Annual Exhibition 2003-02-06

L&CPU President John Doherty officially opened the Exhibition on Wednesday 5th February and presented Trophies or Certificates to the winners of the various section competitions (as listed below).
29 Members entered prints and / or slides for exhibition.

Best Intermediate Print (Plaque) Mags English
Best Pictorial Print (Charles Bowker Trophy) Geoff Robinson
Best Monochrome Print (Bernard Sellers Trophy) Geoff Robinson

Best Portrait Print (Joyce Whitehead Cup) George Beaumont
Best Record Print (The Presidents Trophy) Gerald Hallworth
Best Natural History Print (Nature Cup) Gordon Robson
Best Photojournalism Print (The Fallows Cup) Brian Turnbull
Best Creative Print (Certificate) (2001 onwards) Dorothy Redford
Best Colour Print (Certificate) Gordon Robson

Best Pictorial Slide (Joan Allen Cup) Jonathan Bawden Best Portrait Slide (Stanley Cooper Memorial Trophy) George Beaumont
Best Record Slide ("21" Trophy (1952 -1973) Jonathan Bawden
Best Natural History Slide (Natural History Cup) Stephanie Clack
Best Photojournalism Slide (The 80`s Cup) George Beaumont
Best Creative Slide (Certificate) (2001 onwards) Not Awarded
Best Intermediate Slide (Certificate) Mags English

Best Print in the Exhibition (The Founding Committee Cup) Gordon Robson
Best Slide in the Exhibition (Cedric Hepple Memorial Trophy) Jonathan Bawden
Best Performance in the Exhibition (The Prism Trophy) George Beaumont

Interclub Digital Print Competition

20 clubs entered the digital print competition held on the Wednesday. Having been randomly numbered, the prints were laid out on tables at the back of the hall for visitors to peruse at their leisure. In particular this gave time for our judges Gwen and Phil Charnock to consider their verdicts. The prints were then exhibited on the print display box and marked by our judges. A useful feature, continued from last year was to project enlarged images of the prints (using video camera and electonic projector) onto the large screen on the stage. This ensured that all of the audience had a good view of the print under consideration. All prints with 19 marks were then reviewed and the judges awarded the honour of "best digital print" to Martin Reece of South Liverpool PS for his print "The Curtain Hanger" . Dumfries CC won the club competition. Results Table.....

Interclub Slide Knockout Competition

Thursday 6th February was the occasion of the Interclub slide competition. 21 clubs competed and our judge was Keith Brown FRPS of Sheffield PS. The award for the Best Slide went to Chris J Evans of Wilmslow Guild PS for his image entitled "All Alone". Wigan 10 won the club competition. Results Table.....

Very Special Places

This was the title of the 3-projector slide-sound spectacular presented by our very own Tony Redford. Tony is well-known in photographic circles for his impressive slide shows, apart from his reputation as a judge. Our only fear was that our wider audience might conclude that they had seen his work before and fail to attend despite Tony re-jigging his presentation of memorable Landscapes, Seascapes and Cityscapes to counter this possibility. In the event our fears were unfounded, the hall was full, and an appreciative audience rose to thank Tony for a superb show, modestly introduced but masterfully presented.

Having proposed the vote of thanks to Tony for his endeavours, President Joyce Streets introduced Exhibition Secretary Gordon Robson to the audience and thanked him for his work and planning which had resulted in yet another most successful event. Gordon's tasks had begun in the summer when invitations to clubs and to judges had to be considered. His final task for that evening was to draw the first raffle ticket, but the dismantling of the exhibition and the letters of thanks to clubs and judges were still to be done.