This year's Newbury Challenge Plate competition took place on 21st March with Jeff Lawrence as the judge. Nine clubs participated in the event with six prints each, and as always, Newbury Camera Club provided an excellent buffet during the break during a very sociable evening. The competing clubs were Abergavenny CC, Alton CC, Andover CC, Beaulieu CG, Hungerford CC, Newbury CC, Ordnance Survey CC, Wantage CC and Wimborne CC. The Challenge Plate was won by Alton CC with a total of 53.5 marks and Beaulieu Camera Group had our best ever result at this event, as we came second (after countback) with 51.5 marks. Our highest scoring print was "Highland Stag" by Bob Abbott which achieved the maximum of 10 points.

Beaulieu Camera Group's Entry

Bob Abbott Highland StagCathryn Baldock Street LifeShingle StreetHilary Flaxman African Buffalo Kruger National ParkPaul Gray I Know Youre in ThereSue Dunham At the Turn of the TideVanessa Bateson Mountain Creek

 The gallery of images with the Author's names can be viewed here:

The full results can be seen here:


 Sue Dunham - Competition Secretary