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Western Cape Interclub Competition 2017

Last night saw the completion of the Western Cape Interclub Photographic Competition for 2017, at an event held in the CR Swart Auditorium at Sanlam’s head office in Bellville. Helderberg Photographic Society were the hosting club, perhaps for the last time as there are moves underway to move to more collaborative  management of the competition; rather than having a single club responsible each year.

The evening commenced with the exhibition of print entries opening for viewing. These prints had been pre-judged a week prior to the final event. The prints will remain on exhibition in the gallery there until 17 November.

After snacks, drinks and the chance to catch up with old friends from other clubs the audience took up their places in the auditorium and the rest of the evening commenced, under the capable guidance of Bernard Seymour Hall. Thank yous were said and some spot prizes awarded before the three winning audio-visual presentations from the AV Challenge were shown. Then it was on to the live judging of the projected images following an AV previewing a selection of the entries to give the judges an impression of the overall nature of the work they were about to judge. As always this AV was produced by Antenie Carstens but due to the larger number of entries did not include all images. Antenie has also produced a full version that runs for 25 minutes and is available by contacting him.

Our judges were Jean du Plessis, Melanie Cornelius and Hansie Oosthuizen and image display and scoring were facilitated by Bennie Vivier of Tygerberg Photographic Society using the TOP system. This allowed the judges to move through the entries quickly and smoothly. Once the judging was completed there was an intermission during which time the scores were copied from Bennie’s computer into a spreadsheet on mine that calculated the various winners. I had brought along a small printer and we were able to print the winner’s names on the certificates and hand them out during the prize giving immediately before everyone went home for the evening. And now, the information you’ve all been waiting for; the winners.

The winning clubs in the print category were

  1. Helderberg Photographic Society – 278
  2. Tygerberg Photographic Society – 266
  3. Tafelberg Fotografieklub – 265

and in the projected category were

  1. Tygerberg Photographic Society – 282 points
  2. Tafelberg Fotografieklub – 275 points
  3. Helderberg Photographic Society – 274 points

with the overall winning clubs being

  1. Helderberg Photographic Society – 552 points
  2. Tygerberg Photographic Society – 548 points
  3. Tafelberg Fotografieklub – 540 points

Christo Giliomee was the star of the competition, winning the print category with “Goodnight” a striking portrait of a leopard, which was also selected as their favourite print by both Jean du Plessis and Hansie Oosthuizen. This image was also judged best wildlife image, winning Christo a fantastic pair of Bushnell Binoculars from Tothills. This was backed up by a second high scoring image, giving Christo the highest accumulated score with 53 points, and winning him an R8,000 Manfrotto tripod from Orms.

Goodnight

Goodnight by Christo Giliomee

Johan Beyers was the winner of the projected category with his fantastic image “Power Falls” that I’m guessing may have been taken in Iceland. We may try to tell ourselves that it is Johan’s ability to travel to exotic locations that frequently sees him among Interclub winners but of course subject is just a small part of the making of an amazing photograph like this.

Power falls

Power Falls by Johan Beyers

Both Johan and our own Danie Coetzee were close runners up for overall top scoring photographer, each scoring a total of 51 points. Each of Danie’s entries was selected as a judge’s favourite, “Everything has an end” being Melanie Cornelius’ favourite print and “Fantasy” being Jean du Plessis’ favourite projected image.

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Everything has an end by Danie Coetzee

Fantasy

Fantasy by Danie Coetzee

The other projected images selected as favourites were Magda Frylinck’s “Running in Radiant Rays” selected by Melanie Cornelius and Niël Goslett’s “Family portrait” selected by Hansie Oosthuizen, which also came in third in the projected category.

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Running in Radiant Rays by Magda Frylinck

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Family portrait by Niël Goslett

The full scores and results can be viewed online at Interclub 2017 Final Results and from there downloaded in your preferred format.

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Competition Scores

report-icon-13341A new page has been added to the top menu under the heading Scores, that provides links to reports of all competition scores, starting from January 2017. Each report is a PDF document that can be viewed in your browser or downloaded and has four pages showing;

  1. Projected scores – set subject
  2. Projected scores – open
  3. Print scores – set subject
  4. Print scores – open

November Competition Winners

Here are the winning photographs from our November competition for which the set subject was Graveyards.

Set Subject – Projected

  1. On the Other Side
    Ronelle van Loggerenberg
  2. Mourning Sun
    Rachell Gemmell
  3. So Many Deaths
    Ronelle van Loggerenberg

Open – Projected

  1. Dunes at First Light
    Rosie Burton
  2. Beauty in Devastation
    Laurette van der Merwe
  3. Golden Fields
    Roger Lee

Set Subject – Prints

  1. Babes in Heaven
    Nettie Warncke
  2. Graveyard Storm
    Roger Lee
  3. Crosswind
    Rachel Gemmell

Open – Prints

  1. Jagged Sunset
    Roger Lee
  2. Rust in Chinese
    Antenie Carstens
  3. Light and Shade
    Nettie Warncke

The full list of projected image scores can be found in this PDF document.

Photographic Exhibition & Wine Fair

Several of our members are winners in the calendar competition mentioned in an email from Sue van Niekerk, who writes.

We are inviting you to our exhibition on Thursday 27th September 2012 at 18h00. Please see attached invitation.  Entry is R30.00 and Calendars will be on sale at R120 per calendar.  We look forward to seeing you at our exhibition.

The theme is Typically Stellenbosch. All the entrants of this amateur photographic competition will have works on the exhibition.  The winners will be awarded their prizes at the opening of this wine tasting exhibition.

This calendar will make a lovely gift, so please support this great fundraising event.  Our schools these days need much additional support!

You are welcome to invite friends and family.

If you would like to attend this event, the details can be found below.

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Congratulations Florian

winnerCongratulations to Florian for becoming the August 2012 winner in the DSLR Training competition. This makes him one of the twelve finalists in line to win the NEW Canon 5D MkIII and EF 24 – 105 f4L IS USM lens kit. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that Florian takes honours and wins this fantastic prize.

July Competition Winners: Projected Images

Here are the projected image winners from the July competition for which the set subject was On Golden Pond.

Set Subject

  1. Underwater Mirage
    Kevin Broadley
  2. Tree Pool
    Roger Lee
  3. My Own Golden Pond
    JJ van Heerden

Open

  1. Art Connoisseur
    Giorgio Guasco
  2. A Day’s Work
    Noleen Kutash
  3. Tapestry
    Paddy Howes

The full list of projected image scores can be found in this PDF document.

We Have a Winner

Congratulations to our member Florian Breuer for achieving first place in the “Wonders” section of Vale’s Eye on Sustainability contest, hosted by National Geographic.

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