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Club Competitions.
Every year as part of the Camera Club season, we hold numerious competitions both in Prints and Digital Projected Images (DPI's), which are open to all club members to enter. Most of the competitions are "Open" subject, where you can enter any type of image, eg: colour, monochrome (black & white) or creative (i.e. not reality), as long as they comply with the competition rules. One of the competitions in the club season (usually the 3rd) is a set subject, where the subject of the entry is given to members by the competition secretary. This year the set subject is "Street Photography". To see when this years competitions are and find out closing dates for entries, see the "programme". To read the rules of club competitions, please "Click Here".


Inter-Club Competitions
Each year Nantwich Camera Club participate in a number of inter-club competitions. To find out more about these competitions and how the Nantwich Camera Club selections are made, please "Click Here"

 

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3rd October 2017
1st Club Competition, Judge:- Daryl Giles CPAGB

The judging of the 1st Club Competition of the 2017-18 began with 31 printed images. Daryl explained that he marked between 10 and 20 and that from the quick glance he had had of the prints he could safely say that none would get a 10! He gave detailed critique of each image and suggested the settings he would have used on some of the less technically competent images. He held back 9 images for further consideration, subsequently awarding 2 of these 17 points having compared them with the remaining prints. The remaining prints were awarded points as follows:-

20 points
"Riding Out" by Bryan Averill

19 points
"Lunch" by Rob Gough
"Llantysilio Parish Church" by Trevor Clowes
"Amy" by Wendy Williams
"Racing in the Rain" by Wray Douglas

18 points
"All in Pink" by Paul Compton CPAGB
"Evening Splash" by Wray Douglas

After the break Daryl proceeded to judge the 50 Projected Images which he had seen previously and made notes on, but had not decided on a winner.  He gave the same detailed critique of the projected images, holding back only 4 for further consideration and awarding points as follows:-

20 points
"The Yacht Race" by Alma Sankey

19 Points
"Male Silver Studded Blue" by David Foster
"Chester Races" by David Luker
"Underneath the Arches" by David Luker

18 points
"Llanberis Waterfall" by Paul Compton CPAGB
"Teton Barn" by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB

 

Winning Print
print
"Riding Out"
by Bryan Averill

Winning PI
pi
"The Yacht Race"
by Alma Sankey

 

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6th & 7th May 2017
L & CPU Annual Individuals Competition

Each year the L & CPU hold a Competition open to all members of Clubs in the L & CPU. It is from these entries that the prints for the Exhibition and the folios are selected. There are 3 judges who award up to 5 marks for each image, making the highest available score 15. Entrants can submit up to 4 images in each section for both Prints and Digital Images. There are 3 sections:- Colour, Mono and Nature.
Entrants from our Club were down in numbers this year with only 4 of our members submitting images. Of these entries only 1 was selected for the Exhibition "Rutting Deer" a Nature Print by Paul Compton with 11 points. Congratulations Paul. Paul also had two other higher scoring images:-

Section

Entrant

Title

Score

Colour Print

Paul Compton

Hard on the Brakes

12

Mono Print

Paul Compton

Caught in the Moment

11

Our Digital Entries scores were higher with 8 images scoring 11, and 6 scoring 12.

Section

Entrant

Title

Score

Mono Digital

Bryan Averill

Alpine Ski Walker

12

Mono Digital

Bryan Averill

Emerging from the Clouds

12

Mono Digital

Bryan Averill

Over We Go

12

Colour Digital

David Luker

At the Races

12

Colour Digital

David Luker

Bell Harry Tower

12

Colour Digital

Paul Compton

Away From Home

12

Colour Digital

Bryan Averill

Mogul Manoeuvres

11

Colour Digital

Bryan Averill

Triumphant Tough Mudder

11

Mono Digital

Bryan Averill

Gone on Alone

11

Nature Digital

Bryan Averill

Shag Preening

11

Colour Digital

Paul Compton

Brown Eyed Girl

11

Colour Digital

Paul Compton

All in Black

11

Mono Digital

Paul Compton

Homeless at Piccadilly

11

Nature Digital

Paul Compton

Common Blue

11

Well done to those who entered and hopefully we will have more entries next year. The date and venue of the Exhibition will be published in due course and we hope everyone will show their support by going to see it.


Full Result Sheets

 

4th April 2017
6th  Club Competition Judge:- Rob Hockney ( CPAGB, BPE3*)

Tuesday evening was our last Competition of the season. Rob began by saying that of the 50 or so people in the audience all but 2 were going to go home disappointed, but that he hoped to entertain and that his opinion would at least give the others something to consider.
The evening commenced with the 25 Print entries. Rob commented on each, suggesting that the print quality of some could be improved, and  that some had really benefited from being printed on Fine Art paper. He allocated a wide range of marks and held back 7 for further consideration, having already awarded 18 points to “Redwings Christmas Feast” by David Foster without  retaining it. He  allocated marks the remaining images as follows:-

20 points
“Three Men In Their Boats” by Alma Sankey

19 points
“Out of the Mist” by Brian Sankey
“Old Oak Tree” by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB

18 points
“Silver Lining” by Howard Holden
“Rider 612 Tim Morgan” by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB
“Morning Splash” by Wray Douglas
“Intrusion” by Ruth Holden

After the break Rob gave the same constructive critique to each of the 50 Projected Images. He suggested that a small number would make better commercial images than competition images. He again awarded quite a wide range of marks, holding back 13 for further consideration. Of the retained images he awarded “Passing Storm” by Alan Chapman and “Dark Street” by Chris Wilson 17 points. The remainder of the retained images were scored as follows:-

20 points
“Mud Dive” by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB

19 points
“Three Wheeled Bikes” by Paul Compton CPAGB
“Ice Beach” by Ray Duckworth
“Caterpillar Elephant Eye Moth” by John Dodd
“Chester Zoo Male Lion” by Wendy Willliams
“At The Races” by David Luker
“Swallowtail Moth” by Rex Kingsley

18 points
“Celebration (“Shakey” Byrne)”  by Peter Woolmer
“Daffodils” by David Luker
“On The Move” by Aneta Talbot
“Castle in a Storm” by Gary Holmes

Congratulation to all especially our newer members, several of whom had higher scoring images.

 
 

Winning Print

"Three Men in Their Boats"
by Alma Sankey

Winning PI

"Mud Dive"
by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB

 

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Tuesday 21st March 2017
Inter Club Competition Nantwich v Crewe
Judge:- Colin Douglas (ARPS, AFIAP, DPAGB, BPE4*)

Tuesday evening saw an excellent turn-out from both Clubs for our annual interclub competition against Crewe Photographic Society. Judge Colin Douglas had not seen any of the images previously so the evening commenced with a run through of the Projected Images. Having requested a second run through Colin stated that he judges a lot of competitions and generally there are a number of outstanding images with the numbers made up with good ones. However the images presented tonight he considered to be all outstanding making judging extremely difficult. He went through the images endeavouring to give critique on each and held back 11 images for further consideration. These were scored as follows:-

Points

Number of Images

 

 

Nantwich

Crewe

20

2

3

19

2

1

18

3

0

The scores were Nantwich 258 and Crewe 257, a win by 1 point for Nantwich.
The higher scoring Nantwich Projected Images were:-
20 Points
“Launched and Sailing” by Bryan Averill
“Bell Harry Tower” by David Luker
19 Points
“Springer Retrieve” by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB
“Taking the Shot” by Paul Compton CPAGB
18 Points
“Creating a Splash” by Roy Penlington
“Early Morning Fun Run” by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB
“All in Black” by Paul Compton CPAGB

After the break the Prints were shown for Colin to get a general overview and he stated that he had been hoping the judging of the Prints was going to be easier, but this was not going to be the case! He commented on each awarding one image 18 points straight off and holding back 8 Prints for further consideration. He quipped at one point that he was aiming for a draw - very difficult considering he did not know which Club each image was from.

Points

Number of Images

 

 

Nantwich

Crewe

20

3

1

19

1

2

18

0

1

Unbelievably he achieved his aim, and the result was a draw with both Clubs attaining 261 points, meaning Nantwich were the overall winners with 519 points.
The higher scoring Prints from Nantwich were:-
20 points
“Rounding the Buoy” by Bryan Averill
“Daybreak” by Alma Sankey
“Frozen Remains” by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB
19 points
“In the Rain” by David Foster

Well done everyone!

 

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Thursday 16th March 2017
Inter-Club Competition Alsager v Nantwich
Judge:- Roger Evans (FBPE, EFIPA, MPAGB)

There was a good turn out for the Annual Competition against Alsager with 17 members from Nantwich Camera Club making the trip. The judge, Roger Evans, explained that he was going to have great difficulty separating the images as they were all good quality images and that he would endeavour to give constructive critique for each.
The evening commenced with the Print Competition. Of the 30 entries he held back  11 for further consideration awarding points as follows:-


Points

Number of Images

 

Alsager

Nantwich

20

0

2

19

2

2

18

4

1

This gave a result of Alsager 259 points and Nantwich 255.

