Axminster Photography Group

Thirkettle Cup








On Tuesday 19th April the Axminster Photography Group once again held its annual competition  -  the Thirkettle Cup  -   for members only, by Zoom. The judge from Birmingham, Kylie Martin EFIAP had a most difficult task in selecting the three images from a total of 51 entries which she undertook very professionally with some excellent feedback on every photograph. The three photographs that filled the top three places were :-
1st  and winner of the Thirkettle Cup  -  Chase Jump taken by Brian Prior
Feedback from the judge on the image: An excellent action shot, the flying debris highlighting the motion and the low position of the photographer shooting to maximise both overall composition and impact.
2nd  Differing Styles by Julian Shaw LRPS
Kylie complemented the photographer on his patience in waiting for the right moment for the right person to walk through the frame and the mirror image reflecting the old and new styles.
3rd  Exeter Moonscape by Brian Prior
The favourable feedback was the very effective use of Mono and Colour giving the photograph excellent impact, fine detail throughout and good overall balance.
Two excellent images from Brian and a very keenly contested second place from Julian.


                                     1st Place: Chase Jump by Brian Prior   





2nd Place: Differing Styles by Julian Shaw LRPS




3rd Place: Exeter Moonscape by Brian Prior








Internal Competition for APG members only.


This year we will again use Digital Projected Images (rather than Prints).


Every member may enter up to 3 Images on any subject in Colour or Mono.


Submissions to  Clive Bareham with a copy to Ian Crawford  w/c 27th March by e-mail or Memory Stick.


Closing Date:  Friday 1st April 2022. (No late entries will be accepted or any changes allowed after the Closing Date).


Competition Results: Will be presented by the Judge at the Club Meeting on Tuesday 19th April 2022.


Images must be no larger than 1600 pixels in Landscape format and 1200 pixels in Portrait format and presented in sRGB format.


Images must not have been entered in a previous Thirkettle Cup.


Images must not be more than 3 years old.


All Images must have a Descriptive Title; the Photographer’s name must not be shown.


Judge:  Kylie Martin  EFIAP: BPE2: CPAGB: LDPS


Judge selects 1st Prize (Thirkettle Cup) and 2nd and 3rd Places.


Highly Commended and Commended awarded at Judge’s discretion.