Competition - PAGB Inter-Club Print Championship, 24 Oct 2021

External Competition - PAGB Inter-Club Print Championship, 24 Oct 2021
Dorchester represented the Western Counties at the PAGB Inter-Club Print Championship on 24 Oct 2021.

The competition is an inter-club battle between the top two clubs in each UK photographic federation, together with the 8 finalists from the previous year (a total of 35 clubs this year). We were joined by Frome Wessex to make up the pair of qualifying clubs from the Western Counties, together with Bristol who qualified automatically as a finalist in 2019. The 2021 competition was a straight 15 print battle held at Smethwick and broadcast online.

Dorchester finished a very good joint 9th, just missing automatic qualification for next year’s competition (top 8 clubs). Congratulations to Lisa Bukalders for a top score of 15 and a silver medal for Ostrich Family Outing. Our next highest scorers were Di Tilsley, Helen Jones, Jane Lee, Tim Downton and Tony Gill who each scored a 13. All our other photos scored very respectable 11s & 12s. We were up against all the top clubs in the UK so joint 9th is excellent.

Thank you to Jane & Stephen Lee for helping with the print selection and then stood in for us as the Club Representatives at the competition via zoom.

Congratulations to joint winners, Catchlight and Smethwick, and Bristol Photographic Society, who finished in 5th place and automatically qualify for the 2022 final.

Here is a gallery of all the prints that we entered into the competition.

~ Stephen Jones