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 2019

    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.

Winners were as follows:


Merlin at Yeovilton:  Mike Parker


Mike receiving the cup from chairman Clive Bareham, April 2019



Turning the Team:  Phil Hodges  

Pochard at Shapwick Heath:  Phil Hodges 

Highly Commended

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes:  Ann Cooke 
Into The Blue: Clive Bareham 
Gambian Rush Hour:  Clive Bareham  
Millenium Bridge Newcastle:  John Foulkes  
Hoar Frost Fantasy:  Chris Perfect
Mr Tom Shows His Concerns:  Paul Frisby 
Three Round For Tea:  Ian Crawford


Keeping An Eye On You:  Rachael Whitbread 
Eternal Curve:   Jeremy Trew 
Bamburgh Castle:   John Foulkes  
Sunrise Over Corfe Castle:    Barrie Castle
The Dunnock:  Dave Wicken





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.