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Grampian Eye - Club Photography Competition

This is a much shorter post and follows on from the previous blog about my current exhibition.

A few months ago I entered, along with quite a few fellow members of Visions Photography Club here in Aberdeen, an inter club competition. The idea behind it was to encourage a bit of friendly competition between the photography clubs in the Grampian area. Each club that was eligible to enter was to put forward 12 images from their membership for consideration.

Visions encouraged as many members as possible to enter, the entered images would then go to a vote on one of the club evenings. Each image would be shown on a screen with the 12 most popular (from a voting system) going forward to Grampian Eye

My image was lucky enough to be selected and I then promptly forgot about it, until a couple of weeks before when I noted a bit of a discussion surrounding who would be attending the judging day. The host club for the competition this year was Deeside Camera Club and judging would be taking place at their premises in Aboyne.

I'm extremely pleased to say that my image won the Host Chair's Award for their favourite image. And my image was? I hear you ask, well it was my image 'Sands of Solitude' - Rattray Head Lighthouse.

'Sands of Solitude' - Rattray Head Lighthouse

'Sands of Solitude' - Rattray Head Lighthouse

My prize for winning this category was a rather nice medal engraved with The Scottish Photographic Federation crest. It's my first award for photography so far and hopefully I'll see aa few more over the coming years. In conjunction with the excitement of my exhibition it's been a rewarding couple of weeks.

Medal for winning 'Host Chair's Award' at Grampian Eye 2017.

Medal for winning 'Host Chair's Award' at Grampian Eye 2017.