2017 Photo Competition Results

By Cathi Grainger

The winners of the first branch Summer Photographic Competition were announced at our Monthly Meeting on Wednesday 11 October following a slideshow of all the entries. Many thanks to all those who took part and congratulations to those who saw off the opposition!

A total of 51 entries were received and these were judged by professional photographer Phil Hutchinson.

The results, in each of the three categories, were as follows.


Keith Howell – BUILDINGS – Torquay ferris wheel

Winner – Keith Howell for “Ferris Wheel”

Phil said, “The very clear, sharp image managed to capture a good composition with few cropping or exposure issues.”

Highly commended – Fraser Parsons   “Beach Huts”

Highly commended – Trevor Owen      “Bembridge Lifeboat Station”

See all the entries in the Buildings category.


Clive Bartram – LANDSCAPES – dog

Winner – Clive Bartram for “Dog”

Phil said, “This was a classic landscape composition and technically well executed.”

Highly commended – Trevor Owen for “Staithes Seascape”

Highly commended – Clive Bartram for “Hang Glider”

See all the entries in the Landscapes category.


Margaret Owen – PEOPLE – sunglasses

Winner – Margaret Owen for “Sunglasses”

Phil said, “This had been a difficult decision as all photos exhibited the typical problems of portrait composition.  ‘Sunglasses’ looks to have captured the essence of the happy child and will go on to become a cherished family memory.

Highly commended – Fraser Parsons for “Art Gallery”

Highly commended – Clive Bartram for “Thirsty Work”

See all the entries in the People category.

So, the benchmark has been set. Get practising for 2018!