CACC Championship Day Competitions2018-05-16T14:34:42+01:00
The Chilterns Association of Camera Clubs (CACC) runs four major competitions throughout the club season. The Rosebowl competition is described here. There are also annual club trophies for prints and PDIs, and an individual PDI competition, the Chilterns Hundred Members Exhibition. These last three are judged and awarded at the annual Championship Day in March.
Summary details of these competitions are presented below. Full details are available on the CACC website.

Print and Projected Championships

The Chilterns Association of Camera Clubs (CACC) holds two annual Championships, for prints and projected digital images. Each Championship is open to all clubs in the CACC. Clubs enter as a club (not individual authors) and may enter either or both Championships.

For each Championship, the club submits 15 images. These are shown individually in random order and scored on their standalone merits, not as part of a panel. Three judges each score the images out of 5 – making a top score of 15. Scores are totalled for each club to determine the winning club.

There are awards for the winning clubs and the best individual images. In addition, the Print Championship and the Projected Championship determine which two clubs are invited to represent the CACC in the PAGB InterClub Print and the PAGB InterClub Projected Championships respectively.

Chilterns Hundred Members Exhibition

This is an individual competition in which every member of a CACC club may personally enter one digital image. There are no club scores. The images are shown individually in random order and scored on their standalone merits. Three judges each score the images out of 5 – making a top score of 15.

This competition has PAGB Patronage, meaning that the judges will collectively award PAGB Gold, Silver and PAGB Bronze medals, and three PAGB ribbons.

Two Hemispheres: 2021 Results

The UK judging of the Two Hemispheres competition entries for 2021 took place on 3rd March. Our judge was Lloyd Moore DPAGB, BPE4*. Lloyd is president of the Watford Camera Club. He claims a love all kinds of photography but says [...]

Two Hemispheres: 2009 Result

The UK judge for the 2009 Two Hemispheres competition was Colin Mill. We no longer have the scores for individual images, either from LBPC or CCC, but we do have the images and we do know that LBPC won. In the [...]

Two Hemispheres: 2010 Results

The UK judge for the 2011 Two Hemispheres competition was Stan McCartin. We no longer have the scores for individual images, either from LBPC or CCC, but we do have the images. Unusually, there was no clear winner this year, with [...]

Two Hemispheres: 2011 Results

The UK judge for the 2011 Two Hemispheres competition was Chris King. We no longer have the scores for individual images, either from LBPC or CCC, but we do have the images and we do know that CCC won. In the [...]

Two Hemispheres: 2012 Results

The UK judge for the 2012 Two Hemispheres competition was Peter Prosser APAGB. Each entry was marked out of twenty.  The top performers of the UK judging are presented below: If you didn't know, you can post your comments at [...]

Two Hemispheres: 2013 Results

The UK judge for the 2013 Two Hemispheres competition was Peter Jackman. As well as being a long standing judge on the CACC circuit, Peter was a member of Princes Risborough Photographic Society where he served as Chairman from 2008 to [...]

Two Hemispheres: 2014 Results

The UK judge for the 2014 Two Hemispheres competition was Colin Mill, a very experienced landscape photographer and member of New City Photographic Society in Milton Keynes. Colin has visited LBPC on a number of occasions. There appear to be [...]

Two Hemispheres: 2015 Results

Sadly, the information for the UK judge presiding over the 2015 Two Hemispheres competition has been lost in the mists of time. We do have most of the comments from both judges, though. [One image has only one comment so which [...]

Two Hemispheres: 2016 Results

The UK judge for the 2016 Two Hemispheres competition was Alan Taberer. Alan is one of the founders of the Imagez Camera Club in Weston Turville. Each entry was marked out of twenty.  The top performers of the UK judging [...]

Two Hemispheres: 2018 Results

The UK judge for the 2018 Two Hemispheres competition was Colin Southgate FRPS from Barton-le-Clay. Colin is a member of Harpenden Photographic Society and is a regular visitor to LBPC. Having been involved in photography for over 40 years, Colin is [...]

Two Hemispheres: 2019 Results

The UK judge for the 2019 Two Hemispheres competition was Jonathan Vaines LRPS CPAGB AFAIP. Jonathan is an experienced photographer and judge who has judged and critiqued at LBPC on several occasions. He is President of the Cambridge Camera Club and [...]

