Competition Results – 2021 Special Series ‘TAKEN IN 2021’

Our (very) Special Series competition drew to a close this week with the third and final round of images under the topic “Taken in 2021”. With the raiding of the archives off limits, TPS photographers sought out their favourite images from the first five months of 2021, and the diversity of images was remarkable!

Thanks to our guest judge Cherry Larcombe EFIAP ARPS DPAGB BPE*5, for stepping us through the many entries and selecting the winners.

There was one winning image in each of our three classes. Here they are:

CLUB Class – Andrea Watson for Storm force:

INTERMEDIATE Class –  Chris Fenton for Isolation Bubble:

ADVANCED Class – Marie-Ange Bouchard ARPS CPAGB for Drawn into the Picture:

Some fabulous images there, and very worthy winners!

Before we get to the overall winners of our Special Series Competition, here’s a gallery of the highest scoring images (9 points or more), as chosen by our guest judge:

[Click to enlarge, hover to see the score]

And so that brings us to the overall winners of our TPS Special Series 2021 competition. After three hotly-contested rounds, the winners are:

CLUB CLASS: Marcel Wizenberg (27.5 points)

INTERMEDIATE CLASS:  Mike Barker (28.5 points)

ADVANCED CLASS: Marie-Ange Bouchard ARPS CPAGB (30 points – wow, and two judge’s favourites!!!)

A big bravo to all three of our class winners and a thank you to everyone who stretched themselves to take part in our Special Series 2021 competition. We hope you had fun and picked up some great tips for your next photography adventure.

The final league tables are now available on our competitions page at

Is this the end of vTPS?

While we await further guidance on in-person meetings, we’re keeping all options open. With luck, we hope to be welcoming many TPS friends back to our regular meet-ups in Godstone next season. We’re also planning several Out & Abouts and meet-ups over the summer so stay tuned to your inbox and this website for updates.

Next week we’ve our AGM (Annual General Meeting) and an opportunity to hear updates from the committee, learn about some changes for next season and to have your say in some important club decisions that need to be made. Oh, and we’ll also have an opportunity to recognise some special achievements and award winners from our 2020-21 season.

Please could all TPS members be sure to join from 8pm on Thursday 10th June.

Until then, keep snapping!

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