Panel Competition

Date Published 
Tue 27 Feb 2018

A limited audience, who braved the weather, and hopefully all got home with no snow, enjoyed an informative and thought provoking evening watching and listening to the judging of the Panel Competition. Our original Judge, Alex Hare, was delayed at a photoshoot in London, so thankfully our friend and judge Ady Kerry filled in for us.  Ady loves judging Panels and he brought his insightful knowledge, experience and keen eye when viewing the images and the makeup of our Panels.  He pointed out the importance of the presentation, the backgrounds,and the colour of the boards, the flow of the images and the need for a cohesiveness in the selection of the subject. He was unforgiving in his critique, pointing out the problems he found with the panels, suggesting maybe changing the order, or even removing an image to make a stronger panel.  He encouraged some to revisit the images, improving the processing to perfect them. Overall none of the panels were perfect but I think, at the end of the evening, we mainly agreed with the choices he made and the places he gave to the panels he saw as the most successful. Those attending would have found Ady's comments useful and will hopefully think about them when creating panels in the future.

PDI Placings

1st Fay Meek with Dying Tulips,  2nd Simon Newlyn with On a Summer Day and Mike Augur with Doors of Maderia

Print Placings

1st Melanie Chalk with Barely Barbie, 2nd Sue Dixon with Dunes and Fences and Corrine Weaver with Hebrides Blue


I thought Fay's Dying Tulips were pretty well perfect and, as I recall, Ady had only praise for her panel, no negative comments. Excellent Fay, something for me to aspire to (there are others too).


These are all beautiful - well deerved winners - congratulations everyone.