Tonight the club held the first competition of the 2017-2018 club year, and as ever the first of the year was an "open" category, inviting a broad selection of subject matter. The images were judged by Brian Dunsheath ARPS.

Points scored count towards the Photographer Of The Year competition. The winners and placings were as follows:-

Print Competition

1st - "Perch Rock Lighthouse - New Brighton" by Andy Gilbert

2nd - "Red Kite" by Andy Gilbert 

3rd - "Moon Over Manhattan" by David Mellor

4th - "Newcastle Waterfront" by Ian Sprott

5th - "Hill Climb" by Richard Connolly

Commended: "Woman In Black" by David Mellor, "Bluebell Wood" by David Edwardson

Projected Digital Images Competition

1st - "Highgate Cemetery" by David Mellor

2nd - "Iris" by Mike Lyne

3rd - "New York Taxi" by David Edwardson

4th - "Waiting For The Shout" by Pete Carroll

5th - "The Bay Of Staples" by Bernard Booth

Commended: "Window Frame" by Mike Lyne, "Foundation Of The Church" by Alan Kemp

Congratulations to all involved, whether placed or just taking part.

An online gallery of the winning images will be created as soon as the images are provided by the authors.