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.
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
First: Willy Lott's House by Linda MacDonald
Second: St. Giles Church Edinburgh by Lyn Duffus
Commended: Usk Bridge by Sally Pickles
First: Declining Years by Sally Pickles
Second: Archie by Linda MacDonald
Commended: Best Fish and Chips by Yvonne Hughes
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|
Tue Mar 28th
→Wed Mar 29th
Where: HARROW SCHOOL OLD SPEECH ROOM/GALLERY AND MUSEUM - HARROW ON THE HILL
A guided tour of Harrow School which dates from 1572 when granted a Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth 1. The school has produced 9 Prime Ministers including Winston Churchill. The Speech room was built in 1819/20 to encourage public speaking and now houses fine art including Churchill’s 1929 “A distant view of Venice” and busts of Lord Byron & Richard Sheridan. We can see modern British paintings and English
watercolours as well as Egyptian & Greek antiquities.
When: There will be two outings, on Tuesday 28 March and Wednesday 29 March; both tours start at 2.00pm. The cost is £12 with refreshments included after the tour. I can take up to 25 people for each of the trips and will announce the trip on 9 March with names/monies taken on 16 & 23 March.
Meet: We will leave Ealing Broadway Station from the waiting room at 12.45 via District Line to Ealing Common then Piccadilly Line to South Harrow station then a 7 min journey on Bus 258 from outside the station to the Harrow School stop. The School entrance is only 1 min. away and the whole journey will take approx. 50 mins. Some may wish to go direct but let me know when booking your place.
Convener/Group Leader: Derek Atkinson (07504667005 or email through the blue bird – above)
|Sat Apr 1st||SATURDAY RAMBLE|
When: Saturday 1st April 2017
Meet: Outside Ealing Broadway station by the 65 bus stop.
Where: we will take the 65 bus to Kingston and then walk along the Thames Path to Hampton Court Palace where we can have lunch and refreshments and then either walk back to Kingston through Home Park and take the 65 back to Ealing or the R68 from Hampton Court connects with the 65 at Richmond Tube station.
The walk is 3 miles long and the return through the Park is 2 extra miles (5 in total for the circular route). All very flat and easy.
Contact: Ann Marie Tighe, 02089912064/07938724629 or email through the blue bird, above right.
|Sat Apr 29th||SATURDAY RAMBLE|
When: Saturday 29th April 2017
Meet: Outside Ealing Broadway station by the 65 bus stop
Where: We will take the 65 bus to Ham Common and then walk to Ham House for coffee by the Thames returning to Ham Gate by a different route and then walking to the Isabella Plantation. Lunch at Pembroke Lodge and then a gentle stroll downhill to Richmond town centre and busses, trains etc.
The total walk is about 4 miles, all very gentle with a downhill return to Richmond with stunning views.
Contact Ann Marie Tighe 02089912064/07938724629 or email through the blue bird, above right
|Sun May 7th||QUESTORS THEATRE|
When: Sunday 7th May 2.30pm
Book with the Convener, Rosemary Hart, on Thursday mornings - or contact her on 07919080035 or email through the blue bird above right.
|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.
|Mon Jul 17th||NATIONAL U3A SUMMER SCHOOLS for 2017.|
17th - 20th July at Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire
14th - 17th August at Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester
11th - 14th September at Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester
Visit the National U3A website.Book online or call the Summer School team on 0208 466 6139.
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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