Jack Keen Cup Competition 16 May 2022

The Jack Keen Cup is a competition for members who haven’t achieved a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in any competition during the year. The Judge was our own member John Credland . The results are as follows and images are available to view online for images scoring Highly Commended or better.

Jack keen Competition – 2022-05-16 : PDI Colour Open

1John ButtressMedia City
2John ButtressBluebell Woods ICM
HCRebecca BoasmanMouse
HCJohn ButtressInner Secrets Of A Tulip
HCSteve GoldGo green
HCDave DugganCeiling Tewksbury Abbey
HCColin PointerHumming Bird Moth
HCDave DugganSpring Blossom and Fly
`CCharlotte BishopGlencoe
`CColin PointerOne Giant Leap
`CColin PointerLazing On A Sunday Afternoon
`CCharlotte BishopMirror in Time
`CCharlotte BishopAqua Vitae
`CJohn ButtressMagnolia Campbellii At Hidcote

Annual Print Competitions 2022

The Annual Print Competitions (One for Colour and one for Monochrome) too place on 4th April 2022. The Judge was Alan Taberer from IMAGEZ Camera  Club in Aylesbury.

The Wordsworth Cup for the best monochrome print and the Alcan Shield for the best colour print in the Annual Competition will be awarded to the winner of each competition. Awards will be made following our AGM on 23rd May.

Annual Print Competition 2022 – 2022-04-04 : Print Colour Open

1Miles CrisellOverflow
2Jeff YoungmanWild Fox
3John CredlandThe Last Supper
HCTony ChiversPalladium Bridge And Gothic Temple
HCJim McCartanWoodland Squirrel
`CJim McCartanIs There Something On My Head
`CChris BaldwinYou Could Have Moved

Annual Print Competition 2022 – 2022-04-04 : Print Mono Open

1Jeff YoungmanTiger Portrait
2Miles CrisellA Very Fine Lady
3John CredlandLate Night Diner
HCBarrie WoodFirst Light Geirangerfjord
HCJeff YoungmanCloisters, Gloucester Cathedral
HCJohn ButtressDel Boy
`CChris BaldwinBig Cats Under Stress
`CMiles CrisellAre They Mushrooms
`CRoy TholePistons

Alan Sergeant Trophy Competition 2022

The Alan Sargeant Trophy printed Images competition took place on Monday 14th March 2022. The set subject for this competition is Banbury and around in recognition of Alan’s work on the Images of Banbury collection. The judge was Barry Taylor a long time past member of Banbury Camera Club. Results are here.

Alan Sargeant Trophy – 2022-03-14 : Print Open Banbury

1Don WalkerBanbury Churchyard
2Miles CrisellA Very Fine Lady
3Miles CrisellCleaning up in Butchers Row
HCMiles CrisellFine Lady, Butchers Row Flats
HCJeff YoungmanRide A Cock Horse
HCJeff YoungmanBanbury Cross
HCJeff YoungmanBloxham Church

CACC Championship Day – Sunday 13th March 2022

CACC Championship entry

A report by Chris Baldwin our External Competition Secretary

The return of this day after the removal of Covid restrictions was a rather low scale affair. It was held at a new venue for the event: the Chiltern Lifestyle Centre in Amersham. The audience consisted of 8 people running the event, three judges and 29 paying attendees, well down – about a third of previous years.

The three judges each had a voting pad awarding 2, 3, 4 or 5 marks to an entry. They viewed each image for about 10 seconds then voted. There was no spoken appraisal, only the title read out by one of the organisers. In the second part, whilst the judges viewed the prints, a PDI of the image was projected onto a large screen. This enabled the judging to proceed very quickly. The viewing and scoring of the 270 PDI images took 45 minutes. In each half the scoring was followed by the selection by the judges of their personal choice of best in the competition. It was ended by announcements of these choices and the club results. The print competition took place after a 25 minute break for refreshments and this time the viewing and scoring was over in 35 minutes – 195 prints.

