Borders Digital Challenge Interclub Competition - Sunday 18th March 2018.

                                                              

                                                          1st.  Musselburgh CC...........146 pts.
                                                         2nd.  Dumfries CC.................144 pts.
                                                          3rd.  Galashiels CC...............141 pts.
                                                          4th.  Morpeth CC..................135 pts.
                                                          5th.  Earlston CC..................131 pts.
                                                                   Amble PG.....................131 pts.
                                                          7th.  Peebles CC...................126 pts.
                                                          8th.  Kelso CC.......................125 pts.
                                                          9th.  Berwick CC...................124 pts.
                                                         10th. Hawick CC....................121 pts.
                                                         11th. Liddesdale CC...............120 pts.
                                                         12th. Abbey CC......................116 pts.


On Sunday 18th March 2018, Morpeth Camera Club once again competed in the Borders Digital Challenge. This is a projected
digital image competition held annually at Hawick in Roxburghshire. Each of the participating clubs had submitted ten images,
eight to be marked & two to be held in reserve in case of a tie. This year Hawick had secured the services of Hunter Kennedy
the current Scottish Photographic Federation President and member of Carluke C.C., to judge, mark and comment on each
of the ninety six entries. Clubs from Dumfries, Galashiels, Earlston, Musselburgh, Liddesdale, Morpeth, Kelso, Peebles, Amble,
Abbey, Berwick and Hawick, accepted the challenge to compete for " The Reiver Cup " at the Tower Mill Cinema within the
Heart of Hawick Heritage Hub.
Unfortunately the winter weather caused a few problems with many unable to attend on the day, including the judge. No
judge meant there was no judges comments however the images had been premarked and the Hawick Competition Sec was
able to read the scores out as the images were projected. In a much shortened event it was announced that the Musselburgh
Camera Club had taken first place with 146 pts, followed by Dumfries Camera Club 2nd with 144 pts. After winning the trophy
several times in recent years Morpeth Camera Club had to settle for 4th place this year. Big thank you to Morpeth members
who supplied images for our entry and hopefully it'll be back to normal next year, with no more " beasts from the east " to
disrupt proceedings.

Davy Bolam.