Mono Prints Final Round 2017-18 – The Results Are In!

Mono Prints Final Round 2017-18 – The Results Are In!

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.

For the full results, see the Round 3 score table, and for the overall standings for the whole year check out the final Mono Prints league table.

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.

Colour Prints Final Round 2017-18 – The Results Are In!

On Thursday 29th March we hosted the third and final round of our Colour Prints competition for the 2017-18 season. Each TPS member can bring along two photographic prints to each round, with the only constraints being that the image is in colour and conforms to our club’s sizing and mounting standards.

As we’ve come to expect, the quality of the prints shown on the night was very impressive, giving our guest judge a tough task selecting his favourites. Well done to all the TPS’ers who took part; it’s been a real pleasure to see your creativity and photographic skills on display through the course of this year’s competition.

After careful consideration, the judge awarded points to each image and these scores were added to the points collected in previous rounds.

We now have our TPS Colour Prints champions confirmed!

Congratulations go to Barbara Witherington who wins the Margaret Streeton Cup for amassing the most points in the Club Class competition, and to Peter O’Hare who wins the David Moore Cup as the winner of the Advanced Class competition. Bravo!

A selection of the judge’s favourite colour images are below. Special congratulations go to our TPS members who scored perfect 10s for their photos: Gary Coomber, Graham White, Barbara Witherington, Jon Cowdock and Peter O’Hare.

The final round of our Monochrome Prints competition will take place on 10th May 2018. Time to get snapping!





PDIs Final Round 2017-18 – The Results!

Well done to everyone who took part in our PDI (Projected Digital Images) competition for 2017-18. Last night, our guest judge, Paul Graber, reviewed the final round of the competition and picked out his favourite images of the night. Once again, there were plenty of entries and some cracking images, including some excellent 10-pointers! Well done to the TPS members whose images scored top marks: Peter Beard, Allister Frost (that’s me, awkward…), Roger Matthews, Neil O’Brien, Carole Mills, Clare Pickett and Brian Smith.

And, as this is round three, well-deserved congratulations are due to everyone who managed to enter all three rounds of the competition. It takes a lot of focus and perseverance to stay the course, so bravo to the 33 TPS members who achieved this distinction. Give yourselves a pat on the back, and now go for a lie down 🙂

And so, after three exhausting rounds, we have our PDI winners for 2017-18. The John Fox Trophy for Club Class PDIs will go to Malcolm Field, and the Philips Cup for Advanced Class PDIs will go to Sarah Bedwell LRPS. Big congratulations to you both!

You can see the final score tables here.

But, more importantly than the scores, here are a few of the judge’s favourite images from the night to help inspire your next photographic adventure. Enjoy!

Club Class:

Advanced Class:


Colour Prints Competition Round 2 – The results!

Well done to everyone who took part in this week’s Colour Prints (Round 2) Competition. All entrants should have received a summary of the scores by email, courtesy of our new-fangled (and rather excellent!) Photo-Entry competition tool. If you haven’t yet seen the full scores, they are now available on our website here.

In time-honoured fashion, we’ve shared a few of the judge’s favourite images from the night below. If your image appears here, bravo! If it doesn’t, don’t worry, there’ll soon be another opportunity to enjoy celebrity and fame at our next competition night! 😉



Mono Prints Round 1 – The results!

Well done to everyone who took part in our Mono Prints Round 1 Competition last night. Our judge reviewed a total of 73 superb prints in the Club and Advanced Classes, reflecting a diverse range of topics and styles.

As always, the real winners are all the photographers who took part and picked up a few ideas and tips to help improve their images in future. We hope you had some “lightbulb moments” and are looking forward to Round 2 on 8th February 2018.

Our guest judge had the arduous task of picking his favourites and you’ll find a selection of the highest scoring images below.




If you’d like to review all the scores, the detailed score sheet is now available here.

Well done once again to all our Club and Advanced Class photographers. Great work!