The retained Nantwich images were :-
20 points
"Street Vendor - Hanoi" by Wray Douglas
"Frozen Remains" by Andrew Charlesworth (CPAGB)
19 Points
"Daybreak" by Alma Sankey
"An Elegant Smile" by Paul Compton (CPAGB)
18 points
"Love to Dance" by Paul Compton (CPAGB)

After the break the same careful consideration and critique was applied to the Projected Images. Roger retained 15 Projected Images, 7 from Alsager and 8 from Nantwich. He decided that some of these were to be awarded 17 points, reducing the retained images to 10, 4 from Alsager and 6 from Nantwich. Points were awarded as follows:-


Points

Number of Images

 

Alsager

Nantwich

20

0

2

19

1

3

18

3

1

This gave a score of Alsager 251 to Nantwich's 263, making Nantwich the overall winners with 518 against Alsager's 510.
The top scoring Nantwich Images  were :-
20 points
"Launched and Sailing" by Bryan Averill
"Early Moring Fun Run" by Andrew Charlesworth (CPAGB)
19 points
" A Girl With A Gun" by Paul Compton (CPAGB)
"Eyes On The Prize" by David Luker
"Taking The Shot" by Paul Compton (CPAGB)
18 points
"Punk Rocks" by Denise Compton

Well done to everyone.


Tuesday 28th February 2017
5th Club Competition (Mono). Judge:- Roger Evans  FBPE, EFIAP, MPAGB

Tuesday evening saw our annual Monochrome Competition. To help ensure there is a good selection of prints available for the annual 5 Towns Monochrome Competition held each September members are encouraged to submit 3 prints each for this Competition, and the Projected Images must also be mono.

There was, as usual, a very good turn out for the Competition and a good number of entries. 43 prints and 42 Projected Images. Fortunately, Roger, being fairly local had already seen and pre-judged both the Prints and Projected images so he knew exactly what he wanted to say about each. The evening commenced with the Prints. Roger gave clear and constructive critique on each one, holding back 11 for further consideration. Of the 11 retained images he awarded 6 of them 18 points. These were :-

"Retired at Loch Ard" by Brian Sankey
"Bass Rock from Seacliff" by Brian Sankey
"A Winter Stroll" by Alma Sankey
"Approaching Bass Rock" by Alma Sankey
"Marina" by Bryan Averill
"Simply A Lighthouse" by Paul Compton CPAGB

 A further 4 scored 19 points:-
"In Unison" by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB
"Curtain Twitcher" by Ruth Holden CPAGB
" Tre Cima di Lavaredo" by Howard Holden
"Gone On Alone" by Bryan Averill

 His winner with 20 points was "Cottonwoods in Winter" by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB.

After a quick tea break the judging of the Projected Images commenced. He once again gave clear and constructive critque on each, retaining 10 for further consideration and awarded points as follows.
18 points:-
"After The Harvest" by John Dodd
"After The Harvest" By Ray Duckworth
" Hammerton Knowl" by Brian Sankey
"Beached" by Alison Wood
"All Aboard" by Ian Spencer
" Loch Rannoch Slipway" by Brian Sankey

19 points:-
"Point to Point" by Paul Compton CPAGB
" Britannia at Ais Gill" by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB
" Loaded Beretta" by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB

The winning Projected Image with 20 points was "Wharton Lock" by Ray Duckworth.
Congratulations to all.

 

Winning Print

"Cottonwoods in Winter"
by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB

Winning PI

"Wharton Lock"
by Ray Duckworth

 

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Tuesday 24th January 2017
4th Club Competition
Judge :- Geoff Reader DPAGB, BPE 2*

Geoff began the evening with a brief explanation of his criteria for the scoring of images saying that he first looks for technical competency, then the composition, the strength of subject matter, and finally the emotion evoked by the image. He went on to look at the 29 prints, commenting on each and holding back 9 for further consideration. Of the retained images he awarded 5 of them 17 points, with some Commended, and some Highly Commended. He said he found it extremely difficult to separate the remaining 4, eventually deciding on 18 points for "Anemone in Blue" by Ruth Holden CPAGB and "Concentration" by Wendy Williams. The remaining 2 he said he could not fault and the only way to separate them was by the emotional attachment evoked and, as he hated motorbikes, it had to be the horse! Consequently "John McGuinness" by Wendy Williams got 19 points and "Le Cheval" by Wray Douglas was the winner with 20 points.

After the tea break the 2nd half of the evening commenced with a quick run through of the 44 Projected Images submitted by 22 of our members, which Geoff had already seen beforehand on his home system. He gave assurance that although he had provisionally given his marks they may well be adjusted when he saw the images projected on our screen.  After going through the images, commenting on each, he held back 11 for further consideration, and after a 2nd viewing of these 8 were awarded 17 points, again with some Commended and Some Highly Commended. 18 points and 3rd place went to "Kym-Ly" by Ray Duckworth, 19 points and 2nd place to "Launched and Sailing" by Bryan Averill and the winning image with 20 points was "Springer Retrieve" by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB

 

Winning Print

"Le Cheval"
by Wray Douglas

Winning PI

"Springer Retrieve"
by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB

 

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Tuesday 13th December 2016
3rd Club Competition (Set Subject :- "Working Life")
Judge :- Brian Dunseath, ARPS

After a journey from Widnes that had taken 3 hours, Brian started the evening by giving us a brief summary of his photographic journey. He has been involved in photography for about 30 years and for the first 20 avoided becoming a member of a Camera Club, because of his perception of Camera Clubs. On joining his first one he realised just how much could be learned from being a member and wondered if he should have joined earlier. However, a move to another area necessitated a new Club, and this proved to be more like his perception of Camera Clubs had been! He explained that listening to derogatory remarks about the judges prompted him to train to become one! He judged extensively in the South of England.
A subsequent move North lead to him judging in the Northwest, hence his visit tonight. The evening commenced with the Projected Images. Brian had not seen these or the prints until tonight. He gave a wide range of scores and detailed constructive critique of each in a very positive and light-hearted way. He quipped should anyone feel the need to query his views that he had both his spectacles and his birth certificate with him, and emphasised that photography is subjective so his ideas may not necessarily be those of others.
He held back 9 images for further consideration. After a second viewing he awarded 4 of the images 18 marks, a further 3 got 19 marks and declaring "Minimum Wage" by Denise Compton, as his winner. He said the author obviously had a really good understanding of light, something that had let down some of the other images in his opinion, and that other members of the Club should talk to this member!
After the break the judging of the Prints commenced with Brian saying that, in his opinion, the standard of these was higher than that of the Projected Images. He again gave detailed and constructive critique of each print, holding back 6 for further consideration. Of the 6 he awarded 2 of the prints 18 points, a further 2 had 19 points and the winner was "Street Vendor - Hanoi" by Wray Douglas.
The evening was concluded by Vice Chairman Bryan Averill thanking Brian for such an informative and entertaining evening. We hope to welcome him back in the near future.

 

Winning Print

"Street Vendor - Hanoi"
by Wray Douglas

Winning PI

"Minimum Wage"
by Denise Compton

 

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29th November 2016
Inter-Club Competition Nantwich v Sandbach
Judge :- Diana Magor, EFIAPb, MPSA, CPAGB, LRPS

Diana began by saying that she had viewed the projected images beforehand on her laptop, and had also looked at digital versions of the prints, but that she had only viewed the prints in this manner to give her an overview. On her arrival she had looked briefly at the actual prints and had already decided that they, on the whole, were better than their digital versions and that her scores for the prints would not be influenced by her previews.
She explained that judging the contest would be difficult as the images were obviously the best of the images from the Clubs and consequently all of a very high standard. The evening commenced with the judging of the 30 Projected Images, 15 from each Club. She gave excellent detailed and constructive critique on each image, holding back 12 images for further consideration. Of the 12 images retained, 9 were from Nantwich and 3 from Sandbach. She awarded 4 of the images 18 points, 3 images 19 points and 5 of them 20 points, leaving Nantwich in the lead by 270 points to Sandbach's 246.

The images scoring 20 points were :-
Storm Desmond Hits Perch Rock byAndrew Charlesworth CPAGB
Creating a Splash by Roy Penlington
The Final Turn by David Luker
Garden Snail by Nigel Richards
Keep Your Eye On The Ball by Stuart Battersby

Following a brief interval for tea and biscuits the evening recommenced with the Prints. Dianne again gave excellent detailed constructive critique, illustrating with a small piece of mount board how she would have cropped some images to improve them in her opinion. She retained 13 prints for further consideration eventually awarding 19 points to 7 of the images and 20 points to the other 6. Her husband, who had accompanied her and who was in the audience, then queried jokingly why she hadn't awarded any 18s!
11 of the retained images were Nantwich images and the other 2 were Sandbach images, giving Nantwich a winning score of 277 to Sandbach's 246.

 The images awarded 20 points were :-
Aerial Route by Wray Douglas
In Mint Condition by Bryan Averill
Frozen Remains by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB
Silver-Studded Blue by Wray Douglas
White Horses in the Surf by Wray Douglas
Teamwork   by David Foster

The overall result was a win for Nantwich with 547 points  and Sandbach 492 points.

