Summer Challenge

Each year we hold a challenge during the summer break in July and August. Members send in their images to be put on the website, then at the beginning of September members vote for their favourite entries.

Summer Challenge 2017
 “Hands at Work”

Your Summer Challenge for this year, which will be used to select next years Rosebowl and Yateley Competitions, is entitled ‘Hands at Work’.  We looked at the Grayshott Magazine and realised that we have a great number of businesses in the village which could be useful sources of  subject matter.  ie, Pottery, Hardware store, hairdressers, nail bars and beauty shops, the butchers, etc, etc, etc.  Many of these businesses rely on people doing things with their hands.  We have used this example because it means that you do not have to travel far to find your subjects.

So there are plenty of subjects you can turn your imagination to, but your image must include at least one and hopefully two hands in each image.

In addition, where possible, we would like you to take three images of each of your subjects, one in portrait, one in landscape and one with a square composition in mind.  This is to enable the competition venture group to choose the format from the final selection of images that offer the highest impact as a panel. Only one version should be entered in this Summer Challenge, but please keep all three versions until we make the selection for the Rosebowl competition next January. 

Each member may enter upto 3 PDIs in the Summer Challenge.

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Summer Challenge 2016
 “Reflection(s) in the Wet”


In the end, after pointed reminders, 22 members voted and the results are:

First:    with 24 points Number 17        Knahsneerg Reflection                                         by           John Wichall

Second:     with 18 points Number 5     I’m Coming                                                                         by           Angus McKay

Third:         with 11 points Number 6        Strange Reflections                                                      by           Angus McKay

Fourth:   with 10 points Number 22      Reflection in a Circle in a Spiral                                by           Gordon Rae

To see all the entries go to this album


Summer Challenge 2015
 “The Colour of Summer”


28 Santorini blue
Santorini blue by Davida Cole

Second equal

12 Weather Perfect
Weather Perfect by Diana Grant
11 Mating Marbled Whites
Mating Marbled Whites by Gordon Rae LRPS

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Summer Challenge 2014     Slideshow 

“All the fun of the Fair”. “Fair” in this case can include carnivals, fetes, street parties, craft markets etc. 

Results of the members’ voting is below.


Summer Challenge 2013

This year the theme is “Summer Self Portrait”. 

2012 Challenge – Summer Sport
 With the Olympics dominating our summer I thought this summer’s website photo challenge
should be “Summer Sport”. Even if, like me, you will only see the main action on TV, I am
sure there will be plenty of local opportunities to get a cracking photo for the challenge.

Summer Sport entries

Winner – Olympic Road Race by John Gamble


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