Steyning Camera Club snaps up first prize again

Gail Bell, chairman of Steyning Camera Club (left) and Jeannie Sutherland, from Chichester Camera Club, receive the Regnum Crouch Shield from judge Tony Riley
Gail Bell, chairman of Steyning Camera Club (left) and Jeannie Sutherland, from Chichester Camera Club, receive the Regnum Crouch Shield from judge Tony Riley

DEFENDING champion Steyning Camera Club was again victorious in a West Sussex-wide competition last Monday.

The club was competing against 10 other camera clubs for the Regnum Crouch Shield, the annual digitally projected image championship.

This year, the event was hosted by Chichester Camera Club at The Assembly Rooms, in North Street, Chichester.

Tony Riley, from the Surrey Photographic Association, judged the competition.

Michael Williams, programme secretary for Steyning, said: “Steyning Camera Club was defending the title from last year and once again managed to retain the trophy by coming equal first with Chichester Camera Club.”

Gail Bell, chairman of Steyning Camera Club, and Jeannie Sutherland from Chichester Camera Club were presented with the shield by Mr Riley.

Both clubs scored 106 points, with Worthing Camera Club placed third on 99 points. Bognor Regis, Midhurst and Southwick camera clubs were placed in joint fourth place with 98 points.

The other clubs taking part were from Mid Sussex, Henfield, Horsham, Littlehampton and Storrington.

Best image in the competition was The Journey, a black and white image of a boy wearing earphones, reflected in a window, by Midhurst Camera Club member Russell Baker.

Steyning Camera Club meets at The Steyning Centre on alternate Wednesdays, from September to May, 7.15pm for 7.30pm, and welcomes photographers of all abilities and interests.

A programme of events runs throughout the year, including lectures and presentations, practical demonstrations, workshops and competitions. Visit www.steyningcc.org.uk for more information.