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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

COVID-19 information

All Club meetings are cancelled upto and including 1 June 2020. The AGM on 15 June may have to be postponed but we will inform you of this nearer the time. 

There are 2 competitions left this season, a Print on 20 April and a PDI on 18 May. The Print will become a PDI competition and we are confirming with the two judges that they are prepared to judge our competitions at home. So hopefully these will still go ahead, albeit remotely.
Any news about the rest of the season will be posted here.

Annual dinner 2020

30 members attended the annual dinner on 12 March 2020 at the Royal Exchange. The food and service was as good as ever,  thank you Yvonne for organising it so well.

Judging by the happy snaps I took everyone had a good time.

Surrey Advertiser Rosebowl competition 2020

Once again we entered this competition which takes place each year at Woking and is open to all SPA clubs. Our panel is below.

Twenty-one clubs entered the competition this year, and the judge was Chris Palmer FRPS DPAGB APAGB EFIAP.

Surrey Advertiser Rosebowl Results 2020

Previous years Results are here

Each club enters a panel of 5 images by 5 photographers on a theme of their own choosing. An additional image is prepared for each set, showing all the pictures in a single row, to demonstrate the flow of the set.

Our panel did not win anything.

10th Anniversary, 2005

The Club turned 10 in January 2005, and in these photos there are many old friends. We also received a grant from the lottery to buy our first laptop and projector, a project successfully run by David Barrett and David Huntingford.

The then President of the Royal Photographic Society, Roger Reynolds, presented the certificate to our Chairman Phil Peddy. Rosemary Wilman and Carole Speight  were invited as guests.

It was Phil’s birthday, which explains why David Huntingford is presenting him with a cake.


Our judge for the fifth Jim Henson Trophy AV competition was Ken Scott ARPS. There were a record 19 entries, with a wide variety of subjects and styles, and we managed to fit them all into the evening by starting at 19:45. 

Ken commented on each AV, telling us their good points and offering suggestions for improvement where necessary. I think we all learnt something from his helpful assessment of each entry.

The results were – 

First            Revivial by Steve Kirkby CPAGB(AV)
Second      ZARG by Ian Bailey
Third          Searching by Norman Horsham LRPS CPAGB(AV)

Highly Commended –

Watts Chapel by John Baker
Salute to Victory by Harold Russell

Unfortunately Norman Horsham and Ian Bailey were not there to receive their certificates.

Night Photography in Grayshott


Twelve members met at the Fox and Pelican on Monday evening 9 December 2019. There was an almost full moon, and although it was cold it was a beautiful clear night. The lights in Grayshott were at their best, and we all wandered round taking photographs of them. Afterwards we met in the pub for a drink and a chat. An enjoyable evening, and some of our efforts can be found HERE


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……..