Martin Avery Digital Print Competition

Martin Currie - Martin Avery Selection
Gallery of the NCPS entry

Eight North Cheshire members were amongst the thirty three members of the audience for this competition held on Wed 18th November 2009 at Southport. No doubt the dire warnings of extreme weather put off some intending attendees, though in the event there was no rain, just blustery winds.

The Chairman of the Southport Digital Imaging Group, Bernard Longley ARPS, welcomed the visitors and the judge for the evening, Christine Widdall DPAGB AFIAP. Digital images had been requested in advance and were projected on a screen as the judge considered each image. As is almost the norm nowadays, the judge commented on the high standard of the prints, which would be marked out of 20. Christine considered and commented on each print in turn, retaining ten of them for further consideration. The meeting started at 8.00pm with a refreshment break at a little before 9.00pm. Southport did the visitors proud, ascertaining if we would prefer tea or coffee as we signed in, and providing sandwiches and cakes in abundance.

Once the scores were in, we waited in nervous anticipation as the scorers attempted to get the software to reveal the totals. Several failed attempts only served to heighten the tension. Eventually, the computer made the following announcement:

Results

1st Southport PS

206

2nd North Cheshire PS

199

3rd St Helens

191

4th S. Liverpool PS

190

5= SLIC

189

S Manchester

Christine presented the plaque to South Manchester's representative for the winning image, and the special trophy containing Martin Avery's Gold medals, to Southport.

North Cheshire Results

1

Duplicity

Geoff Robinson

19

2

Meeting Place

John Garner

16

3

Misty Dawn

Jackie Robinson

16

4

Puffin - Isle of Lunga

Alan Saunders

17

5

Hellibore

Jonathan Bawden

15

6

Reflection

Martin Currie

17

7

Singing in the Street

Barry Pearson

16

8

Old & New – Hong Kong Harbour

Paula Martin

16

9

Wartime Gossip

Geoff Robinson

17

10

Lines & Curves

Graham Johnston

16

11

Courtyard Tree

Dorothy Redford

16

12

Aldburgh Fisherman

Gordon Robson

18

Bill Chadband