Oldham PS Members Win the Annual L&CPU Novice Cup

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The Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union held an “Interim Novice Cup” this year, with different rules, so that the event could be judged and watched remotely using Zoom conferencing software. Usually it is a print competition, with eight prints from eight members, entered by the individual clubs, the entry being chosen by the club competition secretary. However, this year it was run more on the lines of the Individual Competition, where individual club members could enter themselves via the L&CPU Portal, each entering up to 4 “open” category images and 4 “nature” images (which were entered under PAGB nature rules). Of course, prints were not possible this year because we couldn’t have the event in a hall, so the images used were PDIs (Projected Digital Images, that were judged on a monitor screen this time).

The entrants had to be individual club members who do not hold any photographic distinctions and who have not previously won any awards in major competitions (outside their own club).

Three judges marked each image between 2 and 5, giving each a score out of 15 and the cumulative scores in each section gave us the individual winners of the sections.

The club scores in each section are calculated by adding the top six scoring images from six different photographers entered in that section. Because we had six entrants, that means that every one of them contributed to our winning club scores in each section.

The sum of the 2 section scores gave the overall winning club, which was again the Oldham Photographic Society! The judges also made awards for their favourite works.

Club Rankings. Only the first and second place clubs shown.
Club/SocietyOpen SectionNature SectionNovice Cup (Total of 2 sections)
Oldham Photographic Society7980159 Winner
Lytham St Annes PS7574149 Second place
Nature Section Awards for OPS members
Coot Chick SiblingsAndrea WilsonCommended
Anthomyiid FlyAndrea WilsonCommended
Open Section Awards for OPS members
Misty BlueMark JonesSilver medal (Second Place)
Working ClassMalcolm DoyleCommended
Old Coach RoadMark JonesCommended
Sunset over SkomerPeter LeitchCommended
Nature Section PlacesNameImage 1Image 2Image 3Image 4Total
WinnerAndrea Wilson1314141455
Joint 8thMark Jones1210131449
Joint 8thMalcolm Doyle1213131149
Joint 8thBrianna Gilligan1313111249
Joint 13thSean Rooney1312121148
Joint 13thPeter Leitch1212131148
Open Section Places
Joint WinnerMark Jones1113141351
Joint WinnerPeter Leitch1512121251
Joint 7thMalcolm Doyle1212131249

A big congratulations to all our entrants!!!

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