This year's SCPF Championships took place on Sunday 21st March and due to the Covid restrictions, was for PDIs only. Alton Camera Club hosted the competition via Zoom and the whole event was run with great efficiency and took advantage of all the benefits of Zoom. The event was recorded and also shown as a live stream on Utube.
The three judges all had vast experience in both national and international competitions and were from outside the SCPF region. The panel consisted of Howard Tate MA(Photo)ARPS AFIAP APAGB, Chris Palmer FRPS DPAGB EFIAP and Rosemary Wilman Hon.FRPS. Thirty four clubs entered the competition with 15 images each, giving a total entry of 510 and were marked in the range of 2 to 5 by each judge, giving a possible total of between 6 and 15.
New Forest Camera Club finished in 1st place with a whopping total of 182 marks. Yately Camera Club were 2nd with 172 marks and Bracknell Camera Club came 3rd with 168 marks. The gold medal for best image was awarded to John Bogle of Havant Camera Club for "Crested Tit in Snow"
Beaulieu Camera Group had a very good competition finishing in 14th place with a total of 154 marks. We finished above clubs such as Salisbury CC, Wimborne CC, Highcliffe and Infinity PC, Lymington CC and Reading CC.Our entry can be seen here with the scores to the right of the text.
Congratulations to Ian Hutchinson whose image "Silver-studded Blues and the Voyeur" was given a score of 14 and both "Green-veined White" and "Juvenile Willow Warbler with Lunch" received a score of 12.
Congratulations also to Paul Gray for a score of 12* for "Dirty Games" (one judge gave it a mark of 5) and a score of 12 for "Danger, Flooded Ford".
Hilary Flaxman's image "The Prize" also scored 12, so many congratulations to Hilary too.
Please click on this link to visit the SCPF website where the table of all the clubs results can be seen:
Sue Dunham - Chairman