Hasn’t the year flown by? Here we are about to finish up and another BPC Annual Exhibition has been run.
It’s been a busy year, with competitions, critique, some memorable workshops, outings and a new calendar. Full credit to all those who get stuck in and make every evening happen – the folk who set up chairs, the tables, the screen, the supper, the print stands – and then tidy it all up afterwards. Without your involvement it wouldn’t happen every fortnight and maximise our enjoyment.
So on to the Annual Exhibition. Like last year, we took the judging out of the meeting programme, collated the numbers and presented the results. Our thanks to our 3 panel judges – Joy Lee-Archer, Gary Secombe and John Williamson who carefully and efficiently scored our best images. Our thanks also to Jenny & Mark Pedlar for hosting the judging (and a great supper to go with it). Mark Pedlar then organised the certificates (again – thanks Mark) and a programme whilst Julie Goulter had trophies engraved.
On the actual awards night, we had an excellent turnout (I counted 43), with judges Gary Secombe and John Williamson in attendance along with several guests (like an ex-President, a few former club members and a partner or two) and many members filling the room comfortably. John Williamson liked us so much he joined our merry band as a member. Welcome!
President Ashley Hoff and Secretary Julie Goulter officiated to hand out the awards – Ashley getting RSI from signing all the award certificates and spots in his vision from the flash :)
JV Spick Chemist Award for Album Prints
Blackwood Photographic Club Award for Colour Prints
Blackwood Times Award for Mono Prints
Photographic Wholesalers Award for Projected Images
Congratulations to everyone who participated – and challenged each of us to try that little harder over the year.
The Annual Exhibition itself had some inspiring images to stimulate us. The full selection of digital images are presented below – click on any one to go into the slide show for a full size view.
And now for the Annual Exhibition Award winners – drum roll please………
Edge Malpas Award for Album Prints
|2nd||Helen Whitford||Parrot Fashion|
|3rd||Jo Tabe||Strike a Pose|
|Merit||Helen Whitford||Fun with Pebbles|
Mal Klopp Award for Colour Prints
|2nd||Jo Tabe||A Quick Snack|
|3rd||Jo Tabe||Left to the Weather|
|Merit||Jo Tabe||Mixed Emotions|
I’ve Been Framed Award for Monochrome Prints
|2nd||Jo Tabe||Standing Proud 2|
|3rd||Helen Whitford||Going for It|
|Merit||Helen Whitford||Let’s Stick Together|
Hutt Street Photos Award for Projected Images
|Mother and Child|
|2nd||Jo Tabe||River Contrasts|
|3rd||Ashley Hoff||Not the Messiah|
|Merit||Kerry Malec||Pacific Coast Iris|
WEA Australian Landscape Trophy
This time, even though the awards were dominated by those with a J or H as their first initial, other letters of the alphabet made an appearance! Well done to K, G and A for getting in the mix.
I’ve created a summary of the final scores from the big spreadsheet that you can download for those that like numbers. For those who prefer it, we also have Mark’s official BPC Annual Catalogue.
So what of that other award – the Bill Templar Award for services to the club over the last 12 months? It came down to a secret ballot vote between two people – Julie Goulter and Chris Schultz and was awarded to…….. Chris Schultz…. Hey! That’s me :) . I’m pretty humbled by that and appreciate your support. Thank you all.
Finally, after all the awards, celebration of our work and sharing in the fun, the evening finished with a supper of assorted goodies, viewing of the all the images, a lot of chat and supplemented again by Ron’s pizza!
Here’s a few photos of the award winners to finish (and yes – some faces just keep coming back :D )
Thanks again to our sponsors and everyone for taking part.
Next year promises to be interesting again with a new Novice only competition, some changes to the Peer Review nights and more interesting speakers.
Oh – and while you’re waiting for 2015 – anyone interested in the 31 Day Challenge for December? It’ll be on again – just post your images with the day number in the Flickr group.
Roll on 2015!