Autumn Salon 2020 Results Gallery

The gallery of the Autumn 2020 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.

Estonian singer (MP)

“Estonian Singer (MP)” – Highly Commended, Advanced Themed Digital – ©Barry Culling

Summer Salon 2020 Results Gallery

The gallery of the Summer 2020 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.


“Feeding time” – Honours, Advanced Digital – ©Carol Molineux

Next Development Night – Presenting Images

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.

As usual, there will also be a general Q&A opportunity for those with current problems or interesting techniques and tips they wish to share.
Time is 7-30pm at the usual venue of Otaihanga Boat Club.

2019 End of Year Awards

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.

Novice Winner Moira O’Malley

The Intermediate Grade Digital winner was Graham Lonsdale, with Isobelle Gosling runner up.

Intermediate Digital winner Graham Lonsdale

Greg Whitfield took out the Intermediate Grade Print award, ahead of Di Daniels.

Intermediate Print winner Greg Whitfield, presented by treasurer Sharon

In the Advanced Grade Digital, Gavin Klee won with Roger Smith runner up.

Advanced Digital winner Gavin Klee

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.

BoY Print Winner Barry Culling

“Water lily with Frog” – Honours, Advanced Print – ©Barry Culling

“Isolation” – Honours, Advanced Print – ©Alison Viskovic

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.

“Angry Bird(nature)” – Honours, Advanced Digital – ©Roger Smith

“Tararua Clearance” – Advanced Print – ©Carol Molineux

Roger and Barry had a good year between them, with a number of awards and trophies.

Trophies galore!




Spring 2019 Salon Results Gallery

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.

Sea stacks

“Sea stacks” – Honours, Advanced Digital – ©Jacky Challis

Success at Whanganui Open Salon

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.

KCPS Members Successful in Dunedin Festival Salon

Alison Viskovic

  • Open Print:  1 Honours, 2 Accepted;
  • Monochrome Print:  3 Accepted;
  • Open Projected Image:  2 Accepted;
  • Monochrome Projected Image: 1 Accepted

Jacky Challis

  • Monochrome Projected Image:  1 Honours, 1 Accepted
  • Open Projected Image: 1 Accepted

Rhonda Billington

  • Natural History Projected Image: 1 Honours, 1 Accepted;
  • Natural History Print: 1 Accepted

Best of Year Competition

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.


KCPS wins third place in Regional Inter-Club Print Battle

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:

Subject: Hutt Kapiti KCPS Karori J’ville WPS
Just Being Kids 3 2 1 4 6 5
Light Effects 3 1 4 5 6 2
Nature’s Finest 2 1 5 4 3 6
Night in the City 6 5 3 2 1 4
A Matter of Perspective 1 4 3 5 2 6
Impressionist 2 6 4 3 5 1
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
*Quotation 5 3 1 2 4 6
TOTAL: 28 29 30 36 40 47
PLACING: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th

*Full quotation:

Up is heaven, down is ocean
or more simply, sky and sea rivalling in welcome.”

Subject images entered by KCPS were:

JC - Print battle 2019 kids

Just Being Kids – Jacky Challis

CM Light Effects A matter of perspective

Light Effects – Carol Molineux

RB - New Zealand Dotterel

Nature’s Finest – Rhonda Billington

Trying to get home safely this winters night (night in the city)

Night in the City – Ian Yeoman


A Matter of Perspective – Roger Smith

EP Ghostly trees (Impressionist)

Impressionist – Eva Petro

Mixed Messages AV

An Unlikely Combination – Alison Viskovic

Focused on phones AV

Social Interaction 21st Century Style – Alison Viskovic

CM Fast or slow

Fast or Slow – Carol Molineux

Horizon Light

Quotation – Neil Gordon

Other images from the evening: