This year's Fordingbridge Challenge Trophy took place on 28th April with Louis Rumis EFIAP MPAGB returning as the judge. The competition has been running since 2009 and Beaulieu CG has been taking part since its inception. Eight clubs competed, each with an entry of eight PDIs which had to be of images not used previously in an external competition. Sadly, Poole Camera Club, which was one of the original clubs, folded last year, and their place was filled by Highcliffe and Infinity PC.

The standard of images was extremely high and Louis had a hard task in separating the marks. 

Beaulieu Camera Group had a very successful evening, finishing in 3rd place overall with 70 marks and with two of our entries chosen in Louis' top three. These were "Eyes on the Apex" by Paul Gray and "Grey Phalarope Eyeing up a Bug" by Ian Hutchinson.  

Congratulations to all the BCG members whose images represented the Group in this competition, all of which achieved excellent marks against an array of superb images from the eight competing clubs.

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The winning club was Ringwood Camera Club with 71 marks.
To see the full scoresheet, please click on this link: pdfFordingbridge Challenge Trophy 2021 Scoresheet
BCG's entry of eight PDIs can be seen in the Gallery: Fordingbridge Challenge 2021 BCG Entry

 Sue Dunham - Chairman