Two Hemispheres: 2017 Results

Details of the UK judge for the 2017 Two Hemispheres competition appear to have disappeared down a black hole. We do have the comments made by both judges, however. Each entry was marked out of twenty.  The top performers of [...]

League: Themed Competition Results ‘At Home or Garden’ – October 2020

As print handling is impracticable in current circumstances, the Committee has suspended all print competitions until further notice.  Accordingly, our competitions are being confined to digital images. The set subject was “At Home or Garden” – with the added briefing [...]

Print and PDI of the Year Competition Results – June 2020

As set out in the competition rules on the club website, they could enter up to two prints or digital images that have “previously been entered … in one of that season’s six club league competitions”. As print handling is impracticable [...]

Biennial Landscape Cup Competition Results – 2019-20

This is a biennial competition for the Landscape Cup, sponsored by Barbara Fleming, to encourage club members to go out and do more landscape photography.  It alternates with our other biennial competition, the Howard Morris Memorial Trophy for monochrome prints. [...]

Matt Kloskowski – How to Edit Your Photos Like a Pro in Lightroom and Photoshop

Tuesday, April 14, 2020/ 1pm GMT Meeting Date/Time: Tuesday, April 14, 2020/ 1pm GMT Sign-up Link for everyone:  https://www.bigmarker.com/matt-k/How-to-Edit-Photos-Like-a-Pro-Leighton-Buzzard-PC Title: How to Edit Your Photos Like a Pro in Lightroom and Photoshop Description: In this live [...]

Travels Towards the Edge – Sue O’Connell & Peter Brisley

As well as being distinguished travel photographers, the couple are also members of Bristol Photographic Society, PAGB accredited judges, and Fotospeed Ambassadors. More of Sue’s work can be seen at http://www.sueoconnell.photography  |  And Peters’s work can be seen at http://www.peterbrisley.photography [...]

League: Open 3 Competition Results – February 2020

This was an “open” competition for both prints and projected digital images (PDIs).  As usual, the entries displayed a wide variety of subjects, approaches and styles – including wildlife, seascape/marine, travel, landscape, portraiture, creative, colour and monochrome, and more. Our judge [...]

League: Themed Competition Results ‘People’ – January 2020

The set subject, for both prints and projected digital images (PDIs), was “'People”.  As usual, the entries displayed a wide variety of subjects, approaches and styles. But street/candid photography and travel shots, in both colour and monochrome, predominated. The set subject, [...]

League: Open 2 Competition Results – November 2019

This was an “open” competition for both prints and projected digital images (PDIs).  As usual, the entries displayed a wide variety of subjects, approaches and styles – including landscape, seascape, cityscape, portraiture, travel, animals, birds, insects, colour and monochrome, and more. [...]

League: Themed Competition Results ‘Yellow’ – October 2019

The set subject, for both prints and projected digital images (PDIs), was “'The Colour Yellow'.  The entries displayed an imaginative and creative assortment of subjects – including flowers, insects, lemons, peppers, wellies, fishing net, and various forms of transport – as well as [...]

League: Open 1 Competition Results – September 2019

This was an “open” competition for both prints and projected digital images (PDIs).  As usual, the entries displayed a wide variety of subjects, approaches and styles – covering landscape, seascape, architecture, portraiture, candid/street, travel, animals, insects, long exposure, monochrome, abstract and more. [...]

Print and PDI of the Year Competition Results – June 2019

As the grand climax to the 2018-19 season, our annual Print and Digital Image of the Year competitions took place on Wednesday evening (12 June 2019) with members invited to select their best work of the season. This year the two competitions were again judged by Kathy Chantler ARPS (Chairman of the ImageZ Camera Club at Weston Turville) who has visited LBPC on numerous occasions, both as a judge and as a speaker.

Howard Morris Memorial Trophy Competition Results – May 2019

On Wednesday 8th May 2019 members contested the Howard Morris Trophy. This is a biennial competition for monochrome prints established in memory of former club member Howard Morris. It is open to all club members (with no sections) who may submit two prints that have not previously been entered in any league competition.

