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BSoUP's Open Portfolio Competition 1988

Winner - Mike Wong

by Brian Pitkin

The last meeting of 1988 took place on Thursday, 15th December in the Senior Common Room, Sherfield Building, Imperial College.

The evening started with the annual Open Portfolio Competition. All members had been urged to submit a portfolio of six slides taken anywhere in the world, but excluding images taken in a tank or aquarium and any that had previously won a place in a major competition.

A total of only 12 portfolios (each of 6 slides) were entered in the competition. Each portfolio was projected twice and the audience present invited to vote for their favourite three portfolios.

The winner with 66 points was MIKE WONG with a double composition of a big-eye in a cave, a double composition of an octopus with the run just bursting through the sea surface, a hormothid anemone, a squirrel fish, a double composition of a hermit crab in a wreck and a batfish with a diver silhouette in the background. A cheque for E50 was awarded to Mike, who admitted that he personally didn't like double compositions but felt he had to try them in order to win competitions.

Big-eye by Mike Wong.

Squirrel fish by Mike Wong.

Hormathid anemone by Mike Wong

The original colour slides were three of the six which won the BSoUP Trophy for the best Open Portfolio 1988 for Mike Wong

Second place with 39 points went to PETER SCOONES with a squirrel fish portrait, a pretty young girl model plus her partial reflection in the water's surface, a goat fish portrait, lovers embracing just beneath the surface, a balanced light shot of a featherstar on a red sponge and three masked butterfly fish.

Butterfly fish by Peter Scoones.

Reflection shot by Peter Scoones.

Crinoid by Peter Scoones.

Squirrel fish by Peter Scoones

Lovers by Peter Scoones.

Peter Scoones (left) with other BSoUP members

The original colour slides were five of the six which won Peter Scoones second place in our annual Open Portfolio competition.

Third place with 35 points went to LINDA PITKIN with a balanced light shot of a purple sea-fan, a sea-fan silhouette, a barracuda, a red shrimp, a crown-of-thorns starfish and a wide-angle shot of a damsel fish hovering over soft coral.


BSoUP Open Portfolio Competition

BSoUP's Open Portfolio Competition Winners 1984-

2017 Mark Drayton

2016 Taner Altigan

2015 Cathy Lewis

2014 Mark Drayton

2013 Jackie Campbell

2012 Mark Pickford

2011 Dray van Beeck

2010 Giordano Cipriani

2009 Trevor Rees

2008 JP Trenque

2007 Shannon Conway

2006 Steve Jones

2005 Jane Morgan

2004 Alex Mustard

2003 Charles Hood

2002 Linda Dunk

2001 Tony White

2000 Gary Clark

1999 Guy Middleton

1998 Hilary Driscoll

1997 Malcolm Hey

1996 Linda Dunk

1995 Linda Dunk

1994 Linda Dunk

1993 Linda Pitkin

1992 Charles Hood

1991 Georgette Douwma

1990 Mike Wong

1989 Mike Wong

1988 Mike Wong

1987 Georgette Douwma

1986 Georgette Douwma

1985 Warren Williams

1984 Georgette Douwma

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