L&CPU Big Day 15 October 2017 featuring the Novice Cup

October 15, 2017 in Crewe PS news

It was clear as soon as you walked into the room – the Novice Cup had been successful in drawing in new visitors. The Novice Cup had been intended to get the interest of people who do not usually get involved in entering competitions. The term Novice is problematic – it meant novices to Federation competitions rather than photography.

In addition to the Novice Cup competition there were four people lined up to speak to us and the general theme was the APMs – the awards given by the PAGB for photographic achievement. The talks were very enjoyable, Noel Patterson, Conor Molloy, Rob Hockney and Phil Barber told of their experiences in applying for these awards. While we heard the speakers, Gwen and Phil Charnock and Rob Millin were judging the prints.

Things got exciting for Crewe PS when we were able to view the prints (just mono first) and we discovered that our Bob Brown had gained a commendation. Later, after the colour prints had been scored we found, to our delight, that Bob had repeated his success.

At the end of a heady day we heard the club scores and Crewe had 3rd place in colour and 6th overall. We must have been below 10th place in the mono, but hopefully only just!

The individual print marks were…click here..

1 response to L&CPU Big Day 15 October 2017 featuring the Novice Cup

  1. The really lovely photographs just in the little clip posted makes a mockery of the name Novice Cup. Surely they can do better. My faith is not restored in judges though. No disrespect to the authors at all–very much the judges though. The beautiful window picture there–and the judge awards a bird on a stick I thought had gone with the Ark.

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