Inter Club Competitions

The Bolton Camera Club meets weekly throughout most of the year and gives a very warm welcome to visitors and new members. We have been sharing a passion for photography since 1884 and are more than happy to share with you, whether your interest is in film or digital, audio visual or more technical aspects of photography. 

We hosted the annual inter club competition  on Thursday 10 August 2017 against Wigan PS and Bolton Digital PS, and welcomed our guest judge Jeremy Malley-Smith LRPS DPAGB BPE2*

The 10 prints from each club were shown first, and after a run through Jeremy gave us helpful and constructive comments on each. During the process he held back 7 prints for further consideration. He awarded the top score of 20 points to two prints, “Getaway Driver” (by Stuart Ogden from Bolton Digital PS) and “Early Morning Fieldfare” (by Blake Wardle from Bolton CC).

At the end of the print section the scores were added up and Bolton Digital had 161 points, Wigan PS had 165 points, and Bolton CC had 170 points, so it was all very close going into the break.

After the break the PDI were shown, and we had the benefit of Jeremy’s comments after a run through. A total of 9 PDI were held, and 20 points were awarded to three of them. They were “Flour Power” (by Stuart Ogden from Bolton Digital PS), “Male Kestrel with Prey” (by Blake Wardle from Bolton CC), and “Pulpit Rock” (by Jian Huang from Bolton CC).


Flour Power

 “Flour Power” by Stuart Ogden from Bolton Digital PS


                   Blake Wardle Male Kestrel with prey                    Jian Huang Pulpit Rock 2

               "Male Kestrel with Prey” by Blake Wardle from Bolton CC                          “Pulpit Rock” by Jian Huang from Bolton CC


The PDI scores were added up and Bolton Digital had 158 points, Wigan PS had 161 points, and we had 179 points.

The overall scores for this competition were Bolton Digital has 319 points, Wigan PS had 326 points, and Bolton CC had 349 points.

Our thanks to Jeremy for his comments and scores, and to both Wigan PS and Bolton Digital PS for making the evening enjoyable and to all the members for entering the superb collection of prints and PDI on display at this competition.

We look forward to the next time these clubs meet in 2018.

Al the titles, authors and scores can be seen on the pdf files below.

Download this file (Print score sheet.pdf)Print Score Sheet[ ]192 kB
Download this file (PDI Score sheet.pdf)PDI Score Sheet[ ]195 kB

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