Beaulieu Camera Group's PDI of the Year competition took place on 4th December. Our judge for this special event was Jon Mitchell who had the unenviable task of choosing a 1st, 2nd and 3rd and four Highly Commended images from the 83 PDIs which had been awarded a Seal of Merit in the competitions during 2019. Jon's appraisal of each image was succinct with an interesting narrative and helpful comments and he agreed that the quality of the images did make choosing the winners very difficult.
1st Place was awarded to Paul Gray for "Nature's Wrath"
In 2nd Place was Jacky Daniel with "Woody"
3rd Place was awarded to Ian Bateson for "Canyonland Morning"
Four images were given Highly Commended status: Ian Bateson "Icelandic Lights", Alan Cooke "Wheel Reflection, "Hilary Flaxman "Towards Last Light, Hatchet Pond" and Paul Gray "An Early Start".
Many congratulations to the award winners and to all those members whose images were awarded Seals of Merit during the year.
Sue Dunham - Competition Secretary