Category Archives: Competitions

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 –

Results of the PAGB GB Cup 2018

We entered two sections of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain’s annual PDI competition. This is a UK wide competition and we enter for the experience with no great expectation to win.

The GB Cup for Nature 2018

We came 69th out of 88 Clubs.
Our 10 Highest Scoring Images
1             Black Backed Jackals At Zebra Carcass   Gordon Rae     11
2             Red Kite               John Price                                                                11
3             Nuthatch             John Price                                                                11
4             Wren Near Nest John Price                                                            11
5             Evening Short Eared Owl               John Wichall                      11
6             Cape Ground Squirrel       Kathleen Bird                                   10
7             At The Rut           John Wichall                                                          10
8             Green Veined White         Gordon Rae                                        10
9             Grey Wagtail Motacilla Cinerea   John Wichall                      9
10           An Inquisitive Eagle          Brian Dowdall                                     9
Total      103


The GB Cup for Small Clubs 2018 Open

We came 18th out of 57 clubs, a good result.

Our 10 Highest Scoring Images
1        A Quiet Walk By The Canal            John Dumble                      12
2        Where Is The Coach         John Price                                               12
3        Ownership           John Wichall                                                            12
4        Reflections Of Old Havana            Gordon Rae                          12
5       Where Have All The Young Men Gone   Gordon Rae            11
6       The Up Escalator              Paul Crook                                                  11
7       Sad Times            Brian Marjoram                                                         11
8       Its Raining           John Price                                                                     10
9       Headline              John Price                                                                        9
10     Roof Cleaners    Joan Sims                                                                       9
Total      109


SPA Individual Entry Competition 2016

This competition was held in conjunction with the Surrey Photographic Association’s AGM on 15 October 2016. SIx members of our club entered the competition.

John Wichall ARPS DPAGB won the Open Prints section with “The Printers”. Well done John.


Kathleen Bird LRPS CPAGB received a Judges Medal in the Nature PDI Section with “Lucilia”. This medal was Bob Webzell’s choice.


Angus MacKay received 11 out of 15 for his 2 entries, and David Bird got a 12 out of 15 for “Oriental Poppy”.


External Competitions

2016/17 season
15th Oct  (Saturday)         SPA Annual General Meeting followed by Individual Print & PDI Competitions.
1:30 for 2:00pm at East Horsley Village Hall, KT24 6QT.

It is worth entering these competitions, or just attending, as it helps to improve your photography. If you are new to this and need help please ask.

19 Nov  (Saturday)    SPA Interclub Print Championship            1:30 for 2:00pm at East Horsley Village Hall, KT24 6QT.

This is a club competition, and the selection committee will be asking for your images before hand so that we can select our best prints for the Nature and Open sections.

21st November We are hosts to a Friendly Competition against Petersfield  Photographic Society.
The Judge is Don Morley from Reigate PS


31 January is the closing date for the PAGB  Great British Cup 2017

This is held at Pontefract and will be judged on 11/12/13 Feb 2017.
We have entered this competition for several years now. It is between all the clubs in the UK. We don’t come very high up the list, but it is interesting to see what does well, and they send us a CD of all the photographs entered. You are welcome to borrow it if you are inteested.


14th March       Rosebowl Challenge Trophy. This is an SPA Inter Club Competition and is run by Woking Photographic Society each year.

The  judge is Caroline Colegate ARPS APAGB and it is held at 7.30 for 8.00pm at the Parkview Centre, Woking GU21 5NZ.


13th May (Saturday)  SPA Inter Club PDI Competition
1:30 for 2:00pm at East Horsley Village Hall, KT24 6QT.

This is the PDI eqivelent of the Print Competition above on 19 November.

12 – 14  May 17          Yateley Camera Club Annual Exhibition and Yateley CC 8x8x8 competition at
The Tythings, Reading Road, Yateley GU46 7RP