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Annual Exhibition 2017

Once again the Mall/Chequers are kind enough to sponser our Annual Exhibition which will take place during the week 28th August to the 3rd September. We shall as usual be asking the public to vote for the Best Picture and last year's winner 'On the Wing' by Vanessa Ambrose will be on display.

AFIAP for Chris Moncrieff

Congratulations are due to Chris Moncrieff, LBAPA, CPAGB, AFIAP, BPE3* as the first Maidstone Camera Club member to achieve the AFIAP distinction. He has been entering national and international competitions for many years and was also the first in the club to achieve a BPE1*. To see his winning AFIAP entry click here

25th East Anglian Audio Visual Competition

The competition was held on March 18th 2017 hosted by the Essex AV Group. Congratulations go to Ray Bridges who was awarded the Mike Woolnough Trophy: PAGB Ribbon: for the Best Creative sequence ‘Beautiful Noise’ the full results and report can be seen here

Maidstone Challenge Club Competition

The competition was held on Sunday 12th February,  about 12 of us met up at the Cannon in Maidstone at 11am before dispersing into the town. Others members turned up at various times of the day and night.
There were 27 entries and over 100 images which was tremendous response, especially so considering the dull chilly weather on the day. Sadly the entry had to be pruned down a bit to shorten the sequence for judging by club members. The winning images can be seen here (click on the image to see a larger version)

Epsom Challenge 2017

Maidstone C.C. were pleased to be invited by Epsom C.C. to take part in a challenge between 5 clubs on Monday 20th February. A delegation from Maidstone travelled to Epsom to witness the competition that was judge by Jay Charnock FRPS. The standard of photography was very high and we were pleased to achieve joint second with Woking P.S. just 3 points behind Epsom C.C. who were the winners. The other two clubs were Selsdon C.C. and Steyning C.C.. Our thanks to Epsom C.C. for extending a warm welcome and organising a very enjoyable competition. Our entry may seen here

 

Ross Cup 2016

The Ross Cup was held on Sunday 20th October, hosted by the KCPA committee at Ditton Community Centre. The competition was judged by the President of the RPS Walter Benzie, Hon. FRPS. Eastbourne P.S. was the winner with 151 points and Maidstone C.C. achieved joint 2nd place with Ashford P.S. with 147 points. There were a total of 38 clubs entered.

Our club entry can be seen here

Marley Medallion 2016

MARLEY MEDALLION INTER-CLUB COMPETITION 2016

On Tuesday 27th October Invicta P.S. hosted the cpmpetition due to having been the winning club in 2015. This year, once again, Invicta P.S. was  selected as the winner with a total of 290 points by the judge Helen Taylor, with Maidstone C.C. second (278points), Staplehurst P.S. third (277 points) and Malling P.S in fourth place (273 points). This year each club entered 8 Prints and 8 PDI; all of which were of very high standard that could not have made Helen's task an easy one.

The Maidstone C.C. entry can be seen here

We look forward to the 2017 competition and a chance to prevent Invicta P.S. of gaining a hat-trick.

Annual Exhibition 2016 – Results

Kindly sponsered by The Mall/Chequers, was another great success. Once again we were fortunate to be able to use half of the central area in the of the shopping mall

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The public ballot for the Best Picture in the Exhibition was once more very strongly supported with over 400 members of the public putting in a voting slip.

The Winner with 72 votes is Vanessa Ambrose with "On the Wing"

On the Wing by Vanessa Ambrose

On the Wing by Vanessa Ambrose

In 2nd place with 37 votes is Roger Parker with "Fantastic Mr. Fox"

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roger Parker

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roger Parker

and in 3rd place with 19 votes is Peter Parker with "The Old Boat House, Scotney"

The Old Boat House, Scotney by Peter Parker

The Old Boat House, Scotney by Peter Parker

Club Outing August 2016

 

Club Members had an outing to Folkestone on for a day of photography on Saturday 7th August. The results of their efforts were shown at the Club on 6th September and the members voted for the best images. The Winner and runners-up are shown here. Click thumbnail to see the 6 top images.

Architectural Photography

Chris Rigby, who is keenly interested in architecture,  has written a very informative article about his experience of being mentored by Clive Tanner on photographing churches; both as a record and pictorially. To read the article click here

Club Outing May 2016

Group Photo

The sunshine brought Club Members to Canterbury for a day of photography on Saturday 7th May. The results of their efforts were shown at the Club on 17th May and the members voted for the best image. There was one winner,  two tied for second place and four tied for third place. Click thumbnail to see the 7 top images.