North Cheshire Challenges 2014

Henry Mullarkey presenting Alan Adshead Trophy to
Wigan 10 Foto Club (Robert Millin)

Malcolm Kus presents the North Cheshire Challenge Trophy to
Wigan 10 Foto Club (Kathryn Scorah)

Photographs supplied by Jon Allanson

12 February - Alan Adshead Trophy
(digital prints competition)

Replacement Judge: Graham Johnston of NCPS
(North Cheshire PS withdew their entry)

Results: 2014 Digital Prints Competition for the
Alan Adshead Memorial Trophy

Winning club: Wigan 10 Foto Club

Best print: Call Of The Coven by KT Allen of Wigan 10 Foto Club

13 February - North Cheshire Challenge Trophy (projected digital images KO)

Judge: Malcolm Kus ARPS, DPAGB, EFIAP/B

Results: 2014 Exhibition: North Cheshire Challenge Trophy
(projected digital images knock-out)

Winning club: Wigan 10 Foto Club

Best image: Edwardian Era by Kathryn Scorah of Wigan 10 Foto Club

Interim report by Barry Pearson

Wednesday 12 February - Alan Adshead Trophy

Serious country-wide storms resulted in two clubs withdrawing because they could not bring their prints for judging. In spite of the storms, the evening was a success for those managed to get here.

Neither could the scheduled judge (Mike McNamee FBPPA) make it! North Cheshire PS supplied their own experienced and respected replacement judge – Graham Johnston ARPS, AFIAP. He proved to be an excellent stand-in. For obvious reasons, North Cheshire PS therefore withdrew their own entry from the competition.

Thursday 13 February - North Cheshire Challenge Trophy

Unlike Wednesday, the weather was kind to those travelling to Poynton for Thursday’s PDI Knock-Out. (Including the judge!) As a result, the Main Hall at Poynton Civic Centre was almost overflowing!

Our judge, Malcolm Kus ARPS, DPAGB, EFIAP/B, had an unenviable job having to be ruthless with 135 super images from 27 clubs.

Further report by Tony Redford

My personal thanks go to all this year’s participating clubs for their early and accurate submission of entries. We enjoyed a terrific display of inspiring images over the two competition nights.

I also wish to express my particular admiration to those seventy or so visitors on the Wednesday who braved closed motorways, blocked side roads and the met. office’s red warning of personal danger from falling trees and flying debris due to record breaking gales across our region.

Thankfully, normality was restored on Thursday and we enjoyed the enthusiastic support of our usual full house (approaching 200) for the DPI knock-out competition.

We, at North Cheshire P.S. are greatly encouraged that the popularity of these North Cheshire Challenges seems to continue undiminished and we look forward to welcoming you back to Poynton in MARCH 2015