 

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Tuesday 15th November 2016
2nd Club Competition (Open) Judge:- Doug Bennison LRPS, CPAGB

The evening commenced with the judging of 26 prints which Doug, except for the very low scoring images, could not fault. He retained 5 for further consideration awarding joint 3rd place to "Schreckhorn from Buchalpsee" by David Foster and "Bass' Lake from Lothwaite Side" by Ruth Holden CPAGB. 2nd place went to Bryan Averill with "Rounding The Buoy", and 1st place to Alma Sankey's "Daybreak".
 
After a leisurely tea break the evening recommenced for the judging of the 48 Projected Images. Doug gave a slightly more detailed critique of these, holding back 18 images for further consideration. Of the retained images he awarded 14 of them 17 marks, selecting "The Path to St Paul's" by Denise Compton and "Heather Burn in Snowdonia" by Alma Sankey for joint 3rd place with 18 marks. "Nighttime in Whitby" by Ray Duckworth and "All in Black" by Paul Compton were 2nd with 19 points and the winning image, with 20 points was "Wells Sunrise" by Brian Sankey.

Well done everyone. The evening concluded just after 9pm enabling everyone to have a nice early night!

 

Winning Print

"Daybreak"
by Alma Sankey

Winning PI

"Wells Sunrise"
by Brian Sankey

 

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Tuesday 25th October 2016
Whitchurch v Nantwich Inter-Club Competition
Judge:- Tillman Kleinhans ARPS EFIAP/b DPAGB BPE2*

There was a good turn-out from Members of both Clubs at the Annual Interclub Competition hosted this year by Whitchurch. Starting with the Prints, Tillman gave his usual detailed and positive critique of each of the 30 images. He explained that he expected there to be a lot of images scoring 16 as they were all good, and that his selection of top scorers would ultimately be down to personal choice. He held back 10 prints, 2 from Whitchurch and 8 from Nantwich. After due consideration he awarded 2 of the 10 remaining images 16 points leaving 6 from Nantwich and 2 from Whitchurch to be awarded higher scores. He opted for “Bison in a Blizzard” by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB as his winner with 20 points, “Frozen Remains” again by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB in second place with 19 points, and “In Mint Condition” by Bryan Averill in 3rd place with 18 points. This, together with the remaining scores meant that after the print section Nantwich were leading with a score of 250 to 233.
After the tea break the judging of the projected images commenced. After the same positive critique Tillman held back 10 images for further consideration, 4 from Whitchurch and 6 from Nantwich, but after a 2nd look awarded 2 of the Nantwich images 16 points, leaving 4 from each club! He eventually, after much deliberation awarded 20 points to “Brown Eyed Girl” by Paul Compton CPAGB. 2nd place went to “White Tailed Eagle” by Whitchurch member Chris Goody, and 3rd place to White Ibis by Wray Douglas.
The final result was a win for Nantwich with a final score of 495 and Whitchurch scoring 468.

 

Tuesday 4th October 2016
1st Club Competition
Judge :- Nick Berentzen CPAGB,BPE1*

After a slightly delayed start due to an unexpected hold-up on the M60 Nick quickly got started on the judging of the 42 projected images which included some by several of our newer members. He began by explaining that photography, by it's very nature, is subjective, but that he would endeavour to put personal choice to one side by asking himself what the author had meant to portray when he took the image, and whether or not he had succeeded. He said that he would give reasons for the scores he allocated to each image, and went on to say that inevitably when it came to the final images it would have to be down to personal choice if he was to select just one winning image. He held back 14 images for further consideration, 3 of which he subsequently awarded 17, a further 6 were awarded 18, 4 were awarded 19 and awarded 20 points to "Early Morning Fun Run" by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB.

After the break, during which time Nick had a quick look through the 27 prints, judging commenced. He again justified his scores with reasons and held back 11 for further consideration eventually choosing "Bird on Misty Pier" by Paul Compton CPAGB as his winner, awarding it the 20 points.

 

Winning Print

"Bird on Misty Pier"
by Paul Compton

Winning PI

"Early Morning Fun Run"
by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB

 

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Friday 30th September 2016
Five Towns Monochrome Print Competition
        Judge:- Tillman Kleinhans ARPS EFIAP/b DPAGB BPE2*

There was a good turn-out from Club Members at the Annual Monochrome Print Competition between Alsager, Crewe, Nantwich, Sandbach and newcomers to the Competition Mid-Cheshire. Tillman gave detailed critique of each of the 60 images. At the half time break we thought we were not doing very well with only one of the 7 images held back for further consideration being ours. However, due to our more consistent scores we ended up joint 3rd with Crewe. The Trophy was taken by newcomers Mid-Cheshire and the “Print of the Night” Trophy went to Darrell Oakden of Alsager.

 

Our entry is shown below, click on the images to see a larger view.

 

Score Sheet, Page 1
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Score Sheet, Page 2
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Tuesday 29th March 2016
6th Club Competition Judge :- Cy Newton

For our final Competition of the 2015-16 season we welcomed judge Cy Newton, from Sale. He had pre-judged the Projected images but only saw the prints on the night. We began with the Prints. There were a total of 30 Prints. Cy began by saying that the club had some excellent Natural History photographers. He gave constructive critique on each image, going into some detail to illustrate his point. He explained that composition of the image is extremely important and pointed out how he thought this could have been improved in some of the images. He held back 10 images, eventually awarding 3 of them 17 points,  a further 3 images 18 points, another 3 got 19 points and 20 points went to "Silver-Studded Blue" by Wray Douglas.

After the break he went on to judge the 42 Projected images, again explaining how the composition of some could, in his opinion, have been improved. He had even imported some into Photoshop on his computer and edited them to see what they looked like with his suggested alterations. (We did not see the results!) He held back 9 for further consideration eventually awarding top place to Brian Sankey's "Rutting Fallow Stags".

 

Winning Print

"Silver-Studded Blue"
by Wray Douglas

Winning PI

"Rutting Fallow Stags"
by Brian Sankey

 

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8th March 2016
Annual Inter-Club Competition between Nantwich and Alsager
Judge: Graham Currey

There was a good turnout for the Competition with members from both clubs in attendance. Graham had not seen either the prints or projected images prior to the Competition. He had a quick look through the prints on his arrival and before the judging started he said it was going to be very difficult to judge as the prints that he had just seen were of such a high standard. Having had an initial run through of the projected images he said that he had not judged a competition with such a high standard of entries for a long time, and that he considered all the entries good enough to win competitions, so the images would be judged more on personal preference than anything else.

After constructive critique on most of the images he went on to award marks to the 9 images that he had held back for further consideration. 6 of the held-back images were Nantwich and 3 were Alsager. He awarded a further 5 images 18 marks, 2 images 19 marks, and 2 images 20 marks, both Nantwich's images. It came as no surprise , therefore, that Nantwich came out on top with 268 points with Alsager not far behind with 256.

After the break Graham said that he'd thought the projected images were good, but that the prints were even better. He justified his high scoring saying that it would be degrading to the images to score them any lower. He began by holding the first 3 back, saying he would like to hold them all back, but couldn't! After awarding scores to 13 images he was left with a pile of 17 for further consideration. 7 of these belonged to Nantwich, and 10 to Alsager! The Competition was hotting up!! He awarded 12 of the images 19 points and the remaining 5 he awarded 20 points. As a result Alsager scored 279 to Nantwich's 273, giving an overall result of Nantwich 541 and Alsager 535. Congratulations to all involved and thanks to Graham for his kind comments.

 

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23rd February 2016
5th Club Competition (Prints & PIs Mono)
Judge :- John Royle, CPAGB

For our annual Mono Competition we welcomed local judge John Royle, Chairman of our rivals Crewe Photographic Society. John had pre-judged both the prints and projected images. Entrants were allowed 3 Print entries into this competition to give us a good selection from which to choose our entries for the next 5 Towns Mono Print Competition in September.

The prints were first to be presented,  a total of 50 prints from 17 members. John gave clear and constructive critique on each image, emphasising that 16 points he considered a good mark. He held back 10 for further consideration awarding 5 images 18 points and a further 4 images 19 points. As he came to the final 2 images he explained that for a long time one of them had been his winner, but he had experienced a last minute change of heart, and had now selected "Grand Geyser" by Andrew Charlesworth as his winner. The other image that he had previously had as his winner was "Upside Down", also by Andrew Charlesworth! Andrew's 3 print entry " Frozen Remains" was also awarded 19 points.

After the break we saw 40 projected images by 20 Members. More clear and constructive critique was given on these and 8 images held back. 4 of these were awarded 18 points and 3 were awarded 19 points. The winning image with 20 points was " Room for Improvement" by Denise Compton, her 2nd win of the season. Congratulations, Denise, keep up the good work! Two more images by Andrew Charlesworth and one by our Competition Secretary, David Luker, were awarded 19 points.  A first place and 4 second places were well deserved by Andy! Well done everyone!

John also commented that Andy's images were superbly printed and he suggested that the Club ask him to give a talk on how he produced them. He was quick to explain that he has them printed at locally at Johnson's Printers by Club Member John McMillan.

