Hebden Bridge Camera Club retained the Gavel Trophy in their annual photographic battle with Todmorden Photographic Society on March 7th. Hebden Bridge has had quite a long winning streak, having retained the trophy since 2009, but came close to losing in 2017. This year the club opened a much wider margin against Todmorden, scoring 356 points to their 310. Both clubs got some good scores, but a series of 20s awarded to Hebden pushed them to a convincing victory.
Club president Nigel Plant accepts the Gavel Trophy from judge Graham Currey.
The competition was judged by Graham Currey of South Manchester Camera Club. The Club would like to thank Graham and Todmorden PS for a good evening and fair judging.
1st place: “Leaving a Mark” by Rory Prior with 96 points
2nd place: “Potteries” by Nigel Plant with 93 points
3rd place: “One Night in Bangkok” by Mike Turner with 88 points
AVs are scored by all members who give marks from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) for each work. These marks are then totalled to give each entry its overall score.
Here are some photos from last week’s photo challenge where members were asked to produce images on the theme of “Halloween”.
A Piratical Halloween by Chris Johnson Standley
Scream by Jo N
Halloween Cat by Polly Williams
Halloween by Helen Plant
Hallowe’en by Angela Riley
Halloween by Nic I’Anson
Skeleton Window by Chris Johnson-Standley
Halloween by Nigel Plant
We had an informal vote at the end of the evening and these were the top four scoring submissions:
We’d like to thank all members of the public who placed their votes at our exhibition this year. The three images which received the most votes are:
“Great Spotted Woodpecker” by Jim Strom which scored 355 points
“Cragg Vale’s Heather Carpet” by Steph Penny which scored 293 points
“A Crow at Sunset” by Martin Whittell which scored 256 points
L-R, Polly Williams (Exhibition Secretary), Nigel Plant (Club President), Cllr Pat Fraser (Hebden Royd mayor), Christine Bampton Smith (consort).
On Saturday 25th August Hebden Royd mayor Pat Fraser opened our 2017 annual exhibition at the Hebden Bridge Town Hall. The club would like to thank the mayor and her consort for taking time out of their weekend to open the exhibition for us and for their warm and supportive comments both about the exhibition and quality of imagery on show.
The exhibition is open free of charge to the public between the hours of 10am and 4pm. After Saturday 25th, it will run from Monday 28th of August to the 2nd of September. We will have stewards from the club available each day to answer any questions you may have about the club or the images.
We encourage members of the public to vote for their three favourite photographs. We award a trophy to the photographer with the highest cumulative score of 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. You can see last year’s top three images hanging in the Town Hall Café. We also publish the top three images here on the website.
Our club’s 2018 calendar of local photographs will be on sale during the week priced at £5.
Special thanks from all our members go to Polly Williams who was this years’ Exhibition Secretary, organising and overseeing the event from start to finish.