Local photographers shine in Kent county competition hosted in Folkestone (Photos)

Contributed by editor on Nov 22, 2009 - 03:31 PM

By Jenny Barraclough

Folkestone Camera Club were proud to host the 18th Kent County Photographic Associations’ Annual Audio Visual Competition for 2009, recently, at the Tower Theatre, Shorncliffe.

The Kent County Photographic Association Audio Visual Competition 2009 competition is open to all members of clubs affiliated to the Kent County Photographic Association and a total of over 46 entries were received from 30 entrants of which 30 sequences were shown, to an audience of over 100.

Mr G. Kitiyakara LRPS and Mr M. Kirsting two of the country's leading Audio Visual experts, judged the entries.

The winners were:-

Three Certificates of Merit awards were made to:

Fishing Fleet Boneyard by John Long
You’re the One For Me by Don Foster
From Cradle to Grave by Peter Humphrey LRPS

Best Soundtrack

Danson by Peter Allen CPAGB

Best Transition/Fades

Reflections of London by Barbara Piper

Best Photography

The French Alps by Andy Wood

Overall Winners

Third Place
Reflections of London by Barbara Piper

Second Place
Dungeness by Melanie Chalk

Winner of the “Folkestone Town Council Trophy”

Skeleton Coast by Daan Eksteen

Mrs Brigita Amey, President of the K.C.P.A. presented the prizes.

A good result for Folkestone Camera Club as first and second plus best Photography winners were all our own members!

We would like to thank Folkestone Town Council for kindly donating the trophy for this Digital competition, and also for sponsoring the event, and to Halksworth Wheeler for the loan of the audio equipment. The screen was also kindly on loan from the K.C.P.A.

Another event for your Diary:-

Melanie Chalk receiving the Second Prize
Daan Eksteen receiving the overall prize of the trophy


We are hosting an evening of Photography presented by Mr Charlie Waite, famour Landscape Photographer and author of many books. on Saturday 27th, March at the Tower Theatre, Shorncliffe to include an Exhibition of Prints

Come and see our members best photographic prints of last Season.

Further information and how to obtain tickets available on our website  or telephone 01303 245399.

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