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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
Sun Jun 4th QUESTORS THEATRE

What: The Last of the Haussmans

When: Sunday, June 4, 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 Jun 14th

LONDON REVISITED

When: To finish off the spring/summer season there are 2 outings to the same place, on Wednesday 14th June and Tuesday 4th July. The visits will commence at 11.30am and will last a little over 1 hour or so.

Where: Royal Academy of Music Museum – Regents Park/Marylebone Road.

This museum was founded in 1822 and is located over 3 floors with the ground floor always hosting a changing temporary exhibition and original extracts of music from Liszt and Sullivan’s original score of Two Little Maids from The Mikado. The first floor hosts the Strings Gallery which includes the 1709 ‘Viotta ex-Bruce’ made by Antonio Stradivari, probably played by Marie Antoinette, along with his 1696 ‘Archinto’ viola. The workshop of the skilled luthiers (repairers of stringed instruments) can be viewed through a glass wall. The second floor is the Piano Gallery with examples from 1600’s to a 1920s Steinway Grand Piano and a short demonstration will be given by one the advanced students. Once again you can view the work of the piano technicians through a glass wall.

Cost: £3 only per person. We can use the adjacent Royal Academy of Music main building for refreshments before and/or after the visit. Refreshments are not included in the cost of the visit. I can take 18/20 people for each of the trips.

Travel: Either by way of train to Paddington & Bakerloo line or Central line & Bakerloo line. This will be decided nearer the time though both will leave Ealing Broadway station waiting room at 10.15am.

I will announce the 2 trips on June 1 and take names/monies on June 8 for the June 14 outing and June 15 and 29 for the July 4 outing.

Convener: Derek Atkinson. Contact 07504667005 or by email through the blue bird at the top of this page.

NOTE: The next season's outings will commence from the end of September 2017.

Sat Jun 17th SATURDAY RAMBLE/STROLL

When: Saturday 17th June, meeting at 9.30am by the waiting room at Ealing Broadway Station to take a district tube to Hammersmith.

Where: A repeat of the 'snow' walk of January, 2017 but this time there will be information about the historic buildings on the route from Hammersmith to Chiswick House Park, omitted in January because of the weather. We will walk along the Thames to the park and have lunch there. The walk is about 2 1/2 miles long plus either a stroll to Chiswick or to Kew after lunch which is about another mile and is all very flat.

Contact: Ann Marie Tighe 02089912064/07938724629 or by email through the blue bird above.
Tue Jul 4th

LONDON REVISITED

When: July 4, 2017

Where: Royal Academy of Music Museum

See the above entry for June 14

Sat Jul 15th SATURDAY RAMBLE/STROLL

When: Saturday 17th July meeting outside of Ealing Broadway station at 9.30am we will take 65 bus to Richmond station.

Where: At Richmond we will meet two guides from Ham House who will escort us on a historic walk through Richmond to Ham House. There is one short climb through the gardens on Richmond Hill: otherwise the walk is flat and lasts about 1 1/2 hours. Please bring National Trust cards if you have them and then we may have lunch in the Orangery at the House or alternatively we might take the ferry across to Marble Hill House and lunch there.

Contact: Ann Marie Tighe 02089912064/07938724629 or by email through the blue bird above.
Sun Jul 16th QUESTORS THEATRE

What: Trelawney of the 'Wells'

When: Sunday, July 16, 2.30pm.

Book with the Convener, Rosemary Hart, on Thursday mornings - or contact her on 07919080035 or email through the blue bird above right.
Summer Schools
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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