The UK judging of the tenth Two Hemispheres competition took place on Wednesday 14 November.

The Two Hemisphere competition is an annual bilateral photographic competition between LBPC in the UK and Camberwell Camera Club in Melbourne, Australia.  Each club enters 30 PDIs and these are judged both in the UK and in Australia.  Each entry is scored out of twenty and all the scores (from both the UK and the Australia judges) aggregated to determine the winning club.  Since the competition started in 2009 LBPC has won four times, Camberwell has won four times and there has been one dead heat.

The competition is an “open” competition and the 60 entries this year provided – as ever – a wide variety of subjects, approaches and styles.  The UK judge was Colin Southgate FRPS from Barton-le-Clay, a very experienced photographer (he has been involved in photography since 1986) and Chilterns Association of Camera Clubs judge. Colin is a regular visitor to LBPC and is a member of Harpenden Photographic Society.  He has been involved in photography for over 40 years and confesses to a fondness for monochrome.

The Australia judging is expected to take place later in November.

When all the judging has been completed the result, together with all the scores and the comments of the two judges, will be published on the Two Hemispheres website at

Success for the winning club is marked by the award of a Virtual Trophy, also to be found on the Two Hemispheres website.  That Virtual Trophy is currently held by Camberwell.

For more information on the Two Hemispheres SEE HERE

Each entry was marked out of twenty.  The top performers of the LBPC judging are presented below:

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LBPC UK Judging (LBPC images only)

  • 1st – “Blue Lady” by Roger Gage – 20 marks

  • 1st – “Bengal Tiger” by Terry Godber – 20 marks

  • 1st – “Danger at Midnight” by Bernie Raffe – 20 marks

  • 1st – “Go..Get’Em!” by Martin Wood – 20 marks

  • 1st – “Piggy Back” by Malcom Guy – 20 marks

  • 1st – “Antelope Canyon” by Steve Knight – 20 marks

  • 2nd – “Drying Waterhole” by Chris Warby – 19 marks

  • 2nd – “Clocking Off Time” by Graham Meers – 19 marks

  • 2nd – “Porth Nanven” by Keith Weil – 19 marks

  • 2nd – “Abandoned To The Sea” by Tim Gould – 19 marks

  • 2nd – “Saddle Tor” by Paul Needham – 19 marks

  • 2nd – “St Helens Lundy” by Hilary Clarke – 19 marks

  • 2nd – “Dewy Damsel” by John Curd – 19 marks

  • 2nd – “Here’s Looking At You” by Carol Curd – 19 marks

  • 3rd – “Aperitif Before Lunch” by Roger Turner – 18 marks

  • 3rd – “Beach Huts” by Paul Dimitriou – 18 marks

  • 3rd – “Kelpies” by Philip Pope – 18 marks

  • 3rd – “Escalator” by Nigel Harding – 18 marks

Top Scoring LBPC Entries (click image for full size)

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Top Scoring Camberwell Camera Club Entries (click image for full size)

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