Last night was the final judging round our 2017-18 Mono Prints Competition at TPS. Members were invited to bring along two mounted prints to be reviewed by an external judge, with the only condition being that the image should be monochrome (of a single colour, plus white) like black and white or sepia.
Our guest judge, Rosemary Wilman Hon FRPS, had the arduous task of reviewing each image in turn, offering some helpful critique and advice, and scoring each image out of ten. The quality of the prints was excellent, especially from some of our newer members whose amazing progress through the year was clear for all to see.
Well done to everyone who joined in; it’s a daunting thing showing your photos to an experienced judge and audience and we hope you picked up a few hints and tips ready for another busy competition season next year!
After much deliberation (and nail-biting!), Rosemary awarded points for each image including a few perfect 10’s! Extra loud congratulations for reaching the pinnacle of perfection go to: Barbara Witherington, Malcolm Field, Mike Barker, Seb Springbett and Clare Pickett LRPS (twice!).
As this was the final round of this season’s competition, we now have our winners of the TPS Mono Prints awards for 2017-18.
Congratulations go to Mike Barker who wins the Birchall Trophy as the Club Class competition winner and promotion to the Advanced Class, and to Clare Pickett LRPS who wins the Phillips Cup as winner of the Advanced Class competition. Hurrah!
Well-deserved congratulations also go to Peter Veale who came a very close second in the Club Class Competition and wins promotion to the Advanced Class for next season.
Well done everyone, and please now enjoy some of the judge’s favourite images from the night in the galleries below:
Don’t forget, every TPS member is invited to bring along up to three of each of their Colour and Mono prints (so up to six images in total per person) from this season’s print competitions to our AGM Evening on 24th May. Then we all get to play at being the judge and the members’ combined scores will decide which images are our favourite TPS prints of the year.
And, if you’d like your prints to go on display at fairs and fetes over the summer, please leave them with a Committee Member after the AGM. We’ll store them carefully and return them to you at the start of the new season.