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EALING U3A PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2016 - RESULTS

Ian Richardson, Chairman of the judging panel reports:

Let me begin by saying a big “thank you” to the three other judges: Barbara Day, Colin Emmins and Margaret Martin.

There were 60 entries for this year’s competition – and they were particularly notable for their universally-high quality and their presentation. It was a joy for the judges to see so many wonderful photographs and to see them correctly mounted and identified.
To make sure that the winners were chosen entirely on their merit, the names of the photographers were covered over before the judging began. In other words, it was “blind judging”.

Perhaps inevitably, the most entries were for the sunset-clouds category and there were so many outstanding photographs that we took the unique step this year of awarding a third prize in this group.
With so many good photographs to consider, it was difficult for the judges to choose the winners. We did so by, first, doing a long list, then a short list, then finally the winners. The winners were all photographs that maintained our admiration and our interest throughout the selection process. Inevitably, there will be disappointments, but I should stress that every photographer who submitted entries to this year’s competition can be proud of their submissions. We hope to see you back again next year.

The awards in the following four categories were announced.

SUNSETS/CLOUDS
First: September Sunset at Osterley by Barbara Kinn
Second: Mountain Sunset by Sally Pickles
Third: A Fiery Sky by Margaret Jackson
Commended: Winter Sunset by Yvonne Hughes

HISTORIC BUILDINGS
First: Willy Lott's House by Linda MacDonald
Second: St. Giles Church Edinburgh by Lyn Duffus
Commended: Usk Bridge by Sally Pickles

PORTRAIT
First: Declining Years by Sally Pickles
Second: Archie by Linda MacDonald
Commended: Best Fish and Chips by Yvonne Hughes

SHOPPING:
First: Galleries Lafayette by Jean Skirth
Second: Garden Fate by Yvonne Hughes
Commended: Shopaholic's DNA by David Leach

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS

ALL THE WINNING PHOTOS ARE DISPLAYED ON THIS PAGE

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EALING U3A 2017 PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

Following last year’s successful competition here are the details for the 2017 photographic competition:

The three categories for 2017 are as follows:
(a) Black and White portraits (b) Patterns (c) Togetherness

The closing date for entries is September 28, 2017 and the results will be announced on October 19, 2017
1st prize £15.00 M&S gift card, 2nd prize £10.00 M&S gift card,
Commended £5.00 M&S gift card

Competition rules

1. £2.00 per entry
2. Entrants must be members of Ealing U3A.
3. Photographs must be mounted (but not framed) on A4 card,
4. The title and photographer’s name should be on the front of mount (your name will be covered for judging).
5. Photographs should have been taken since last year’s competition.
6. Entries must be given to the Chairman in an envelope with the fee by the closing date, 28th September 2017.


Dates for your Diary
Outings
Sat Jul 29th

SATURDAY RAMBLE

When: Saturday 29th July 2017

Meeting: At 10am by the waiting room at platform level at Ealing Broadway station to take the Central line at 10.20am to North Acton, then South Ruislip and then Chiltern Railways train to Denham Rail station.

Where: The walk is from Denham Station through deciduous woodland to the Grand Union and then along the canal to the Black Jacks lock from where we will walk up a lane to the Old Orchard Pub which has good food and a magnificent view over the bosky countryside and lake on the other side of the canal. About 3 1/2 miles in total: no opportunity to leave en route but very flat except the short gentle climb at the end to the hostelry.

Return to Ealing is via U9 bus which stops close to the Old Orchard pub and travels to Uxbridge Underground station.

Summer Schools
Tue Aug 1st
→Thu Aug 3rd
LONDON REGION OF U3As SUMMER SCHOOL, AUGUST 1-3, 2017

BOOKINGS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN

Please click on the appropriate links at top right-hand corner of this page:
• SUMMER SCHOOL – PROGRAMME (Full programme with booking instructions, maps etc.)
• SUMMER SCHOOL – ONLINE BOOKING (Recommended method of booking. Payment can be made online or by cheque)
• SUMMER SCHOOL – POSTAL APPLICATION

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