On Tuesday 7th January 2014 we had the second Will McCrum Memorial competition for portraiture.
Our judge this year was William Mateer, professional portrait photographer from Templepatrick.
It was great to see such a fantastic gathering once again for this competition. It was once again very well supported with 65 large format prints from 24 photographers from 7 NIPA affiliated clubs.
William paid tribute to Will telling of times they spent together, just waiting for the sun to break, to make that perfect picture.
He then talked about the entry and commented on most of the images giving good constructive comments.
He spoke for almost 45min and when he had finished, as planed no-one was any the wiser as to who had won or even placed well in the competition.
After refreshments the results were announced and certificates presented.
His choice of winner, placed and commended images were as follows:
1st) Ross McKelvey, Catchlight – “Moody Hoody”
2nd) Hugh Wilkinson, Catchlight – “Roarie”
3rd) Ross McKelvey, Catchlight – “Fredau”
Highly Commended) Paul Jepps, Catchlight – “Mr Winning”
Highly Commended) Barry Lau, BPIC – “Lost”
Highly Commended) Ross McKelvey, Catchlight – “Fredau’s Shawl”
Highly Commended) Ross McKelvey, Catchlight – “The Facinator”
Commended) Bob Given, Catchlight – “Pat”
Commended) Martin Courtney, Catchlight – “The Punisher”
Many thanks William for your time and effort.
Congratulation to Catchlight and Ross for their success in this competition.