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Mersey Inter-Club Print Comp
The final judging of this competition will be on 18th May 2023 at South Liverpool Club. We have an entry into the comp.

Friendly Comp against Deeside PS
We hosted our annual friendly competition against Deeside PS at home. Both clubs entered 15 PDIs and 15 Prints and judge Les Hitchcock scored each image up to 20 points. Deeside were the winners with a total of 521 points. We scored a total of 506 points. Scores for each section were Deeside Prints 259. PDIs 262. EPPS Prints 254. PDIs 252.
Congratulations to Deeside.

Friendly Comp against Hawarden PS
Hawarden hosted our annual friendly competition for the Alf Smitheman Trophy. Hawarden decided to arrange the evening on Zoom. Both clubs entered 25 PDIs and judge Steve Carr scored each image up to 20 points. We came out winners with 419 points and Hawarden scored 398 points. It's always nice to win ! Thanks to Hawarden for arranging.

Mersey Inter-Club Print Comp

For the first time we were invited to enter the Mersey Inter Club Print Competition. This annual competition is run by South Liverpool PS. Each club enters 10 prints from at least five members. This year there were five clubs.
The fifty prints are judged by different judges at each club - five separate times. The final judging was at South Liverpool club on 26th May 2022, where the total scores were announced. We came 5th! With Southport PS coming 1st. We will enter again next season, so hope to do better !

Model Ember Wolf

On Monday 14th March we had an educational and practical Portrait evening at Brook Studio with Mike Garton and model Ember Wolf. If you would like to send some images to Ember, then her e-mail address is

21/22 Mid-Season

We are nearly at the end of December and our season has gone very well, with weekly Zoom meetings. We had a successful Monday evening meeting in Chester to photograph the Christmas lights and shop windows. Nice to see other members in person! With the new Omicron Covid virus and slow Wifi signal in the Whitby Club, we have decided to remain on Zoom meetings at home for the rest of the season (until the end of April 2022). Merry Christmas to you all.

21/22 Season has started

Our 2021/22 Season has started. On Monday 6th Sept we met at the Ellesmere Port Boat Museum carpark at 7:30pm for some low light photography and some Paining with Light photography. It was a warm evening with a nice sunset. A large turnout. Lovely to meet old friends. Also several new members. We are now meeting on Zoom until the end of December.

Successful season

We have just finished our 2020 /21 season. We have not been able to meet in our normal meeting room (President's lounge of the Whitby Club). Instead we have held weekly Zoom meetings on Monday evenings. All well organised. Digital competitions, external speakers and members' meetings. We will hold several summer informal meetings. The next season will start on Monday 6th September 2021. We are assuming we will be meeting on Zoom. As soon as we are allowed, we will hold "normal" meetings in the Whitby Club.

L&CPU Novice Cup Success

Congratulations to one of our members Ann Townley & her image 'Catching Dinner', which received a fully deserved Commended in the 2020 L&CPU Novice Cup. Anyone wanting to enter the Novice Cup we will be letting members know when next years entry opens.
Well done Ann!

Catching Dinner