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


Last year the winner was John Lees with his sensitive portrait, Ethiopian Christians at Church of Holy Sepulchre, Bethlehem,  seen below.










              John Lees being presented with the cup by outgoing Chair Barbara Nevitt at the AGM 2018




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.