Results from 2018-19 internal club competitions

Heather has made available the results from last season’s competitions. They have been uploaded to the BPA Facebook page. For those not able to access the Facebook page the results are replicated here. Well done to all those that enter our competitions and hearty congratulations to the overall winners and runners up. 
Digital Projected Images (DPI)
1st Place  –  Charles Farnell ARPS CPAGB  –  92 points
2nd Place  –  Cristina Pascu-Tulbure  –  54 points
3rd Place  –  Heather Bradshaw  –  48 points
1st Place  –  Ian Stewart ARPS DPAGB  –  96 points
2nd Place  –  Jon Ashton ARPS  –  42 points
3rd Place  –  Ian Kearvell  –  39 points
Overall DPI + Prints
1st Place  –  Ian Stewart ARPS DPAGB  –  124 points
2nd Place  –  Charles Farnell ARPS CPAGB  –  107 points
3rd Place  –  Jon Ashton ARPS  –  77 points
Thanks to Heather for doing the collation of all the results and briefing us on the outcome.  These are challenging times and I know that Ron is applying his mind to how we can all keep in touch and stay motivated. I know some of you are dead set against Facebook but I would encourage you to think about joining our closed group page and contribute.
Stay Home (when you can) and Stay Safe.

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Members’ “CheckList” for competition entries

MMcN presented the attached checklist to assist and encourage us to up our game when submitting entries to the club (and other) competitions. The checklist, prepared by MMcN and RT, is applicable to both print and dpi entries.

This post is intended to draw your attention to the checklist, especially those members unable to attend the Members Evening session on 20 February 2019. A copy will also be placed on the “Competitions” tab for future reference and download.

It is perhaps worth reiterating here that the competition rules are available on the website and that your Council has agreed that the number of entries may be restricted where a large volume of entries has occurred. Compliance with the subject matter guidelines is strongly encouraged and the judges will be advised to take our subject guidelines into account when judging. Please also help our Competitions Secretary when preparing your digital entries on CD or Memory sticks and Flash drives by placing your images inside a folder bearing your name (and awards where appropriate, e.g. ARPS, DPAGB). Please remember to check image size and colour space compliance to avoid unintended consequences when the competition software automatically changes these attributes.

Final Check List


You can download a copy for your personal use by clicking here. MMcN/RT Checklist.



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BPA vs WAPS Battle 2019

Well done to everyone who managed to get to the annual photo competition between the Wallasey Amateur Photographic Society (WAPS) and the Birkenhead Photographic Association (BPA). A highlight of the year, with friendly rivalry between both clubs, was made particularly challenging this year due to the chaotic travelling conditions caused by adverse weather conditions. The judge was snowed in and unable to attend. Despite this and some members failing to make it to the venue, the competition went ahead.

At half time the WAPS had the lead by 4 points. Was this to be the year they won back the trophy? Alas it was not to be and for the fifth consecutive year the BPA retained the trophy. Well done to the BPA team, led by Dave Jones. Yet again the scores were close, with the BPA scoring 71 points to the WAPS score of 67. Ian Pickavance won a bottle of wine for the best photo in the competition. Well done Ian. The photo shows the BPA President, Ron Thomas accepting the trophy, with Ian’s winning entry showing on the screen behind.

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Marianthi Lainas at Sale Photographic Society

Sale Photographic Society has extended an invitation to join them for a talk by the local Landscape photographer Marianthi Lainas. Details are in the flyer below.

Marianthi Lainas at Sale Photographic Society

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