Annual Exhibition

BPC Annual Exhibition 2018

It was great to see some new faces and names added to the awards in our Annual Exhibition where award recipients were announced on Thursday night, November 22nd.  Huge congratulations to Bev Langley (you can’t call yourself a novice anymore!) for Honeyeater in Colour Prints, Judy Sara for Olive Grove in Mono Prints and Golden Morning in Projected Images and Di Gage for Sunset Lake in Album Prints.

We had  two sets of ties for 2nd place, with Judy Sara – Huli Wigmen and Helen Whitford – Hello Sunshine! tying for 2nd in Colour Prints and Di Gage – Sydney Harbour and Anthony Kernich – Metro tying in Mono Prints.  Glen Langley gained 2nd in Album Prints with Swallow and Di Gage – Madagascan Male Magpie Robin was 3rd.  In Projected images Ray Goulter gained 2nd with Alignment V2 and 3rd with Peregrine along with Anthony Kernich who tied for 3rd with Up and Down.

Merits were awarded to Helen Whitford for Lighting up the Rain, One Loose Cannon, Sunset through the Rain, Those Ears! and What? and to Judy Sara for Jaguar, and Seed Pod.

Thank you to our Annual Exhibition 2018 judges David Rowlands, Paula McManus FAPS and John Seidel EFIAP, FAPS.

The following gallery contains all of the Projected Image Entries.  Enjoy!

Results for the 2018 Aggregate Awards were as follows.

Projected Images
1st – Photographic Wholesalers Award – Ray Goulter
2nd – James Allan
3rd – Judy Sara
Projected Images – Novice – Bev Langley

Monochrome Prints
1st – Blackwood Times Award – James Allan and Ray Goulter tied
3rd – Mark Pedlar

Colour Prints
1st – Blackwood Photographic Club Award – Helen Whitford
2nd – Jenny Pedlar
3rd – James Allan

Album Prints
1st – JV Spick Award – Gloria Brumfield
2nd – David Hancock
3rd – David Hope

Images of other Award presentations of the night.

Julie Goulter was awarded the Bill Templar Award for service to BPC in 2018.  Congratulations Julie on this recognition of your efforts throughout the year!

Julie Goulter – Bill Templar Award for service to BPC during 2018

To see more of our work visit our exhibition over Christmas in the Coventry Library, Stirling from December 16th 2018 to January 6th 2019.

BPC Annual Exhibition

Blackwood Photographic Club celebrated the work of our members with our 2017 Annual Exhibition on Thursday November 23rd.

It was great to see a range of seasoned and new members enter the competition (although it would always be good to have more!).  Awards were presented for Aggregate Scores for each section for the year as well as individual images in each section for the end of year Annual Exhibition.

There were many fantastic images both among the award winners and those which may not have caught the judges’ eyes.  Some of the prints will be on display at the Coventry Library, Stirling, from December 31st 2017 to January 14th 2018, so please take advantage of the opportunity to check out our photography.

Annual Exhibition Awards

Projected Images
Hutt Street Photos Award

Good Morning Mum – Ron Hassan

Ron receiving his award from BPC President, Mark Pedlar

WEA Australiana Landscape Award

Fall in the Forest – Helen Whitford

Helen receiving an award

Monochrome Prints
I’ve Been Framed Award

White Naped Raven – James Allan

James receiving one of his awards

Colour Prints
Fotoswift Award

Variable Sunbird – James Allan

Album Prints
Edge Malpas Award

Yellow Rumped Thornbill – James Allan

Click here for the complete Projected Images slideshow


2017 Aggregates

Projected Images – Photographic Wholesalers Award
1st James Allan, 2nd Chris Schultz, 3rd Kerry Malec

Projected Images Novice
1st Liliana Prucha, 2nd Al Falah Dhanji, 3rd David Hancock

Monochrome Prints – Blackwood Times Award
1st Mark Pedlar, 2nd James Allan, 3rd David Hancock

Mark receiving his award from Julie Goulter, BPC Secretary

Colour Prints – Blackwood Photographic Club Award
1st Jenny Pedlar, 2nd Mark Pedlar, 3rd Howard Seaman

Jenny receiving her award

Album Prints – JV Spick Award
1st James Allan, 2nd Howard Seaman, 3rd Helen Whitford

2017 Annual Exhibition Awards

Projected Images – Hutt Street Photos Award
1st Ron Hassan – Good Morning Mum
2nd James Allan – Purse Slipper Nest
3rd Helen Whitford – The Three Faces of Moyo
Merits – James Allan – Jewel Bug, Jennifer Williams – Kuitpo
WEA Landscape Trophy – Helen Whitford – Fall in the Forest

Monochrome Prints – I’ve Been Framed Award
1st James Allan – White Naped Raven
2nd James Allan – Zebra and Young
3rd James Allan – Stints
Merits – Helen Whitford – Blue and Gold Macaw, Mark Pedlar – Port Willunga Shower

Colour Prints – Fotoswift Award
1st James Allan – Variable Sunbird
2nd Chris Schultz – Antony and the Guitar
3rd  Eric Budworth – Match Point
Merit – Eric Budworth – Lake Maligne

Album Prints – Edge Malpas Award
1st  James Allan – Yellow Rumped Thornbill
2nd James Allan – Web
3rd Helen Whitford – Malabar Parakeet

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The 31st BPC Annual Exhibition – 20-Nov-2014

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 🙂

So – who won what (you can peek at the winning images on the Top Digital and Top Prints page)? Starting with the aggregates for the year, our trophy winners were:

JV Spick Chemist Award for Album Prints


James Allan

2nd Gloria Brumfield 126
3rd Heather Connolly 117

 Blackwood Photographic Club Award for Colour Prints


Helen Whitford

2nd Jo Tabe 174
3rd James Allan 167

 Blackwood Times Award for Mono Prints


Jo Tabe

2nd James Allan 137
3rd Alberto Giurelli 103

 Photographic Wholesalers Award for Projected Images


Chris Schultz

2nd James Allan 156
3rd Ashley Hoff 135

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


James Allan

Bee Eater

1st: James Allan - Bee Eater

1st:  James Allan – Bee Eater

2nd Helen Whitford Parrot Fashion
3rd Jo Tabe Strike a Pose
Merit Helen Whitford Fun with Pebbles

Mal Klopp Award for Colour Prints


Helen Whitford


1st: Helen Whitford - Longing

1st: Helen Whitford – Longing

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


Jo Tabe

The Opening

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1st: Jo Tabe – The Opening

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


Ashley Hoff

Mother and Child

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1st: Ashley Hoff – Mother and Child

2nd Jo Tabe River Contrasts
3rd Ashley Hoff Not the Messiah
Merit Kerry Malec Pacific Coast Iris

WEA Australian Landscape Trophy

Jo Tabe

River Contrasts Jo Tabe - River Contrasts (2nd & WEA)

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 😀 )

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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!

Chris 🙂