Print of the year 2017 Barry Armstrong

At the 2017 Print of the Year competition, held on 1st November, thirty five prints which had been awarded Seals of Merit during the year vied for the trophy. 

Keven Sandall, our judge for the event, did an excellent job of choosing those he wished to hold back, and selecting his final choices.

The results were:-

1st Place           "A Walk Through Narnia"              Cathryn Baldock

Cathryn Baldock A Walk Through Narnia

2nd Place          " Open Wide"                                Alan Cooke

HC                     "Evening Light at Clevedon"        Cathryn Baldock

HC                     "The Boys"                                    Anthony Lewis


Cathryn's print "A walk through Narnia, New Forest, Hampshire, England" has also been commended and selected as one of this year's "Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017" images, which is a massive achievement. Many congratulation to her very deserved achievements.

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On Wednesday 6th Septemebr Beaulieu Camera Group held its 3rd members print competitioon.

There were 35 print entries and Roger Smith gave 14 seals!

A tremendous variety of subject matter and techniques could be seen in the entries, with an extremely high quality of printing and presentation.

Visitors to the traditional English Fete enjoyed a beautiful sunny afternoon on the lawns of Palace house. On show were a wide selection of photographic prints, taken by the enthusiastic members of Beaulieu Camera Group

The exhibition was very popular and compliments on the diversity of style and quality of the photography were numerous. Visitors to the exhibition were asked to choose their favourite print . Votes were cast by over 350 people.

The the winning photograph (gaining 12%of the votes ) was taken by Greg Holmes . It was entitled 'Well Caught' and captured the magical moment of a Kingfisher catching a fish in mid air. Greg will be awarded the Bob Grier Memorial Trophy for the forthcoming year.

Second place was 'Pot Shop' by Barry Armstrong with Rob Snellgrove coming a very close third with 'Tortoise'.

Kingfisher Well Caught by Greg Holmes


Celebrity Favourite Print chosen by Sam Fraser (weather presenter on South Today) 

This year the fete was opened by Sam Fraser, a radio personality and a weather presenter on South Today.

Sam was invited to select her favourite photograph. It was a difficult choice and she finally decided on a graphic story telling image. It was taken by Alan Cooke at the Tate Modern and was entitled 'And frightened Miss Muffet Away'. It featured a small child framed between the legs of a giant sculpture of a spider. Alan received a bottle of Beaulieu Bubbly which was presented by Lord Montague.


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Sue Dunham exhibition organiser, Lord Montagu, Alan Cooke with winning image  'And Frightened Miss Muffet Away',  Sam Fraser South Today and radio personality , Hilary Flaxman exhibition organiser

 Report by Hilary Flaxman - Photographer Allan Orme

Full Results: Bob Grier Memorial Trophy



Beaulieu Camera Group held its annual set subject competition, Song Titles on Wednesday 5th June.

A very well attended event with the number of attendees equivalent to 90% of the membership present, who were able to see an amusing and high quality display of pictures.

There were 58 entries with 8 seals awarded (14%).

Scores and Merit winners list available: Set subject scores


Congratulations to Hilary Flaxman

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Hilary Flaxman's Nature PDI Dalmation Pelican has been accepted to be exhibited in the 2017 Sony PAGB Inter-Federation Print & Projected Digital Image Exhibitions.

The results of the PAGB Inter-Fed Exhibition Competition have just been published, which were judged on 3rd June, at: Carleton Community Centre, Carleton Road, Pontefract, hosted by the YPU.

The 2017 Sony PAGB Inter-Federation Print Exhibition will be officially opened by The Mayor of Rotherham, Councillor Eve Rose Keenan accompanied by Mr. Pat Keenan on Monday 10th July 2017 at 1.00pm at the Rotherham Riverside Library, Main Street, Rotherham, S60 1EA.The Winning Federation Trophies will be presented on the opening day of the Exhibition. The Medals and Ribbons will be sent to the Federation Competition Officers to present to the winners. The Exhibition will be displayed at the Rotherham Riverside Library, Main Street, Rotherham, from the 10th July until the 22nd July.

The other Venues and dates are; 

The Old Schoolhouse, Oldbury, West Midlands, from the 19th August until the 13th September

Maesteg Sports Centre and Library, Old Forge Site, Maesteg from the 4th October until the 26th October.

The Exhibition is at the Art Gallery, Manchester Road, Accrington. 1st December Pre-view Evening, opening the 2nd December until 28th January. 

Beaulieu Camera Group's other entry in the Monochrme print section, "The end of the pier" by Cathryn Baldock just missed out scoring a commendable 11 out of 12.

Full results are available: External Competitions