Maidstone Camera Club wins the Diamond Jubilee Trophy Competition
On Saturday 23rd February 2019 the KCPA held the Diamond Jubilee Trophy competition, at Ditton Community Centre.
Thirty six clubs entered (each entering eight images) and the judge, for the competition, was Ken Scott ARPS.
Maidstone Camera Club won with a total score of 142. Below are the scores for each image:
Allington Lock by Helen Cooper – 17
Blowin’in the Wind by Steve Carroll – 20
Full Stretch by Sandy Tolhurst – 20
Golden Eagle Taking Off From Snow by Roger Parker – 15
Joel Hotekstra Of Whitesnake by Chris White – 19
Strength, Shape and Light by Ray Bridges – 19
Trackside by Steve Carroll – 18
Worcester Cathedral North Chapel by Clive Tanner – 14
Congratulations also to Steve Carroll ARPS for winning the Premier Award Certificate and Ashford Photographic Society Shield for his image: Blowin’in the Wind and to Sandy Tolhurst for winning a merit award for her image: Full Stretch.
Thanks to Roger Parker for kindly providing some of the photos included in this article.
Maidstone Camera Club now has the opportunity to represent the KCPA at the next PAGB PDI Championships at Warwick in July 2019.
Congratulations and well done Maidstone Camera Club!
Ross Cup 2018 – Maidstone come joint 1st!
On Saturday 10th November 2018, the KCPA held the Ross Cup at Ditton Community Centre.
The judge for this event was Mark Buckley-Sharp ARPS CPAGB APAGB who took only 1 day to judge the images.
Maidstone Camera Club came joint 1st with Beckenham P.S!
Some of our members also won awards:
MERIT AWARD WINNERS
SEDGE WARBLER – JASON BOSWELL
WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL, GARDINER TOMB – CLIVE TANNER FRPS APAGB MPAGB
PREMIER AWARD AND MICK SMITHSON SHIELD
STRENGTH WITH STYLE – HELEN COOPER
Marley Medallion 2018
MARLEY MEDALLION INTER-CLUB COMPETITION 2018
On Thursday 25th October 2018 Invicta P.S. hosted the competition due to having been the winning club in 2017.
Maidstone Camera Club was selected as the winner, this year.
The Club totals were :
Maidstone: 289 points
Malling: 273 points
Invicta: 272 points
Staplehurst: 254 points
We look forward to hosting the 2019 competition.
The winner of the Rye Challenge was Gary Neave with his photo "Sunrise Church Street" with 25 votes
There was a tie for 2nd Place: Richard Pilborough - Rye Glass (5 Votes) and Steve Foreman - St Marys Church from Lamb House (5 Votes)
Annual Exhibition 2018
Once again the Mall/Chequers are kind enough to sponsor our Annual Exhibition which will take place during the week 27th August 2018 to the 2nd September 2018. We shall as usual be asking the public to vote for the Best Picture.
The exhibition is being held in the Community Hub shop, located on the Upper Floor
The photography of Clive Tanner MPAGB FRPS APAGB
Clive Tanner MPAGB FRPS APAGB recently had 20 images on display in The Crypt at Rochester Cathedral. The exhibition was entitled "Beyond Divine Light".
Please click here to read the PAGB e-news to read the PAGB e-news, featuring news on Clive's exhibition.
Marley Medallion 2017
MARLEY MEDALLION INTER-CLUB COMPETITION 2017
On Thursday 26th October Invicta P.S. hosted the competition due to having been the winning club in 2016. Invicta P.S. was selected as the winner, this year, but it was a close-run thing. We tied with Invicta P.S. on points, but they retained the title on a tie-breaker - having scored one more 20 than us. This year each club entered 8 Prints and 8 PDI; all of which were of very high standard.
The Maidstone C.C. entry can be seen here
We look forward to the 2018 competition.
Faversham Challenge Club Competition
The competition was held on Saturday 12th August 2017.
The winner, chosen by club members, was Gary Neave with his photo entitled Down by the Creek
Steve Foreman came second with his photo entitled Church Street
The winning images can be seen here (click on the image to see a larger version)
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
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"
In 2nd place with 37 votes is Roger Parker with "Fantastic Mr. Fox"
and in 3rd place with 19 votes is Peter Parker with "The Old Boat House, Scotney"
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.
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
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.