The Club has four competitions each year plus occasional set subject and open competitions. A ‘Best of Year’ competition held each December with the Greenwood Trophy awarded for the best print and the COLAB Trophy for best digital image.
All digital entries for club competitions should be sent to Dianne Wills, Competition Secretary (DPI's) at the club email address - firstname.lastname@example.org
Print competition entry titles should be sent to Bob Edwards, Competition Secretary (Prints), email - email@example.com
We enter external competitions against other clubs within the South London Federation and also take part in a friendly digital image competition against Beckenham Photographic Society competing for the Chislehurst Cup.
What you need to know:
Who are our past winners:
The club welcomed back David Harford LRPS who has both judged and lecturered previously at the club. David was kind with his marking in the one class 'open' competitions and gave very considered and encouraging comments.
In the prints there were 16 entries with the top mark of 10 awarded for 'The old and the new' and also 'Tobermory' both by Bob Edwards; and 'Alert' by Sue Potter; and 9 1/2 was awarded to Alan Russ for 'Beached' and 'Keeper of the gate (Gatekeeper butterfly)' by Sue Potter.
In the DPI's there were 32 entries with the top mark awarded to Bob Edwards for 'The Model' and also 'Red Arrows'; to David Bacon for 'Durdle Door towards Bats Head'; to Sue Potter for 'Herringfleet Windmill'; and Tony Collins for 'It is All Bowls to me'; with 9.5 awarded to David Bacon for 'Harley artistry'.
The Colour Prints (CP2) competition was held on Tuesday, 28 November at Old Coulsdon CC and judged by Tim Morland ARPS. Tim had a hard job on his hands and held back a large number of good images but eventually managed to whittle down the very best to receive top marks and certificates.
The winners were Beckenham PS with 73.5 marks, followed by Orpington PS on 68.Greenwood CC came 7th on 61 marks, 1.5 marks behind Bromley CC. Greenwood top scorers were 'Spanish Festoon (Zerythia Rumina)' by Keith Woonton (9.5) and 'Joy' by Sue Potter (8.5). We now go into the Plate 1 competition on Thursday, 18th January.
Our first Projected Digital Image competition, PD2 was held on Wednesday, 15th November at Croydon CC with six other competing clubs and our judge for the evening was Gerald Kityakara LRPS.
It was a reasonably high scoring competition with Gerald sorting out which images appealed to him and making considered comments before awarding a mark.
The competition was won by Beckenham PS with 73 marks followed by Cheam CC on 72. Greenwood were placed 6th with 68.5 marks.. David Bacon received a 10 and a certificate for his image 'Gerberas'; Nigel Cox 9.5 for his image of a Goldfinch in flight and Bob Edwards 9 for his B/W 'Colonnade'.
Carol White-Griffiths LRPS made a welcome return to the club to judge our images, which she enjoyed and gave a range of constructive comments and considered a number worked well.
There were again 16 prints entered with the top mark of 10 awarded to Sue Potter for her 'Leaning'; Sue also received a 9.5 for her 'Dungeness blues' and a 9 for 'Suspened'; while Berenice Chan received a 9 for her 'Sunset at Spinney lake'.
In the DPI's there were 26 entries with top marks (10) awarded to no less than 5 images - 'Curves' by Bob Edwards; 'Rapeseed field' by David Bacon; 'The Gardener' and also 'Winter at Knole' both by Sue Potter; and 'Flaming Red' by Tony Collins. Dianne Wills received a 9.5 for her 'Perfect Pleats'.