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Guildford Photographers Make It A Hat Trick of Wins

Published on: 16 Mar, 2013
Updated on: 19 Mar, 2013
Osprey Landing by Dennis Read

Osprey Landing by Dennis Read – the top scoring Guildford image – 10 out of 10

Talented photographers of the Guildford Photographic Society (GPS) have scooped the coveted Bracknell Nine’s Trophy, in the face of tough competition from eight other photography clubs, for the third year in a row.

Face of the Aurora

Face of the Aurora by Lisa Mardell

The win was clinched with six stunning photographs from Guildford members, resulting in a one and a half point lead over nearest rivals Farnborough.

The Bracknell Nines competition is an annual event between nine clubs – Guildford, Farnborough, Maidenhead, Newbury, Wycombe, Bracknell, Basingstoke, Windlesham and Burghfield.

Each of these clubs enter six images made by six different club photographers. The competition was judged by Glyn Edmunds at Bracknell Camera Club.

Welcome Home by Rita Daubeney

Welcome Home by Rita Daubeney

‘Osprey Landing’ by Dennis Read was the top scoring Guildford image, receiving a maximum ten marks.  Nine marks were scored by Veronica Barrett with ‘Sunrise on Pyramid Lake, Alberta,’ Marilyn Taylor with ‘The Substance of Relativity,’ Lisa Mardell with ‘The Face of the Aurora,’ and Rita Daubeney with ‘Welcome Home.’ The final Guildford image was ‘Bull, Frost and Sun’ by Ulf Tenner which scored 8.5 marks out of a possible 10.

Guildford’s total score was 54.5. Farnborough in second place scored 53, while Maidenhead came third with 52.5.

“We’re delighted to have retained the Bracknell Nines trophy,” said  Marilyn Taylor, Guildford Photographic Society Chairman. “The other clubs had some very high quality images taken by some talented photographers so the standard was very high overall. However, our members just managed to do enough to keep the trophy.”

GPS member Roni Barrett collects the trophy from judge Glyn Edmunds

GPS member Roni Barrett collects the trophy from judge Glyn Edmunds

GPS has around 70 members most of whom are active photographers and their skills range from beginners to verging on professional calibre. This mixture means that skills and knowledge are passed on to members who avail themselves of the pool of talent.

GPS is holding its biennial exhibition at Guildford House Gallery, High Street, Guildford from April 27th to  May 18th 2013. Entrance is free of charge.

The Guildford Photographic Society meets on Monday evenings 8pm-10pm at Burpham Village Hall. Newcomers are always very welcome no matter what level their interest in photography or their photographic skills. Just come along for a couple of evenings free of charge with no obligation to join and see if the GPS is for you.   For more information see

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