 

Winning Print

"Castle Geyser"
by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB

Winning PI

"Room for Improvement"
by Denise Compton

 

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19th January, 2016
4th Club Competition (Subject - Open)
Judge:- Brian Law CPAGB, APRS

There were 40 Projected Images and 32 Prints entered in our 4th Competition of the season. Brian had seen them prior to the Competition and allocated his scores accordingly. He began with the prints holding back 5 for further evaluation. He gave clear and detailed reasons for his scores for all the images, explaining that he believes an image is made, not taken hence the images that he considered to be "grab shots" did not score as well as those that had obviously had a lot of planning and setting up. "Lodgepoles" with it's carefully positioned trees took 1st place, an image of Lodgepole Pines taken in Yellowstone National Park by Andrew Charlesworth. 2 still life images were awarded 19 points, "Paper Swirl" and "Gerbera", both by Paul Topham. "Lioness" a portrait of a young lady by Paul Compton was awarded 18 points and Brian particularly liked the title to this image, explaining that it conveyed so much more than if it had just been the model's name. "Swaledale Barn" by Bryan Averill also scored 18 points.

After the break the Projected images were shown and commented upon. Brian held back 7 of the projected images for further consideration awarding 20 points to a still life image, "Glass Ball" by Paul Topham. 19 points were awarded to "Right Hook" by Paul Compton and "The Man with a Gun" by Suzanne Mercer, one of our newer members, who was delighted to receive her 1st score of 19. The remaining 4 images were awarded 18 points. They were " Lago di Braies" by Nick Hutt, "A bad hair day" by Ray Duckworth, (both newer members), "The Photographer" by Andrew Charlesworth and "Going to Post" by Bryan Averill.
It is really encouraging to see newer members entering the Competitions and being awarded high scores. Keep up the good work. Well done to  Paul Topham for his 1st and two 2nd places.

 

Winning Print
Lodgepoles
"Lodgepoles"
by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB

Winning PI
Glass Ball
"Glass Ball"
by Paul Topham

 

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1st December 2015
3rd Club Competition - Set Subject "Opposites"
Judge: Jane M Lines MPAGB, LRPS, BPE5*

Despite many members expressing despair at the set subject this year there was some very imaginative and apt work produced! There were 40 Projected Images and 28 Prints. The projected images were first to be judged and Jane gave a clear and concise appraisal of them, holding back 15 for further consideration before deciding on her winner, "Facing Forward, Looking Backwards" by Denise Compton - her first ever 20! Congratulations to Denise on a well deserved win.
There were 28 prints, again given clear and concise appraisal with 10 retained for further consideration with a mono image called "Negative Roots"  by Paul Topham declared the winner.
All entrants deserve congratulating for the original and inventive ideas and interpretations of the theme.

 

Winning Print

"Negative Roots"
by Paul Topham

Winning PI

"Facing Forward, Looking Backwards"
by Denise Compton

 

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25th November 2015
Annual Interclub Competition between Sandbach and Nantwich, hosted by Sandbach
Judge: Bill Preston ARPS, DPAGB, BPE4*

There was a good turn out for the Competition, with Nantwich Members outnumbering Sandbach but that was not surprising as we have a lot more members.
Bill began the evening by explaining that he was not a Nature Photographer and, as this was a Open Competition, any Nature entries would be judged purely as pictorial images. The evening commenced with the 30  Projected Images, 15 from each club, of which after due deliberation, he held back 5 for further consideration, all Nantwich images, resulting in a healthy lead for Nantwich at the break.
After the break came the Prints. 9 were held back, 6 of which were from Nantwich, 3 were awarded 20 leaving us certain of a win.

Scores for Our Entries

 

Projected Images

 

 

Title

Author

Score

Of All He Surveys

Bryan Averill

20

Arrow Tipped Plumes

David Foster

19

Cottonwoods

Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB

19

Fieldfare on Cotoneaster

David Foster

18

Girl in the Sunlight

Paul Compton

18

Bass Rock

Alma Sankey

17

On top of the World - Mount Bromo

Suzanne Mercer

16

Downstairs

Alison Wood

16

Chestnut-Breasted Coronet (female)

Wray Douglas

16

Determination

Bryan Averill

16

Teasel

John Dodd

16

Red Squirrel (Sciurus valgaris)

Brian Sankey

15

Freesia

Paul Topham

15

Josh Brookes

Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB

15

White Water Descent

Alison Wood

13

 

 

 

Prints

 

 

Title

Author

Score

Skull Face

Paul Compton

20

Evening Light on Half Dome

Alison Wood

20

Fun day Out

David Foster

20

African Lions - Mating Ritual

Wray Douglas

19

Paul Tapner on Kilronan

Wray Douglas

18

Number 23

Wendy Williams

18

Belvedere

John McMillan

17

Towards Great Gable

David Luker

17

Louise

John McMillan

17

Female Common Blue

Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB

16

Purple Wave

Paul Topham

16

Clearing Storm

Alison Wood

16

Green Heron

Wray Douglas

15

Ghost Trees

Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB

15

Preening

Brian Sankey

15

 

3rd November 2015
2nd Club Competition 2015-2016 (subject: Open)
judge by Ove Alexander, CPAGB.

 

Winning Print

"White Ibis"
by Wray Douglas

Winning PI

"Teasell"
by John Dodd

 

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29th September 2015
1st Club Competition 2015-2016 (subject: Open)
judge by Darrell Oakden, DPAGB, BPE2*

 

Winning Print

"Green Heron"
by Wray Douglas

Winning PI

"Cottonwoods"
by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB

 

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Nantwich Camera Club, Win the
"FIVE TOWNS MONOCHROME PRINT COMPETITION 2015"

Here are the results from the 5 Towns Competition. Judged by Margaret Salisbury.

1st Nantwich 215 pts.
2nd Alsager 213 pts.
3rd Crewe 210 pts.
4th Whitchurch 181 pts.
5th Sandbach 180 pts

Print of the Night went to Len Claydon – Alsager – ‘Mixed Emotions’.

Margaret picked out 10 images and awarded 20 marks, 6 of them were from Nantwich.

Andrew Charlesworth – Winter Sculpture - 20
Alma Sankey – Wait til the Shower has gone – 20
Mark Payne – Lone Tree – 20
Wray Douglas – La Defense – 20
Andrew Charlesworth – At the end of the Pier – 20
Mark Payne – Penmon Point – 20

 

Our winning entry is shown below, click on the images to see a larger view.


All Competition Entries for the 2014-2015 Season

Listed below are the winning images from the Print and PI competitions for the 2014-2015 season. Each image links to a folder with the complete entries from that competition.

 

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Print Score Sheet
Prints score sheet

 

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Print Score Sheet
PI score sheet

 

28th April 2015
6th Club Competition - Open Category PI’s and PRINTS
Judge – Diana Magor,EFIAPb, MPSA2, CPAGB, LRPS, BPE2

This was our final club competition for the 2014-15 season and the trophies are at stake. Diana Provide a very constructive critique of the work presented and after a full and entertaining evening considering 40 Pis and 32 prints, the results were:

Prints

1st Winter Sculpture Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB 20

2nd Lone Tree at Malham Mark Payne 19

Preening Brian Sankey 19

Great Blue Heron Wray Douglas 19

Paper Paul Topham 19

3rd Pastel Pink Alison Wood 18

Clearing Storm Alison Wood 18

Early Morning At Marbury Brian Sankey 18

The Jetty Paul Compton 18

PIs

1st Kirkjufell Aurora Mark Payne 20

2nd Downstairs Alison Wood 19

Curves and Shadows Wendy Williams 19

Ynys Llanddwyn Mark Payne 19

Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) Brian Sankey 19

3rd Rain Rain Go Away Alma Sankey 18

Ashness Jetty Ray Duckworth 18

On The Edge Of His Seat Bryan Averill 18

Anticipation Pete Allcock 18

Congratulations, its good to see new names on the list. The outcome of the years’ work will be announced at the AGM

Winning Print

"Winter Sculpture"
by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB

Winning PI

"Kirkjufell Aurora"
by Mark Payne

 

 

Tuesday 7th April 15
Nantwich V’s Crewe Interclub Battle
Judge - Tony Pioli FRPS FBP.

The usual friendly rivalry with our closest neighbours, Crewe Photographic Society was evident at our annual competition held at home this year. Crewe brought along a strong contingent of support and a very strong entry. Tony Pioli provided careful and constructive comments and said that the standard was high. In the end the results were

Prints Pi’s Total

Crewe 259 259 318

Nantwich 257 261 318

So the result was a tie!

