2011 Annual Exhibition & Awards Night (& a little bit of news)
As Ashley mentioned in the last post the Blackwood Photographic Club Annual Exhibition has been run and won.
We had a great selection of entries in all categories, and once again, members entries were of the highest standard. Its a pleasure to view the work that is submitted each year from such a talented group of people. Many thanks to our judges for their great effort, and of course thanks to our scorers, collaters and Mark Pedlar for putting together the award booklet.
Without any further ado, here are the winners and the awards.
Firstly, the Bill Templar Award for 2011 has been awarded to Julie Goulter. Julie’s contribition to the club over many years has been far beyond the call of duty, always with a smile, and this award salutes her enormous contribution to the club. Congratulations Julie!
The slideshow below documents the awards ceremony (thanks to Ray Goulter for taking the photos). Oh – and the guy in the blue shirt that seems to be in every image is just me…. 😆
Over the year, we see many outstanding images – and those with the highest scores in each category are rewarded with the following awards.
Aggregate points awards
Album prints – JV Spick Chemist Award
|1st||Jo Tabe||220 points|
|2nd||James Allan||211 points|
|3rd||Heather Connolly||197 points|
Colour prints – Blackwood Photographic Club award
|1st||John Vidgeon||242 points|
|2nd||Jo Tabe||231 points|
|3rd||James Allan||227 points|
Mono prints – Blackwood Times Award
|1st||Jo Tabe||235 points|
|2nd||James Allan||209 points|
|3rd||Theo Prucha||191 points|
|1st||John Vidgeon||241 points|
|2nd||James Allan||225 points|
|3rd||Ursula Prucha||223 points|
After our Annual Exhibition night, our best images were:
Annual Exhibition Top images
Album prints – Edge Malpas Award
|2nd||Heather Connoly||Banged up|
|3rd||Helen Whitford||Antenna up|
Colour prints – Mal Klopp Blackwood Pharmacy Award
|1st||Jo Tabe||Night Quarters|
|2nd||John Vidgeon||Blown away|
|3rd||Jo Tabe||Searching for water|
Mono prints – I’ve been Framed Award
|1st||Helen Whitford||White Cheeked Gibbon|
|2nd||Helen Whitford||Wild Dogs|
|3rd||Mark Pedlar||Louvre observed|
Projected images – Fotoswift Award
|1st||John Vidgeon||Young Owl|
|2nd||Chris Schultz||Iceland poppy detail|
- The awards night also had a bonus. The Mayor of the City of Mitcham, Michael Picton, attended our awards night and saw the many images we produce. We also were informed that we were successful in our Community Development Grant application with the City of Mitcham for the purchase of a Spyder3 Pro calibration device to correctly calibrate our digital projector and laptop. On 5-Dec-2011 Ashley & I attended a Civic Reception in the Mayor’s Parlour at the Mitcham Council Chambers to receive the award. We sincerely thank the City of Mitcham for their support and will utilise this device to improve the presentations both within the club and with visiting speakers and within the community. This has already started, as on the night of the reception a number of groups also receiving awards approached us about photographic opportunities and education within the community. We’ll keep you informed.
- Our 31 day Challenge is running running – and there are lots of great images popping up – keep putting them in and watching!
- We also have an exhibition of 29 images from a number of club members at the Stirling Library, Mount Barker Rd, Stirling. If you’d like to pop in and see what we look like framed 😆 the exhibition runs until mid-January. I’ll pop an image of the display in here when I get a chance
Finally, I’d like to wish all club members and regular readers of our little missives a Very Happy & Joyous Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
See you next year (unless we meet up for a shoot!)