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BSoUP Meeting - December 2012

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BSoUP December Meeting

The next meeting takes place on Wednesday 19th December, 2012 at the Holland Club, our final meeting at this venue!

The meeting starts with our Annual General Meeting. All relevant documents have been circulated to BSoUP members.

Following the AGM, the annual Open Portfolio Competition will be judged. The competition is now closed. BSoUP Members only may preview the slideshow, but you will be asked to login if you haven't already done so. There are 32 entries, so please preview them before the meeting if you are attending.

The second half of the evening is devoted to our winter party. We hope to see you there!


Dray van Beeck's winning Open Portfolio 2011
Dray van Beeck's winning Open Portfolio 2011


BSoUP Annual General Meeting 2012

The Annual General Meeting took place on Wednesday 19th December at 8.00 p.m. at the Holland Club. From January meetings will be held to room G.01 in the Royal School of Mines.

The Agenda, Accounts, Minutes of last year's AGM and the Committe List had been circulated to all members prior to the meeting. The meeting was opened by the Chairman Joss Woolf, who outlined many of the society's achievements over the past 12 months and thanked all those who had contributed to the Society's continued success.

Our Hon. Treasure and Membership Secretary Alan Larsen and Committee Members JP Trenque and Paul Morgan stand down from the Committee at the end of the year. From January 2013, Sarah White will be taking over the Hon. Treasurer's role and Pash Baker (new to the Committee) will be taking over the Membership Secretary's role. BSoUP also welcomed Mike Brodbelt to the Committee.

After the Open Portfolio Competition results had been announced (see below) members enjoyed a splendid buffet thanks to the hard work of Joss Woolf.

Alan Larsen
Alan Larsen

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan

JP Trenque
JP Trenque

Mark Pickford
Winner - Mark Pickford

Open Portfolio Competition - Results

Congratulations to Mark Pickford who is the winner of the year's Open Portfolio Competition.

Mark was presented with the Open Portfolio Trophy and a cheque for -100 courtesy of DIVE Magazine.

Congratulations also to Trevor Rees who came second and Pash Baker who came third. There were a total of 32 entries.

How the top six scored:-

Position Photographer Points Firsts

Mark Pickford

60 12
2 Trevor Rees 35 7
3 Pash Baker 23 3
4 Georgette Douwma 22 4
5 Ellen Cuylaerts 19 3
6 Giordano Cipriani 17 4
Trevor Rees
Runner-up - Trevor Rees

Pash Baker
3rd - Pash Baker

The top six may be viewed in the Gallery, click on a photographer's name in the list above.

BSoUP Members only may view all the entries (enlarged) in the Slideshow Archive. You will be asked to login if you have not already done so this session.

If you were not one of the top six and would like to know how you scored, please contact Brian Pitkin.

January 2013' s Focus On competition is 2012 Images - show us your favourite image from 2012 which didn-t win a competition, the one that the judges missed! The deadline is Sunday 6th January.

Note: landscape format images must be 1400 pixels wide and portrait format images must be 1050 high. Any smaller and images will look less sharp when projected.


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