We had a bumper crop of images for the first of this year's quarterly print competitions. Judge Royston Williamson picked photos by Ray Bailey and Adrian Lewis as his favourites of the evening.
The first competition of 2014 saw Nigel Eite awarded 1st and 3rd places in Group 1 and Adrian Lewis in Group 2 awarded 1st place and a Highly Commended.
The last meeting of 2013 was our Christmas Social and prize giving.
The overall winners of the quarterly print competition were Graham Wilcock in Group 1 and Paul Connor in Group 2.
Paul Connor was also awarded the trophy for the photographer of the year and Donna Elder was awarded the trophy for the most improved photographer.
We've got an interesting schedule of events lined up for next year. The 2014 can be found here
The last competiton of the year gave us a chance to reshow some of this years entries.
Congratulations to Tracy Swinfield and James Hewitt who were awarded first place in thier respective groups by the evenings judge, Michael Warren ARPS.
On the 19th November the Natural History Group held a competition for digital images taken during the year in the South East of England. Images of Flora, Fauna and Landscapes were eligible and a varied and good quality entry was received.
The competition was judged by Jake Everitt Warden at Warnham Nature Reserve and keen photographer. For the second year running the competition was won by Eleanor Coate with a landscape image.
Bob Webzell had the difficult task of judging which photos best evoked 'The Spirit of Sussex' in our penultimate competition of the year. He gave first place to Ginny Birkett in Group 1 and Adrian Lewis in Group 2.
John Natahan's once in a lifetime trip to Antarctica was the subject of last night's meeting. Starting in Ushuaia, on the southern tip of Argentina, he travelled to the Falkland Island, South Georgia and Antarctica.
He showed us some of his photos from the trip which included some great shots of the wildlife he encountered, including several different species of penguins.
David Mendus did a great job judging the large number of photos entered in the last of this years quarterly print competitions.
Congratulations to Graham Wilcock in Group 1 and Chris Jennings in Group 2 who's images were picked as the judge's favourites of the evening.
Iain is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and has been a professional photographer since 1993. He specialises in landscape and environmental photography.
His membership of several prestigious groups of photographers has ensured that his work has been exhibited widely and published in magazines, postcards, brochures and tourism literature. He is the author of numerous books featuring the landscapes of Southern Britain and in particular the cities of Brighton, Chichester and Eastbourne; the Hebrides and Highlands of Scotland.
David LLoyd was the judge for the second of this year's panel competitions. David gave his thoughts on what makes a good panel, and how the images in a panel could be used to tell a story as well as well as just be linked by a common theme.
First place was awarded to Russell Harvey in Group 1 and Tony Perry in Group 2.