Category Archives: Competitions

Keith Hunt Audio Visual Competition 2023

 Woking Photographic Society held its  annual Audio Visual competition for the Keith Hunt Trophy on 17 October 2023. The judge was John Randall from Andover Photographic Club.

Congratulations to Kathleen Bird for winning the Keith Hunt Trophy for the third time with an AV entitled “Golden Treasury”. 

Congratulations also go to John Baker who achieved Highly Commended for “The Fallero Museum”.

Kathleen receiving the trophy from Woking’s Chairman and the judge. 


Message from our Judge  Paul Graber LRPS –

I’ve now completed the exercise, and attach my mark sheets. I’ve added comments for Entry and Intermediate, but not Advanced (with one exception, where I’m justifying a top mark even though there’s a minor fault). It’s inevitable that these pithy comments come across as more critical than I’d be in person and with more space/time than I have here. If anyone would particularly like some more detailed feedback, I’m happy for you to share my email address. (If you would like to contact Paul please ask David Bird for his email address)

I don’t know if you always have lots of birds, or whether people had looked me up and checked on my interests, but there were plenty, some of them absolute crackers!

Thank you for the opportunity to judge a good standard competition – I enjoyed it. 


Congratulations to all entrants on such a good show of images, and especially to those who received top marks. 

Entry Class Images
Entry Pdi#5 May 2020 Scoresheet

Intermediate Images
Intermediate Pdi#5 May 2020 Scoresheet

Advanced Images
Advanced Pdi#5 May 2020 Scoresheet


Message from our judge Steve Kingswell –
It was a pleasure to judge your images. I have commented on each image, please forgive me but the comments are more to the point than a usual narrative in a live club scenario where I would be able to give more clarity and colour to my comments. 
I feel I have given reasons for my marks but have been a little less encouraging than I normally would be given the time to explain my thoughts constructively. I hope to judge live with you all on another occasion.

Thank you very much for spending time to judge our competition Steve, and we hope to see you at our club in more settled times.

There are 11 Entry class images, 7 Intermediate class images  and
32 Advanced class images. I have put every one of them on Flickr in their 3 groups. I have only put marks on Flickr for those scoring 9 and above, but all the results can be found on the PDFs below, along with a brief comment from Steve.

Congratulations to all entrants on such a good show of images, and especially to those who received top marks. 

Entry Class Results
Entry images

Intermediate Results
Intermediate images

Advanced results
Advanced images

PDI competition No 3 16 March 2020

The results of this competition are in! Our judge Royston Williamson has spent time marking and commenting on every image, for which we thank him very much.

There are 18 Entry PDIs, 18 Intermediate PDIs and 28 Advanced PDIs altogether, and I have put every one of them on Flickr in their 3 groups. I have only put marks on Flickr for those scoring 9 and above, but all the results can be found on the PDFs below, along with a brief comment from Royston.

Congratulations to all entrants on such a good show of images, and especially to those who received top marks. The results are in alphabetical order of title.

Entry Class – Results
Entry images

Intermediate Class – Results
Intermediate images

Advanced Class – Results
Advanced images

SPA Print competition 2019 results

The running order can be found here – 

Our results are below with the score out of 15 after each title.
Congratulations to Mike Young ARPS for receiving a Judge’s medal for his beautiful print of “Cuckoo Landing”.

Godalming were first, We came second with Mid Sussex Club

01 Cuckoo landing by Mike Young          14
02 Otter on the Riverbank by John Gamble     11
03 Goldfinches on teasel by Mike Young          13
04 Large White feeding on Scabious by Gordon Rae 11
05 Partridge on the stubble by John Gamble   11
06 Spiderwebs by Brian Bond      12
07 Great Crested Grebe bonding display by Mike Young      12
08 Wren by John Price       13

