Competition News

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



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. The judging form can be accessed below or by clicking here.  


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



1st Open Print Competition 2016


South Tyne Interclub Print Competition - The Wave - 27 - Rob Halliburton

Our first Open print competition of 2016-17 season was held on 29th November and judged by our very own Gerry Adcock ARPS. Many thanks to Gerry who gave a very interesting evaluation of the images entered. The winners and images:   Colour Print Competition Results: 1st Place – Bamburgh – Stephen Smith 2nd Place – Down And Out In Warsaw – Adrian Christer 3rd Place – Homeward Bound – Gerry Stephens 4th Place – Hard Rock Café – Geoff Chrisp 5th Place – The Nab – David Theobald Highly Commended – City Sunrise – Gerry Stephens Highly Commended – Kings Cross Concourse – Adrian Christer Highly Commended – Evening at Bamburgh – Sue Lee     Read More …


This post was written by: David Theobald on 6th, December 2016



2nd Digital Competition


COMPETITION THEME: CLOSE-UP Please browse the images below, click on the image to view at full size. Voting is now closed. The winning images have been announced here  


This post was written by: Hexham Photographic Society on 30th, November 2016



1st Advanced Print Competition 2016


The first advanced print competition of the 2016-17 season was held on the 15th November and was judged by Richard Spiers APAGB DPAGB of Morton Photographic Society. We would like to thank Richard for taking the time to provide our members with an interesting and insightful evaluation of images. The results of both the Colour and Monochrome are available to view below.     Colour Print Competition Results: 1st Place – Hound Control – Graham Dixon 2nd Pace – Gateway To Success – Danny Brannigan DPAGB 3rd Place – Lemons of Cordoba – Christine Swaddle LRPS 4th Place – Wary in the Wind – Dave Best LRPS 5th Place – Lady In Red – Bob Turner ARPS Highly Commended Read More …


This post was written by: David Theobald on 18th, November 2016



South Tyne Area PDI Competition Results 2016


Scored 25 out of 30 in South Tyne PDI Competition 2016

The South Tyne area DPI competition took place on the 10th November 2016 at Gateshead Camera Club and was judged by Jim Welsh LRPS CPAGB. Hexham placed 2nd of the 6 clubs that took part this year scoring a total of 256 points. The full results were: Ryton 264 points Hexham 256 points South Shields 255 points Gateshead 247 points Whickham 247 points Winlaton 245 points Two images received 30 points this year and shared the Eric Hopper Memorial Trophy for best image: “After Cotan” by Fiona Haughton of Ryton “Eye on the beam” by George Ledger ARPS, DPAGB of Hexham Our clubs full entry can be viewed below:


This post was written by: Stephen Smith on 17th, November 2016



South Tyne Area PDI Competition 2016


1st Place

The South Tyne Area PDI Competition is being hosted this year by Gateshead Camera Club and will be judged by Jim Welsh on Thursday the 10th November.   Hexham’s entry includes images from Rob Halliburton, Chris McIlreavy, Geoff Chrisp, George Ledger, Graham Dixon and Danny Brannigan. Any Hexham members are welcome to attend; Gateshead Camera Club meet at St. Helen’s Church Hall, Belle Vue Bank, Low Fell,  NE9 6BR from 7.30pm until 9.30pm a map can be found at the following address : http://www.gatesheadcc.com/home/venue.  


This post was written by: Stephen Smith on 5th, November 2016



Other Photographic Competitions


15th Photographic Society of India (PSI) International Saloon 2016 The closing date for entries is the 12th December 2016 Click on link http://psi.fotosalons.com/  OR  http://www.photographicsocietyofindia.com/ to register.   The Societies of Photographers – November competitions are free to enter for all photographers. Win – One year digital membership of any of our Societies! This month’s Photographic Competitions are: Great Outdoors Photography Competition http://sinwp.com/g-o/ Streetwise Photography Competition http://sittp.com/wise/ Food Photography Competition http://www.sicip.net/food/ Major Events Photography Competition http://sisep.net/maj/ Last months winners can be found at: Unforgettable Places http://sittp.com/unf/1st.htm Shape, Colour and Textures Photography Competition http://www.sicip.net/shape/1st.htm Our Colourful World Photography Competition http://sinwp.com/our/1st.htm Family Life Photography Competition http://www.swpp.co.uk/fam/1st.htm   Feeling lucky? Then don’t miss The Societies of Photographers fantastic selection of brand new photographic prize draws worth over £6,000! To enter the prize Read More …


This post was written by: Stephen Smith on 1st, November 2016