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Fordingbridge Challenge 2012 25 April 2012

Devizes Camera Club visited Fordingbridge Camera Club on Wednesday evening to take part in the annual Fordingbridge Challenge competition.

This Battle is a regular in our season and we have had some good results in previous seasons but would we be able to continue our run of good form?

To take part in the event we have to cross the border and enter into the Southern Counties Photographic Federation area and compete against some of the best clubs from this region, never an easy prospect. The judge for the evening was Glyn Edmunds DPAGB, EFIAP/s, PPSA a very experienced and widely travelled photographer.

The format of the evening was 8 rounds of projected images from each of the 10 participating clubs with Glyn judging fordingbridgethe images 'cold' (he had not viewed them before the competition), he then gave his opinion on each image and then awarded a mark out of 10. Any images he thought were particularly meritorious he held back until the end, this made adding up the points total very difficult as the images he held back were not awarded points at this stage. It was quite clear to all in attendance that the images were all of an extraordinarily high standard and the result was going to be extremely close. At the half time break some rough calculations had Devizes Camera Club ahead by 1 point but with 2 Gold Medal winning images to come we felt in a strong position.
Pictured above -Fordingbridge CC Chairman Michael Whatmore AFIAP BPEI* & Gill Cardy ARPS DPAGB -Devizes CC Vice Chair.
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