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The Club has been busy on the External Competitions front with selection taking place over the Christmas holidays for competitions judged in January and February.

Dorchester were ranked 4th overall out of 88 clubs in the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) GB Cup for Nature Competition with Tim Downton winning the award for “Best Angler”. Tim was also the 5th highest scoring photographer in the whole competition. Iain Friend and Spike Piddock scored well too.
Images can be seen here.

In the PAGB GB Cup (Open) the Club was placed equal 36th out of 76 clubs – but the scores were far closer than this position would suggest. Our top scorers were Valerie Duncan and Stephen Jones (2).
Images can be seen here.

The Western Counties Photographic Federation Digital Projected Image Competition (WCPF DPIC) was held in Exeter on 18th February and many club members went along to watch 57 clubs battle it out! In this competition we are allowed a maximum of 5 nature images. Dorchester came 2nd with 219 points – the winners were Bristol with 223 points. Jane Lee and Iain Friend both won Highly Commended Certificates and images by Frances Underwood, Helen Jones, Valerie Duncan and Tim Downton were also held back.
Images can be seen here.

For all these competitions we tried to use photographs taken by lots of different people encompassing a variety of genres – over the three competitions we used images by 20 different photographers and our selection pool is open to everyone to contribute to.

Thank you to everyone who contributed photos and to everyone who helped us select.

Helen & Stephen