The Results !
The Winners (click on thumb-nail in last column to see larger image)
|11||Ship’s Time||JR Davis||WINNER|
|10||It’s Too Early For Ice Cream !||M Isaacs||2nd.|
|22||Strictly For The Birds||JP Lester||3rd.|
The other top ten entries – in Entry Number not Position order
The remaining entries – again in Entry Number not Position order
This year’s competition attracted twenty two entries, slightly down on last year’s record of thirty one. However, all the judges agreed that the standard of the submitted entries was higher than ever – and we all thought last year’s was the best so far.
This higher standard made judging even more difficult and, as announced, entries were judged strictly according to the rules
The results were normalised to allocate a consistent one thousand points for each judge, these to be distributed amongst all entries in proportion to each judge’s original markings.
The extraordinary consistency of the judging process can be seen from the figure.
Last year five out six judges placed the eventual winning entry at the top of their lists. This was certainly not the case this time! The general excellence of the entries made determining the eventual winner much more difficult with two judges even awarding a tie for the top place – and that after normalisation too. This difficulty in identifying the eventual winning entries was of course reflected at the Conference by considerable disagreement between those viewing the entries. It made for a very stimulating exhibition.
The Council has confirmed that the Competition will run again in 2008 and entry forms will be issued with the September Bulletin. So, if after reading this and looking at some of the winning entries you feel you could do as well or better, then please have your camera with you when out and about this summer.