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BSoUP's Best of British Competition 1986

Winner - Peter Hewitt

by Brian Pitkin

Reproduced from in focus 19 (December 1986)


The MAIN EVENT at the November meeting 1986 was the first Annual Competition for the Best of British. A total of sixty entries were received, although some of the members who had pleaded for a British-only competition were conspicuous by the absence among these. The slides were each projected three times, twice at 6 second intervals and then once at two second intervals.

Octopus by Peter Hewitt.
The original colous slide won.

Jellyfish by Mike Wong.
The original colour slide came second.

Third place with 27 points was KEVIN CULLIMORE for his double exposure composition of plumose anemones (Netridium senile) against the sea's surface, Second place with 33 points was MICHAEL WONG for a colourful shot of a Lion's Kane Jellyfish (Cyanea). Winner with 66 points was PETER HEWITT for his close-up shot of a lesser octopus taken in St Kilda.

Plumose anemone by Kevin Cullimore.
The original colour slide came third.

The Society's Chairman, PETER SCOONES, presented the new Best of Britisb Tropb.y, a cuttlefish elegently carved in wood by DAVID MORGAN, a BSoUP gold medal and a £30 prize to the deserving winner PETER HEWITT. Silver and bronze medals and prizes of £20 and £10 were presented to MICHAEL WONG and KEVIN CULLIMORE respectively.


Best of British Portfolio Winners

2016 Kirsty Andrews

2015 Trevor Rees

2014 Robert Bailey

2013 Trevor Rees

2012 Jane Morgan

2011 Trevor Rees

2010 Eleonora Manca

2009 Trevor Rees

2008 Trevor Rees

2007 Trevor Rees

2006 Arthur Kingdon

2005= Alex Mustard

2005= Sam Bean

2004 Martha Tressler

2003 Anita Marshall

2002 Cathy Lewis

2001 Linda Pitkin

2000 Warren Williams

1999 Peter Ladell

1998 Linda Dunk

1997 Charles Hood

1996 Dave Meates

1995 Warren Williams

1994 Peter Rowlands

1993 Peter Ladell

1992 Charles Hood

1991 Andy Purcell

1990 Warren Williams

1989 John Lee

1988 Warren Williams

1987 Martin Edge

1986 Peter Hewitt


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