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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
Wed Apr 26th LONDON REVISITED

When: Wednesday 26th April starting 11.30am

Where: Fulham Palace House & Gardens/Museum. The guided tour takes in the highlights of the garden as well as the Victorian Chapel,Great Hall and Bishop Sherlock’s Room together with 2 museum rooms. The tour will take approx 1.5 hours and members can revisit the walled garden afterwards. There is an adjacent tea room though refreshments are not included in this outing.

Cost etc: £8 per person. I can take 30 people but will try to increase it if there is sufficient demand.
I will announce the tour on 6 April and will take names/monies at the same time. Because of the Easter break I will, this time only, take additional names by phone and via the website with payment being made to me on the day of the visit.

Travel: There are numerous ways to Fulham Palace but the easiest for me with a group is to travel from Ealing Broadway station waiting room from 10.15am approx on the District line to Earls Court and change to the Wimbledon District line service, getting off
at Putney Bridge with a 5 min. walk to the venue.

Convener: Derek Atkinson, 07504667005 or email through the blue bird – above.
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

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.
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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