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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
Outings
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.
Tue Mar 28th
→Wed Mar 29th
LONDON REVISITED

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)
Sun May 7th QUESTORS THEATRE

What: Pygmalion

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.
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.
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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