Members Talks – Mountain Gorillas by Chris Warby & Foxes by Paul Searle

Mountain Gorillas, Uganda 2018 – Chris Warby Chris and his wife had travelled to the mountain forests of equatorial Uganda to see the mountain gorillas.  This intrepid trip was undertaken to celebrate a significant birthday and significant wedding anniversary.  [...]

Portfolio Competition Results – April 2019

The annual, and prestigious, LBPC Portfolio Competition took place on Wednesday 17 April 2019. Entries for this competition consist of three to five prints or digital images to be judged as a panel. This is an open subject competition, in colour or monochrome (monochrome meaning the image is developed or executed in black and white or in varying tones of only one colour). But the images must show some link – such as a common colour, subject or shape – identifiable by the judge.

Taking Images vs Making Images – Steve Brabner

Steve is a member of the Amersham Photographic Society. And he chairs a sub-group there (the Amersham Beyond Group) which concentrates exclusively on creative photography and photo-based art. Despite having been a photography enthusiast for over 40 years, Steve claims not to see anything interesting or take interesting photographs. He says he doesn’t do sunrise or sunset or wildlife. And, anyway, it’s all been done before. Accordingly, Steve prefers to “make” images and produce something unique. His talk is therefore about “creative photography” and took us through his experiences of making images.

League: Themed Competition Results ‘Hetitage’ – March 2019

The set subject, for both prints and projected digital images (PDIs), was “Heritage” to which the programme notes added – “The history, traditions, artefacts, practices etc, of a country, society, culture. Possibly ancient monuments and buildings, museums, pancake day, Morris dancing. There [...]

Peter Greenway – Photographing The National Trust

Wednesday (27 February 2019) LBPC members were both informed and entertained by Peter Greenway LRPS CPAGB who described for us, with a bit of tongue in cheek, the trials, tribulations, constraints and opportunities of formally photographing for the National Trust on a voluntary basis. Peter is an IT professional but has been interested in photography since he was a child. He is a member of Kidlington Camera Club Photo Group and Witney Photo Group, as well as a CACC judge (although he has never previously visited LBPC).

League: Themed Competition Results ‘Shadows’ – January 2019

This was a “themed” competition for both prints and projected digital images (PDIs).  As usual, the entries displayed a wide variety of subjects, approaches and styles. The fourth internal club competition of the 2018-19 season took place on Wednesday 23 January.  [...]

Lighting of All Things – Colin Brister

Wednesday 16 January 2019 club members were superbly informed and entertained by Colin Brister ABIPP (Associate of the British Institute of Professional Photography) and his illuminating illustrated talk “Lighting of All Things”. Colin is a freelance event photographer specialising in motocross and, more pertinently for this talk, an expert in the use of off-camera flash and other lighting. All his images are made with some artificial light – “I use lighting for everything”.

Members Evening – Table Top Photography

Wednesday (5 December 2018) members were encouraged to develop their photographic skills at a still life workshop – “Table Top Photography” – run by Damon Guy. With the aim of introducing people to the “ins and outs” of working on a table top at home, this was an interactive evening with Damon demonstrating lighting angles, light modification, and various techniques pertaining to still life photography.

Birds and Insects – Andy Sands 24 October 2018

Last Wednesday (24 October 2018) LBPC members were able to enjoy another terrific illustrated presentation by Andy Sands APAGB, the renowned wildlife photographer (and member of XRR Photographic Society). Following up his previous talk last year (“Secret Britain – A Journey Through Nature”), Andy effectively gave us two for the price of one.

League: Themed Competition Results ‘Natural Abstracts’ – October 2018

The second internal club competition of the 2018-19 season took place last Wednesday, 17 October 2018., with the set subject of “Natural Abstracts”. Our judge for this competition was Julia Cleaver ARPS – a portrait photographer based in the Chilterns and a member of ImageZ Camera Club (in Weston Turville).

Studio Infinity – Members Interest in a Club studio photo shoot

The Club is currently considering the option of hiring Studio Infinity for a Club Studio Photo Shoot during next Season 2018-19. Possibly including reptiles, insects and possibly even some arachnids for those Members looking for more than just glamour model photography.

LBPC AGM – 2018

The Club is in urgent need of new volunteers for various support roles and Committee members. This is Your Club, and it needs your support. By participating on the committee, or undertaking one of the support roles, you will have an opportunity to guide the future direction of the Club you will help to ensure its long-term survival.

