competition. The venue was as last year, at Beacon Lough Baptist Church, and we are indebted to them for accepting our late booking after plans to book a larger capacity hall were thwarted.
First of all thanks are due to members of Gateshead Camera Club who helped set up the hall and for the loan of equipment. Thanks also to Clubs for entering, and to Clubs and individuals who donated prizes for the Raffle. Finally, many thanks to the Judges and to all those who helped on the day. That the Competition was a success was in no small measure because of all the help received.
The following Clubs competed in the PDI Competition, scoring as indicated.
The best overall PDI was judged to be Endless Struggle by Andrew Nicoll of Whitley Bay.
The two Clubs to represent the NCPF at Warwick this year are Northallerton and Durham, congratulations to them both.
17 Clubs entered Prints, but our apologies are due to Morpeth as, owing to an oversight, the projected images of their entry were not available for the audience.
The results of the Prints competition were as follows:-
Northallerton and Tynemouth were joint first and will share the honours. Both Clubs will represent NCPF in the Prints Competition.
The best colour print was judged to be Evening Loch Shiel by John Petty of South Shields, and the best mono print was Frosty Moorings by Bill Stephens of Cramlington. The judges agreed that both should share the honour of being Best Print.
The winning images:
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|By Andrew Nicoll, Whitley Bay|
|Best Mono Print|
|By Bill Stephens, Cramlington|
EVENING LOCH SHIEL
|Best Colour Print|
|By John Petty, South Shields|
Good luck to the winning Clubs when they represent the NCPF later in the Year, and here’s hoping for equally successful competitions next year.
Club Championship Officer