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
HCJim McCartanWoodland Squirrel
HCTony ChiversPalladium Bridge And Gothic Temple
`CChris BaldwinYou Could Have Moved
`CJim McCartanIs There Something On My Head

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

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

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
HCJeff YoungmanBloxham Church
HCMiles CrisellFine Lady, Butchers Row Flats
HCJeff YoungmanRide A Cock Horse
HCJeff YoungmanBanbury Cross

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

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

Print Competition No 1 Season 2021-2022

On Monday September 27th Banbury Camera Club held its first Print Competition of the new season. Because of reduced membership following lockdown entries were fewer than usual. This led to the decision for member Chris Baldwin being asked to be judge. The results were as follows.

Print Competition No1 – 2021-09-27 : Print Colour Open

1Jeff YoungmanWild Fox Portrait4
2Barrie WoodBraving the Sea Mist3
3Tony ChiversStar Gazer Lilly2
HCMike KirbySt Ives1
HCMike KirbyDragon Fly1
`CJohn ButtressFairground Attraction1
`CDiana GambleIt’s Mine1
`CJohn CredlandPiccadilly Fall Out1

Print Competition No1 – 2021-09-27 : Print Mono Open

1Jeff YoungmanCloisters Gloucester Cathedral4
2Robin WilliamsThe Long Walk3
3Roy TholeLog Pile2

Battle against Stratford Photo Group

A Pair Of Finches

On Tuesday 4th May 2021 Banbury Camera Club competed in a photographic inter-club battle with Stratford Photo Group. The Judge was Dave Tucker.

This competition has been run annually for 7 years. It is normally a print competition but unfortunately as this year’s competition took place on-line it had to be a digital images competition.

The results (with points out of 20) are as follows:

1. BanburyWet Race Day
Gareth Morgan
2. StratfordClear Symmetry
Cliff Armstrong
3. BanburyView from the back
Lynne Hooper
4. StratfordCanal Walk
David P Howard
Lynne Hooper
6. StratfordHunting Companions
Dick Prior
Tony Chivers
8. StratfordHolley Resting
Doug Watson
Tony Chivers
10. StratfordScarce Chasers in Cop
Jill Dyson Orme
11. BanburySTORM FORCE
Gareth Morgan
12. StratfordPower at Sea
Mary Kirkby
13. BanburyRe-Tyred
Charles Binns
14. StratfordAll Shopped Out
Michael Robertson Smith
15. BanburyRe-gaining Independence
Paul Raynor
16. StratfordWeaver
Paul Tomlinson
J Taylor
18. StratfordDo you do Piercing
Phil Welch
19. BanburyPromenade du Paillon – Nice
Jamie Bodley-Scott
20. StratfordApproaching Storm, Orford Ness
Cliff Armstrong
21. BanburyPathos
Mike Kirby
22. StratfordJurassic Coast
David P Howard
23. BanburyMy Crowning Glory
Helene Boily
24. StratfordSeaside Resort
Dick Prior
Barry Boswell
26. StratfordTrigger
Michael Robertson Smith
27. BanburyHere Comes The Rain Again
Gareth Morgan
28. StratfordTea Plantation
Paul Tomlinson
29. BanburyGOING UP
Jamie Bodley-Scott
30. StratfordMetropolis
Phil Welch
Charles Binns
32. StratfordChemist’s Shop
Cliff Armstrong
33. BanburyChateau Impney Hill Climb
Jane Jarvis
34. StratfordUnderneath the Arches
David P Howard
35. BanburyALMOST GOT IT
Chris Baldwin
36. StratfordTavn Bogd Autumn
Dick Prior
37. BanburyA Pair Of Finches
Barry Boswell
38. StratfordCity by Night
Phil Welch
39. BanburyA Clash Of Eagles
Barry Boswell
40. StratfordWinner’s Prize
Dick Prior

Digital Photography Competition No.4

But I Don't Like Getting Wet Mum

On Monday 12th April, Banbury Camera Club held a Digital photography competition. Members had submitted images: either Colour and Monochrome in advance. This is the fourth regular competition of the 2020-2021 season and took place on-line over Zoom.

Winners in the regular competitions accumulate points towards winning The F-Stop, Tony Grice, or Bodicote Trophies. The Annual and the Walford and Round competitions are additional and do not accumulate points. This year in the absence of print competitions, points are awarded for digital images and will lead to the award of trophies later in the season.

