The year has gone
The comps are done
The judges scored
Awards were won!
The Annual Exhibition on Thursday November 22nd saw a great turn-out of members and guests to celebrate the year of photographic endeavour, learning, friendship and achievement that was Blackwood Photographic Club in 2013.
The club could not function without a huge effort from those willing to be involved, from our new President, Ashley Hoff, who did an admirable job of hosting his first Annual, previous President Chris Schultz who put enormous energy into ably guiding us through the greater portion of 2013, to all the members who help with setting up and taking down of equipment, organising supper etc., and of course, all who bravely fronted up to the judges with images for competition.
One person who has gone above and beyond the call was James Allan who was awarded the Bill Templar Award for 2013. James has put an enormous amount of time and effort into arranging outings throughout the year where many members have shared their knowledge, honed their skills and made new friends. He has collated and edited Camera Clips where he has gathered and written a range of interesting articles and shared images from the outings. He also put together another fabulous calendar, sourcing images from as many members as possible to make it a truly representative and inclusive showcase of the club’s work.
Thanks to Lydia Strutton AAPS, (SAPF Secretary) and Andy Smylie, AAPS, AFIAP, who judged our images earlier on November 9th, and to Lydia for returning on Thursday night where she was roped into presenting the awards. As for the results of the Annual Exhibition competition, it seems you had to have a name beginning with J or H to rank in the top images. Congratulations to James, Jo, John, Jenny, Jim, Heather and Helen for placings! (Sympathies to those whose names do not begin with J or H!) To all who entered the Annual and also the regular competitions through-out the year, thank-you and congratulations on a great effort! Regardless of scores and awards, it is you the photographers who courageously present images, knowing that the judging is incredibly subjective, knowing that not everyone will ‘get’ what you were trying to achieve, knowing that you are still learning and experimenting with camera and post-processing techniques, knowing that your printer might not be giving you the results you thought you had, knowing that you might feel ‘shot down’ or go home on a high because something you did struck a chord with someone, it is YOU who make the competitions and who make the club what it is!
Here are the Trophy Winners and a few of the other certificate recipients that were present
Annual Exhibition Competition Results
|1st Hutt St Photos Award||Jo Tabe||More from Wana|
|2nd||Heather Connolly||April Fog|
|3rd||John Vidgeon||Waiting for a Grub|
|Merit||James Allan||Hanging Rock|
|WEA Landscape Tropy||Jo Tabe||More from Wana|
|1st I’ve Been Framed Award||Helen Whitford||Hello There|
|2nd||Helen Whitford||Nice Kitty|
|1st Mal Klopp Award||Helen Whitford||King of Beasts|
|2nd||Jim McKendry||Bird of Paradise|
|3rd||Jenny Pedlar||Island Boats|
|Merit||Jenny Pedlar||That’s where I left Them!|
|Merit||Jo Tabe||Portland Lighthouse|
|1st||Jo Tabe||Just a Donkey|
|2nd||James Allan||Eric’s Frypan|
|3rd||Helen Whitford||Dewy Cactus|
|Merit||James Allan||Mallee Buds|
Annual Aggregate Results
|1st||Photographic Wholesalers Award||Helen Whitford|
|1st||Blackwood Times Award||James Allan|
|1st||Blackwood Photo Club Award||Helen Whitford|
|1st||JV Spick Award||Helen Whitford|