On Friday 1st June 2018 the Club held its annual dinner and prize-giving at Brooklyn SQ in Belfast. There was a great turn-out from Club members and a fantastic time was had by all!
After the food and suitable refreshments, newly-appointed Club Chairman Kevin Vernon was on hand to present the prizes.
These included the Lesley Porter Shield, the first and very worthy winner of which was Steven Pratt, Novice Photographer of the Year. Steven, who was clearly moved by the award, said it was an honour to be the first recipient, particularly given that he and Lesley joined the club at the same time. He said he was extremely humbled to accept the award as the first novice to do so.
Previous Chairman Brian Maguire was presented with the Advanced Photographer of the Year trophy, for the second year running.
Margaret Goodall was presented with a framed image of the stunning image that came out top in the Novice Outings Competition.
All winners were also presented with their cash prizes and special certificates to mark their achievements.
List of Prize-winners:
POTY – Novice
First Place Stephen Pratt – Winner of the Lesley Porter Shield
Second Place Mark Davison
Third Place Glen Banna
Top Mono Print Chris Andrews
Top Colour Print Stephen Pratt
POTY – Advanced
First Place Brian Maguire – Winner of the POTY Advanced Trophy
Second Place Matthew Canning
Third Place Lionel Mitchell
Top Mono Print Lionel Mitchell
Top Colour Print Michael Byrne
Outings Competition top Novice image
Margaret Goodall (Framed Print)
POTY – Round 1 PDI Competition
Top mono Novice - Glen Banna.
Top mono Advanced - Brian Maguire.
Top colour Novice - Steven Pratt.
Top Colour Advanced – Rory O’Donnell.