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2011 Sony Competition – A Judge’s View

Jennifer Cox was the judge for the second Sony competition, hosted by Pyle & Porthcawl and held in Porthcawl. Here you can read her thoughts on the event….I was delighted to be asked to judge the Sony Competition in Porthcawl for the second year running. It was a little disappointing that only 9 clubs entered. However, it was a good competition with a variety of subjects on the theme of SPEED. It was obvious that some photographers had thought ‘outside the box’ and their images were of a high standard.

After a dodgy start, with their first print scoring 14, Tenby went on to be the Club Winners with a final score of 69. They picked up a cheque for £150.
Both Neath and Llanelli tied with a score of 66. Cymru Monochrome 65, Inn Focus and Ebbw Vale tied with 63, Western Valley 62, and Pyle and Porthcawl and Gwynfa tied with 61.

The best print, with a score of 20, went to David Edwards of Neath for his image ‘Horse on the Run’. A worthy winner. There was an additional prize donated by the Celtic Camera Centre in Bridgend and the winner was ‘Dunlin in Flight’ by Andrew Baxter of Tenby Camera Club.

A very big thank you to Sony who sponsored the event. I would like to congratulate Pyle and Porthcawl Photographic Society, particularly Glyn Edmunds and his team, for doing such a good job. Everything went like clockwork I would also like to thank Andrew Wallen at The Grand Pavilion for his help and advice on the day of the competition.

Jennifer Cox ABIPP, ARPS

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