Due to the Covid restrictions, this year's Newbury Plate consisted of PDIs rather than the usual prints. The competition, hosted by Newbury Camera Club, took place on 25th March via Zoom. Seven clubs competed for the Plate with an entry of eight PDIs each, Beaulieu Camera Group has taken part in this event since its inception about 20 years ago.
The judge for this year was Chris Hutchinson of Yately Camera Club. The quality of images from each club was excellent and this was reflected in the marks with the final results being very close indeed.
Beaulieu Camera Group had our best ever result, finishing in 3rd place with a total of 71 marks. The winners of the Plate were the hosts Newbury Camera Club with 72 marks and Alton Camera Club came 2nd with 71.5 marks.
Many congratulations to Alan Price whose image "Metropol Parasol" achieved the maximum mark of 10 and to Hilary Flaxman for "The Prize" with a mark of 9.5. Two images also scored 9, Bob Abbott's "Looking for Shelter" and Sue Dunham's "Black and Blue".
BCG's entry of eight PDIs can be seen in the Gallery: https://beaulieucameragroup.co.uk/galleries/2021/2021-external-competition-entries
To see the final scoresheet with all the marks and totals, please click on this link: 2021 Newbury Challenge Plate Final Scoresheet
Sue Dunham - Chairman