Joining us on-line, the guest judge was Peter Cox. The results were as follows.

PDI – 2021-04-12 : PDI Colour Open

1Derek LaneBut I Don't Like Getting Wet Mum4
2Barry BoswellA Long Cool Drink3
3Gareth MorganKaleidoscope2
HCJohn ButtressMorning Dew1
HCDerek LaneWinter Visitor1

PDI – 2021-04-12 : PDI Mono Open

1Lynne HooperOlivia4
2Jamie Bodley-ScottAarhus Harbour3
3Andrew SpackmanRaskolnikov In Prague?2
HCJeff YoungmanNave, Worcester Cathedral1

The next meeting on April 26th will be a Members’ Evening – 10 images in 10 minutes. Members invited to fill a 10 minute slot with their own images – anything goes: favourite pictures, recent walks or travels, experiments under lockdown, messing with photoshop, etc. 

Digital Photography Competition No.2

On Monday 30th November, Banbury Camera Club held a Digital photography competition. Members had submitted images: either Colour and Monochrome in advance. This is the second competition of the 2020-2021 season and took place on-line over Zoom.

Joining us on-line, the guest judge was Alan Edwards. The results were as follows. This year in the absence of print competitions, points are awarded for digital images and will lead to the award of trophies later in the season.

PDI – 2020-11-30 : PDI Colour Open

1Lynne HooperTulip On The Move4
2Gareth MorganTowanroath Mine3
3John HallUp and Away2
HCBarry BoswellLunch for a Kestral1
HCMichael GreenwayAutumn Colour1
HCDerek LaneLend Me an Ear1
`CChris BaldwinFlower Lady1
`CJohn ButtressFloral Paintbox1
`CKeeran BrabazonSolitary Confinement1
`CJeff YoungmanThe Chase is On1

PDI – 2020-11-30 : PDI Mono Open

1Gareth MorganHere Comes the Rain Again4
2Jamie Bodley-ScottGoing Up3
3John TaylorRainy Day in Paris2
HCMike KirbyLockdown Stroll1
HCJohn ButtressDell Boy1
`CCharles BinnsYewTree Pinhole1
`CCharles BinnsFlyover1

The next meeting will be held on Monday December 14 when guest speaker – Jerry Webb will present a talk entitled “Mono photography with an edge”. Full details of how to participate in our Zoom Meetings are sent out to members by email.

This video of the competition has been published for your enjoyment.

On-line Digital Competition No. 1

On Monday 5th October Banbury Camera Club held an On-line Digital photography competition. Members had submitted 50 images in 2 categories Colour and Monochrome in advance This is the first competition of the new season (starting in September).

Joining us on-line, the guest judge was Colin Mill from New City Photographic Society in Milton Keynes. The results were as follows with links to the images.

As we’re unable to hold any print competitions this year, it has been decided to award points for winning images in on-line competitions. These are shown in the results below.

On-line 1 – 2020-10-05 : PDI Colour Open

1Lynne HooperView from the back4
2Jane JarvisChateau Impney Hill Climb3
3Jamie Bodley-ScottPromenade du Paillon - Nice2
HCBarry BoswellFeeding Gulls1
HCAndrew SpackmanOne way only, Oxford1
HCChris BaldwinBuried In Berries1
`CTony ChiversTranslucent Alstroemeria1
`CMiles CrisellWatlington Hill Red Kite1
`CDerek LaneA good hare day1

On-line 1 – 2020-10-05 : PDI Mono Open

2Gareth MorganBefore the tide3
3Mike KirbyPathos2
HCGraham OsgoodCastlerigg Stones, evening1
`CJeff YoungmanInterior, Worcester Cathedral1
`CTony ChiversMono Abstract1
1Charles BinnsGlacier Bay0
HCCharles BinnsRe-Tyred0

Two images by Charles Binns – Glacier Bay and Re-Tyred – were duo toned. This “Officially” places them into the colour section. They were however judged as mono images in the competition. It has therefore been decided (at Charles’ suggestion) that points are not awarded for them on this occasion.

The next meeting will be Your questions answered – 19th October. This is an opportunity for members to ask questions on any aspect of photography and have it answered and explained in depth with practical demonstration where appropriate. Although questions may be taken on the night, to avoid disappointment please will members submit their questions to Barry Boswell asap.