Axminster Photography Group

Thirkettle Prize


 

   

 

Our Group competition, using printed pictures, is held annually, involving both

colour and monochrome images of a subject of the photographer’s choosing,

taken within the past three years.

This is judged by an experienced judge from outside the Group,

and the Thirkettle Cup is awarded to the winner.

 

The rules of the competition can be seen at the bottom of the page

 

 

   

 Thirkettle Competition 2020

    The Thirkettle  Cup was strongly contested and the large number of

Highly Commended and Commended awards confirms the high quality

of images submitted over the board.

 

Many thanks to our 'locked-in' judge John Tilsley for all his hard work.

 

Winners were as follows:

 

Winner 
Figure on the Breakwater:  Paul Stark

 

 

Second 

First Bend: Barrie Castle  

 

 

 

Third 
Inverted Aerobatics : Phil Hodges

 

 

Highly Commended

The Performance : Clive Bareham

Blackpool Joke Shop : John Lees

The Bells, the Bells! : Paul Frisby

Foraging Fly : Dave Wicken

Commended

Laugharne Estuary : Ann Cooke

Something Shocking : Ann Cooke

Fury : Mike Parker

 Black-Winged Stilt : Julian Shaw

Contemplation : Julian Shaw

Demoiselles Mating : Phil Hodges

 

 

 

 

 

Thirkettle Cup Rules

 

Agreed at the APG committee meeting on 29th March 2016.

 

Internal competition: APG members only.

 

Up to 3 mounted prints each.

 

Each print must show a title (which may be on the back).

 

The photographer’s name must not be shown.

 

Any Size.

 

Subject:  Open.

 

Colour or  B&W.

 

Prints must not have been entered for the Thirkettle Cup before.

 

The photograph must not be more than 3 years old.

 

The judge selects 1st prize (the cup winner) and also 2nd & 3rd places. 

 

Highly Commended and Commended are at the judge’s discretion.