Our Chair, Ann welcomed everyone and made the following announcements:
- Please email your selected YearBook image to Roger Moore or Ian Ord as soon as possible. The image should be uncompressed, and have been taken during 2017.
- The 2017 Christmas Meal will be at The Old Hall on 14th December. Menu choices plus cheque to Erica ASAP!
- Ian Stanyon will once again prepare a Christmas Tree for Castleton’s Church
Beat the Clock: Axle Chatburn, Jannis Ibbotson, Shelia Reynolds & Barbara Wilkinson, Ray Fowler, Kate Brown, Paul Hatt and Steve Elliott each contributed a selection of beautiful images under the 10 minutes Beat the Clock rules. Great fun and good to see so many fine images from our members.
2017 Competition During the break Ann read out the names of those who’d been successful in our 2017 Competition, with President Ray Fowler presenting the certificates (with the exception that Ann presented Ray with his Certificate). Many thanks to Ray, for once again preparing and printing the certificates.
2017 Competition & Prizes results
First Prize ‘Plus’ the Catherine Trophy (best colour print) – Steve Elliott – Big Red Riding Hood
Second – Ian Ord – Gotcha
Third Prize – Steve Elliott – Sunset Over Winding Road
Commended: Robert Nicklin – Pink on Black, Pat Fowler – It’s Magic, Steve Elliott – First Light
Nick Chalkely – Where does this one go, Ian Stanyon – Urban Gymnast
Denis Thorpe Award (Best Monochrome print) – Nick Chalkley – Orchid Mantis Gaze
Small print section (75 square cms)
First Prize –David Allwood – Nuthatch
Second Prize – Ian Stanyon – Walk the Line
Third Prize – Ann Smith – Earl Grey’s Door handle
Commended – small prints
Kieth Brown – Are we ready to go?, Ray Fowler – Big, Black & Beautiful, Nick Chalkley – Hello Cheeky
(Note – Axel Chatburn & Paul Hatt were awarded with certificates of commendations for their Small Print entries. But these prints weren’t in digital format and can’t be shown in this web post)