It’s been another vintage year for the ImageZ challenge competition with Aussie Allan Thomson just securing the win by two points over Bev Wareing with last years winner Sally Kilpin in third place.
Top 10 scores
- Aussie Allan Thomson – 228
- Bev Wareing – 226
- Sally Kilpin – 221
- Steve Beckett – 220
- John Timbrell – 218
- Alan Draper – 217
- Kathy Chantler – 215
- Linda Cheshire – 214
- Chris Andrews – 209
- Nick Bennett – 208
More members complete the full challenge
This year fifteen of the clubs members competed in every round of the challenge, more than any of the previous years and many thanks to them for supporting the competition and pushing for the win in the tightest result of the three years this competition has been running.
It is also really good to see 39 of the members competing in the competition at some point during the year. I think that the new online entry system is helping as it allows members to enter well ahead of the competition deadline if they choose, whilst also making the job for the internal competition secretary a little bit simpler.
There were a total of 431 pictures entered in this years competition with over sixty pictures in every round and nearly ninety in round 2.
Looking in the details of results table shows that Bev Wareing scored 116 points from her theme entries, and Aussie Allan Thomson and Steve Beckett both score 115 for their open entries. Some photographers fare better in the theme where the brief is typically tighter, others prefer the wide open brief.
Many winners of the judges choice
Each round the judge is asked to pick their favourite image from both the themed and open sections of the competition. Only John Timbrell succeeded in getting both awards in one round and Bev Wareing is the only other person to have won the judges choice twice during this years competition.
Other winners of the judges choice include Aussie Allan Thomson, Cliff Hide, David Cullimore, Kathy Chantler, Luke Callaghan, Dawn Cave, Steve Beckett and Nick Bennett.
It proved to be harder to score 19 than 20 this year as the six judges awarded fifty maximum 20 scores, forty seven 19s and ninety one 17s and 18s.