Canterbury Photographic Society
Premier judge Ray Bridges travelled with his wife to judge the club’s Annual Print Competition on Wednesday.
Some members entered images that had previously done well for them during the season and others entered fresh unseen work making it a very enjoyable evening with some quality work submitted.
There were seven categories in all and members could submit a total of five images. Ray had his work cut out commenting on almost 80 images.
The largest number of entries went into the Pictorial section. Wendy Kennett’s Image ‘High and Dry’ won this section and there were four Highly Commended certificates; awarded to John Howard for ‘Celtic
Light’. Steve Presnell for both ‘The Walker’ and ‘Leaving’, and Phil Grosvenor for ‘Kings Cross’.
In the Creative section Sarah Vinall was the winner with ‘Shield of Nature’, and Wendy Kennett received Highly Commended for ‘Greek Maidens Dance for Bacchus.
Human Portrait was won by Wendy Kennett with her image ‘Ribbons’, and John Howard received Highly Commended for ‘Remainer’.
The Land/Seascape section was won by Wendy Kennett for ‘First Light in the New Forest.’ Highly Commended certificates were awarded to John Howard for ‘After the Storm’, and Pete Smith for ’Afterglow at Llyn Padarn’.
Record Winner went to Steve Presnell for ‘In St Leonard’s Crypt’.
Animal Portrait Winner was awarded to Sandy Littlejohn for her print ‘The Weimaraner, Grey Ghost Dog’ and Highly Commended to John Howard for ‘Something Spotted’.
The last category was Nature/Wildlife and Wendy Kennett won with ‘Male Coots Fight for Territory’ and both Lyn Gregory and Jo Court received Highly Commended for ‘Time for Lunch’ and ‘Pheasant’ respectively.
Ray then had to make just one further choice from each of the winning images and awarded Best Annual Print to Wendy Kennett for ‘High and Dry’.
The successful members will be presented with trophies, Cups and Shields at meal and social get-together in June.