On Wednesday 17 May members contested the Howard Morris Trophy.

This is our biennial competition for monochrome prints originally instigated and sponsored by Howard Morris, one of our now late members whose great love was black and white prints.  He also donated the trophy.

The Howard Morris Trophy alternates with our other biennial competition, the Landscape Trophy.

The competition is open to all club members (with no sections) who may submit two prints that have not previously been entered in any league competition.

The Programme notes clarify that the images must be black and white “without any toning, colour popping, etc”.  The subject matter is “open”.

The competition was judged this year by Micki Aston MCIoJ CPAGB.  Micki is a professional travel photographer based in Gerrards Cross who started as a black and white landscape photographer.  And mono remains her “first love”.  She has been widely published in a variety of books and other photographic publications.  And she judges both inter-club and county competitions throughout southern England, as well as lecturing extensively on her travel photography.

29 prints were entered for the competition, down on two years ago.  They covered a variety of subjects including landscapes, seascapes, travel, city/architecture, street/candid, portraits, motorsport, and still life.

Micki was most impressed with the standard of entries.  After her detailed critiques and her deliberations, the results were as follows.

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  • 1st place – “Cliffside Waterfall” by Tim Gould

  • 2nd place – “Castaway” by David Manning

  • 3rd place – “Aries” by David Manning

  • Highly Commended – “Waiting to be Served” by Wendy Taylor

  • Highly Commended – “A Bridge Across the Canal” by Graham Meers

  • Commended – “Merc AMG GT3” by Terry Godber

  • Commended – “Strumin” by Clive Rayment

  • Commended – “The Blinking Eye Newcastle” by Graham Meers

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

Congratulations to Tim on winning the Howard Morris Trophy!

Tim retains the trophy he also won in 2021.