The highest scoring entries were

Prints

Martin McGing Fredau 20 Crewe

Mark Payne Water Retrieve 20 Nantwich

Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB Autumnal Sunrise 20 Nantwich

Ray Hill Juvenile Gannet 19 Crewe

Peter Robinson Venetian Blizzard 19 Crewe

Wray Douglas Chestnut-Breasted Coronet (female) 19 Nantwich

PI

Ian Whiston Warthog Escaping 20 Crewe

Pete Allcock Paul - The Hoodie 20 Nantwich

Brian Sankey Oops 20 Nantwich

Paul Hill Battling the rapids 19 Crewe

Peter Robinson Cattle Market 19 Crewe

Wallace Baxter Red Squirrel with Nut 19 Crewe

Ian Whiston Yellow Billed Oxpecker Quartet 19 Crewe

Crewe had the honour of the best print and PI of the evening with Fredau and Warthog Escaping.

Last year we lost by two points so can we pull off the win at Crewe next year?

 

17th March 2015
Club Competition 5 – Mono Category Prints and PI’s
Judge – Robert Millins DPAGB BPE5* EPSA UPI Hermes LRPS EFIAP/b

Tuesday night was our 5th competition, this time Mono entries only. For this competition we decided to alter the rules for entry by allowing 3 Prints per author together with the usual 2 entries for PI’s.  This was necessary so that we get enough entries for the ‘Annual 5 towns competition’ later on in the year.  Robert had not seen any of the images prior, so he had to make his judgement purely on what was presented durint the evening.  Robert who is a member of the prestigious Wigan 10 began with the Prints.  He held back 14 (out of 348) Prints and 15 (out of 36) PI’s for further comments.  The final results are as follows:
PRINTS
            1st        ‘Southwold Pier’ – Andrew Charlesworth
            2nd         ‘Baa’ – John Macmillan
                        ‘Cheeky Old Chimp’ – Paul Compton
                        ‘’Lone Tree’ - Mark Payne
                        ‘Kimmeridge Bay’ – Bryan Averill
                        ‘La Defense’ – Wray Douglas
                        ‘Wet Conditions’ – Andrew Charlesworth
            3rd        ‘Winter Pasture’ – Brian Sankey
                        ‘Abercastle’ – Brian Sankey
                        ‘One Minute Past Three’ – Paul Compton
                        ‘Wait Til the Shower has Gone’ – Alma Sankey
                        ‘Penmon Point’ – Mark Payne
                        ‘Mr Saffari’ – Paul Compton
                        ‘Shaker Kitchen’ – Wray Douglas
                        ‘The Wash’ – David Westhead

PI’s
            1st        ‘Paul – The Hoodie’ – Pete Allcock
            2nd       ‘Way Out’ – Mark Payne
                        ‘The Truth is Out There’ – Neil Bradley
            3rd        ‘Bright Eyes’ – Alison Wood
                        ‘Get Out of My Way’ – Alma Sankey
                        ‘Wind in my Eye’s’ – Paul Compton
                        ‘Roof Lights’ – Paul Topham
                        ‘Winter Canvas’ – Andrew Charlesworth

 Congratulations to all Winners.

 

Winning Print

"Southwold Pier"
by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB

Winning PI

"Paul - The Hoodie"
by Pete Allcock

 

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12th March 2015
Alsager V’s Nantwich
Judged by Paul Williamson from Chorley

Unfortunately Nantwich lost against our old adversaries Alsager by just 4 points last night on the prints but we held them to a draw on the PI’s.
 
The final results being:          Alsager           547     Nantwich        543.

A copy of the Score Sheets are set out below.

 
 

17th February 2015
Club Competition 4 – Open Category PI’s and PRINTS
Judge – Steve Lewis ARPS

Last night was our 4th Open completion with some excellent images.  We started with the PI’s (which Steve had already seen copies).  Steve who specialises in landscape photography gave some excellent critique and constructive advice to both the PI’s and Prints which he hopes will be taken onboard.  Steve held back 15 (out of 36) PI’s and 12 (out of 34) Prints for further comments.  The final results are as follows:

PI’s      1st       ‘Fieldfare, on Cotoneaster’ by David Foster
            2nd       ‘Calm before the storm’ by Neil Bradley
                        ‘Determination’ by Bryan Averill
                        ‘Evening Light over London’ by Paul Compton
                        ‘Shadow Skater’ by Denise Compton
            3rd        ‘Mountain Retreat’ by Andrew Charlesworth
                        ‘The White Arrows’ by Pete Allcock
                        ‘Robin’ by Wendy Williams

Prints  1st        ‘A Young Gothic Lady – Xoe’ by Paul Compton
            2nd       ‘African Lions – Mating Ritual’ by Wray Douglas
                        ‘Chestnut-Breasted Coronet (female)’ by Wray Douglas
                        ‘Female Common Blue’ by Andrew Charlesworth
            3rd        ‘Paper Swirls’ by Paul Topham
                        ‘Petalled Pink’ by Paul Topham
                        ‘Autumn Dawn’ by John McMillan

 Congratulations to all Winners.

 

Winning Print
print
"A Young Gothic Lady - Xoe"
by Paul Compton

Winning PI
pi
"Fieldfare on Cotoneaster"
by David Foster

 

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13th January 2015
CLUB COMPETITION 3 – subject: "Weather" PI’s and PRINTS
Judge – John Hoogerwerf

John was paying his first visit to the club having travelled from Mould. He provided a good critique of the entries with some dry humour. The overall standard of the entries was probably lower that our open competitions but with excellent high scoring work in the 3 top positions. John did say that he had enjoyed the opportunity to view and comment on our work. The outcome was:

PIs

1st Oops – Brian Sankey – 20 points

2nd Madison River at Dawn – Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB – 19 Points

3rd Rain and Ripples at Gairloch – Denise Compton – 18 points

Misty Autumn Morning – Bryan Averill – 18 points

Frozen Stiff – Alma Sankey – 18 points

Prints

1st Open To The Elements – David Foster

2nd Stormy Day at Barmouth – Brian Sankey

Autumnal Sunrise – Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB

3rd Lakeland Sunrise – John McMillan

Impending Storm – Wray Douglas

Crisp Autumnal Morning – Wray Douglas

 

Winning Print

"Open to the Elements"
by David Foster

Winning PI

"Opps"
by Brian Sankey

 
 

And so half way through the Club competitions for 2014/15 the top half of the league table stands as follows:

 

Posn.

Total Score

Name

DPI Score

Print Score

 

 

 

 

 

1

207

Andrew Charlesworth

102

105

2

204

Mark Payne

104

100

3

203

David Foster

99

104

4

202

Bryan Averill

108

94

5

195

Brian Sankey

95

100

6

194

Paul Topham

93

101

7

192

Paul Compton

98

94

8

192

Alma Sankey

98

94

9

188

Wendy Williams

92

96

10

186

Alison Wood

92

94

11

181

David Hoyle

93

88

12

174

David Westhead

85

89

13

126

David Hubbard

61

65

14

105

Wray Douglas

0

105

15

105

John Mcmillan

0

105

 

Tuesday 25th November 2014.
Nantwich V’s Sandbach Battle
Judge Tillman Kleinhans ARPS, EFIAP, DPABG

Last night was a great battle between Nantwich and Sandbach .  First of all my thanks go to Nigel Richards (Sandbach) for being able to supply 15 Prints and 15 Pi’s especially taking into consideration that they only have 9 members.  Having a total of 60 images made for a very competitive evening.

Tillman, had not seen any of the images prior, but because of his expertise and experience was as always able to give a full evening of commentary and critique to each and every photograph.  During his deliberations Tillman held back 11 prints and 12 PI’s  for further discussion before finally deciding upon his winning images.

Congratulations to the winning authors.

The winning Print         ‘Paper Abstract by Paul Topham (Nantwich).

The winning PI             ‘Bee-eater’ by Roger Foden (Sandbach).

Final scores were: 
Prints Nantwich – 252,        Sandbach – 234
PI’s     Nantwich – 244,         Sandbach – 239

 

Winning Print

"Paper Abstract"
by Paul Topham
(Nantwich CC)

Winning PI

"Bee-eater"
by Roger Foden
(Sandbach PS)

 
 

Tuesday 11November 2014
CLUB COMPETITION 2 – Open Category PI’s and PRINTS
Judge – John Cartlidge EFIAP/g

Last night was our 2nd Open competition.  John had been sent copies of the Pi’s in advance but admitted that he had only glanced at them on his monitor as he felt that he could give them justifyable comments unless seen on the big screen on the night.  Because we now have restricted entries it means that judges are able to spend more time giving constructive critique mixed with stories and humour to each photograph/image. We decided to show the prints first this time.  John gave his comments while discussing the merits of each photo in turn before going through them a second time to award his scores
Of the 34 Prints, 5 images were held back and their results are as follows:

1st:    Love at the end of the Pier - Andrew Charlewsorth  – 20 Points
2nd:   All Embracing – David Foster – 19 Points
          St Pauls – John Mcmillan  – 19 Points
3rd:    Paper Abstract – Paul Topham – 18 Points
          Water Retrieve – Mark Payne  – 18 Points

Of the 40 Pi’s 5 images were held back for further comments by John and his final winners were as follows:

1st:    Spital Lighthouse- Mark Payne – 20 Points
2nd:   Vallee Balnche Ridge – Bryan Averill – 19 Points
Just Emerged – Andrew Charlesworth – 19 Points
3rd:    Determination – David Foster – 18 Points
          Quack – David Hoyle  – 18 Points

Congratulations to all Winners.

