Monday 4th March saw the judging of our first major trophy competitions the Winsor and Rosenburg Cups. These are our only print only competitions in the yearly calendar and members not only responded with a great effort but with an extremely high standard of work.
The competition was judged by Paul Williamson who gave a very welcome in-depth critique of each print along with suggestions on improvements. Paul has an extremely hard task in separating the images which he did diligently. Many thanks to Paul for his hard work.
First up was the beginner section competing for the Rosenburg Cup. This was an open subject which led to many interesting images such as still life’s from Peter Elliott, water shots that did very well by Nan Goodall and even a self portrait from Matt Ainsworth. It is fair to say that the standard of the beginners section prints was fantastic and Paul was having to ‘nick pick’ in order to separate the images. In the end there could be only one winner and the trophy went to Micheal Green with ‘Roddlesworth Woods’.
After an interval it was on to the advanced section and it is fair to say that the advanced workers felt a little nervous after seeing some of the beginners images. The Winsor Cup for advanced workers is themed and this year the theme was moving water and it was very interesting to see the variety of images submitted. Again, there could only be one recipient of the Winsor Cup and this year the trophy went to Jeremy Lambert with his image ‘Force of Nature’ .
On a personal note, I would like to express my thanks to everyone involved with organising the competition. I would also like to thank the members that took part and made the competition a success. Well done to everyone and especially our winners!