Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021
Colchester Photographic Society 8 x 8 Print Trophy 2021
Last night the 8 x 8 Print Trophy took place with Sarah Kelman, ARPS, DPAGB having the job of appraising the prints. The standard was quite high considering the majority of clubs have not been holding print competitions. Results are as attached.
Chelmsford Camera Club were the clear winners with three of the seven 20 marks awarded; our picture shows Sally Freeman, CPAGB from Chelmsford receiving the main trophy. Sally’s print is in the background and was one of their higher scoring prints.
Gill Beckett, ARPS, CPAGB from Halstead and District PS won the over-all Best Print, for “Cuban Car”, presented to her in front of her print.
Congratulations go to Jonathon Dadds from our club, achieving a 20 for his “The Jewish Museum, Berlin”. Jonathon narrowly missed being awarded Best Print.
Sadly, due to the current situation, attendance was quite low. I had restricted numbers from the other clubs so the numbers would be manageable in present circumstances. However, two of the participating clubs had no attendees and there was a low turn-out from our members.
There was no buffet this year but thanks go to those members who turned up early to help put out equipment, run the evening and clear away afterwards. As Sarah Kelman said, this was her first outing to judge live since before Covid and it was great to see actual PRINTS. The audience seemed to agree and we received many positive comments at the end.
Hopefully, we will be able to return to our normal format next year, including our usual buffet.
8 X 8 Print Trophy Overall Winner
Sally Freeman, CPAGB receiving the Trophy on behalf of Chelmsford from the judge Sarah Kelman, ARPS, DPAGB
8 X 8 Print Trophy Overall Best Print
Gill Beckett ARPS, CPAGB receiving her award from the judge Sarah Kelman, ARPS, DPAGB