 

Winning Print

"Love at the end of the pier"
by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB

Winning PI

"Spital Lighthouse"
by Mark Payne

 
 

Tuesday 28th October 2014
Whitchurch V’s Nantwich Interclub Battle
Judge - Tillman Kleinhans ARPS EFIAP DPAGB.

Prints             Whitchurch  244    Nantwich    257
Pi’s                 Whitchurch 246     Nantwich    254

 

I am please to say that last night was a good night for Nantwich as we battled against Whichurch on their home turf.  Despite Whitchurch having some excellent images in both the prints and Pi’s, Nantwich came out top in both categories.
Each club put forward 15 images per section. 
The Prints were up first and as Tillman said at the beginning of the evening, that as it was an interclub battle he expected both sides to put forward some of their best images.  He was not disappointed as both clubs had some excellent images.
In the end Tillman could not separate the top two images in both Prints and Pi’s and therefore declared that the top two images should be given 20 marks each.  As it turned out Whitchurch and Nantwich ended up with joint 1st place in both categories.

The results (Nantwich) of both competitions are as follows:

Prints Results for Nantwich Members.

Joint 3rd          (18)     Purple-throated Woodstar by Wary Douglas
                                    Paper Trail by Paul Topham
Joint 2nd          (19)     Bumble Bees Mating by Andrew Charlesworth
                                    Mudlarks by David Foster
                                    Walrus Herd   by Mark Payne
1st                    (20)     Battersea Lights by John Mcmillan

Pi Results for Nantwich Members.

Joint 3rd              (18)     Black Knight  by Paul Topham
                                    Coming into Land by Make Payne
2nd                   (19)     Josh Brookes Tyco Suzuki  by Tom Jones
1st                    (20)     Tulips by Paul Topham

Congratulations to all winners

 

Winning Print
Winning Print
"Battersea Lights"
by John Mcmillian

Winning PI
Winning PI
"Tulips"
by Paul Topham

 

Tuesday 7th October 2014
CLUB COMPETITION 1 – Open Category PI’s and PRINTS
Judge – Alan Towse, LRPS

Tuesday 7th October was our first competition for the new season and also the first competition with the new changes of only allowing a maximum of 2 Prints and 2 PI’s per author.  Alan had already been given the PI’s in advance and he used this to good use in his deliberations of picking out his top images for the night.  With some of the images he had even used ‘Google’ to identify with the image and was then able to elaborate more and this made the evening a great success.  The whole evening was unrushed and Alan was able to spend a lot of time and consideration to all images shown last night.  There were 40 Pi’s and 34 Prints.

Of the 34 Prints, 10 images were held back and their results are as follows:

1st:    Sweep Stroke by Wray Douglas – 20 Points
2nd:   Battersealights – by John McMillan – 19 Points
          Male Cheetach with Prey by Wray Douglas – 19 Points
          Bumble Bees Mating – by Andrew Charlesworth – 19 Points
3rd:    Josh Waters – by Alison Wood – 18 Points
          Looking Out – by Paul Compton – 18 Points
          Under Ground Fighter – by Paul Compton – 18 Points
          Paper Trail – by Paul Topham – 18 Points
          Campanula – by Paul Topham – 18 Point
Portland Bill – by Trevor Clowes – 18 Points

Of the 40 Pi’s 6 images were held back for further comments by Alan and his final winners were as follows:

1st:    Coming out of Transition – by Bryan Averill – 20 Points
2nd:   Green Sandpiper – by David Foster – 19 Points
Swanage Pier – by Mark Payne – 19 Points
3rd:    Vietnamese Lady – by Suzanne Mercer – 18 Points
          Forth Rail Bridge – by Paul Compton – 18 Points
Todays Snow White – by Paul Compton – 18 Points

Congratulations to all Winners.

 

Winning Print

"Sweep Stroke"
by Wray Douglas

Winning PI

"Coming out of Transition"
by Bryan Averill

 

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Panel of Prints Evening

We will be holding the informal Panel of Prints competition on 4 November this season.  It was a successful event last season and everyone enjoyed it.  Wendy and Alison are organising it and would like to receive your entry forms by 21 October to allow time for this.  The panels can come to us at any time, even on the night.  We are taking orders for 500 mm x 400 mm mount boards at the price of £1.06 each, minimum order 4, which is a very competitive price and is the correct size for both the panel and competition entries.  All you have to do is print and stick! (Contact Trevor to order)

Click on the link for Guidance Notes and there is a second page with an entry form and voting form for you to print off.

We hope that as many of you as possible will take the chance to enter, perhaps trying out printing for the first time, allowing us all to see the wealth of talent in the Club.

If you have any queries contact Alison or Wendy for further details.

 

FIVE TOWNS MONOCHROME PRINT COMPETITION 2014
HOSTED BY ALSAGER CAMERA CLUB
JUDGED BY CHRISTINE WIDDALL

 
 


Score Sheets

 

Tuesday 6th May 2014

The overall competition league tables for the 2013-2014 season have been announced, click on the link below to view your results.


Clubman league tables 2013-2014


Tuesday 22nd April 2014
CLUB COMPETION 6 – Open Category PI’S and PRINTS.
Judge Graham Currey.

Tuesday 22nd April 2014 was the 6th and final competition for this season and it looked like members had saved some of their best images until last.  As the evening progressed,  the task of picking out a winner from each category became harder and more difficult as there was some excellent work for Graham to evaluate and comment upon.  There were 44 P’s and 33 Prints.

Of the 44 Pi’s Graham selected 15 images to be held back for further comments and deliberations, eventually after giving high marks to all of these entries, his top three were as follows:

1st:       ‘Black Knight’ by Paul Topham.- 20 Points.
2nd:      ‘The Cape Crusader’ by Neil Bradley.- 20 Points.
3rd:       ‘Tullips’ by Paul Topham .- 19 Points.

19 Points were awarded to:  ‘Mother and Cub’ by Mark Payne, ‘Sky Ride’ by Andrew Charlesworth.

18 Points were awarded to:
‘Red Demoiselle, by David Foster, ‘Herringfleet Mill’ by Andrew Charlesworth,
‘Lines and Textures’ by Alison Wood, ‘Blue Azure Damselflies’ by Tom Jones,
‘Eilean Donan’ by Rick Lindley, ‘In the Wind’ by David Hoyle,
‘On the Edge’ by Tom Jones, ‘Sparing Time’ by Paul Compton,
‘Sundew’ by Rex Kingsley.

Print Entries and Winners.  This time Graham held back 11 images from the 33 and after a lot of contemplation and consideration he eventually chose the following:

1st:       ‘Female Leopard’ by Wray Douglas, - 20 Points.
2nd:      ‘’Mudlarks’ by David Foster, - 20 Points.
3rd:       ‘Head On’ by Mark Payne, - 19 Points.

19 Points were awarded to:  ‘Female Emerald Damselfly’ by Andrew Charlesworth.

18 Points were awarded to:
‘Portland Bill at Sunset’ by Paul Compton, ‘Fizz’ by Alma Sankey,
 ‘The Devil Inside’ by Paul Compton, ‘Walrus Hurd’ by Mark Payne,
 ‘Vantage’ by Wray Douglas, ‘Alstromeria’ by Paul Topham,
Castlerigg Stone Circle’ by Mark Payne, ‘Paper Shirt’ by Paul Topham,
‘Nevada Falls’ by Brian Sankey.

 

Joint Winners, Prints

Joint Winners, PI's


"Female Leopard"
by Wray Douglas


"Mudlarks"
by David Foster

black knight
"Black Knight"
by Paul Topham

cape crusader
"The Cape Crusader"
by Neil Bradley

 

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Thursday 17th April 2014.
Inter Club Competition V’s Crewe.
Judged by Adrian Lines ARPS, MPAGB, EFIAP, ABPE

Another great ‘battle’ took place on Thursday night against our old friends Crewe PS.  The evening turned out to be close contest especially with the prints, which were up first. Nantwich took the first round with a score of  264 to 259. Unfortunately the Pi’s we were not so lucky and Crewe won by 266 to 253.  This meant that Crewe won overall on the night. The individual results are listed below.
We look forward to meeting Crewe again at the Five Towns Competition in September and, of course, in a year’s time for a return match of tonight’s competition.

 

Top Prints from Nantwich CC (click on image to see larger view)

 


"Mud and Guts"
by David Foster


"Oxbow Bend"
by Andrew Charlesworth


"Calla Lilies"
by Paul Topham

 


"Skeletons of the Forest"
by Andrew Charlesworth


"View from the Quiraing"
by Mark Payne


"Taking a Sip"
by Wray Douglas

 

Top PI's from Nantwich CC (click on image to see larger view)

 


"Polar Bear"
by Mark Payne


"The Fellsman"
by Andrew Charlesworth

 


Full Score Sheets

 

Tuesday 18th March 2014
CLUB COMPETION 5 – MONOCHROME PI’S and PRINTS.
Judge Dr. Brian Law CPAGB

An evening of monochrome images was presented to Brian who commented on an excellent set of both PI’s and Prints.  There were 44 PI’s and 36 Prints which allowed Brian to spend more time on each image and give both constructive criticism and merit to each in turn.  Brian held back 7 PI’s and 8 Prints before eventually deciding on the winning entries.
Congratulations go to the winners of the top 3 PI’s and Prints.

