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Tomorrow, December 12th, sees our Annual Match-a-Didge competition with the Vale and Rhondda. This year it’s hosted by the Vale.
For those of you who don’t know, each club takes a turn to project a photograph and the others try to project another that matches it as closely as possible. But with a limited bank of just 30 or 40 photographs, this isn’t always easy and becomes more and more difficult as the evening progresses (as each photo can only be used once).
It is played strictly for laughs (hence the ‘comic sans’ font) with audience members encouraged to persuade the judge why there is, or isn’t, a good match.
It takes place in the Vale’s usual venue in Ystradowen Village Hall (behind the White Lion pub) on Friday the 12th December. Kick off 7.30pm. They always produce a warm welcome and a a great buffet.
The 2015 WPF Memorial Trophy will be hosted by New Quay Camera Club and held at Memorial Hall, Towyn Road, New Quay SA45 9NX, on Sunday, 18 January 2015,at 1:00pm. The judge will be Margaret Salisbury. FRPS, APAGB, MFIAP.
Gwynfa has entered four prints and they are by: Adrian Lant, Steve Littlewood, Heidi Stewart and Lynda Beynon. The selection was made by Alan & Val Shepherd and Rob Owens.
Gwynfa narrowly failed to win the Stanley Chell trophy for the third consecutive year, finishing joint 4th on 73 points behind Inn Focus (78), Ebbw Vale(77 and Gwent (75).
However, it was a very successful day for a couple of the girls. Lynda Beynon (Female Azure Damselfly) and Heidi Stewart (Storm Chaser) both got 20 points and Lynda walked off with the Glyn John Trophy for the Best Colour Print of the competition.
Gwynfa scores were: Stokesness & Vestrahorn 16 (Leigh Woolford), Under Attack 17 (Gwynfryn Jones), Storm Chaser 20 (Heidi Stewart), Female Azure Damselfy 20 (Lynda Beynon). Full results can be seen here.
Other winners were:
Stanley Chell Memorial Trophy (Best set of 4)- Inn Focus Group
The Hans Hoyer Trophy – Best Monochrome – Ebbw Vale – “Agoraphobia” by Gary Howells
The Glyn John Trophy – Best Colour Print – Gwynfa – “Female Azure Damselfly” by Lynda Beynon
The Glan Mair Trophy – Best Landscape – Cwmbran – “Tuscan Dawn” by Dave Kitson
The Doris Chell Memorial Trophy – Best Image – Neath & District - “Good Samaritan” by Brian Callard
The 2014 Gwynfa Photographer of the Year is Terry Donnelly with a total of 192 points from his ten best scores, an incredible average of 19.2 per photo. Leigh Woolford was runner up, just one point adrift.
The final merit table for 2014 can be seen here.
The 2014 Picture of the Year was won by Heidi Stewart with her print entitled ‘Storm Chaser‘. This photograph will appear on the front of our 2015 handbook. The runner up was ‘Dynamo‘ by Ian Natt. The photo will appear on the greetings card we present to judges and lecturers. Here are the top five photographs in each section.
Storm Chaser (Heidi Stewart) – 30 votes
Winter Storm (Steve Littlewood) – 7 votes
Stokksnes & Vestrahorn (Leigh Woolford) – 6 votes
The Lookout (Gwynfryn Jones) – 5 votes
The Plainsman (Adrian Lant) – 5 votes
Dynamo (Ian Natt) – 20 Votes
Isn’t She Lovely (Terry Donnelly) – 18 votes
Storm Waves (Steve Littlewood) – 6 votes
Walk Over – Margot Rowlands – 6 votes
Waves at Vik (Leigh Woolford) – 5 votes
Congratulations to everyone who had a photograph get through to our ‘Picture of the Year’ competition.
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Rob Owens DPAGB AWPF AFIAP