Photo: DPI 1st – Red Squirrel by Sue Critchlow

Southport Photographic Society produced a surprising result

The first competition of the season for Southport Photographic Society produced a surprising result in more ways than one.

The Championship 1 competition is open for any type of image so sports shots are up against Landscapes and Natural history.

In the Prints section of the competition lots of really good images were just nudged out of the top places by some outstanding photographs.

In the final reckoning the judge Harry Emmet CPAGB, agonised over which picture to give 1st and 2nd prizes to – “The Mersey Sentinel”, of the New Brighton Lighthouse at sunset or the caving shot “Exploring the Whiteway”. In the end it didn’t really matter as both were taken by the same photographer Alex Anderson.

print-1st-exploring-the-whiteway-by-alex-andersonPrint 1st Exploring theWhiteway by Alex Anderson

After tea break it was time for the digital images or as the club call them DPI’s (Digital Projected Images) from novices to experienced members, all judged anonymously. All marks were out of 20 with entries awarded a range from 13 to 20 for 1st prize.

This popular competition had many entries scored at 15, just kept out of the limited numbers of higher marks and the distinctions that go with them by some superb photographs.

The final announcement for the top prize of the DPI Championship 1 competition was a big surprise both to the entrant and the club as the author is a fairly new member. Beating off strong competition from some of the clubs top photographers to scoop 1st Prize with “Red Squirrel” was Sue Critchlow.

If you’d like to join in the fun Southport Photo Soc meets weekly at Emmanuel Church, visitors welcome. Details on


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