On the 10th March Bedford Camera Club entered the East Anglian Federation of Photography Societies (EAF) print competition. The winner of this competition will then represent the EAF in the National Print Competition later in the year.
Of the 129 clubs who are affiliated to the EAF 23 took part in this year’s competition. Each club has to select 25 prints, 15 are shown in the 1st round and then the top 10 scoring clubs are allowed through to the 2nd round where their remaining 10 prints are judged to find the overall winner. Each print is simultaneously judged by 3 judges and can achieve an overall maximum of 15 points.
After the 1st round no print has scored a maximum 15 and only 2 prints achieved a score of 14. The overall scores for 23 clubs in the 1st round ranged from 136 to 168. Bedford gained 148 points which put us into 16th place and therefore we did not enter the 2nd round.
The overall winning club was Cambridge Camera Club who achieved 282 points after the 2 rounds. There were another 4 prints scoring 14 points in the 2nd round but no print scored a maximum 15 points throughout the whole competition.
Bedford had selected the following images for round 1
Sylvanian Perspective by Vaughan Dean
Late night headed home by Cliff Harvey
Delta Scotland by John Dunn
A Friendly Chin Rest by Richard Burn
Skogafoss by Paul Bonito Brook
The Bridge by Filly Bonito Brook
On Up Two Down by John Pegram
Broken by Andy Howe
Deadvlei by John Dunn
Cow Parsley by John Gough
The Lone Tree by Filly Bonito Brook
Vastrahorn Tide by Paul Bonito Brook
Follow me into the light by Cliff Harvey
Cecil Brewer Staircase by John Pegram
The Young Student by Vaughan Dean
Had we needed prints for a second round we would have shown
Vista from Accademia Bridge by Filly Bonito Brook
Into the light by Cliff Harvey
Distracted by Cliff Harvey
Fox Hound by Bruce Deacon
Crossrail Walkway by Moria McAney
Lost by John Pegram
Birdwatcher by Helen Hall
Kolmanskop by John Dunn
Fly on White by Ian Whiting
Light Therapy by John Pegram
Members of the BCC had had a chance to judge and score the 15 images for our 1st round during our members evening on the 5th March. The participating members scores for the Bedford entry ranged from 142 to 196, and the member who came closest to the 148 score we actually achieved was Caron Harrison. Caron therefore wins the promised prize…!