As anticipated, there has been the usual enthusiastic response from all our regular contributors to the invitation to take part in these annual competitions held during our exhibition week at Poynton. Thanks to all you hard-pressed competition secretaries for collating your club entries and submitting them by the deadline in the required format (with only the odd minor exception!). With all the recognised top clubs participating, the standard of images is sky-high. The numbers involved are on a par with previous years for these competitions so there is a real challenge for our judges and a real treat in store for our audiences. Will there be a change at the top this year? At this stage, every club is in with a good chance. Do your best to be there to lend your club every support on the night. At the very least, you are sure to enjoy the atmosphere and the meeting of old friends in the convivial surroundings of Poynton’s refurbished Civic Hall.