The development night on Monday 2nd March focusses on preparing your images for salons, competitions, or general show. It will cover matting and mounting printed images, resizing digital ones, and anything else related to image presentation.
The annual end of year awards dinner was held on 18th November at a new venue for us the Lloyd Parker Plateau Centre in Parkwood Village. This marked the last formal event of the KCPS calendar. 2019 president Greg Whitfield presented the main club awards, with guest Bruce Girdwood judging and awarding the Best of Year trophies.
The club awards are taken by totalling the scores across all four seasonal salons, with bonus points being added for images that match the subjects for the Regional Interclub Print competition.
Moira O’Malley, who was last year’s runner up for the Novice Grade combined print and digital award went one better this year by taking the win, just ahead of Warren Sutton.
The Intermediate Grade Digital winner was Graham Lonsdale, with Isobelle Gosling runner up.
Greg Whitfield took out the Intermediate Grade Print award, ahead of Di Daniels.
In the Advanced Grade Digital, Gavin Klee won with Roger Smith runner up.
Winner of the Advanced Grade Print was Hugh Scott. Barry Culling was runner up. Unfortunately Hugh could not be with us at the dinner hence no cheesy photo.
The major trophies for overall best print and best digital of the year were judged and awarded by Bruce Girdwood.
Barry Culling won the Peg Griffin Trophy for Best of Year Print for his Water Lily with Frog. Alison Viskovic was placed second for Isolation.
The Waikanae Cup for Best of Year Digital was won by Roger Smith for Angry Bird. This rounded off a successful year for Roger Smith who earlier in the calendar won the 2019 Frank Hinchcliff Trophy. Carol Molineux was runner up for her Tararua Clearance.
Roger and Barry had a good year between them, with a number of awards and trophies.
The gallery of the Spring 2019 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 Whanganui Camera Club have been celebrating their 125th anniversary this month. As part of the commemoration, the club re-instated their annual Open Salon – last held in 1992. The theme was “Humanity and Earth”, and was further subdivided into three salon categories, one of which was titled “Humanity and Nature” and was judged by Simon Woolf.
Roger Smith was judged winner in this category for his ‘Keep Vehicles Away from Nesting Birds’ image, and he and his wife Mavis attended the awards dinner where he was presented his winning certificate by Vonnie Cave, Whanganui’s oldest and most distinguished member.
Following closely on the heels of Roger, Jacky Challis received a Commendation for ‘Plastic Scourge on Remote Arctic Island’.
Congratulations to you both.
- Open Print: 1 Honours, 2 Accepted;
- Monochrome Print: 3 Accepted;
- Open Projected Image: 2 Accepted;
- Monochrome Projected Image: 1 Accepted
- Monochrome Projected Image: 1 Honours, 1 Accepted
- Open Projected Image: 1 Accepted
- Natural History Projected Image: 1 Honours, 1 Accepted;
- Natural History Print: 1 Accepted
Entries are now invited for your best images submitted in this year’s salons. Each member may submit one digital and one print image.
Prints can be handed in at the club meeting on 28th October. The entry form will remain open for digital entries until 5pm on 30th October.
A very successful and well attended evening hosted by KCPS on 23rd September saw the winner of a close-run race emerge only after the result of the very last subject was decided.
Many thanks to Warren Ixer for the challenging task of judging and ordering the images in each subject.
Congratulations go to Hutt Camera Club for a clean sweep – retaining the trophy on 28 points and also for winning the award for best abstract image.
A breakdown of the Print Battle scores in each subject for each club is shown below:
|Just Being Kids||3||2||1||4||6||5|
|Night in the City||6||5||3||2||1||4|
|A Matter of Perspective||1||4||3||5||2||6|
|An Unlikely Combination||2||1||3||4||5||6|
|Social Interaction 21st Century Style||3||1||2||4||6||5|
|Fast or Slow||1||5||4||3||2||6|
“Up is heaven, down is ocean
or more simply, sky and sea rivalling in welcome.”
Subject images entered by KCPS were:
Other images from the evening:
The gallery of the Winter 2019 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.
It has been a fruitful year for KCPS members entering external non-club salons.
- Twelve out of sixty seven KCPS members have had external acceptances or better this year so far.
- Five members had an image in the PSNZ Four Nations set of 40.
- Six members have an image in NZ Camera, to be published later this year.
The full list of salons and KCPS results to date is:
The gallery of the Autumn 2019 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.