Our Awards and Presentation Dinner at The Winking Man proved to be a very successful evening. Our guest for the evening - Peter E Cheetham - selected the two best images (and runner up) in print and pdi from the top 3 placed images from each competition, as well as presenting all the trophies. As can be seen from the photograph, David Travis had a very successful night! In addition to winning the Print League table, Major Landscape in both Print and PDI and the themed print competition "Urban", he also received the Brian Ross Award for the most 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed images in Open and Landscape. Peter chose David's "Old Couple of Semer Water" as the Print of the Year, with Kevin Burton's "Swallowtail" the runner up. The PDI Image of the year went to Tony Cartwright for "Remembering". and David was runner up with "Llandwyn Island Sunset".
An additional award this year also went to David - a member had kindly donated next year's membership subscription to the winner of the best Members Gallery on the Club's website. Peter chose David's gallery due to the quality and variety of images shown.
Congratulations to all the other award winners - Cliff Hughes who was runner up in the Print League and won the Major Open, Ken Tate who won major Natural History Print and Adam Geary and Tony Cartwright who won Black & White and Best of the Rest respectively.
In the PDI Competitions, Kevin Burton was the League WInner, also winning Major Natural History, Len Claydon was the runner up in the League, and also won the Major Open. Paul Matthews won the Lowther Cup for his stunning macro "Fly Portrait" and Adam Geary, Cliff Hughes and Joe Tate all were awarded trophies for their success in Themed pdi "People", PDI Black & White, and PDI Best of the Rest.
Ken Tate was awarded the Mick Johnson Trophy as the most successful Natural History photographer of the year.
The final award of the evening "Club Member of the Year" (always awarded to a non Committee Member) went to Mary Emery for her work behind the scenes.