Results of the WPG external competitions 2021 / 2022
Battles & External Competitions
Swale Trophy 2022
The Swale Trophy is an annual battle between Faversham, Sittingbourne and Whitstable clubs. This year it returned to being "in person" with both prints and DPIs. Whitstable hosted the event and achieved victory! After the print round two clubs were on 140 points and one on 139, so there was all to play for in the DPI round. Scores of 20 from Mike Gould (twice), Lesley Amos and a 19.5 from Claire Gilbert gave us a very substantial lead in the DPI round, the final scores after both rounds were...
Faversham 140 + 128 = 268
Sittingbourne 139 + 132 = 271
Whitstable 140 + 147.5 = 287.5
Lesley Amos' image "Old Sea Groins and Grass" scored 20 in the DPI section of the competition.
KCPA Diamond Jubillee 2022
This annual battle between all Kent County Photographic Association affiliated clubs was resumed this year, but on Zoom rather than in person. Each club can enter 8 images with no more than 2 from any member. We came 15th out of 35 clubs that entered which is very credible. Here are the scores for our clubs.
Hawfinch, Mike Gould, 14
Old Sea Groins and Grass, Lesley Amos, 16
Rail to the Sea, Claire Gilbert, 17
Smoking, Sean Knight, 14
Stonechat Saxicola Torquata, Mike Gould, 17
Storm Clara, Jeff Neale, 15
Tranquility, Kirsty Ralfs ARPS QGP, 14
Triangles, Rupert Brun, 16
You can read more about the competition and download the programme from the KCPA web site here.
"Rail to the Sea", by Claire Gilbert,
was our highest scoring image.
Battle with Malling Photographic Society.
WPG and MPS again held our traditional battle, but due to COVID-19 it was fought with digital projected images instead of prints this year. The battle was judged by Andy Smith LRPS, CPAGB and the result was a victory for Whitstable, scoring 442 against Malling's 423. We hope to welcome Malling to our hall for a print battle next year and would like to thank them for hosting this year's event online in such a friendly and efficient manner! For full results please download the.
This year Folkestone Camera Club ran a new competition with nine clubs, we took part in place of the three way battle with Deal and Thanet.
We achieved a very credible third place, behind Gateway and Faversham. Peter Banks' image "What's In The Bag" (right) scored 20, well done Peter. Full results can be found in the pdf below.
Three Way Battle with Faversham and Sittingbourne
We came second in the Swale Trophy, ahead of Sittingbourne and behind Faversham. Jeff Neale's "Storm Ciara" (left) scored 20, congratulations Jeff! Full results below.
Battle with Herne Bay 2022
We were made very welcome by Herne Bay Photographic Society. Each club submitted 10 prints and 10 DPIs with a maximum of two entries from any one member. It was lovely to see some prints again, at long last! The judge, Paul Parkinson ARPS CPAGB BPE2* said he really had his work cut out because all the images were excellent. We won, scoring 344 against Herne Bay's 323. Congratulations to Mike Gould who continued his winning streak, getting first place in both the print and DPI sections! Full results in the PDF.