Competition News

Below you will find all the latest news about internal & external competitions and results.



2nd PDI Judging Form


The 2nd PDI competition PEOPLE is now open for judging by Members You can view all the image using the gallery below, but please don’t forget to vote and comment on your favourite images. The judging form will remain open until midnight on 3rd January 2018       To cast your vote please complete the form below or by following this link    


This post was written by: David Theobald on 5th, December 2017



1st Print Competition Winners 2017-18


Our first Print Competition of the season was judged on 14th November at the Torch Centre by Gerald Chamberlin from Carlisle. He is Chairman and Competition Secretary of Morton Photographic Society. A good evening was had by all with some 89 images for Gerald to get through! Monochrome:- Name Title Position Barry Turnbull Beached Boat 1st Barry Turnbull Making Hay 2nd Gerry Adcock Little Miss Sunshine 3rd Val Johnston Shop Window 4th Gerry Stephens Wind Turbine Bases 5th Anita Charlton Anita Best B David Theobald Hitting The High Note HC Gerry Adcock Lady of the House HC Jenny Stirling Time For A Quick Fag HC   Colour: Name Title Position Bob Turner Wet Day On Read More …


This post was written by: David Theobald on 17th, November 2017



First PDI Competition Results 2017-18


Our First PDI Competition results were presented at our club night on 19th September. The Theme REFLECTIONS was well represented and judged by our members.


This post was written by: David Theobald on 21st, September 2017



Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership Photographic Competition


Calling all eagle-eyed photographers! Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership are looking to produce a calendar for 2018 to showcase the diversity and beauty of the landscape and stations along the line.   We’re inviting budding amateur photographers to capture and submit images of their local station and the line. The subject for the competition is “My Local Station in the Community.” The theme is open to individual interpretation but entries must have the Tyne Valley railway line at their heart. You might choose to depict the railway station in question, focus on a notable element of the station (a footbridge, signalbox etc.), or closely related landscapes.   Entrants can submit up to three photos, in Read More …


This post was written by: Stephen Smith on 15th, August 2017



1st PDI Competition 2017/18


COMPETITION THEME: REFLECTIONS Please browse the images below, click on the image to view at full size.     The vote will close on 31st August 2017. Judging is now closed


This post was written by: Hexham Photographic Society on 29th, July 2017



3rd PDI Competition “Humour” Results


First - Ok Share The Joke - Barbara Austin

The results of the last round of this seasons PDI competition were announced on Tuesday the 18th April. The results are as follows: OK Share The Joke – Barbara Austin Woolly Chomper – Ralph Wrighton Bananarama – Derek Parker Laughter – Graham Oliver Halt, Who Goes Here – Marj Baillie Highly Commended awards go to: Give Me More!! – Dave Theobald Modesty – Geoff Chrisp One Man and His Dog – Peter Newman Smile – Barry Turnbull Unseated – Gerry Stephens Wildlife Photographer’s Nightmare – Eddie Ramsden The winning images can be enjoyed below: Many thanks go to everyone who participated either by submitting photographs or by judging and providing valuable feedback on the images. In Read More …


This post was written by: Stephen Smith on 20th, April 2017



Print Of The Year 2017


Our last Print Competition of the season – ‘Print of the Year’ was held at the Torch Centre on Tuesday 11th April 2017. We had an excellent entry this year with 52 prints in total! Thanks goes to our judge for the evening – Tony Potter GMPSA ARPS EFIAP APSA from West Cumbria.     This year’s winners were: Print Of The Year Mono – Liam – Gerry Adcock Print Of The Year Colour – 3 Snowdrops – Marj Baillie     Well done!


