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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

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


The GB Cup for Small Clubs 2019

The PAGB GB Cup for PDIs took place in January. We selected our entries in December, and sent them in to be judged with clubs from throughout the UK.. We came 45th out of 87 clubs in the Nature section, and 45th out of 56 in the Open section. Below are our results out of 15.

The GB Cup for Small Clubs 2019 Open

1 Concas Cobbles Mike Young 11
2 Through The Doughnut Paul Crook 10
3 Atrium Ian Rae 10
The Red Arrows At Dunsfold 2018
Paul Crook 10
5 Steady Skipper Brian Marjoram 10
6 Snowdrops Reflected John Wichall 9
7 Reflections On The Riverbank John Price 9
8 Footprints In The Snow Brian Marjoram 9
9 Autumn Birches Kathleen Bird 9
10 After The Rain Gordon Rae 9
Total 96

The GB Cup for Nature 2019 Nature

1 Goldfinch With Fledgling Mike Young 12
2 Knapweed Fritillary Mike Young 12
3 Longhorn Beetle Mike Young 12
4 Shaggy Inkcap John Price 11
5 Red Deer At Dawn John Wichall 11
6 Red Admiral Caterpillar On Nettles John Price 10
7 Cormorant Juggling A Carp John Wichall 10
8 Sociable Weaver Birds Gordon Rae 10
9 Squabbling Goldfinches John Wichall 10
10 Protecting The Lair John Gamble 9
Total 107

SPA Interclub Print Competition

On Saturday afternoon 24 November 9 Ludshott members attended the SPA Print competition at East Horsley.  The judges were 
Russell Lindsay MPAGB EFIAP FBPE
Barbie Lindsay MPAGB EFIAP/s FBPE

We came 7th out of 14 clubs in the Nature section and 14th out of 18 in the Open section.

Congratulations to Mike Young ARPS for winning a judges medal for “Golden Longhorn Beetle”. The medal was awarded by Barbie.

Congratulations also to John Wichall ARPS DPAGB for his print of “Squabbling Goldfinches” which received 13 out of 15 marks.

Results are at 

SPA Interclub PDI championship 2018

The SPA inter-club PDI competition was held on the 12th of May. We did not do very well, coming 14th out of 19 in nature and 22 out of 27 in the open class. Judges that visit us always comment on the high standard of our photography and yet when we enter SPA or PAGB competitions we do not do well.

The winners can be viewed at  Unfortunately we do not have a winning image.

I have now received the results of our individual entries –