Alan Townsend Memorial Trophy Competition
Our annual competition trophy, named in honour of our late leader, was won in 2024 by Sue Cross, who has been a member for just a year and who has received a lot of help from other members. She can be seen here being presented with the trophy by our guest judge, John Whaler. Below right, the winning set of photos. John is a qualified circuit judge, a member of Lincoln RB Photographic Club and still a darkroom as well as digital worker. He recently came to give us a talk on monochrome photography.
Members can now start gathering their entries for the competition to be held in February 2025, which is open to photos from 2024.
Guidance for those entering:
Three separate pictures on A4, mounted, and each picture a DIFFERENT GENRE
On the back of each print write your Member Number, (NOT YOUR NAME) The TITLE and GENRE of each print, followed by 1,2,3, In the order from left to right in which you want your prints to be exhibited.
Please write the details on the back of the entry at the top as you wish it to be seen in case there is any potential for getting it wrong when they are displayed.
Please donít be late so we can organise all the prints ready for presentation
All elements of all images submitted must be the work of the author
All images to be prints, no larger than A4. NB No dimension to be larger than the longest side of 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 the competition year, which is the full calendar year immediately preceding the competition. For example the competition in February 2024 is for images taken during 2023.
Each person may enter only one portfolio of three images
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. They will be judged anonymously.
The title of each image should be written on the reverse together with the member's number, but not their name. NB Your number will have been sent to you by email.