The results are as follows:

PI Results:
‘London Eye’ by Mark Payne                       20
‘Bin Day Today’ by Paul Topham                19
‘Progress’ by Alma Sankey                         19
‘Humpback’ by Brian Sankey                      19
‘Out of the Shadow-into the Light  by Rick Lindley    18
‘Delicate Balance’ by Paul Topham           18
‘Iceberg Mono’ by Maxine Lambert            18

Print Results:
‘Skeletons in the Mist’ by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB            20
‘Heading Home by Paul Topham                                                    19
‘Whitby Harbour’ by Mark Payne                                                     19
‘Frosty Morning – Purton Barge Graveyard by Wray Douglas     19
‘Have You Heard’ by Brian Sankey                                     18
‘Supporting th Roof’ by Wendy Williams                                        18
‘Wet Race’ by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB                               18
‘Remains of the Causeway’ by Andrew Charlesworth CPAG     18

 

Winning Print

"Skeletons in the Mist
by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB"

Winning PI

"London Eye"
by Mark Payne

 

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11th March 2014
Inter-Club Competition with Alsager
Judged by Judge Tremaine Cornish, EPSA, EFIAP, BPE3*

David Foster (Vice Chairman)  welcomed Alsager for another competitive battle between the two towns, little knowing what superb work was to be exhibited on the night.   Tremaine had an extremely difficult task on Tuesday night as each town had some excellent work for him to judge. To pick out his winners in both the PI’s and Prints proved almost impossible as he deliberated for a long time over the entries.  His comments and observations were enjoyed by everyone who attended.  Despite Nantwich winning the top spot for PI’s (Waterfront Reflections  by Tom Jones), congratulations go to Alsager who proved to have the better overall entries on the night.  PI’s Alsager 258 - Nantwich 245.   Prints Alsager 262 - Nantwich 257.

Prints             20 marks  Pre Dance Nerves – Geoff Reader CPAGB BPE1 (Alsager).
PI’s                 20 marks  Waterfront Reflections – Tom Jones (Nantwich).
     
Congratulations to all winners.

 

Winning Print

"Pre Dance Nerves"
by Geoff Reader CPAGB, BPE1*, Alsager CC

Winning PI

"Waterfront Reflections"
by Tom Jones, Nantwich CC

 

Full Print Results

Full PI Results

 

Tuesday 11th February 2014
4th Club Competition – Open Category Judged by Tony Keeley

Following a long evening the results caused some controversy amongst some of the members and the results were as follows:
Tony awarded 10 Pi’s 20 points each and then picked his 1st, 2nd & 3rd places from these.  I am sure all those who were awarded 20 points are not complaining.

The Print competition went much faster and tony choose 4 images each scoring 20 and then picked his 3 winners.

The results are as follows.

PI’s
1st Place ‘World Rally Splash’ – Paul Compton (new club member this year).
2nd Place ‘Greenfinch’ – Andrew Charlesworth.
3rd Place ‘Fly By’ – Mark Payne.

Prints
1st Place’La Maschera piu Bella’ – Wray Douglas
2nd Place ‘Mud-Pluggin’ – Wray Douglas
3rd Place ‘Concorde Formation’ – Mark Payne

Well done to all winners on the night.

 

Winning Print

" Place’La Maschera piu Bella’  "
by Wray Douglas 

Winning PI

"World Rally Splash"
 by Paul Compton

 

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Tuesday 15th January 2014
CLUB COMPETION 3 – THEMED SUBJECT ‘REFLECTIONS’
Judged by John Royle, CPAGB

A full evening of judging as there were 58 Pi’s and 30 Prints in all but luckily John Royle had been given both sets well in advance for this themed competition. John, despite already formulating his results at home prior to last night, still felt the need to change some of his scores on the night after seeing the images (Pi’s) projected.

Congratulations go to the winners of the top 3 Pi’s and Prints.
The results are as follows:

PI Results:

" Reflections and poems"  by David Westhead   20               

"Waterfront reflections"  by T Jones                      19               

"Playing the Tuba" by Paul Topham                       19               

"Laura" by Mark Payne                                             19               

"Poppies" by Paul Topham                                       19               

"Liverpool Relection" by John Kay                          18               

"Finnish flag race day" by Rick Lindley                  18

Print Results:

"Burnished Gold " by Wray Douglas                            20               

"St Pauls" by Mark Payne                                               19               

"Mother and Daughter Reflect" by Paul Compton    19               

"Tatton Park Reflections" by Brian Sankey                19               

"Oxbow Bend" by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB       18               

"Tubular Reflections" By Wendy Williams                 18               

"Foel Tower Carreg Ddu" by Brian Sankey                 18               

"Wedding Day" by Mark Payne                                    18

Winning Print

"Burnished Gold "
by Wray Douglas 

Winning PI

" Reflections and poems"
 by David Westhead 

 

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Sandbach V’s Nantwich Battle
Wednesday 27th Nov 2013

Thirteen members of Nantwich Camera Club went to support the battle between the two clubs.  The Judge for the evening was Frank Hutchinson LRPS from Congleton.
Frank had already received both the prints and the PI’s in advance but still said at the beginning of the evening, that it was a difficult task because of the high level of entries.  The outcome in the end was favourable to Nantwich with victories in both categories.

Prints – Nantwich 181, Sandbach 163.     PI’s – Nantwich 172, Sandbach 169.

Print Winner - ‘Scary’ by Alma Sankey. 
‘Sword-billed Hummingbird’ by Wray Douglas also scored 20 marks.

PI Winner -  ‘Coming in to land’ by Mark Payne.
Congratulations to both Winners.

 

Winning Print
Scary
by Alma Sankey

Winning PI
Coming in to land
"Coming in to Land"
by Mark Payne

 

Tuesday 12th November 2013.
CLUB COMPETITION 2 – OPEN SUBJECT JUDGED BY DAVID GRAHAM

David (and accompanying wife) had travelled from the other side of Leek for this competition.  He had a really tough job on his hands as he had a high number of entries (64 PI’s and 35 prints) to get through hence the night was a little longer than the norm, but a good battle none the less.  Those in the top 3 of each category are no doubt pleased with the final results.

Print Competition

1st place – ‘Common Darter’ by Wray Douglas
Joint 2nd –
‘On a Clear Day’  by David Hoyle,
‘Burnet Moth’ and ‘Full Power’ by Andrew Charlesworth
Joint 3rd –
‘Shaker Seed-Room’ by Wray Douglas
‘Fushia by Wendy Williams

Projected Image Competition

1st place went to ‘Left for Dust’ by Paul Compton (new member this year).
Joint 2nd places –
 ‘Team Work’ and ‘Josh Brookes Tyco Suzuki’ by Tom Jones,
 ‘Coming into Land’ by Mark Payne,
3rd place –
‘Mill at Sunset’ by Wendy Williams,
‘Derwent Water from Manesty’ by David Foster.

Congratulations to all winners.

 

Winning Print

"Common Darter (Female)
by Wray Douglas

Winning PI

"Left for Dust"
by Paul Compton

 

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Inter-Club Print Competition at Chester PS

On bonfire night Paul Topham and I enjoyed an outing to Chester where we were joined by Wray Douglas for the Chester Interclub print competition. Nantwich CC has a good record in this event so we were keen to maintain the standard. The judge was Tilman Kleinhans. We thought we had a good colour entry but we only had two mono prints to hand when we selected the entries so we were not confident. The colour was judged first. The minimum score was 1, one print would be the winner with 5. We felt we had done well and Wrays ‘Common Darter’ in the last 3 for the coveted 5 points, but just (or unjustly in the view of the biased observers) missing out. When the scores were counted up by Paul over the half time tea, we were surprised to be joint leaders at the end of the colour round, and were just hoping not to fall to far back after the mono. However after some tense counting up, we ended up joint winners in a tie with Birkenhead, 2nd place went to Frodsham 18 points , Northwich 3rd on 17. The old rivals Crewe scored 12 with Whitchurch slightly better on 14 points.
We decided to let Birkenhead hold the trophy for the first 6 months.

Our 6 prints and scores were:

Title

Member

Type

Marks

Common Darter

Wray Douglas

Colour

4

Sword Billed Hummingbird

Wray Douglas

Colour

4

Bad day at the races

David Foster

Colour

4

Desert Yuccas

Andrew Charlesworth

Colour

2

Dustanburgh castle

Andrew Charlesworth

Mono

3

Tulip

Paul Topham

Mono

2

 

 

Total

19

David Hoyle

 

8th October 2013
1st Club Competition 2013-2014 (open subject)
Judged by Bill Edwards CPAGB.