In the PDIs, Banbury’s best scores were 13 marks for Gareth Morgan’s “Wet Race Day” and Chris Baldwin’s “Mr Grumpy”. Twelve marks went to Derek Lane’s “Lend Me An Ear” and Chris Baldwin’s “Almost Got It”. Eleven marks were awarded to Derek Lane’s “Feel The Silence”, Gareth Morgan’s “Here Comes The Rain”, Michael Greenway’s “Black Star Riders” and Jane Jarvis’s “Iced Iris”. I had been forced to shorten Michael’s title as it was longer than the competition allowed (Black Star Riders Featuring Scott Gorham and Ricky Warwick). At the end the club came a rather disappointing 16th out of 18 clubs, gaining a total of 160 marks. Watford won with Amersham and Oxford tying for 2nd place.

For the prints competition, club’s officials had to arrive at the venue by 12:30 pm with their entry – a box of 15 prints. Labels had been previously sent to the clubs detailing each print’s title with a position for the score to be added. The organisers then took one print from each pile to make up a round in the competition of 13 prints for the 13 clubs taking part. At the end of the competition the organisers had restored the piles of prints so that each club official could return home with them. Any prints scoring 13 or over from the fifteen available marks were retained by the CACC to provide a pool of entries for the national annual competition (organised by the PAGB). I returned with a print of Diana Gamble’s that had been retained in 2019, the last time the event was held before Covid.

In the prints competition Banbury faired much better. Thirteen marks was awarded to Chris Baldwin’s “Barbary Lion Emerging” and it was retained. Twelve marks went to Diana Gamble’s “It’s Mine”, Jim McCartan’s “Is There Something On my Head?” plus his “Woodland Squirrel”, Jeff Youngman’s “Wild Fox Portrait” and Chris Baldwin’s “Defending The Kill”. Eleven marks went to Jeff Youngman’s “Choir, Gloucester Cathedral”, Chris Baldwin’s “Still Keeping The Tea Warm” and Michael Butterworth’s “Gabrielle”. The club total was 163 marks which gained it a very creditable 9th equal place which is higher than we can remember from previous years. Watford won this event, as well, with Amersham and Maidenhead tying for 2nd place.

Banbury Camera Club’s entries to both the Projected and the Print competitions are shown below.

More information about the Chilterns Association of Camera Clubs (CACC), its events and competitions can be seen on The CACC Website.

CACC Print Champs – 2022-03-13 : Print Open Open

Chris BaldwinBarbary Lion Emerging
Jim McCartanWoodland Squirrel
Jim McCartanIs There Something on My Head
Michael ButterworthNile Rogers
Chris BaldwinDefending the Kill
Miles CrisellOverflow
Diana GambleIt`s Mine
Chris BaldwinStill Keeping the Tea Warm
John ButtressDel Boy
Les HughesReflection
Jeff YoungmanWild Fox Portrait
Jeff YoungmanChoir Gloucester Cathedral
Jeff YoungmanStanding with Giants
Miles CrisellAutumn in the Water
Michael ButterworthGabrielle

CACC Projected Champs – 2022-03-13 : PDI Open Open

John ButtressFloral Paintbox and Brushes
Derek LaneLend me an Ear
Michael GreenwayBlack Star Riders
Jane JarvisChateau Impney Hill Climb
Chris BaldwinAlmost Got It
Chris BaldwinMr Grumpy
Lynne HooperView from the Back
Gareth MorganHere Comes the Rain Again
Miles CrisellMy Fishing Days are Over
Jeff YoungmanQuire Worcester Cathedral
Jane JarvisIced Iris
Derek LaneFeel the Silence
Lynne HooperTulip on the Move
Gareth MorganWet Race Day
Charles BinnsRe-Tyred

Annual PDI Competition 28 Feb 2022


Banbury Camera Club held its Annual Projected Images Competition on 28th February 2022. The Judge was Brian Pere.

