News 2019 / 2020

Covid-19 Virus

Dear Members, With recent announcements from our Government and considering that a high percentage of our members fall into ‘at risk’ groups, it is prudent for us to cancel all our remaining club nights for this season, and look to restart afresh in September as normal. This cancellation also includes our Annual Dinner. As regards our competitions, we will have these judged remotely, and have the results emailed to you all. All our ‘Print’ competition entries have been completed this week, and if you were unable to submit your prints on Monday evening and wish to do so, please contact the competition secretaries to arrange a suitable drop off this week. The only remaining competition for this season is the Trevor Foggin Trophy, which is images only, so please send your images electronically to Frank by the 20th of April. I would like to add that if any of you need assistance over the next few weeks please do not hesitate to contact me or any member of the committee and we will endeavour to provide assistance if possible. We are in uncharted waters at the moment and I know it could be a time where people may feel lonely if isolated to their home, hence why it is important that we, if possible, ensure we can help those in need. I wish you all the very best and look forward to seeing you all again in the not too distant future. 

The President

The Wath Salon 2018

Some of our members had prints or images selected for the Wath Salon in 2018, You can view some of the projected images and the print images by clicking on the link below.

Wath Salon

The Taylor Trophy Competition 2019/20

The Taylor Trophy Competition is open to both prints and projected images, each print or image is scored out of twenty, we have introduced some new categories this year to further enhance our members capabilities.

The competition is for four prints or images from six categories, Creative, Trees, Fauna, Texture, Modern Sculptureand Looking Up .

Robert Eva won the projected images section with a total score of 77 points, Frank Lodge  won the print section with a total score of 76 points.

The judge was Tony Caunt.

You can view all the projected images and the print images by clicking on the link below.

Taylor Trophy Competition

               The W E Gundill Challenge Trophy 2019/20

On Monday the 24th February the judges comments and scoring on the entries for the W E Gundill Challenge Trophy took place for the most prestigious trophy in the club.

There was 21 sets of 4 images from 21 members on a theme or subject of the authors own choosing, on the night the set of 4 images was projected followed by the individual images, then each set of 4 was projected so the judge could make his comments and score each set out 20.

The winner for 2020 was Paul Harrison with a set of Images taken in Minsk, Pauls set was awarded the 20 points

Please click on the link below to view the winning panel

Gundill Trophy

YPU Exhibition 2019

A number of members entered the YPU exhibition, Three had an entry accepted, Geoff Nappey's Print Don't Call Me a Cheat, Paul Harrison's Print Cuillins was displayed at Bingley, and Debbie Clough Image of Tyler was accepted

YPU Acceptances


Club Challenge with Batley Camera Club

Our annual club challenges started with our battle with Batley Camera Club at home in Dewsbury on Monday the 7th October.

Both clubs submitted 12 print and 12 projected images, the judge for the evening was 

Brian Crossland LRPS of Barnsley.

In the prints Dewsbury got off to a good start and lead the scoring all the way to the end.

Dewsbury faired very well in the images and kept up the lead to finish with a win.

The score were.

Dewsbury Prints         199,     Batley 195.

Dewsbury Images      199,     Batley 193.

The totals, Dewsbury 398,     Batley 388.

A good win for Dewsbury, our next club challenge is with Normanton Camera Club on Tuesday the 5th of November at Normanton.

Breaking News

Kirklees Council and the National Lottery Heritage Fund Announce the opening of the

Black Bull Pub after two years of renovations by the Mood Developments

The group have photographically recorded the renovations from day one from a derelict building to a fabulous place to go for a drink and meet friends.

Click on the link below to view the transformation that has taken place

Black Bull Inn

November the 5th was the date for our battle with Normanton Camera Club, both clubs had 12 images and 12 prints.

Normanton took the lead in the prints, but Dewsbury pulled back in the images, the scores


Prints     Normanton 203, Dewsbury 196

Images  Normanton 191, Dewsbury 208

Totals    Normanton 394, Dewsbury 404

A good battle and a good win for Dewsbury.

February the 3rd was the date for our annual battle with Ossett Camera Club, both clubs had 12 prints and 12 images.

Ossett took the lead in the prints, again Dewsbury pulled back in the images, the scores were.

Prints     Dewsbury  204,   Ossett  205

Images  Dewsbury  217,   Ossett  211

Totals    Dewsbury   421   Ossett   416

A third win for Dewsbury this year, lets see if we can do the same next year.

The Judge was Grahame Gage from Leeds.

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