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"

PDI of the Year 1st Place Paul Gray Nature's Wrath  

In 2nd Place was Jacky Daniel with "Woody"

PDI of the Year 2nd Place Jacky DanielJacky Daniel Woody 

3rd Place was awarded to Ian Bateson for "Canyonland Morning"

PDI of the Year 3rd Place Ian BatesonIan Bateson 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".

Ian Bateson Icelandic LightsAlan Cooke Wheel Reflection

 Hilary Flaxman Towards Last Light Hatchet PondPaul 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