Season 2015 - 2016 competitions

Competitions are open to club members only

  • Themed Competition - Print - "Decay"

    Thursday, 15 October, 2015
    Print competition

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    • Ruin at Lindisfarne
      by Cliff Hughes

      First

    • Desolation and Decay
      by Tony Cartwright

      Second

    • Forgotten Roses
      by Margaret Ruston

      Third

    Very highly commended
    Dear John by Bernard Beech,
    Highly commended
    Old Barracks by Cliff Hughes, Train Detail by John Coe
    Commended
    Decaying Hulls by Kevin Burton, Old Chevrolet by Ray Baddeley, Derelict Barn by the Rocks by Cliff Hughes, Elegant Decay by Bernard Beech
  • Open Competition - Print

    Thursday, 22 October, 2015
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    • Llanddwyn Island
      by Cliff Hughes

      First

    • Autumn Dawn in Tuscany
      by Chris Sherratt

      Second

    • Tranquility
      by Cliff Hughes

      Third

    Very highly commended
    Morning Light on the River by Margaret Rushton, Winter Sheep in a Blizzard by Les Beardmore
    Highly commended
    Morning Warning by John Coe, Alone With Her Thoughts by Tony Cartwright
    Commended
    At The Going Down of the Sun by Nigel Spooner, Dog Otter by Nigel Spooner, Chalking Up by Les Beardmore, Resting on the Deck by Sue George
  • Open Competition Black & White/Mono/Infra Red - Projected

    Thursday, 5 November, 2015
    Projected competition

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    • All at Sea
      by Mat Gennard

      First

    • The Weight Lifter
      by Les Beardmore

      Second

    • A Steely Stare
      by John Coe

      Third

    Very highly commended
    Classical Calla Lily by Kevin Burton, Shaking Dog by Bernard Beech, Mountain Hare by John Coe
    Highly commended
    Lone Birch Tree at Buttermere by Cliff Hughes, Negotiating Gate 10 by Bernard Beech
    Commended
    The 1940s Store Cupboard by David Graham, Portrait of a King by John Coe, Full Speed Ahead by Tony Kinder, Underneath The Arches by Mike Farmer, Spider's Web Roof Structure by Doreen Graham, Flying High by Les Beardmore, Reminiscing by Margaret Rushton
  • Themed Competition - Projected - "The Colour Blue"

    Thursday, 19 November, 2015
    Projected competition

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    • A Drive Through The Bluebells
      by Ray Baddeley

      First

    • Strike A Light
      by Clare Beech

      Second

    • Blue Lagoon
      by Clare Beech

      Third

    Very highly commended
    Cornflowers by Sue George, Blue Emerging by Sue George, The Shop With The Bottle by Mike Farmer
    Highly commended
    Kingfisher by Tony Kinder, Bluebell by Glyn George
    Commended
    Gilded Seat With Blue Damask Upholstery by John Saner, Blue Crocus by John Wakefield, Being Looked At By Mike Farmer, Still Life With Blueberries by Margaret Rushton,
  • Macro Competition - Projected

    Thursday, 10 December, 2015
    Projected competition

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    • Grass Seed Heads
      by Clare Beech

      First

    • Spider's Jewellery
      by David Graham

      Second

    • Sundew Unfurling
      by Doreen Graham

      Third

    Very highly commended
    Great Crested Newt Tadpole by Cliff Beardmore, Violet Ground Beetle by Bernard Beech, Brimstone Feeding On Lavender by David Graham
    Highly commended
    Sharpening, The Old Fashioned Way by Kevin Burton, Tortoiseshell Butterfly by Glyn George, Snowdrops by Sue George, Hoverfly Emerging From Balsam by Cliff Beardmore, Sunlit Amberdroplets by Elaine Burns
    Commended
    Snug As A Bug by John Coe, Who's Watching Who by Elaine Burns, Mould on Apricot by David Graham, Light Patterns by Tony Cartwright, False Widow Spider by Glyn George
  • "Major" Competition - Projected - Landscape

    Thursday, 7 January, 2016
    Projected competition

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    • Blea Tarn
      by Cliff Hughes

      First

    • Early Morning, Rudyard Lake
      by Cliff Beardmore

      Second

    • Monsall Weir Frost
      by Cliff Hughes

      Third

    Very highly commended
    Dream Sands by Matt Gennard, Buttermere Dawn by Cliff Hughes
    Highly commended
    Autumn Glow by Tony Cartwright, Dusk At Capel Curig by Cliff Hughes
    Commended
    Snow At Wicklow by David Graham, Trees Under A Cloud by Tony Cartwright, Countryside Blanketed In Snow by Kevin Burton, Jurassic Coast Fossil Hunters by Bernard Beech
  • "Major" Competition - Print - Natural History

    Thursday, 21 January, 2016
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    • Ptarmigan
      by Ken Tate

