Bedfordshire Archives Greensand Country Photo Project

‘Filling the Archives Gap’

Just a reminder that the first workshop session for The Archives Project will take place this coming Saturday.

All are welcome to join in, just turn up.

Meet at the Greensand Trust’s Working Woodlands Centre, Maulden Wood, Haynes West End, MK45 3UZ at 9.30am

 Please see the original post regarding the project, sent out on 9th February, for full details.

Bedfordshire Archives ‘Filling the Archives Gap’ Project

Bedfordshire Archives Greensand Country Photo Project


The County Archives are looking for photographers to take part in a project to create a research resource by capturing record quality photographs of the Greensand Country.

Through a series of three workshops you will find out what is needed and help to curate an exhibition at the end of the project.

Between workshops, you will get out and about capturing images.

The workshops will be held at the Greensand Trust’s Working Woodlands Centre, Maulden Wood, Haynes West End, MK45 3UZ from 9.30am to 12.30pm on:

Saturday 29th February – meet Archive staff, discuss what makes a good archive photograph, decide on target images

Saturday 14th March – progress check – discuss images captured so far

Saturday 18th April – select images for the Archives and the exhibition

During May the exhibition of selected images will be in place as part of the Greensand Country Festival

To take part, see Linda Swain for more details or contact the Archives on 01234 228833 or to reserve a place

Philip Lepper Trophy

Philip Lepper Trophy competition 24th March 2020 – theme:  Abstract


The rules for scoring the Philip Lepper Trophy have changed this year and reverted to how it was scored in past years.

The winner will be the person who receives the highest score over three images.  That is, the scores you receive for your three images will be added together and the total score will count towards the final rankings.

To have a chance of winning this trophy, you will need to enter the maximum three images.

Good luck with developing your ‘abstract’ skills.

Seasonal Points Competition

The closing date for our next seasonal points competition is midnight tomorrow, 28th January so if you haven’t yet added your images – 2 prints and 1 PDI or 1 print and 2 PDIs  – now is the time to do so.

This is an open competition so there are no limits other than your imagination.

Let’s see a good number of entries in the competition on 4th February.

Architects’ Association Trophy 2021

Just to make sure you have plenty of advance warning of next year’s Architects’ Association Trophy competition the theme is going to be ARCHITECTURAL SILHOUETTES.

You will receive a theme brief with further information in good time for the competition.

Architects’ Association Trophy

Happy New Year!

Just a reminder that our next club competition is the Architects’ Association Trophy to be held on Tuesday 14th January 2020.

Don’t forget, the theme for this competition, set by Graham Wright of the Architects’ Association, is ‘Consensus in Architecture’ with the following explanation:

Modern Architecture has often been criticised as being insensitive, terms like ‘….it looks like a prison building….’ and ‘… it’s a carbuncle…’ have often been used. Good Architecture should not simply copy the neighbours but be compatible, good neighbourly and respectful designs. Architects do not work in isolation to design buildings which all also have to be approved by various bodies. We see the resultant compromises.  It is my view that consensus Architecture should meld the new with the old.

Enter your PDIs (a maximum of 3) by the closing date of 7th January.

Looking forward to seeing some imaginative and creative images.


Stan Searle Trophy

Last Call for Entries


Our next internal competition is for the Stan Searle Trophy and takes place on Tuesday 5th November.

This is a competition for up to 3 PDIs only on the theme of ‘person or people’ – this must be the principal element of each image.

If you haven’t already done so, please load your images into photoentry by midnight on Tuesday 29th October at the latest.