Annual PDI – 2022-02-28 : PDI Open Open

1John CredlandPackhorse Bridge
2Miles CrisellEscape from the Canal
3Chris BaldwinWaiting Patiently
HCJeff YoungmanI`m Watching You
HCJim McCartanDusk Windermere
HCTony ChiversM1 North
HCJohn ButtressReflections on Buttermere
HCJeff YoungmanPershore Abbey
`CJeff YoungmanTyger Tyger Burning Bright
`CChris BaldwinBlack Country Museum
`CJohn CredlandShoppers
`CChris BaldwinQueing Up Behind
`CJohn CredlandIt`s a Deal

John Saunders Cup Competition 2022

On Monday 14th February Banbury Camera Club held its John Saunders Cup competition. Entries to this competition comprise a sequence of 3 to 7 printed images. These are mounted on a 40 x 50 board, telling a linked story. The Judge was Colin Mill, BPE2, from New City Photographic Society in Milton Keynes.

The following were given a placing from an excellent group of entries.

John Saunders Cup – 2022-02-14 : Print Colour Open

1Mike KirbyCatching the Frisbee
2Andrew SpackmanOxford Afternoons 2021
3John CredlandOxford People
HCAndrew SpackmanMemories of Alan Sargeant
HCJeff YoungmanCuckoo from Perch to Ground
`CRoy TholeCleaning the Frog

Print Competition No 3 Season 2021-2022


On Monday November 22nd Banbury Camera Club held the third Print Competition of the season. The judge was Sandy Watson from Didcot. Here are the results.

Print Competition No3 – 2022-01-17 : Print Colour Open

1Chris BaldwinDefending The Kill4
2Miles CrisellOverflow3
3Michael ButterworthGabrielle2
HCMiles CrisellAutumn In The Water1
HCJohn CredlandCovid Queue1
HCTony ChiversCyclamen1
`CRoger SolesburyReady For Flight1

Print Competition No3 – 2022-01-17 : Print Mono Open

1Chris BaldwinStill Keeping The Tea Warm4
2John CredlandBodleian Gateway3
3Michael ButterworthNile Rogers2
HCMike KirbyTwo By Two1
`CJohn ButtressDel Boy1
`CJim McCartanHarvington Hall1

Jem Hayward Memorial Competition 2021

The Walford & Round Competition has now become The Jem Hayward/Walford and Round Memorial Set Subject Competition. The two set subjects this year are Food & Drink and
Intentional Camera Movement. The Competition was judged by Katherine and James Hayward in memory of Jem.

Katherine and James Hayward
Katherine and James Hayward choose the winning prints.

The winning prints for each set subject can be seen behind them along with the trophy for the competition and a panel showing a tribute to Jem Hayward. This panel was on show during our annual exhibition.

Food & Drink Set Subject

Winner Gin by Barry Lane – Overall winner
Conference Pears
Fish And Chips In Southwold
Just Made For Each Other
Roll Out The Jelly
The Anonymous World Of Parisian Meringue Making
The Chianti, Please
Time To Plan
On Coney Island NYC

Intentional Camera Movement Set Subject

WinnerTwirls by Diana Gamble
A Path Through The Trees By Miles Crisell
Bluebells In Twisted Wood By John Buttress
Party Animals By John Credland
Poppies By Miles Crisell
Stratford Footbridge By Jim McCartan
Zoom By Diana Gamble

Print Competition No 2 Season 2021-2022

Out To Sea

On Monday November 22nd Banbury Camera Club held the second Print Competition of the season. The judge was Damon Guy from Marlow Camera Club .

Here are the results.

Print Competition No 2 – 2021-11-22 : Print Colour Open

1Les HughesReflection4
1Jim McCartanIs There Someone on my Head4
3Jim McCartanWoodland Squirrel2
HCJohn CredlandStowe Meeting1
HCTony ChiversOn the Vine1
HCMike KirbyPorthlevenen At Low Tide1
HCJeff YoungmanWild Fox Encounter1
`CChris BaldwinBarbary Lion Emerging1
`CJeff YoungmanStanding With Giants1

Print Competition No 2 – 2021-11-22 : Print Mono Open

1Les HughesOut to Sea4
2Roy TholeBarren Trees3