Awards for talented Potters Bar snappers

PUBLISHED: 12:09 13 January 2017

Marion Dale with her trophy.
Picture: Philip Jones

Marion Dale with her trophy. Picture: Philip Jones

Philip Jones

Potters Bar and District Photographic Society has announced the winners of its 2016 photography competition.

Geoffrey Lauder with his trophy.
Picture: Philip JonesGeoffrey Lauder with his trophy. Picture: Philip Jones

The society runs two classes, general and advanced, for both printed and projected images.

In the projected image category, the overall winners, with the highest aggregate score, were Graham Adamson for the general class and Graham Coldrick for the advance class.

The aggregated scores are based upon the photographer’s best scores over six rounds of the competition during the year.

The general class’s projected image of the year was ‘Crested Tit’ by Graham Adamson, and the advance class’s image of the year was ‘Cupid’s Bow’ by Fiona Adamson, which was taken at the Venice Carnival.

'Moody Yorkshire' by Marion Dale'Moody Yorkshire' by Marion Dale

In the print championship, the winners were David Schwartz for the general class and Bob Scarlett for the advanced class. The general class’s print of the year was ‘Moody Yorkshire’ by Marion Dale, and the advanced class’s was ‘Mist Over the Dunes’ by Geoffrey Lauder.

Winners of the general class move on to the advanced class for future competitions.

After winning her award, Marion Dale said “I am delighted to have won the Print of the Year trophy in the General Class and to the warm response from my colleagues.

“This must be due to almost always being ‘the bridesmaid and never the bride’- I have often been there, but not quite, when it comes to winning.

'Mist Over the Dunes' by Geoffrey Lauder.'Mist Over the Dunes' by Geoffrey Lauder.

“We have some brilliant photographers who have risen to the Advanced Class ahead of me and I applaud their talent. The photo was taken in Swaledale, Yorkshire, last October, while touring with the family.”

Society president Colin Strong said: “The society’s year has been very successful, with some talented and inspirational visiting speakers showing us their images and discussing their ideas and techniques.

“The internal club competitions have been as popular as always and, although some regular prizewinners have again won trophies, it has been rewarding to see newer members and those who have previously had limited competition success presented with cups and shields.

“The club is keen to encourage and help people to improve their photography and we always welcome photographers of all abilities at our meetings.”

The Society meets most Mondays from 8pm in the in the Alexander Wilding Suite of the Wyllyotts Centre.

For more information call membership secretary Fiona Paterson on 0208 953 7140 or go to

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