7 Way Interclub Print Competition at Alnwick - Wednesday 18th October 2017.

                                            1st   Morpeth Camera Club    - 219 marks.
                                            2nd  Alnwick Camera Club    - 209 marks.
                                             3rd  Blyth Camera Club         - 208 marks.
                                             4th  Ashington Camera Club - 207 marks.
                                             5th  Cambois Camera Club   - 204 marks.
                                             6th  Amble Camera Club      - 197 marks.

On Wednesday 18th October 2017, it was the turn of Alnwick & District Camera Club to host the annual 7 Way Interclub Print
Competition. Camera Clubs from Ashington, Alnwick, Amble, Morpeth, Blyth, Cambois and Wooler make up the Northern Area
of the Northern Counties Photographic Federation and each were invited to submit four colour and four monochrome prints on
any subject, however it was later announced that Wooler Camera Club had not entered.
Alnwick had invited Dave Phillips from Hartlepool to judge this competition and he stated that he had some difficult decisions
to make with the high standard of work submitted. Dave commented on each print, taking composition, subject matter, print
quality and technique into account, before awarding a mark out of thirty. During his constructive and enthusiastic critique he
also suggested that mood, feeling and a connection to the print had all contributed to his decision making.

At the half way stage Morpeth were in front following the Monochrome Print Section and continued in similar fashion during
the Colour Print Section to increase their lead and take first place, with Alnwick in second place and Blyth third.

Morpeth members Davy Bolam, Glyn Trueman, Peter Downs and Pat Wood had attended the Mechanics Institute in Alnwick to
represent the club and Peter stepped up and received the trophy on behalf of the club. The winning Morpeth entry contained
prints by Sue Dawson and Glyn Trueman and two Morpeth prints scored the maximum 30 out of 30 marks, "Tawny Owl" by
Steve Mcdonald and "Breakfast" by George Sudlow.
Thanks to Alnwick Camera club for a well organised evening and for an excellent buffet supper provided by their members.


Davy Bolam.