• Turner Trophy and Robert and Nikki Mole Shield

    Having nearly reached the end of the 2017/18 season, we met together on Monday 18th June for club members to vote for their favourite prints and digital images from among those gaining certificates of merit through the season's competitions.

    The evening began with the sixteen members present being provided with a voting slip each and invited to view the thirty one eligible prints and to vote for their favourite three. Five marks went to each 1st choice print, three marks to each 2nd choice and 1 mark to each 3rd choice print. After all the marks had been counted, the chairman announced the top three in descending order.

    • "A BRIEF ENCOUNTER" by Graham Ainge came third with sixteen marks.

    • "HEY YOU, GET OFF OF MY POND" by Graham Ainge came second with nineteen marks.

    • "GLOWING IN THE DARK" by Graham Ainge was the winning print with twenty marks, thus making Graham the eventual recipient of the Turner Trophy.

    Following the interval, those present were invited to vote for their favourite PDIs by a simple show of hands as each of the seventy two eligible images was projected. Towards the end of the evening we had three PDIs tying in joint second place each gaining eleven marks as follows:

    • "PURPLE HAZE" by Steve Newman

    • "ANOTHER TIME" by Graham Ainge

    • "KNOCK THE SPOTS OFF" by Dave Johnson

    However with twelve marks, the winning PDI was "FLEDGING ROBIN" by Dick Read, thus making Dick the eventual recipient of the Robert and Nikki Mole Shield.

    The evening concluded with a round of applause for the night's two winners followed by reminders from the chairman about the forthcoming AGM and photo board competition on the 25th June, and the club's annual presentation dinner on the 9th July.

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