Steyning celebrates ‘best print’ winner

Maggi Tillotson won 'best print' for her picture The Deserted Beach
Maggi Tillotson won 'best print' for her picture The Deserted Beach

STEYNING Camera Club is celebrating after one of its members was awarded ‘best print’ in an annual county competition.

Maggi Tillotson’s stunning picture, The Deserted Beach, was chosen as the best print in the Regnum print competition – one of the most prestigious events in the Sussex photographic calendar.

Steyning hosted the competition, run by The Regnum Crouch Group, at the Steyning Centre on November 6.

The club competed against 10 other camera clubs from across West Sussex.

The entries were judged by Gerald Kitiyaka from Carshalton Camera Club and supported by more than 130 club members and friends.

Gerald, a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS), is an experienced judge. He was praised for his constructive comments and suggestions on how improvements could be made, delivered in a sympathetic way.

Overall winner of the competition was Bognor Regis Camera Club, which scored 117 points out of a possible 120.

Worthing Camera Club was second with 114 points, followed by Chichester, Horsham and Storrington tied in third place with 110 points each.

Steyning was placed joint seventh with Mid Sussex Camera Club.

The other clubs taking part were from Southwick, Littlehampton, Mid Sussex, Midhurst and Henfield.

Ken Woods, press and publicity officer for Steyning Camera Club, said: “Viewing the competition from a packed hall, I thought that the prints were of a very high quality and superbly appraised by our judge.

“Credit must also go to the committee and members of Steyning Camera Club for hosting a super event that went seamlessly.”

Steyning Camera Club meets at Upper Beeding Village Hall, High Street, Upper Beeding, on the second and fourth Wednesday, and the third Thursday of each month from September to May at 7.15pm. For more information visit

Southwick Camera Club has been established at Southwick Community Centre for more than 25 years. Visit for more details or email to contact the club.