DIAMOND JUBILEE COMPETITION 2013 Hosted by Eastbourne Photographic Society

The Judge was Glyn  Edmunds  APSARAS EPSA EFIAPS ARPS  DPAGB
The Diamond Jubilee Competition took place on Saturday 23rd March, a bitterly cold day, not conducive to walking along the Prom!  The venue, the Birley Centre, was a wonderful facility, and when we arrived, was thronging with people partaking of the coffee and delicious cakes.  It was soon time to go to in to the splendid viewing room, ample to seat us all comfortably and we all  enjoyed the viewing of all the entries.  Another break and time to buy more raffle tickets and eat more cake, the raffle prices were limited but very very worthwhile if you were a winner NIK software, I am truly envious of the winners.  We then all shuffled back into listen to the Judges Comments and as always you agreed with some of his choices and not others but the outcome was quite clear cut with an outright winner Ashford  Photographic Society with 141 points.  There were joint second places for Tonbridge and Invicta with 134 points closely followed by Folkestone with 132  see the TABLE  of results for all the clubs placings.  The Winner of the Best Image Of the Competition was "Lioness With Cub by Bob Devine who is from Ashford Photographic Society.
TABLE of Entrants individual Scores and their club.
View the gallery HERE for those images scoring 20 marks.
Clive Tanner President of the KCPA gave a vote of thanks at the end of the very successfully run competition.  He praised the planning, organising and running of the event ably lead by the Chairman of EPS  Roy Morris.  He thanked everyone who had played apart especially the catering team.  He said the choice of judge was inspired , he thought Glyn  was a perceptive and eloquent judge. He mentioned the sponsors NIK software who donated wonderful prizes for the raffle and lifted a financial burden from the organising committee.
Of 50 Clubs that comprise the KCPA only 24 sent entered!
The Executive Committee would be interested to know why some clubs were not interested in entering?  With the age of Digital this prestigious competition is very easy to enter!  Did you know it was taking place?  We're there reasons you didn't enter?  We would really like to know, like any Committee we think we are getting it right, but if you don't tell us we don't know we aren't getting it right!  Let us know.  contact@kcpa.co.uk
Thanks go to David Websdale for the use of his images of the winners.