Clubman of the Year 2015

There are five Clubman Competitions each year for members (two Open and three Themed) comprising both Print and Digital categories. Each round of the competition has the same format and could be seen as a one-off competition and prizes are awarded. However there is a greater prize – Clubman of the Year (or should that be Clubperson of the year?). For this, all the scores from the rounds are added together for each entrant. The aim is to reward both participation and consistency and to even out any differences in the approach of judges.  Over the last week the calculators have bee whirring away (or nowadays spreadsheets have been filled in) and last night, 9th Novemver, Sally Sallet our President was able to announce the winners.

The top 3 in each category came first and in the Digital Projected Image there was a 3-way tie for first place for probably the first time in the competition’s history. All on 157 points were (in alphabetical order) David Carr, Phil Gledhill and David Kershaw and they are joint Digital Worker of the Year. When one considers that there are 5 rounds and each person can enter 2 images it means that for all three the average score was 15.7 which shows the consistently high standard they have achieved. In the Prints category we did have clear placings. In third place on 157 points was Nigel Hazell, whilst on 161 points came Sally Sallett. The overall winner on 168 points and title of Print Worker of the Year was David Kershaw. You can tell the consistent standard when one considers that David’s average is 16.7 and that the 17 mark is reserved for Highly Commended and the 18 mark for 3rd place in any one competition. With two images per round David must have been in or very near the placings with every single print he entered! Well done to them all.

The scores for the two categories are then added added together to determine the Clubman of the Year and here again we had a tie, this time for second place. Both Phil Gledhill and Sally Sallett achieved 307 points but nicely out in front was David Kershaw with 325 points, so our Clubman of the Year is David. Well done on such a consistently high standard over both Print and Projected Image mediums.

If you look at the Clubman Section of the Competition Images here, you will be able to see some examples of their work.

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