The season moves on and, on the Tuesday 5 May we gathered once more around our computer screens for another ‘covid session’. This evening the final Challenge Round of the 2019/20 season was convened, with a themed entry of Stripes and an Open stream.
There were strong entries for both streams, 28-images submitted in each. Micki Aston, Windsor Photographic Society and well known to many members, was Judge for the evening. There was a heightened sense of anticipation as Micki’s scoring would reveal which members had secured the season’s Club Championship. Presentation of the entries was admirably managed by Chenxi.
Before starting to score Micki commented that Stripes was an excellent subject, requiring much engagement of creativity. The initial run-through drew favourable comments from Micki, then the substance of the evening began. The quality of the entries was high and, for the themed session three entries were held back. The Open entries were even more challenging, with seven entries held back. In passing, Micki commented in response to a number of entries with bugs as the main subject that Imagez was the ‘Insect Mecca’ of the region’s Clubs – some accolade… !
After the scores were in the season’s Themed Competition was won by John Timbrell on 92-points. David Gibb and Mike Perry were equal second on 90-points each. For the season’s Open Competition, top positions were even more tightly bound, with first position shared between Barry Coxon and Tami Nunley, each on 91-points; equal second place was between Kathy Chantler and Peter Carter, with 90-points each. The overall Club Championship was won by Tami Nunley with equal second place shared by John Timbrell and Kathy Chantler. A very satisfactory outcome to the end of the season’s competitions. Well done everyone!
Next week’s meeting, Tuesday 12 May will round-off the season with a presentation and scoring of the Best of the Best, all the entries from across the season with a score of 18-points or higher. The following Tuesday, 19 May will be a presentation by Glynn Dewis. For those in need a caffeine fix there is a Coffee Morning on Thursday 14 May, starting at 10:30 – inevitably virtual, online coffee… !