Alan Townsend Memorial Trophy Competition
Our annual competition trophy has been renamed the Alan Townsend Memorial Trophy Competition in honour of our late leader. His widow, Pat presented the trophy for the first time to the winner of the competition for 2018 on 18th January 2019
The event was judged by Mr. John Whaler, a qualified circuit judge and still a darkroom as well as digital worker. The image on this page shows John congratulating the winner, Des Lloyd. Des' winning entry appears on the right.
All elements of all images submitted must be the work of the author
All images to be prints, no larger than A4
All prints must be mounted. The mount will not be judged and images fixed to the surface of a mount board will be accepted
Images will be considered individually on their merits. No account will be taken of the relationship of the images to each other - i.e. it is a portfolio and not a panel of 3
The winner will be the person who, in the opinion of the judge, demonstrates the greatest overall ability
All images submitted should have been taken during 2018. The competition is for work from this year only
Each person may enter only once
An entry consists of a portfolio of three images and is open, not tied to any given topic. These must all be of a different genre e.g. a portrait, landscape and architecture.
NB Landscape includes all 'scapes' i.e. seascape, skyscape, cityscape etc.
Technique e.g. colour / mono / long exposure / macro is not a genre. The subject matter rather than the technique used to capture it is the genre so e.g. a long exposure landscape is still a landscape.
Images should be brought on the day and handed in on arrival
No marking is permitted on the front of any image
The title of each image should be written on the reverse together with the member's number, but not their name