Merseyside Life Competition 2014 Results

Well done Bert for all your hard work in organising our Merseyside Life Competition for Digital Projected Images 2014. We had a great night and new/prospective members got a lot out of the judge’s critique.

Article and photos by Bert Whittlestone

Alan accepting the Peter Kay Trophy from our President 2.  Tim Jones 2nd Place 2  John Thomson 3rd Place-1

Thursday 29th May was a night eagerly awaited by those members who had submitted digital images into this competition and also the other members who hadn’t managed to enter this year, were keen to see the results.

86 entries had been submitted by 11 authors and had been judged by John Dougherty. ALCPU, BPE1*.  John who is from Wirral knows Merseyside well and was well qualified to judge if the images met the brief. His experience as a photographer and Judge enabled him to comment on the skill and expertise of the individual entry.

The competition provided a wide range of people, places and events from the Merseyside area. Mono, Colour and some interesting digitally manipulated images were all on display.

John’s comments on the images were very thorough and much appreciated by entrants and members alike. Of course the prize winners in particular agreed with his final choice.

Winning Image          –  Museum of Liverpool         –  Alan Shufflebotham

2nd Place                     –  What’s in There ?                –  Tim   Jones

3rd Place                      –  Salthouse Dock                    –  John Thomson

Two main messages came out of this year’s competition:-

Make sure your subject is identifiable as a Merseyside subject.


Start collecting your images NOW for the 2015 competition.

A big thank you from me to those who entered and making the competition possible and to Martin Reece for collating the images and producing the presentation.

Good luck for next year!