As the grand climax to the 2021-21 season, our annual Digital Image of the Year competition took place on Zoom on Wednesday 26 May with members invited to submit their best work of the season. (As print handling is impracticable in current circumstances, there was no Print of the Year competition this time.)

As set out in the competition rules on the club website, members could enter up to two digital images that have “previously been entered … in one of that season’s six club league competitions”.

Our independent judge for the competition was Micki Aston MCIoJ CPAGB, a professional stock photographer based in Gerrards Cross.  Micki is also Vice-Chairman of The Chilterns Association of Camera Clubs and helps train photographic judges.  She has visited LBPC as a judge and as a speaker on a number of occasions.

Before commencing the judging, Micki explained how she particularly loves doing these “Best of the Best” competitions.  She said she would be looking for the images that impacted on her emotionally.

32 images were entered for the competition.  Micki provided a detailed commentary on each image.  And the results were

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For details of the competition rules  CLICK HERE.

If you didn’t know, you can also post your comments at the bottom of the page. Engage with other Members and share your thoughts on the entries and judging. 

NB: Members can watch the competition in full on the ‘Members Only’ section of the website.

PDI of the Year 2021 (32 entries)

  • 1st place – “Dovercourt Lighthouse” by Mike Kitchingman

  • 2nd place – “Wells White Sand” by Clive Raiment

  • 3rd place – “On the Breadline” by Chris Warby

  • Highly Commended – “Sycamore Gap” by Malcolm Guy

  • Highly Commended – “Poppy” by Carol Curd

  • Highly Commended – “Something to Crow About” by Terry Godber

  • Commended – “Touching Down” by Tricia Meers

  • Commended – “Curbar Edge” by Jon Cruise

  • Commended – “Angry Hippo” by Terry Godber

  • Commended – “Gaudi Roof” by David Saunders

  • Commended – “Big City Bustle” by Patrick Linford

First Place            Second Place            Third Place

Highly Commended


All PDI Entries (click image for full size)