Print and PDI of the Year Competition Results – June 2018

As the climax to the 2017-18 season, our annual Print and Digital Image of the Year competitions took place on Wednesday evening (6 June 2018). This year the two competitions were judged by Kathy Chantler ARPS (Secretary of the ImageZ Camera Club at Weston Turville). After completing the judging, Kathy said she had found it “really hard” and praised the high standard of the entries.

Biennial Landscape Trophy Competition Results – 2017/18

Last Wednesday evening (16 May 2018) members contested the Landscape Trophy. This is a biennial competition, sponsored by Barbara Fleming, to encourage more landscape work. It alternates with our other biennial competition, the Howard Morris Memorial Trophy for monochrome prints.

PDI Knockout Competition Results – April 2018

The annual LBPC Digital Image Knock Out Contest took place last Wednesday (11 April 2018). This is a sophisticated competition in which digital images (anonymously and randomly selected) are projected in pairs and one of each pair is chosen by the assembled club members, to go through to the next round. Or, as the Programme put it, “Our usual unfair knockout competition, the last man standing is the winner.

Audio Visual Competition – March 2018

The annual LBPC competition for Audio-Visual presentations – the AV Competition – took place on Wednesday 14 March 2018. This is an internal competition and the subject is “open”. The rules (and “How to enter”) are set out in the LBPC Handbook 2017-18 on the Programme page of the club website. This year the competition was judged by the hugely experienced photographer and AV-exponent Les Spitz ARPS APAGB from Pinner Camera Club.

League: Themed Competition Results `Night’ – January 2018

The fourth internal club competition of the 2017-18 season took place on Wednesday 24 January.  The set subject was “Night” to which the programme notes added merely – “Images taken during the hours of darkness.”  The competition was judged by Martin Patten LRPS [...]

Other CACC Competition News

Two Hemispheres: 2021 Results

The UK judging of the Two Hemispheres competition entries for 2021 took place on 3rd March. Our judge was Lloyd Moore DPAGB, BPE4*. Lloyd [...]

Two Hemispheres: 2009 Result

The UK judge for the 2009 Two Hemispheres competition was Colin Mill. We no longer have the scores for individual images, either from LBPC [...]

Two Hemispheres: 2010 Results

The UK judge for the 2011 Two Hemispheres competition was Stan McCartin. We no longer have the scores for individual images, either from LBPC [...]

Two Hemispheres: 2011 Results

The UK judge for the 2011 Two Hemispheres competition was Chris King. We no longer have the scores for individual images, either from LBPC [...]

Two Hemispheres: 2012 Results

The UK judge for the 2012 Two Hemispheres competition was Peter Prosser APAGB. Each entry was marked out of twenty.  The top performers [...]

Two Hemispheres: 2013 Results

The UK judge for the 2013 Two Hemispheres competition was Peter Jackman. As well as being a long standing judge on the CACC circuit, [...]

Two Hemispheres: 2014 Results

The UK judge for the 2014 Two Hemispheres competition was Colin Mill, a very experienced landscape photographer and member of New City Photographic Society [...]

Two Hemispheres: 2015 Results

Sadly, the information for the UK judge presiding over the 2015 Two Hemispheres competition has been lost in the mists of time. We do [...]

Two Hemispheres: 2016 Results

The UK judge for the 2016 Two Hemispheres competition was Alan Taberer. Alan is one of the founders of the Imagez Camera Club in [...]

Two Hemispheres: 2018 Results

The UK judge for the 2018 Two Hemispheres competition was Colin Southgate FRPS from Barton-le-Clay. Colin is a member of Harpenden Photographic Society and [...]

Two Hemispheres: 2019 Results

The UK judge for the 2019 Two Hemispheres competition was Jonathan Vaines LRPS CPAGB AFAIP. Jonathan is an experienced photographer and judge who has [...]

Two Hemispheres: 2017 Results

Details of the UK judge for the 2017 Two Hemispheres competition appear to have disappeared down a black hole. We do have the comments [...]

Rosebowl Competition Results

CACC Rosebowl Final – 2018

Mike and Sally Kitchingman. Barbara Fleming and Terry Godber, attended the Rosebowl final at Amersham on behalf of the club this Sunday.

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