Wellington Interclub Print Battle 2022

This year the Interclub Print Battle was hosted by Johnsonville Camera Club and took place on 19 October at the Johnsonville Community Centre.

Topics this year were:

  1. Misty Day
  2. You Light Up My Life
  3. Viewed 100mm from the ground
  4. Danger
  5. Night Life in the City
  6. Long Exposure
  7. Photojournalism
  8. Sporting Action
  9. B/W Landscape in the Style of Walker Evans
  10. Quote: “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heaven”.

It was closely contested all the way, but in the end KCPS emerged victorious only 2 points ahead of our closest rivals. Results and points awarded for each topic are shown below, followed by KCPS entries in the same order.

Many thanks and congratulations to all our contributors – Roger Smith, Ian Yeoman, David Yockney, Eva Petro, Alison Viskovic, Carol Molineux, Hugh Scott and Nicola McGinty.

Misty Day1243
You Light up my life4213
View 100mm2134
Night Life in the City2431
Long Exposure4321
Sporting Action4132
B/W Landscape1243

2022 KCPS Annual Awards

This year our annual ceremony was held at Hungarian restaurant Anzil in Paraparaumu. Presentations for the winners and runners up for overall salon results were followed by the Best of Year competition judged by Bruce Girdwood.

Results for the salon winners and runners up in the Novice, Intermediate and Advanced categories:

TrophyWinnerRunner Up
Novice combined Print and DigitalChris FordKath Ansett
Intermediate DigitalJenny SetchellIan Yeoman
Intermediate PrintAni McManawayWarren Sutton
Advanced DigitalCarol MolineuxHugh Scott
Advanced PrintRhonda BillingtonHugh Scott and Eva Petro

Congratulations to the winners and runners up and thanks to all submitted to the salons throughout the year.

The highlight of the evening was the Best of Year competition, where members submit their best images of the four salons in the Digital and Print categories for comment, feedback and ranking by the judge.

Best of Year winners and runners up:

Best of Year AwardPhotographerImage Title
Print WinnerBarry CullingFeeding the Kids
Print Runner UpMargaret LowStuck at Home
Digital WinnerNeil GordonOtaki River Mouth Outflow and Waves
Digital Runner UpBarry CullingSpoonbill Flying with Fish
Digital Runner Up “Spoonbill Flying with Fish” © Barry Culling
Digital Winner “Otaki River Mouth Outflow and Waves” © Neil Gordon
Print Runner Up “Stuck at Home” © Margaret Low
Print Winner “Feeding the Kids” © Barry Culling

Finally, some images from the night:

Spring Salon 2022 Gallery

The gallery of the Spring 2022 Salon entries that were awarded Highly Commended or Honours has been published. You can find the link to it here. Alternatively, select the Galleries menu from the top of the page and navigate to the page from there.

The salon was on the theme of “literary inspiration/based on the written word”. Digital entries were judged by Robyn Carter. Print entries were judged by Michele Usher.

“Keats. To Autumn. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. ” – Honours, Novice Digital – ©Chris Ford

Winter Salon 2022 Results Gallery

The gallery of the Winter 2022 Salon entries that were awarded Highly Commended or Honours has been published. You can find the link to it here. Alternatively, select the Galleries menu from the top of the page and navigate to the page from there.

“Spoonbill flying with fish” – Honours, Advanced Digital – ©Barry Culling

Club News and Acknowledgements

Recent KCPS activities and achievements include entries in three PSNZ inter club competitions and the awarding of PSNZ honours.

KCPS was awarded second place in the Bowron Landscape competition with images from Greg Whitfield, Jacky Challis, Shona Jaray and Graham Lonsdale. Many thanks to Jacky Challis and Kelly Munro for contributions to the selection process.

This year thanks go to Eva Petro, Caroline Ludford and Ian Yeoman for compiling our entry to the Wiltshire Digital Image Cup. Images provided by Eva, Greg, Ian and Jenny Setchell.

Having won the Trenna Packer last year, and despite a very strong entry comprising images from Carol Molineux, Gavin Klee, Rhonda Billington and Jim Embury, KCPS didn’t make it into the top three. Thanks to Carol, Gavin and Rhonda for putting together the club entry:

Finally, warm congratulations to Ian Yeoman on achieving LPSNZ honours this year.

“Vision and Verse” – KCPS Exhibition 2022

The Kapiti Coast Photographic Society is holding its 2022 exhibition at the Roderick and Gillian Deane Community Art Space, Paraparaumu Library from 25 July to 5 August. It will be open to the public during library hours, after its official opening on 24th July to the club members and invited guests.

Sixty-four images are showcased in 3 sections: Kapiti, Open and inspired by the Written Word. Images will be for sale at the end of the exhibition.

The cost of printing and mounting has been partly met by a grant from the Kapiti Coast District Council Creative Communities Scheme, and partly from funds from the sale of the club’s annual Kapiti Coast calendar. 

Frank Hinchcliff 2022 Results

John Boyd

The 2022 Frank Hinchcliff salon was held on 11th July. The competition is for prints only and commemorates a founder member of the Waikanae Camera Club that was a forebear of the Kapiti Coast Photographic Society.

We were lucky enough to have John Boyd FPNZ APSNZ as judge, and he provided some great feedback and commentary on the seventeen prints submitted by ten different photographers. These comments are available in the members-only area of this site.

John selected three images as highly recommended:

  • “Agapanthus Buds” by Eva Petro (top right of Print Set 2 below)
  • “Ocean Wanderer” by Roger Smith (second row, left had side of Print Set 1)
  • “Wabi Sabi – Beauty in Imperfection” by Shona Jaray (bottom row middle image of Print Set 1)

Runner up was “Feed me…feed me” by Roger Smith (bottom left of Print Set 2).

But this year’s Frank Hinchcliff Trophy Winner was “Sunset Fishing” by Neil Gordon (third row, right hand image of Print Set 1).

Print Set 1
Print Set 2

You can read all about the life and times of Frank Hinchcliff here.

Calendar 2023 and Wellington Interclub

A reminder that submission forms are now open for next year’s Calendar images and also for this year’s Interclub which will be held on the 19th October 2022, and hosted by Johnsonville Camera Club. The forms will remain open until 4th September for the Calendar and 31st August for the Interclub.

Go to the Salon and Competition Entry for links.