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.

A new way to support TPS

As a local community group run entirely by volunteers, we’re always on the hunt for new fundraising ideas.

Earlier this week, the TPS Committee agreed to support the Tandridge Together Lottery, in the hope that some of our members will take part and help us raise much-needed funds for the club.

Here’s how you can help:

  1. Visit our TPS Tandridge Lottery page and buy some tickets
  2. Er, that’s it!

TPS will receive 50% of your ticket value, and you could win a top prize of £25,000!*

Tickets cost £1 and give you a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize. The word on the street is that we’ve already had a TPS winner (who is cloaked under the veil of anonymity, probably because they don’t want to have to spend their new fortune buying the post-TPS drinks on Thursday!)

So, go on, have a flutter! You’ll be helping TPS and other local good causes, and you might even win the jackpot 🙂


* Good news: you get to keep any prize money, tax-free. Mike, our Treasurer, would love you to donate it to TPS, but you really don’t have to. Good luck!

Set Subject Competition Results

Our annual ‘Set Subjects’ competition, where members are invited to submit photos that match given topics, is always a highlight. This year our set subjects were “Curves” and “Be Creative”, both of which provided ample opportunity for some clever photographic expression. And our wonderful TPS members did not disappoint, with lots of fabulous images on display. In fact, we had so many submissions to the competition we had to limit entries to just two images per set subject for each member.

Our guest judge, David Eastley LRPS, had a tricky task picking out his winners but, after much deliberation, David chose Simon Bedwell’s wonderful “Dune” image as the best ‘Curves’ entry and “Creative Thinking” by Clare Pickett LRPS as the best ‘Be Creative’ image. Well done to you both, your prize cheque is in the post*!

Here are some of the judge’s favourite images from each set subject category. Congratulations once again if your image appears below:


Be Creative:

* Not really, but Simon and Clare do win a rather smashing trophy, to be presented at our TPS Dinner!

Date for your Diary!

In previous years we have celebrated the end of the TPS season with a members’ dinner.

And this year is no different!

So here’s an important date for your diary:

More information will follow for members so watch your email inbox for full details. Places at the dinner are limited so please reply quickly to secure your place!

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!