Competitions

The Society holds regular competitions, every other year for Photos and typically every five years for Sundials. This page will give details of forthcoming competitions and contains the results of recent ones.

This is a repeat of an earlier post but, for convenience, the contents are now included directly rather than as a separate PDF.

The British Sundial Society announces its fourth awards competition for excellent sundials. The only requirement is that the dials must have been made or restored between January 2010 and December 2015; otherwise this is an open competition. Entries in the form of one or more photographs and a brief description are invited from amateurs, professionals, members and non- members, from the UK and overseas. Awards will be made for new sundials and for sundial restoration projects, and for entries from juniors, schools and other youth groups.

Please send entries to Doug Bateman and to webmaster@sundialsoc.org.uk in the form of emails and attachments. Entries must be submitted by 31st December 2015.

Entries must be in digital form because they will appear on the BSS website. Items submitted are subject to moderation. Judging will be by the Society, taking into account comments posted on the website. Visits may be made to see selected entries. The results will be announced at the 2016 conference.

The awards will be in the form of certificates and, where appropriate, an engraved plaque.

Examples from previous schemes (held at five-year intervals) are below. The Society particularly welcomes entries from schools, so please encourage any school that you think could be persuaded to submit an entry or entries.

Best Wishes,

Doug

The BSS is pleased to announce its quinquennial awards scheme for dials that have been made or restored between January 2010 and December 2015. The competition is open to all: amateurs, professionals, members and non-members.

Full details, including examples of previous entries, are available here and will be included in the forthcoming March Bulletin.

The “Conference Vote” Results


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The Results!

These are the results of the formal judging process by our independent panel.

The Winners


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The Results !

The Winners (click on thumb-nail in last column to see larger image)

Entry No. Title Photographer Position Thumb-nail
9 Wake up Luigi, It’s nearly time for lunch! Mike Cowham WINNER Wake up Luigi, It’s nearly time for lunch!
7 Winter sunshine, Fascinating Brickwork Mike Cowham 2nd. Winter sunshine, Fascinating Brickwork
8 What do you make of this then Pepe? Mike Cowham 3rd. What do you make of this then Pepe?

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The Results !

The Winners (click on thumb-nail to see larger image)

Entry No. Title Photographer Position
13 Sundial Thief – Caught in the Act ! M Cowham WINNER
22 Crystals Mark the Even Hours D Hawker 2nd.
2 Oooh !  Get Off My Head M Cowham 3rd.=
3 Polar Pointing J R Davis 3rd.=

Winning Entries 2008-9

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