Club Meeting, Presentation & Awards Evening - Tuesday 1st May 2018.

On Tuesday 1st May 2018, the final meeting of the 2017/18 season was prepared and presented by Davy Bolam, the clubs
Digital Competition Secretary. The evening commenced with a short presentation of images from the 2017 Dingwall National
Projected Image Competition. Dingwall Camera Club were one of the founder members of British Photographic Exhibitions
and established a nationally respected slide competition that later changed to accept Pdi's. Club members were treated to
a selection of entries that had gained awards and acceptances, these images underlined the very high standard of work that
this salon attracts.

Morpeth Camera Clubs annual awards presentation followed with Davy announcing the results of this seasons competitions
and in turn he invited each author to discuss their successful entries. First award was the Bates Cup for Landscape pdi's, in
third place was Lone Tree Malham by Mark Harrison; in second place was Wharnley Burn Autumn Colour also by Mark and
the winner of the Bates Cup was Dawn on Lagazuoi, by Steve McDonald.

The Browell Trophy for Natural History pdi's followed; in third place was Grubs Up by George Sudlow, second place went to
Brian Morris for Wild Garlic and the winner of the Browell Trophy was Paul Appleby with his image entitled Skein of Canada
Geese over the Aln Estuary.

The Projected Digital Image Worker of the Year, awarded to the member who had accumulated most marks throughout the
season in Pdi competitions came next with Brian Morris in third place, Paul Appleby in second place, and joint winners Steve
Mcdonald and Mark Harrison sharing The Shield Trophy.

In the following category, The Colour Print Worker of the Year is awarded to the member who had accumulated most marks
over the season in colour print competitions. Third place went to Davy Bolam, joint second place was awarded to Roseanne
Robinson & Paul Appleby, with the winner Sue Dawson collecting the Colour Cup.

Next came the Monochrome Print Worker of the Year; awarded to the member gaining the most marks in monochrome print competitions over the season. In in third place was Peter Downs, in second place was Davy Bolam and the winner was Sue
Dawson who became the guardian of the beautiful encased bellows Camera Trophy for the next year.

The final trophy to be presented was for the Photographer of the Year, in third place was Davy Bolam, second place went to
Paul Appleby and the deserved winner of the Photographic Plaque, for amassing the most marks overall was awarded to Sue
Dawson. Throughout the presentations examples of the award winners work was projected on screen and in club competitions
this season 32 members, submitted 184 colour prints, 147 mono prints and 243 digital images.

 
            Sue Dawson.                        Paul Appleby.                     *(Awaiting Images from Mark & Steve).

To close the evening Davy provided an audio visual show of images representing club members’ work throughout the year.
Images were sourced from competitions, members’ evenings and the club’s website gallery, 257 images were included from
thirty different members.

Thoughtfully grouped into genre, colour and location, members enjoyed viewing their work set to calm, rhythmic and uplifting
music. Churches, old and contemporary included interior views, stained glass windows, icons & statuary. The People category
included Goths, Beamish and Studio portraits, candid street characters, children at play and historic re-enactments. There was
wildlife in abundance; seabirds, waterfowl, birds of prey, otters, seals, penguins, foxes, elephant and pets. In Architecture; old
doors and alleyways, quaint villages, modern, angular city architecture, lighthouse interiors, cathedrals, castles and bridges
and included in the natural history genre were a colourful selection of butterflies, bugs, flowers, dragonflies and water lilies.
The landscape section provided dramatic seascapes, islands, mountains, forests, lochs and waterfalls. The av concluded with
a creative genre, highly colourful abstract shots, smoke patterns, oil on water, fractalius flowers and graphic angular patterns.

Chairman Mark Harrison thanked Davy for all the hard work he had undertaken to provide an excellent evening of entertainment,
and congratulated all the winners. Another successful year for the club concluded with a buffet supper and another opportunity
to view the clubs print exhibition which accompanied the ’21 Songs’ concert at the Town Hall. Club members now look forward
to the series of local summer walks, which include day trips to further afield and workshops which will be organized by a variety
of club members.

Stephanie Robson.