On 6th December Beaulieu Camera Group held our PDI of the Year competition..
All the PDIs  which had been awarded a Seal of Merit during the year were eligible to take part and a total of 62  images were included.
Our judge for the event was Gordon Brown ARPS, President of Winchester Photographic Society. Gordon's critique of each image was excellent and he explained the reasoning behind his remarks and decisions very well.  Gordon was extremely complimentary on the quality of the images and found it very hard to select the ones for the top awards. 
First place and the Print of the Year Trophy was awarded to Maggie White CPAGB for "Sunrise Newtown Creek, IOW"
 Sunrise Newtown Creek IOW Maggie WhitePDO of the Year 2023
 In 2nd place was "The Scoop" by Bob Abbott
02 The Scoop Bob Abbott

Third place was awarded to "I Wonder" by Sue Berkeley ARPS CPAGB

03 I Wonder Sue Berkeley 

Gordon awarded eight Highly Commended Certificates to the following: "Forest Reflection", "Reflections" and "Singing Whitethroat" by Bob Abbot, "Dawn at Vestrahorn" by Ian Bateson, "Decisions" by Hilary Flaxman CPAGB, "I've Told You Before" and "Plaza de Espana" by Alan Price ARPS and "Sunset at Acres Down" by Maggie White CPAGB.

 Forest Reflection Bob AbbottReflections Bob AbbottSinging Whitethroat Bob AbbottDawn at Vestrahorn Ian BatesonDecisions Hilary Flaxman I've Told You Before Alan Price

Plaza de Espana Alan Price Sunset At Acres Down Maggie White

Congratulations to the award winners and to all the Beaulieu Camera Group members whose PDI images were awarded Seals of Merit during the year. 

The full size images of all these can be viewed in The Gallery

Sue Dunham  Chairman BCG