Saturday, 20 October 2012

Ross Cup 2012

The Ross Cup is the premier print competition held by the KCPA and was hosted this year by Tonbridge Camera Club, with Margaret Salisbury FRPS being the appointed judge.

A good number of Ashford members were in attendance, to learn that we finished fifth overall, with Eastbourne Photographic Society deservedly running away with the trophy by a full nine points over their nearest rivals!

Here's a summary of the top 10 places (32 clubs entered the competition):

Place Associate Total points
1st Eastbourne Photographic Society 147
2nd = Bexleyheath Photographic Society 138
2nd = Parkwood Photographic Society 138
2nd = Seaford Photographic Society 138
5th Ashford Photographic Society 137
6th Maidstone Camera Club 136
7th Faversham & District Camera Club 135
8th = AG Mono 133
8th= Beckenham Photographic Society 133
10th Sevenoaks Camera Club 132

On an individual basis, Philip Hinton received the top mark of 20 points and a Merit Award for his print 'A Moment of Meditation'. Very well done to Philip.

Other individual scores were as follows:

Title Author Points
A Moment of Meditation Philip Hinton - LRPS 20
Male and Female Spotted Flycatchers Richard Pettett 18
The Street Fighter Nicholas Hill ARPS 17
The Lovers Chris Rogers 17
La Corbiere Sue Holness 17
'J' Martin Till LRPS 16
The Magnificent Man in his Flying Machine Anthony Baines ARPS CPAGB 16
Dancing Daisies Sue Chapman ARPS CPAGB 16

Our thanks go to Tonbridge Camera Club for running the event so smoothly and to Margaret for her excellent commentary and judging.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Nicholas Hill ARPS success

                                                           Nick's successful ARPS panel

We are pleased to announce that Nicholas Hill has been successful in being awarded the Associateship  of The Royal Photographic Society [ARPS]. This Distinction is awarded for a high degree of proficiency and the demonstration of a high technical and visual competence.

Nick travelled to Cuba in May 2012 with the expectation of finding and photographing Cuban boxers as his subjects for the preparation of his panel of 15 photographs. Nick was lucky enough to get invited to the Cuban national facilities where their Olympic team was training. The whole experience was beautifully rounded off when he acquired tickets to watch Roniel Iglesias win gold at the Olympics in London this summer. Nick wonders if it was the first ARPS panel that has been produced in extreme heat whilst suffering from a chest infection and a raging temperature in Cuba. Nick visited a doctor in Cuba who listened to his chest whilst smoking a cigar!

Many congratulations Nick with a superb collection of images.