2018 CPC Annual Exhibition a huge success!

On Saturday 28th October Chesham Photographic Club held its 54th Annual Exhibition at Chesham Town Hall.

Visitors were treated not only to the fantastic usual array of the members images and the delicious home-made cakes on offer but were also enthralled by the winners of the club’s inaugural Phonepix Competition, which was launched in the Summer and aimed at young people aged 18 and under with the only rules being that the images had to be taken on a mobile phone and had to be ‘creative’.  Yet again the judging team at the club Julia Bradbury, John Cox and Andy Bristow were blown away by the standard of the 145 images which were submitted and had a very hard task of whittling these down to the final 10.

The winners were awarded their prizes by Chesham Town Mayor Jane MacBean who was delighted that young people were using their phones for creative means and very much enjoyed chatting to the winners and their proud families.

The final winning images were:

U13 age group

1st – ‘Lost in thought’ by Amira Shoba

2nd – ‘When the Sky becomes Sea ‘ by Keira Dunsmore

3rd – ‘Encounter’ by Spike Poyton

Highly Commended – ‘Orange Rose’ by Asha Gadhia

Highly Commended – ‘Birds eye view of my Guitar’ by Suzy MacAlister

14-18 age group

1st – ‘Pyramid Lake’ by George Long

2nd – ‘Natural Beauty’ by Sophie Page

3rd – ‘Distorted Glasses’ by Katie Tomlins

Highly Commended – ‘Agape’ by Sorenna Cadorna

Highly Commended – ‘Mannequin’ by Summer Ludlow

The ever-popular public vote was also back where visitors got to vote for their favourite image in the exhibition and with a total of 226 votes cast this year the top three votes went to the same author – John Cox, for his images entitled ‘Fork Handles’, ‘Mr Angry’ and ‘The Chase is on’ respectively. The winning Digital Image sequence was won by David Cowan for his sequence entitled ‘Blossoms’.

Club Chairman Tanya Barrett was very pleased with this year’s event and people’s response to it,  “My committee and I put in many man hours planning, prepping and executing this event every year and it’s nice to receive good positive feedback especially when this is on a very public forum such as Facebook.  We’ve put a lot of effort into maximising our use of Social Media over the past year and I’m pleased to say it’s finally paying off.  We should also offer a huge thanks to those local venues, businesses and the local council who support us by putting up our posters and helping us promote events such as this and I should also say one final thank you to Michael Clark and his team at Clarks of Amersham who for many years now have supplied us with a van and driver to assist us with moving our equipment from our home at the White Hill Centre to the Town Hall and back again – without them this event simply would not happen”.

Tanya and her team will shortly be starting to plan next year’s event but if you would like to see if a camera club is for you, you can pop along to the White Hill Centre any Tuesday evening 8-10pm to meet the members and see what the club is all about, they have also opened up all of this season’s speaker events so if there is something which you may find of interest please see their Facebook page for further details.  If you would like further information on the club or its activities, please e-mail memsec@cheshamphotoclub or visit their website at www.cheshamphotoclub.co.uk or Facebook.com/cheshamphotographicclub.

Under 13 winning entries

Over 13 winning entries