Hebden Bridge C.C vs Todmorden P.S 2016

Each year we hold a competition with Todmorden Photographic Society where we invite an external judge to come and score 10 prints and 10 projected images from each club. The author’s names and the club are not revealed to the judge to keep everything fair.

This year was our turn to host. We invited Geoff France from Holmfirth Camera Club to judge. On the night we had a good turn out of our own members and quite a few from Todmorden P.S. After a closely fought battle in the print section with us scoring 172 points to Todmorden’s 165, we pulled ahead decisively in the projected category with 181 points to their 168. In total we scored 353 points and Todmorden scored 333.


The following images scored 20:

  • Ladies at Neemrana Step Well, Rajasthan (Hebden Bridge)
  • Guardian Angel (Todmorden)
  • Nuthatch (Hebden Bridge)
  • Old Man of Amorgos (Hebden Bridge)
  • Zebra Trio (Hebden Bridge).

2015 Battle with Todmorden

Report by Jim Strom

Thanks to all who came along and for making this such an interesting and informative evening for both clubs. Despite the inclement weather there was a warm welcome for the Hebden Bridge visitors who had turned out in force to support their club.

John Smith from Rochdale and District Camera Club presided as judge for the evening.

As is the tradition with the annual contest, both clubs each entered 10 projected digital images and 10 prints.

Starting with the projected images, the judge gave his comments on each entry and awarded a mark out of 20.

Out of the 20 projected image entries, 9 were picked out for further consideration and then the final marks awarded:

Mark Todmorden Hebden Bridge
16 On the Lookout
17 Aerial Display
17 Eerie Elterwater
17 Guardian Angel
18 Lotus Flower
18 Manchester at Dusk
19 Honesty Seed Heads
19 Spring Triplets
20 Winter Walk

Final total for all projected image entries:

Todmorden Hebden Bridge
161 167

The prints round was another close run contest coming down to 6 prints before the final marks were awarded:

Mark Todmorden Hebden Bridge
18 At the Monte Carlo Cafe
18 Portrait at the Corn Exchange
18 St Pauls at Christmas
19 Towards Stoodley Pike
19 Wall Hanging, Blackburn Cathedral
20 Common Blue Damselfly Male

Final total for all print entries:

Todmorden Hebden Bridge
162 169

Hebden Bridge was duly declared the winner with an overall total of 336 marks to Todmorden’s 323. The president of Hebden Bridge Camera Club received the ‘gavel’ trophy amounting to the fifth annual consecutive win by the club. We look forward to our next contest which will take place at Hebden Bridge Camera Club in March 2016.