Ponteland Photographic Society

Competition Results 2022-23

Results for this seasons competitions appear here shortly after the competition winners are announced.

Set Subject – Patterns – 31st October 2022

This was our first set subject competition of the season with the title of Patterns. An interesting topic which left lots of interpretation by members and resulted in a varied selection of images.
Our judge, David Best LRPS from Hexham Photographic Society, provided an excellent commentary and we must thank him for his scoring of the images and patience with adapting to our equipment technical issues at the beginning of the session!

Top image of the evening went to Iain Scott in his first club competition at Ponteland with Heading Out. In second place was Phil Robson’s Urban Design with Sewing Bee by Les Dodd claiming the third spot. David also chose five pictures as Highly Commended; Sage Framed by Tony McCann, The Opera House and Cycler by Michael Ghahari, Porcelain Fungus by Ruth Oatway, and another entry from Phil Robson, Patterns of the Tyne.

Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks to everyone who took party. The winning entries are shown below. You can also click here to see all entries.

1st Heading Out Iain Scott
1st place Heading Out by Iain Scott
2nd Urban Design Phil Robson
2nd place Urban Design by Phil Robson
3rd Sewing Bee Les Dodd
3rd place Sewing Bee by Les Dodd
HC Cycler Michael Ghahari
HC Cycler by Michael Ghahari
HC Patterns of the Tyne Phil Robson
HC Patterns of the Tyne by Phil Robson
HC Porcelain Fungus Ruth Oatway
HC Porcelain Fungus by Ruth Oatway
HC Sage Framed Tony McCann
HC Sage Framed by Tony McCann
HC The Opera House Michael Ghahari
HC The Opera House by Michael Ghahari

Knockout Competition – 10th October 2022
 It was good to be back with everyone starting a new season after the COVID years and what better way to kick off our friendly competitions with the Knockout! Once again members came up with a great selection of attention grabbing pictures which made the voting process very close including a couple of re-counts to be absolutely certain.
So close was the voting that we ended up with two pictures tying for first place and another two for third place! Our top two images were Dancer by John Brown and Caught in the Grass by Fara Serajian who were both awarded Equal First place – something never before seen at Ponteland. And just to demonstrate the high standards achieved by members another pair of photographs tied in the 3rd place play off – Derwentwater by Phil Robson and Badger by Veronica Congleton.
The top images are shown below and you can click here to see a full list of entries.

02 Dancer
Equal First place Dancer by John Brown
01 Caught in the Grass
Equal First place – Caught in the Grass by Fara Serajian
03 Badger
Equal Third place – Badger by Veronica Congleton
04 Derwentwater
Equal Third place – Derwentwater Valley by Phil Robson