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A great evening again to round off the year before the summer break. Outgoing President Alison Viskovic presented the awards.

The winner of the inaugural Novice Grade combined print and digital was Dianne Daniels, with Moira O’Malley runner up.

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Novice Grade Winner Dianne Daniels

Greg Whitfield was the winner of both Print and Digital categories for the Intermediate grade, with David Yockney runner up  in Digital and Alison Fraei runner up in Print.

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Intermediate Digital winner Greg Whitfield

Advanced Digital winner was Susie Whelan. Runner up Carol Molineux.

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Advanced Digital winner Susie Whelan

Gavin Klee took the Advanced Print trophy, closely followed by Susie.

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Advanced Print winner Gavin Klee

This year’s Frank Hinchcliff award was won by Carol Molineux, the second time for her in recent years.

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The 2018 Frank Hinchcliffe Trophy winner Carol Molineux

The Best of Year competition was judged by Ann Bastion. Barry Culling won the print category with his fantastically detailed Bellbird. Unusually we had joint runners-up with Ann not being able to choose between Gavin Klee and Johanna Gouldsblom.

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Barry Culling, winner of Best of Year Print

Finally Gavin Klee rounded off a successful evening for him by taking the Best of Year Digital trophy, with Carol Molineux a close second.

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Best of Year Digital category winner Gavin Klee

A big thanks to Nicola McGinty for taking photos on the night – a pretty pressurised job in a roomful of photographers! The full gallery of photos from the night can be seen over on the KCPS Facebook page here.

Finally a huge thanks on behalf of the committee and the members to Alison for all her hard work over the year.

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Alison looking forward to a quieter year next year.