The brilliant images that earned Cambridge Camera Club victory in East Anglian photographic competition
Stunning images helped Cambridge Camera Club hold on to its trophy at an East Anglian photographic competition by a single point.
The Cambridge Interclub Digital Photographic Competition featured 36 clubs from across the region, each of which submitted five images for the categories of monochrome, people, landscape, nature and open.
Experienced photography judge Chris Palmer, from Uxbridge, was given the task of making each out of 20.
The top five clubs ranged from 88/100 to 94/100 - with Cambridge Camera Club taking home the John Lewis Bowl by one point from PICO.
Images by Barry Badcock, John Bulpitt, Sarah Kelman, Ann Miles and Paul Sanwell helped them to the trophy for the second year running.
Chris Fell, from the club, told the Cambridge Independent: “In the 18 times that this competition has run, Cambridge had never won it until last year.
“Like London buses it seems that you wait for ages for one to turn up and then two arrive together.”
Cambridge Camera Club president Jonathan Vaines presented the bowl to his wife, Sue, the club’s external competitions secretary.
The best image of the day, meanwhile, was Dan Beecroft’s brilliantly quirky image, titled It’s Tough Being A Hero. Dan, of Loughton Camera Club, won the Roy Pitman Plate.
Cambridge Camera Club, which organises the annual contest, thanked John Lewis for its support. The company was represented by Sarah Ingram.
Look out Cambridge Camera Club’s annual exhibition
More of the club member's brilliant photography will be on show at its annual exhibition, supported once again this year by the Cambridge Independent.
It will be held in the Pitt Building in Trumpington Stret, from Monday April 27 to Saturday May 2 2020 and is free to enter.
It will open on Monday from 1-5pm, on Tuesday from 10am-5pm, on Wednesday from 10am-8pm and on Thursday to Saturday from 10am-5pm.
Still time to enter Rotary Young Photographers’ Competition
Alongside members’ images will be a display of pictures from the Rotary Young Photography Competition, held in conjunction with Cambridge Camera Club and the Cambridge Independent.
Under-17s still have a few days left to enter the contest, which features categories for under 7s and for those aged 7-10, 11-13 and 14-17. The theme is ‘Through my eyes’.
Entries are due by February 1 and the junior, intermediate and senior winners will be entered into the regional competition, the winners of which go on to compete in Rotary’s national contest.
For details and to enter, visit the Rotary Club of Cambridge website.
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