Our third and last print trophy evening of the year was held on Thursday 16th April. The judge for the evening was Bill Johnson ARPS, DPAGB, APAGB.
First came the JW Murray Trophy for the best Monochrome Pictorial Print. This was won by Michael Myers with his 'Grey Squirrel' while Don Crabtree's 'Winter Afternoon' and Tom Heggie's 'Storm Brewing over Canary Wharf' shared second place.
The Walker Trophy for Colour All-Rounder came next, judged on the best set of four images, one from each of the prescribed categories. Although there were only four entrants, this proved a real trial for the judge. He could not choose between two of the sets until he had allocated scores to the individual images and added them up to discover a one mark margin. So, piping Michael Myers to the post, Don Crabtree just won with his four images: -
· Portrait - 'Nick Manners, Boxing Coach'.
· Landscape - 'Church Yard above Robin Hood's Bay'.
· Action - 'Heads Are Up for It' and
· Record - 'The Great Hall, detail with Window and Dining Table, Bolling Hall'.
Bill's comments were critical but constructive on all the images and we all learned from his wide experience. Many thanks to him for making this an interesting meeting.