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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


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Wed Feb 15th LONDON REVISITED

Where: HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT TOUR, WESTMINSTER

A rare opportunity to have a guided tour of the Houses of Parliament which includes all the major rooms including the Commons, Lords, Robbing room, Great Hall etc. These tours are only available midweek when both of the two Houses are in recess.

When: 11.20am on Wednesday 15 February, 2017.

Cost: £20 per person. Only 25 places are available.

There is an in-house cafe and shop in the Great Hall though refreshments are not included in the cost.

Meet: Leave Ealing Broadway station waiting room at 9.45 to travel on the District line to Westminster Station.
Once again we will be subject to a search of handbags/coats etc. at the Cromwell Green Visitor Entrance so we must allow time for this.

I will announce this outing on 26th January and take names/monies on 2nd and 9th February.

Convener/Group Leader: Derek Atkinson (07504667005 or email through the blue bird – above)
Outings
Wed Jan 25th LONDON REVISITED

Where: The Cinema Museum, Kennington/Elephant and Castle.
A guided tour of this unique building with memorabilia from 1900’s onward and artefacts from James F Donald cinemas. It is now an extensive archive of historical and social importance. Tea/Coffee is included as well as 30 mins of vintage short films. The cost will be £7. Initially 30 places are available though there is capacity to substantially increase this number if there is demand.

When: Wednesday 25 January, 2017, tour starting at 11.00am.

Meet: Ealing Broadway station waiting room at 9.40am prompt as the travel via Central and Northern line will take about 55 mins with a further 5 mins walk.

I will announce the outing on 5 January and take names/monies on the following 12th & 19 January.

Convener/Group Leader: Derek Atkinson (07504667005 or email through the blue bird – above)
Sun Jan 29th QUESTORS THEATRE GROUP

When: 29th January at 2.30pm

What: The Country Wife

Book with the Convener, Rosemary Hart, on Thursday mornings - or contact her on 07919080035 or email through the blue bird above right.
Sat Mar 25th QUESTORS THEATRE GROUP

When: 25th March at 2.30pm

What: The Lady Killers

Book with the Convener, Rosemary Hart, on Thursday mornings - or contact her on 07919080035 or email through the blue bird above right.
Social Events
Wed Apr 19th NEW MEMBERS COFFEE MORNING

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 10.00am to 12.00 noon.

Venue: The Church Hall (not the worship area), Ealing Green Church.

All interest group conveners and all committee members are requested to attend to extend a very warm welcome to our new members.

Tea/coffee and biscuits available throughout.
Other Events
Tue Feb 14th CONCERT at St Mary’s, Perivale

2.00pm, February 14, 2017

Another concert in our series. Kindly organised by Dr Hugh Mather. FREE, retiring collection.

Lara Melda, piano

An all-Chopin concert:

Nocturne in C sharp minor Op.27 No.1
Nocturne in D flat major Op.27 No.2

Mazurka in G sharp minor, Op.33 No.1
Mazurka in D major, Op.33 No.2
Mazurka in C major, Op.33 No.3
Mazurka in B minor, Op.33 No.4

Nocturne in C minor Op.48 No.1
Nocturne in F sharp minor Op.48 No.2

Scherzo No.1 in B minor Op.20

(Lara Melda won the BBC Young Musician Competition in 2010. She will be playing at The Wigmore Hall three days after the U3A concert, on Feb 17, 2017)

NOTE: This concert is also open to non-U3A members so you are advised to arrive in good time to be sure of obtaining a seat.

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