Midlands Photography Group Clubs Challenge Competition 20th November 2016

The 2nd Midlands Photography Group Clubs Challenge was held at the Tullamore Court Hotel, County Offaly, Ireland on Sunday 20th November 2016.
The 7 clubs: South Kildare Photography Club; Mountrath and District Camera Club; Slieve Bloom Photography Club; Birr Photography Group; Athy Photographic Society; Happy Snappers; and Mountmellick Camera Club.
Each club entered 2 panels, 1 colour and 1 black and white, with 8 images in each. Each image was marked on composition, technical quality and impact. There was a trophy for the best club panel, best individual image and each club received a trophy for the best image within their panels.


Birr Panel 2016a

The final selected images from Birr members: Julien Kennedy; Paul Barber; Phyl Jordan; Terry Smith; Ethel Carroll; Robert Revill; John Byrne; Michael Chaloner; and Georgina Chambers.


Black and White




Athy won the day, winning the Club Shield for a second year in a row and Suzanne Behan (Athy) winning the Photographer of the Year Shield for her stunning wildlife image of a stag.


Athy - Club Challenge Winners 2016a

Athy Club Challenge Winners

Suzanne Behan - photographer of the year 2016a

Suzanne Behan Photographer of the Year

For Birr: Terry won the best black and white image for his moody portrait and Rob won the best colour image for his boat in the rain. All the club panel images are available to view on the Midlands Photography Group Facebook page.

Birr Winners - Terry Smith and Robert Revill

Birr Winners: Terry Smith and Robert Revill

Terry Best BW Birra

Terry Smith with Paul Whiteley

Rob Best Colour Birra

Robert Revill with Paul Whiteley

Our overall position at the Midlands Photography Group Club Challenge was 5th place out of 7. So no change from last year, except that we weren’t last this time. It was a very close competition with only 218 points between 1st and 7th place.


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