This year's Fordingbridge Challenge Plate took place on 10th April with Louis Rumis AFIAP MPAGB as the judge. Eight clubs participated in the event with eight PDIs each. The rule for this competition is that the images must not have been used previously by the clubs in an external competition. The clubs taking part were Beaulieu Camera Group, Blandford Forum Camera Club, Bournemouth Electric Camera Club, Fordingbridge Camera Club, Poole Camera Club, Ringwood Camera Club, Salisbury Camera Club and Wimborne Camera Club. It was a very relaxed, sociable evening with over 100 people in attendance. The Challenge Plate was won by Salisbury Camera Club for the first time in the event's history. Beaulieu Camera Group finished in 6th place, but with a total of 69.5 marks, we were just one mark away from sharing the 3rd place position, so a good result overall. Our highest scoring image was "Dirty Games" by Paul Gray with 9.5.

Beaulieu Camera Group's Entry

Paul Gray Dirty GamesSue Dunham Approaching Storm Polesden LaceyHilary Flaxman Abandoned by the Tide

 Jacky Daniel Small White on LavenderIan Bateson Antelope SunraysCathryn Baldock Past Its PrimeVanessa Bateson Misty Sunrise at CorfeIan Park Fall

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

The full results and scoresheet can be seen here:


Sue Dunham - Competition Secretary