Crewe member Ian Whiston has won the PDI Nature section in the L&CPU Annual Competitions which took place last weekend. He has achieved this three times in the last 5 years, tying for first on another occasion. The image of Ian’s seen above gained a silver medal too.He was not our only success in this NW region event; Stephen Coyne gained a Commendation and Wallace Baxter had work selected for the exhibition and the folios which are circulated round all the clubs next season. The results for all our work can be seen here.

The rather clumsy title for the competition stems from the fact that it is intended for the members of the clubs of the L&CPU and they are NOT members, their clubs areĀ (there are about 100 member clubs and those clubs have about 4000 members altogether). This year the entry for prints was down considerably but my own impression (having helped to sort them) was the general standard was higher.

At Crewe we still maintain a high level of participation in our print competitions, which is pleasing because it represents, historically, a paradigm of club photography.