The evening of Monday 4th June 2018 saw the judging of the third round of this year’s Clubman Competition. As usual there was a large attendance to view lots of prints and digital images. This round of the competition had the set subject of “Action” so the challenge was to get some action from a still image.
Tonight’s judge was Frank Lodge and he had the unenviable task of spotting and ranking the action. Frank started the evening with a brief introduction about how he reviews and scores the prints. He will look at them several times over the course of a week, with the final viewing with all the prints stood up around his kitchen. Frank says he was taught that a print should be viewed from a distance of twice it diagonal size. For the digitals Frank projects the images and does his best to see them as the author intended. Frank provided valuable comments on all the prints and digitals, offering feedback as to where cropping might have improved the image and the odd ‘bits and bobs’ might have been removed. Frank did also comment that one or two of the images were a little overexposed!!
First up were the prints including cyclists, boats, horses, cars, bears, insects and animals – the members managed to see action in a surprisingly number of different things. After all the scores had been decided, the following were Commended – “Manx Nymphs of the Air” – David Kershaw and “Through the Stinger” – Nigel Hazell. Highly Commended was “Capriole at Bolsover Castle” – Jane Lazenby. The top three were, in third place “Jet Ski Freestyle” – Paul Wagstaff, second place “Finish Line in Sight” – Paul Wagstaff and top of the list in first place was “Mud Wrestling” – Jane Lazenby. Congratulations to them all.
After a break came the digital images. The standard was again high and Frank gave Commended to “Hell for leather” – Nigel Hazell and “Read all about it” – Nigel Hazell. Jane Lazenby was awarded Highly Commended for “Bourree”. In third place came “Camargue Fly By” – Jane Lazenby and second place went to “Bullfight (Artistic)” – Neil Clarke. In first place, though, was “Getting Stuck In” – Sally Sallett. Well done and congratulations to them all. You can see all the selected prints and digital images in each category below or by clicking here.