7 Way Interclub Category Competition - Tuesday 20th March 2018.

On Tuesday 20th March 2018, Morpeth Camera Club hosted the Annual Seven Way Interclub PDI Category Competition.
In this event each of the *Seven clubs in the Northern Area has to enter ten images with not less than one and no more
than two images in the following categories - Landscape, Interiors, Portraits, Still Life, Flora & Fauna, and Fantasy, Myth,
Legend or Religion. The aim of the competition is to encourage club members to photograph a range of different subjects
throughout the season and produce a collective club entry to fit the categories.

Images in an interclub competition are expected to be of a high standard and are judged as such with less tolerance for
any perceived faults. Morpeth had invited Stephen Fowler of Ryton Camera Club to judge the competition and he then
commented on all sixty entries. His criteria was to first give his opinion as to whether the work fitted the category in which
it had been entered, to discuss the interest or feeling that the subject matter evoked, before awarding a mark out of thirty.

It was clear that the judge had studied the images in great detail and his assessment and observations were consistent
throughout the evening. The scores for each clubs individual images were added together and in a very good competition
Alnwick gained First place, with Blyth Second and Morpeth Third. Two images were awarded the maximum thirty marks,
Bamburgh Ripples by David Burn and Lily the Pink by Margaret Whittaker, both of Alnwick. Stephen then presented the
trophy to a representative from Alnwick. The full result was as follows;

1st. Alnwick & District Camera Club.........257 pts.
2nd. Blyth Photographic Society..............250 pts.
3rd. Morpeth Camera Club.......................249 pts.
4th. Cambois Camera Club.......................247 pts.
5th. Ashington Camera Club....................244 pts.
6th. Amble Photo Group..........................240 pts.

 *(Wooler Camera Club did not submit an entry).

The winning set of ten images were then projected whilst everyone enjoyed refreshments and a buffet supper provided by
the Morpeth club members. It was very pleasing to have such a good turnout for an interclub competition and a big thank
you to everyone who contributed to a successful evening.
                                                                                  Davy Bolam.