 

Winning Print

"Desert Yucca's"
by Andrew Charlesworth

Overall Winner, PI's

"Great Crested Grebe
with Fish"
by Tom Jones

Joint 1st Place, PI's

"American Bald Eagle"
by Alex Mitchell

 

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Club Competition League Tables 2012-2013

Click on the links below to view the overall competition league tables for the 2012-2013 season.

 

Prints
Print League

PI
PI League

Clubman
Clubman

 

ANNUAL L&CPU COMPETITION, RESULTS 2013

The annual L&CPU competition result are now complete and can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

Congratulation to Alison Wood, who was the only NCC member to have a print selected for the L&CPU print folios. Alison's nature print "Icebergs" will be seen in the nature print folio, when it makes the tour of the clubs next season.

Andrew Charlesworth had 3 prints retain for the L&CPU exhibition:
"Climbing to the Summit" (Colour Print)
"Waheap Hoodoos" (Nature Print)
and "South Jetty, Amble" (Mono Print) which also received a certificate of merit.

Brian Sankey had 2 prints selected the for L&CPU exhibition:
"Gannets in the Mist" (Colour Print)
and "Gannet, Sula Bassana" (Nature Print)

 

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L&CPU Results 2013

 

7 May 2013
FIVE TOWNS MONOCHROME PRINT COMPETITION
FOR THE ALAN CHALLINOR TROPHY
HOSTED BY NANTWICH CAMERA CLUB
JUDGED BY DIANA MAGOR EFIAP, BPE2*, LRPS

It was the turn of Nantwich Camera Club to host the annual competition between Alsager Camera Club, Crewe Photographic Society, Sandbach Photographic Society and Whitchurch Photographic Society. We were able to comfortably accommodate all out visitors in Regent’s Park and were pleased to welcome a good turnout from the visiting Clubs.

The Competition consists of 10 monochrome prints from each Club, from at least 5 authors, which have been accrued throughout the previous season. They may have a single tone applied if wished but must otherwise be pure black and white.

The competition was fierce this year and the closest for some time. Nantwich was attempting to retain the trophy for the 4th year in succession. Unfortunately, we just missed out to Alsager Camera Club by 8 points. Congratulations are due to Alsager as this is their first win and they also took the ‘Print of the Night’ trophy with Jon Blackburn’s ‘Merciless Sea’.

Diana did sterling work on commenting on each print and making the difficult decision about the winners. She judged 25 prints before the break and the remaining 25 after, holding back a considerable number for further consideration. She was complimentary of the standard of work for judging and found it impossible to separate the final 3 prints, awarding them all top marks. Her interesting and informative comments were appreciated bay the audience.

The prints awarded 20 points were
‘Merciless Sea’ by Jon Blackburn of Alsager CC – also ‘Print of the Night’
‘Home Alone!’ by Keith Wild of Nantwich CC
‘First Born’ by Brian Sankey of Nantwich CC

Diana also awarded 19 points to 3 prints
‘Dunstanburgh’ Castle by Andrew Charlesworth of Nantwich CC
‘Tension’ by Wallace Baxter of Crewe PS
‘Squatter’ by Darrell Oakden of Alsager CC

Overall Scores were
Alsager Camera Club 168
Nantwich Camera Club 160
Crewe PS and Whitchurch PS 159
Sandbach PS 147

We look forward to a strong challenge next year, when the Competition will be held in September.

 

Print of the Night
Merciless Sea
"Merciless Sea"
by Jon Blackburn, Alsager Camera Club

 

Pictured below, Darrell Oakden of Alsager Camera Club receive's the "Alan Challinor" club winners cup from Diana Magnor. Also Darrell collected the "Print of the Night" trophy on behalf of Jon Blackburn.

 
5 towns
print of the night
 

The Nantwich entry is shown below. Click on the images to see a larger view.

 
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Score Sheets
Five Towns Score Sheets

 

Below are the past results from the annual 5 Towns Monochrome Competition.


03 MAY 2012
FIVE TOWNS MONOCHROME PRINT COMPETITION
for THE ALAN CHALLINOR TROPHY
HOSTED BY CREWE PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
and judged by CHRISTINE WIDDALL EFIAP MPAGB BPE3*

Nantwich Camera Club has retained the Alan Challinor Trophy, winning the prestigious Five Towns Competition for the third year running. The Competition against Crewe Photographic Society, Whitchurch Photographic Society, Alsager Camera Club and Sandbach Photographic Society is the climax of the season’s external competitions with the best monochrome prints from the previous season entered. Competition is fierce. We also took the Best Print of the Night, with Andrew Charlesworth’s ‘Wind in the Reeds’, so Andrew has also retained the trophy for a second consecutive year.

Christine’s experienced judging was, as usual, informative and entertaining. By the break Christine had retained 4 of Nantwich’s 10 entries, so hopes were high. These entries scored a total of 76 while the other entries also scored well.

The evening was a great success and thanks must go to Crewe PS for hosting the event.

Scores for our entries were

‘Wind in the Reeds’ by Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB 20
‘Lady in Waiting’ by Keith Wild 19
‘Espresso’ by Wray Douglas 19
‘Opening the Throttle’ by Bryan Averill 18
‘St Paul’s from Millennium Bridge’ and ‘Zigzags’ by Roslyn Walmsley both scored 17
‘Stormy Day’ by Keith Wild 17
‘Clematis Seed Heads’ by Alison Wood 17
‘Rope and Anchor’ by Brian Sankey 16
‘Rainy Reflections Cwmorthin’ By Andrew Charlesworth CPAGB 16

Congratulations to all authors.

Club results were Nantwich 176, Crewe 168, Whitchurch 162, Alsager 157 and Sandbach 155.

The prints will be on show at the next meeting along with the entries from Competition 6.

Nantwich Camera Club will host the event in 2013, which will be held at our new meeting room.

 

Click on the images below to see alarger view

 
wind in the reeds
expresso
lady in waiting
opening the throttle
st pauls from millenium bridge
         
clematis seedheads
zigzags
stormy day
rope and anchor
rainy reflections
 

THE ANNUAL 5 TOWNS MONO PRINT COMPETITION
held at Sandbach on Wednesday 20th April 2011 and judged by
Tillman Kleinhans ARPS EFIAP DPAGB

For the second year in succession Nantwich Camera Club won both the overall competition for the Alan Challinor trophy and the Best Print of the Night. Tillman's judging was thoughtful and interesting and was appreciated by all of the audience, especially as he developed his decisions through the contest. He praised the high standard the standard of the entries.

We were in a strong position at half time, with 2 of our prints held back and high scores for the other prints. As the second half of the competition progressed, some of the other clubs were increasing their scores significantly, so the tension was high.

In a nail-biting finale to the competition, Tillman was unable to separate Crewe's 'Botallack Chimney' and Nantwich's 'Moorings' and both were awarded top marks. However he felt that the unusual treatment and composition of 'Moorings' by Andrew Charlesworth was worthy of the 'Best Print of the Night' Trophy.

Our other high scorer was Keith Wild, who scored 19 with 'A Cold Morning in Shropshire', one of only two19s awarded.

The individual Club scores were

Nantwich 173, Crewe 171, Whitchurch 164, Sandbach 162 and Alsager 159.

The 5 Towns results round off a year of success as we have also won all the Inter-Club Battles. Congratulations must go to all our members who have produced such excellent work. We look forward to another good year in the 2011-2012 season.

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Nantwich Take the Overall Victory and "Print of the Night"
at the Annual Five Towns Monochrome Competition
2010

The annual Five Towns Competition took place at Whichurch PS on Tuesday 11th May 2010. The Judge for this years competition was David McGuire FRPS from Walsall. David had very kindly stepped in at short notice to judge the competition as Tillman Kleinhans had still not recovered from resent surgery.
David said the way he judged battles was to view and comment on all of the images first and then score them all at the end.
After viewing all the entries, the scoring started with the lowest first. David worked his way up though all the images. At the 16 point mark we had only lost 2 prints with low scores, things were looking good. As the scoring progressed Nantwich prints were still very strong, even to a point where we had just 3 prints left. Two of these prints scored 19 points, and the final print scoring 20 marks and taking the award for
"Print of the Night" was "Horses in the Mist" by Keith Wild.
As the final total scores were added up we knew that Nantwich was in a strong position with all those high scoring prints, and sure enough we took the overall victory with a total 171 points, 2nd was Crewe with 161, 3rd Sandbach with 156, 4th Whitchurch with 154 and in 5th place, Alsager with 153 points. Congratulations to Nantwich Camera Club for taking the overall victory and to Keith Wild for his "Print of the Night". An excellent result for the end of the 2009-2010 season.

 
See below to view the Nantwich Camera Club entry for the 2010 Five Towns Competition.
 
 

Click the links below to download a printable version of the "Competition Rules".

   

Adobe Acrobat reader. pdf file

Microsoft Word Document .doc file

Click the links below to download a printable version of a competition "Entry Form"

 

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Microsoft Word Document .doc file

Any member who believes that an entry to the Club competition did not comply with the Club rules shall report this entry to the Competition Secretaries on a Comments Form for consideration by the Committee
Click the links below to download a printable version of a
"Competition Comments Form"

 

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