L&CPU Projected Digital Image Knock-Out Competition

Jackie Robinson - Spire in the Mist
Gallery of our selection;
photo by Jackie Robinson

The PDI KO competition, which has replaced the slide KO, took place on Saturday 28th November and was hosted by Rochdale & District CC in Rochdale. Joyce Streets, Jon Allanson and myself were part of the capacity audience.

Clubs had been invited to submit 8 images, 7 to be judged and the 8th to be used as a tie break if necessary. The event proved popular, with 37 clubs participating, so only the first 5 images from each club were in fact projected and judged. This still presented the judge, Brian Parkes FRPS EFIAP from the Yorkshire area, with 185 images to asses. In the first round, the judge talked about each image and eliminated around 80. Later rounds, the competition went to 8, were fast with the judge simply indicating “Keep” or “Reject”. We lost “Storm Warning Morcambe Bay” by Ian Bramham and “Spire in the Mist” by Jackie Robinson in the first round. Round 2 left us without further loss, but our remaining three images, “Street Surfer” by Dorothy Redford, “Nicola” and “Duplicity” by Geoff Robinson, all fell in round 3.

Wigan 10 won convincingly with 30 points, second was Western (IoM) PS with 21. NCPS with 11 points shared 16th position. The full results are posted on the L&CPU website. The trophy for the best image went to Steven Pepper who we were told has been a member of Crewe PS for less than a year.

The judging together with the introduction, sundry L&CPU business including presentation of three PAGB Awards, a refreshment break, drawing the raffle and a short presentation of the winning club’s images by Ed Roper with explanation of their origin, were completed in just under three hours.

Roger Dye

L&CPU Digital Projected Images (PDI) Knockout: PDF: Club Scores | PDF: Individual Images

Points Club
30 Wigan 10 Foto Club
21 Western Photographic Society
19 Hoylake Photographic Society
16 Southport Photographic Society
15 Bolton Digital PS
Stockport Photographic Society
14 South Manchester Camera Club
St.Helens Camera Club
13 Crewe Photographic Society
Kirkby P S
12 Burnley Camera Club
Bury Photographic Society
Davyhulme Camera Club
Hassra Fylde Photographic Society
Wigan Photographic Society
11 Birkenhead PA
Chapel-en-le Frith CC
North Cheshire Photographic Societ
Preston Photographic Society
Rochdale & Dist Camera Club
10 Altrincham & Hale Photographic Society
Lytham St Annes Photographic Society
Morecambe Photographic Society
Oldham Photographic Society
9 Atherton & District APS
Chorley Photographic Society
Heswall Photographic Society
8 Bispham PS
Halton Photographic Society
Leyland Photographic Society
Nelson Camera Club
Ormskirk CC
Warrington & District Camera Club
7 Padiham & District P S
6 Bolton Camera Club
5 Garstang Camera Club
Warrington Photographic Society