The first print competition of 2018 took place on 3rd February with Paul Thakeray of Wimborne Camera Club as our judge for the evening. 

Thirty two prints were entered and Paul did an very good job of critiquing them, with helpful advice and interesting comments. 

Nine Seals were awarded. These images can be viewed in the Gallery.

Sue Dunham - Competition Secretary

Congratulations to Cathryn Baldock - Abstract Category - International Garden Photographer of the Year 2018

Cathryn Baldock won the Abstract category by overlaying multiple lily pads to show their beauty and intricacy.


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To see all of the winning photos from International Garden Photographer of the Year 2018 go to: International Garden Photographer of the Year 2018


An exhibition of the winning photos can be see at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, from 10th February to 11th March 2018.

The International Garden Photographer of the Year 2019 is open for entries on 20 February.

The first PDI competition of 2018 took place on 3rd January with Colin Gogerty of Boscome Camera Club as our judge for the evening.

Colin did an excellent job of critiquing the 67 images entered noting the wide range of subjects presented and the high quality of the work shown with helpful and insightful comments.

Fifteen Seals were awarded.

Sue Dunham - Competition Secretary

The PDI of the Year competition was held on 6th December with Alison Cawley ARPS DPAGB as our judge for the occasion.

Seventy one images, which had been awarded Seals of Merit during the year from the four PDI competitions, plus the set subject, which this year was Song Titles, competed for the title. Alison did an admiral job of assessing the images, which she considered were all of a very high standard.

She initially held back 34 of the images in order to compare those of the same genre, as well as review them all again.

After much thought, Alison selected six images to give a mark of ten and from these chose her winner and the runner-up.

Congratulations go to Neil Hardy whose image “A Touch of Kindness” was awarded the trophy of PDI of the Year

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and Pete Smith whose image “Tears of a Clown was the runner-up.

Pete Smith Tears of a Clown by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

Sue Dunham

Competition Secretary


The full list of marks: PDI of the year Results

The award winning clubs and individual awards from the judging of the SCPF Exhibition have now been announced by the SCPF

Beaulieu Camera Group entry was HIGHLY COMMENDED

Amongst the individual awards, one of the three Highly Commended Prints is 

"Kingfisher, Well Caught" by Greg Holmes

Congratulations to Greg and the other five members whose work was selected for Beaulieu Camera Group’s panel.

Greg will be presented with his award at the opening evening on 5th January 2018.

The exhibition (Free Entry) will open to the public 6th January to 27th January at Library & Gallery Market PLace, Salisbury.