Canterbury Photographic Society


Huge success for Canterbury Photographic Society


On 26th November John Newell Chairman and five members of Canterbury Photographic Society visited the Kent County Photographic Association competition ‘The Ross Cup’ at Ditton.

This competition is open to camera clubs from all over Kent and Sussex and is the premier Annual print competition.

Clubs have to provide a panel of eight prints with no more than two from any member.

Thirty six Clubs took part and last year Canterbury came equal 29th.

This year however things were different!

Each Club had an image selected for comment and chosen for Canterbury was Stewart McKeown’s print entitled ‘A Hidden Truth’ which scored 19 points.

The Landscape trophy was then awarded and once again Stewart provided the winning print with a score of 20. His beautiful landscape image was entitled ‘Low tide at Kingsgate’.

Whilst the print was still on the print stand the judge asked for all of Canterbury’s prints to be put on the stand on show as the Club had won the trophy for ‘The most improved Club’.

At the end of the competition the overall winners were announced and the event was won by Beckenham Photographic Society with 141 points but to the surprise of most of the audience and to the delight of Canterbury members the Club had achieved a splendid second place and were runners up with 138 points.

The Club will now go forward next year to represent Kent in the inter Club competition which takes place in Blackburn. This is a great achievement by the members and a huge boost for the Club.


The winning panel was made up of images as follows:-

A Hidden Truth by Stewart McKeown 19 points

Beauty by Candlelight by Di Long LRPS CPAGB 17 points

Bibliotheque Rouen Cathedral by Wendy Kennett LRPS 16 points

Double Act by Di Long LRPS CPAGB 15 points

First Glimpse of spring by Wendy Kennett LRPS 18 points

Hippos in the Mara River by Sandy Littlejohn 16 points

Low tide at Kingsgate by Stewart McKeown 20 points

Maria by Jon Strange 17 points


CPS Award shot 2017 Ross CupA   72dpi CPS Award shot 2017 Ross Cup   Stewart 72dpi