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Wainwright Society Photographic Competition

Since 2003, the Society has run a Photographic Competition for members to put forward their photos. The entries are judged by Derry Brabbs, the photographer closely associated with AW, and we would like to thank Derry for again taking the time to judge the competition.

The 2015 Society Photographic Competition Rules

The format for the Society Photographic Competition will be the same as last year: two classes, a Themed Class and an Open Class. Derry Brabbs is donating a signed, framed landscape print for the ‘Best in Show’.

The Photographic Competition rules are as follows:

  • There will be two classes within the competition: an Open Class and a Themed Class. The subject of the theme for 2015 will be: On reaching the summit …
  • Photographs should only be submitted in digital format
  • The location of photographs should be in areas that Wainwright is associated with e.g. Lake District, Dales, Howgills, Pennines, Scotland (Highlands & Islands) etc.
  • Members can submit two photographs for each class entered with name, membership number and title of photograph
  • Entries to be submitted by 31st January 2016
  • Photographs should be emailed to: A confirmation of receipt will be emailed but members should follow up if no confirmation is received within a week.
  • Prizes to be awarded as follows:

Class winners: (The Open Class and Themed Class) Winner’s own photograph will be framed + certificate awarded.
A signed, framed landscape print by Derry Brabbs will be awarded to the Best in Show i.e. one of these two.

Runners-up: Certificates only
Highly commended: (if any) Certificate

All entries will be judged by Derry Brabbs

The 2014 Society Photographic Competition
Twenty Society members submitted a total of 71 images for the 2014 Photographic Competition , which was, once again, judged by photographer, Derry Brabbs. In a departure from previous years, it was decided that there would be two classes, a Themed Class (the Lake District lakes) and an Open Class. From the winner of each class, Derry selected a photograph that was judged: Best in Show.

The winning photos are below and to view all of the entries plus read Derry's comments on the winning photos click here

Themed Class (Lakes)
The winner is Niels Rasmussen (Member No. 2181) Wintry dusk over Rydal Water
This is an outstanding photograph, very well composed and laden with atmosphere, amply illustrating just how rewarding it can be to be out with a camera at the beginning and end of a day. The bottom left foreground rocks really anchor the composition and although it would have been even better if the swans had been slightly separated, this is a worthy winner and congratulations.

Winner: Niels Rasmussen (Member 2181)

Open Class
The winner is Andrew Clayborough Member No. 2096 Langdale
This is a fabulous picture and one that absolutely epitomises the magic of the fells.  The framing is just perfect and the combination of silhouetted hillsides falling into the valley floor laden with sunlit mist have created one of the best pictures of Langdale I have seen.

Winner: Andrew Clayborough (Member 2096)

Best in Show
The winner is Andrew Clayborough Member No. 2096 Langdale
Both category winners were images laden with atmosphere but Andrew Clayborough’s 'Langdale' stands out as the best picture.

The Society would like to thank Derry Brabbs for generously donating a framed landscape print to the winner and also to Andy Beck for framing the winning entries.  We also thank the members who submitted entries and special thanks to Derry for judging the competition.

See the below links for previous Photographic Competition results

Results for 2014
Results for 2013
Results for 2012
Results for 2011
Results for 2010
Results for 2009
Results for 2008
Results for 2007
Results for 2006
Results for 2005
Results for 2004
Results for 2003