Yesterday was the annual battle at Barry CC. This year there were 24 clubs entered with 5 prints each (at least one landscape). The judge was a lady called Margaret Salisbury FRPS, APAGB, MFIAP, apparently she was the first lady judge in the 17years the competition has been running.
If we ever need a good judge I would recommend her as she was very precise and very entertaining at the same time.
Our 5 prints were ‘Railway Sidings’ by Arthur Mallett (15pts), ‘Eye of the Beholder’ by Jennifer Williams (17pts), ‘Rusting Wreck’ by Gary Martin (14pts), ‘Clowning Around’ by Steve Milton (17pts) and ‘Grandfather and Child’ by Joyce Mollet (20pts).
Out of the 5 prints we have to submit at least one landscape, this was difficult as we were limited with the number of options, therefore we decided to enter the image by Gary. But as you can see we were unfortunate with the mark scored.
However we were redeemed by the image from Joyce, which scored 20pts (well done again Joyce) one of only four 20pts scored out of the 96 prints shown (96 different authors).
The overall winners were Gwynfa CC with 87pts and the winner of the Best Landscape was Rhondda CC. As you can see our final score was 83pts leaving us in =5th place. Last year we were 14th.
Congratulations must also go to two new members Jennifer and Steve for giving us good scores of 17pts each.