      First

    • Hadada on Perch
      by John Coe

      Second

    • Puffins
      by Chris Sherratt

      Third

    Very highly commended
    On The Prowl by John Coe, Crested Barbet by John Coe
    Highly commended
    Whitethroat With Caterpillar by Ken Tate, Bumble Bee on Scabious by Sue George
    Commended
    Fallow Deer Rut by Tony Cartwright, Safe With Mum by Cliff Hughes, Grey Seal With Mother by Bernard Beech, Grey Heron by Chris Sherratt
  • "Major" Competition - Projected - Miscellaneous

    Thursday, 4 February, 2016
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    • Washday Blues
      by Bernard Beech

      First

    • Cranes At Sunset
      by Doreen Graham

      Second

    • It's Mine!
      by Kevin Burton

      Third

    Very highly commended
    Fighting It Out by Cliff Hughes, Grass Seed Heads by Clare Beech, Blue Lagoon by Clare Beech
    Highly commended
    The Room by Matt Gennard, 13, Unlucky For Some by Cliff Hughes
    Commended
    Peas In A Pod by Jane Clewes, Reminiscing by Margaret Rushton, The Last Bend by Glyn George, Fighting To Stay Upright by Cliff Hughes, Enthusiast's Car by Kevin Burton
  • "Major" Competition - Print - Landscape

    Thursday, 18 February, 2016
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    • Daybreak At Buttermere
      by Cliff Hughes

      First

    • Lumsdale Waterfall
      by Bernard Beech

      Second

    • Naddle Valley and Helvelyn
      by Chris Sherratt

      Third

    Very highly commended
    Just One More Sandcastle Please by Kevin Burton, Autumn Dawn In Tuscany by Chris Sherratt
    Highly commended
    Last Light by Kath Poole, Belvedere Farmhouse by Chris Sherratt, Majestic Parkhouse by Cliff Hughes
    Commended
    Castlerigg Stone Circle by Elaine Burns, Sea Mist Across The Bay by Margaret Rushton, Moorland Cottage by Bernard Beech, The Last Straw by Kevin Burton, Towpath Scene by Bernard Beech
  • "Major" Competition - Projected - Natural History

    Thursday, 3 March, 2016
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    • Gatekeeper
      by Clare Beech

      First

    • Spotted Hyena Enjoying Wildebeast Carcass
      by John Coe

      Second

    • Male Great Crested Newt
      by Cliff Beardmore

      Third

    Very highly commended
    Redpoll Feeding by Ken Tate, Sea Nettle Monterey Bay by Elaine Burns, Violet Ground Beetle by Bernard Beech
    Highly commended
    Red Deer by Clare Beech, Squirrel and Nut by John Coe, Grey Seal by Ken Tate
    Commended
    Common Newt Feeding on Frog Spawn Bed and Wasp Spider Showing Stabilimentum by David Graham, Hawksbill Turtle-Alan Jones, Little Bee-Eater-John Coe, Osprey Catching Trout-Chris Sherratt, Barrel Jellyfish-Margaret Rushton, Close Encounter-Ken Tate
  • "Major" Competition - Print - Miscellaneous

    Thursday, 24 March, 2016
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    • Pyrotechnics -Alton Towers
      by Dave Graham

      First

    • Dear John
      by Bernard Beech

      Second

    • Master of Sustain - Carlos Santana
      by Cliff Hughes

      Third

    Very highly commended
    Cornflowers by Sue George
    Highly commended
    Modern Art by Margaret Rushton, Wilfy by Cliff Hughes
    Commended
    Through The Window by Kath Poole, James Egan [South Africa] 1000 Superstock by Cliff Hughes
  • Competition - Print - Best of the Rest

    Thursday, 14 April, 2016
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    • Fallow Deer Foraging
      by Sue George

      First

    • Juvenile Peregrine Falcons at Play
      by Glyn George

      Second

    • Placid Water
      by Glyn George

      Third

    Very highly commended
    Fox Resting on Garden Decking by Sue George
    Highly commended
    Blue Emerging by Sue George, London by Night by Doreen Graham
    Commended
    Sparks Will Fly by Kevin Burton, Road To Hell by Clare Beech, Blue Tit With Caterpillar by Glyn George
  • Competition - Projected - Best of the Rest

    Thursday, 14 April, 2016
    Projected competition

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    • Osprey Catching Trout
      by Chris Sherratt

      First

    • Goldfinch on Teazel
      by Dave White

      Second

    • Roaring Red Deer Stag
      by Chris Sherratt

      Third

    Very highly commended
    Barrel Jellyfish by Margaret Rushton
    Highly commended
    Windowsill Blooms by Margaret Rushton, Spotlight on a Tulip by Sue George
    Commended
    Hoverfly on Ragwort by Margaret Rushton, Racing Blue by Lesley Lomas, Kingfisher by Dave White

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