On 6th October Richard Cobby, ARPS, CPAGB judged the DPS Colour Print Competition for The Gerry Coyle Memorial Trophy. There were 27 prints entered. Richard gave a constructive critique of all of the prints, for which we thank him. The result was unusual with David Bray getting 1st, 2nd & 3rd places. Congratulations to David!
The topic for this year’s Summer Challenge was “Coming Out Of Lockdown”
Dunchurch Photographic Society returned to action and commenced their 2021-22 programme with enthusiasm on Wednesday 1st September at the Dunchurch Women’s Institute Hall. The evening saw the completion of the first competition of the new season. The subject of this Summer’s challenge was ‘Coming Out Of Lockdown’.
This competition is unique in the programme of annual DPS events as the winner of the trophy is voted for by Society members rather than being critiqued by an external judge.
There was a healthy number of prints and projected images submitted by members this year and there was a noticeable variety in interpretation of the subject brief.
Interestingly, for this season, all of the most popular photographs were in projected format.
Despite some significant technical gremlins during the first part of the evening, the competition was completed and a result declared!
Summer Challenge Competition Results –
Joint Third Place –
Second Place –
First Place –
Many congratulations to David… winning the Daytripper Trophy for the first time. A very appropriate title for an image fitting the theme and as we set sail along the hopefully calm waters of the new season.
Other News …
In the second half of the evening, there was a review of the successful images from the 2020-21 season in a series of lively audio-visual sequences. Where appropriate, the relevant award winners were presented with their long overdue trophies. Well done to Robin Simmons and Mark Ellis.
You can look back on all of the 2020-21 competition winners elsewhere on the website.
Our next competitio is only just around the corner – this being the Open Subject Colour Print Competition for the Gerry Coyle Memorial Trophy. This will take place on Wednesday 6th October 2021, 7.45pm, at the Dunchurch WI Hall on the Southam Road.
Members can submit up to three colour prints for this competition, but they must be with the Competition Secretary no later than midnight on Wednesday 29th September 2021.