We were eighteenth out of 21

01 A classy lady by John Price      9
02 Egrets caught in the Surf by Keith Mumford          10
03 Garlic Reflected by David Bird           10
04 Gently down the stream by Andy Mason    12
05 Misty reflection by Brian Bond          12
06 Early morning on the Beach by John Price 11
07 Pretty flamingo by John Gamble       10
08 Grey Heron by John Wichall   12
09 Watching the Match by Bruce Gardner      10
10 Synchronised Arrivals by Paul Crook 12
11 Wearing Papa’s Hat by Yvonne Lindup        9
12 Waverley Abbey by Kathleen Bird     10
13 Japanese raku fired ceramic pot by Grant Dawkins          12
14 Punch Bowl Morning by Andy Mayson        10
15 White Rhino in dappled shade by John Wichall     11
16 Windows by Paul Crook           9

Creative Geometric Design

Our next competition on 6 January is a set subject PDI competition. What is Creative Geometric Design I hear you ask? Well it should have a geometric shape or two in it such as – 

Think architecture – Roofs, staircases, skyscrapers, chimneys………
Think Nature – spider webs, flower or seed heads. Ammonites, peacocks, snail shells……….
Think Manmade objects – coiled ropes, rows of cutlery, clothing, tiles, rows of chairs, shop displays..…..
Think food – pineapples,  sliced fruit, cup cakes……..

SPA Inter-Club PDI Championships May 2019

Held on Saturday 11 May 2019 at East Horsley Village Hall

SECOND EQUAL Godalming and Woking

Ludshott did well in NATURE. We came fifth out of 19 Surrey clubs. Last year we came 14th out of 19.

Mike Young ARPS had the winning image of the afternoon –           Goldfinch with fledgling  (see above)
with a score of   14. This received the cup and medal


Mike also received 13 out of 15 for “Fritillaries meet”, which won a Judge’s medal

We did not do well in the Open section where the results were
FIRST Richmond
SECOND Windlesham and Camberley
THIRD Yateley

We came 21st out of 25. Last year we came   22nd out of 27

Rosebowl competition 2019

Surrey Advertiser Challenge Trophy
(Surrey Advertiser Rosebowl)
Held at Woking Photographic Society
Tuesday, 12th March 2019
Judge: Don Morley
We didn’t win (unfortunately) but l think the panel was well received. Some weaknesses in individual images may have let us down a little. There were, of course, some stunning pictures and panels from other clubs. 18 clubs entered.
Grant Dawkins, Harold Russell and Gordon Rae were our selectors, thank you for your efforts.
Winning Set
Autumn in the Park Godalming
Calm before the storm Yateley
Monochrome Nature Portraits Bookham

Highly Commended
Flowers Cheam
Tranquil Waters Windlesham
Gannets, Puffins and Arctic Tern Epsom

Best Picture
Calm at Sunset Francis Bryan Yateley

Cheers Mike Wilson Horley
Third Place
Abstract Autumn View of Waterfall Andi Hargreaves Dorking

Highly Commended
Shimla Railway Worker Mike Bromley DPAGB BPE2 Old Coulsdon
Serenity Daan Olivier FRPS AFIAP Windlesham
Incoming Puffin Simon van Orden Epsom


Art & Photography competition

Dear Photography Club

I am writing to announce the launch of an exciting new Art & Photography competition your group may be interested.

As part of a host of activities to celebrate its 60th anniversary, Surrey Wildlife Trust is offering a top prize of £500 and the chance to exhibit at Guildford House Gallery from 25th May to 16th June.

The Wild Surrey Art & Photography competition asks artists & photographers to explore the connection we have with wildlife and nature, and submit work which responds to three categories: inspiring nature, wildlife under threat and wildlife adaptation in an urban environment.

The Wild Surrey Art & Photography competition is open to children and young people between the ages of 8 and 17 and amateur and professional artists in the adult category of age 18 and over.

Entry is open until midnight Sunday 14th April 2019. For more details on how to enter and full terms and conditions, please visit our website.

We would be absolutely delighted to received submissions from any of your members, and if I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best wishes


Event Manager

Surrey Wildlife Trust