This post was written by: David Theobald on 16th, April 2017



3rd PDI Competition


COMPETITION THEME: HUMOUR Please browse the images below, click on the image to view at full size.     The judging form is now closed. Judging will close on Sunday 2nd April 2017  


This post was written by: Hexham Photographic Society on 5th, March 2017



3rd Open Print Competition 2017


3rd Open Print Competition 2017 Our final round of this season’s Open Print Competition was held at the Torch Centre in Hexham on 14th February 2017. The judge for the evening was John Tillotson from Penrith and District Camera Club. Many Thanks to John for an excellent evening.   The Results in the Mono Category were: 1st – Lunch on the Go – Rob Halliburton 2nd – Tyne Valley – Rob Halliburton 3rd – Looking Out – Stephen Smith 4th – Reflecting On Kielder – Barbara Austin  5th – Colliery Worker – Stephen Smith HC – Man Galloping on Horse – Barbara Austin     The Results of the Colour Category were: 1st – Westminster Evening – Read More …


This post was written by: David Theobald on 18th, February 2017



3rd Advanced Print Competition


Judging was on Tuesday 7th February 2017 at our meeting hall at Hexham Torch Centre by Les Ayres MPAGB, EFIAP, EPSA, APAGB. Les is now retired and though still active in Penrith and District Camera Club has now taken a back seat from judging. Happy retirement Les!   The Results of the Mono category were: 1st – Taking Five – Danny Brannigan 2nd – Dave Best – Carving A Stairway To Heaven 3rd – Dave Best – Father at Christmas 4th – Bob Turner – Anyone For Tennis 5th – Alan McCormick – Whiskers Galore Highly Commended – Gerry Stephens – Across The Line Highly Commended – Gerry Stephens – Missing Highly Commended – Alan McCormick – The Falling Asleep Read More …


This post was written by: David Theobald on 12th, February 2017



2nd PDI Competition Results


The results of the second Projected Digital Image competition are in. The subject was “close up” and attracted a total of 53 images entered by 28 photographers. The competition was judged by our own membership and attracted 38 judges in total! The results are as follows: Glass – Danny Brannigan Walnut Strip – Dave Best Allium Seedhead – Marj Baillie First Flight – David Tuck Milo – Barry Turnbull Highly Commended: Timepiece – John Cole Spot The Feather – Barbara Austin Tummy – Graham Oliver The Slimy One – Peter Newman Focus Point – Rob Halliburton The winning images can be viewed here: All 53 images submitted are available to view by clicking here.


This post was written by: Stephen Smith on 30th, January 2017



2nd Advanced Print Competition


This competition was judged by Jim Welsh (LRPS DPAGB) from Blyth Photographic Society. Many thanks to Jim for a very entertaining evening with 70 prints to appraise, & congratulations to the winning entries! Keep them coming!   Mono Print Results: 1st – Forever The Champ – Gerry Adcock 2nd – In The Groove – Marj Baillie 3rd – Clapped Out – Adrian Christer 4th – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes – David Theobald 5th – Himba Girl – Barrie Hart Highly Commended – Woodland Scene – Bob Turner Highly Commended – Symmetry – Bob Turner Highly Commended – Service Time – John Burns   Colour Print Results: 1st – Autumn Gold – Alan McCormick 2nd – Counting Read More …


This post was written by: David Theobald on 10th, January 2017



2nd Open Print Competition


Our 2nd Open print competition was judged on 3rd January 2016 by one of our members – Dave Best LRPS. Many thanks to Dave for a fair and interesting evening of judging.   Mono Print Competition Results:- 1st Place: Busy Shopping – Rob Halliburton 2nd Place: Reflecting On Whitby – Stephen Smith 3rd Place: The Granger Market – Rob Halliburton 4th Place: Industrial Sails – Geoff Chrisp 5th Place: Final Grooming – Stephen Smith Highly Commended: Decaying Trawlers – Pat Burns   Colour Print Competition Results:- 1st Place : Little Owl – John Cole 2nd Place : Bringing back the Dinner – David Theobald 3rd Place : Autumn Canopy – Barbara Austin 4th Place : Banging Read More …


This post was written by: David Theobald on 3rd, January 2017