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.

Vonnie Cave and category winner Roger Smith

Vonnie Cave and category winner Roger Smith

Following closely on the heels of Roger, Jacky Challis received a Commendation for  ‘Plastic Scourge on Remote Arctic Island’.

'Plastic scourge on remote Arctic island'

‘Plastic scourge on remote Arctic island’ by Jacky Challis

Congratulations to you both.