Summer Challenge

Summer Challenge 2022

This year’s Summer Challenge has been rather disappointing.

Although we had 43 entries (not as many as last year, but not bad), only seventeen Members entered. Worse still, only seventeen Members voted.

Nevertheless, it was a close contest between four images with only one point between each; the final result being as follows:


FIRST                     Haymaking by Angus McKay

SECOND               Scottish Tranquillity by Bob Cole

THIRD                    Constable Country by Kathleen Bird


We usually only report the first three but as it was so close, only one point behind:


FOURTH               Painshill Park by Sheila Orford


Summer Challenge 2021

“Summer Postcard from ———“

There were a record number of 49 entries this year.  Congratulations to the winners of a tightly fought contest.


The Winner is Mike Young with ‘The Buoys on the Beach’.
Well done Mike!

Runner-up is John Price with ‘Postcard from Skipton’

Third is Angus McKay with ‘Flying High at the Southsea Kite Festival’ 

“Summer  Postcard from the seaside by Harold Russell” and
“Bored stiff in Ludlow by Gordon Rae” also scored well.

All the images may be viewed here




Summer Challenge 2020

“My Hobby”

Your task this year was to photograph one of your hobbies, as  you were probably thrown back onto your own resources and hobbies during lockdown.

41 images were entered, congratulations to the winners – 

FIRST EQUAL:                
08 The Gardener by Kathleen Bird 

FIRST EQUAL: 13 My Hobby -3 in 1- Photography, Philately & Phlowers by Gordon Rae


06 Embroidery by Kathleen Bird

Click here to see all the entries.



Summer Challenge 2019
 “The Effects of Water (or lack of it)

39 images were entered for this year’s Summer Challenge, and the winners were – 

FIRST: Water in Suspension by John Price

SECOND: Breaching the defences by Gordon Rae

THIRD: Where there is water, wildlife comes by Diana Grant

All entries are on Flickr 


Summer Challenge 2018
 “Ready for the Day

18 members entered the Summer Challenge, but only 15 members  voted which is disappointing.
The results are – 

FIRST  No. 06 Sail buggies ready by Mike Young

SECOND No. 01 Ready for their Day by Harold Russell

THIRD No. 05 Preparing for the Day by Kathleen Bird

Click here to see the entries


Summer Challenge 2017
 “Hands at Work”

17 members entered the Summer Challenge, and we finally managed to collect 20 voters.

The clear winner was “Pottery Painting” (#17)  by Angus McKay.

Tying for runner-up were
“Silversmith at work” (#2) by Brian Thomas

“Making Music” (#36) by Gordon Rae.

4th          #7 Hands at work, feet at play by David Bird
5th =       #23 Medieval hand writing by Paul Crook
5th =       #30 Tightening by Grant Dawkins
5th =       #34 The Longest Pray by Gordon Rae

View All Images for “Hands at Work”


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

Click here for more details


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