CLUBS AND SOCIETIES: Horseshoe Trophy success for Chard Camera Club

CLUBS AND SOCIETIES: Horseshoe Trophy success for Chard Camera Club

MEMBERS of the Chard Camera Club have been celebrating after winning the Horseshoe Trophy for the second year running.

The Horseshoe Trophy was created around 25 years ago when five camera clubs within the region – Sidmouth, Honiton, Exmouth, Lyme Regis and Chard – battled it out to see who could impress the judges.

This year’s contest involved with four clubs, with Lyme having dropped out, but the standard and quality was as high as ever and competition was fierce.

But there was huge pride for Chard club chairman Drew Anderson when he received the Horseshoe Trophy for a second year in succession from judge for the evening George Reekie.

Members of Chard’s DPI section dropped now lower than second place in three of the five categories with two of the group’s photographers gaining first places.

In the print section one member was placed fourth, two members were placed second and a further two were given first places – putting Chard five points clear at the end.

Next year’s Horseshoe Trophy will go back to being competed for by five teams with the addition of the newly-formed Colyford and District Photography Club having been accepted to take up the challenge in Lyme’s absence.

Results involving Chard members are as follows:

DPIs: In the Dark: 2 The Kelpies, Drew Anderson; Textures: 1 Lost in the Woods, Sylvia Adams; Country Life: 2 Early Morning Feed, Malcolm Brocklehurst; Movement: 1 Southern Hawker, Don Easter; Different Prospective: 2 Barcelona Apartment, Alan Williams.

PRINTS: Portrait: 2 Wanda, Deborah Hammond; Monochrome: 4 Cliff Face, Sylvia Adams; Close-up: 2 Damoiselle, Don Easter; Nature: 1 Squirrel Drinking, Deborah Hammond; Landscape: 1 Near Elterwater, Jeffrey Hutson.

PHOTO – TOP: Chard Camera Club chairman Drew Anderson (left) receives the Horseshoe Trophy from judge George Reekie. Photo courtesy of Di Emms, of Sidmouth.