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BSoUP's Open Portfolio Competition 1990

Winner - Mike Wong

by Brian Pitkin

At the December 1990 meeting of the Society we held our annual Open Portfolio Competition. This event is open to any member, irrespective of whether he or she has won a place in a major competition.

Entries had to comprise six 35 mm slides taken anywhere in the world underwater, except in a tank or aquarium.

Images which had previously won a place in a major competition were ineligible. The idea of this competition is to see new and exciting images, not the same award winning shots.

All slides had to be mounted in Gepe glass mounts and spotted in the bottom left hand corner when the slide is the right way up and the right way round. All six slides were projected simultaneously.

All portfolios were projected twice and the audience present invited to vote for their favourite three. A total of 16 portfolios were entered.

Third place with 70 points went to LINDA PITKIN. Her portfolio comprised three wide-angle scenic shots, two close-ups and one macro shot.

Second place with 72 points went to DAVID NARDINI. His portfolio comprised two wide-angle scenic shots, and four close-ups.

The winner with 73 points was MIKE WONG. His portfolio comprised two double compositions, one wide-angle shot, two close-ups and one macro shot. Mike was awarded a cash prize of £50.

BSoUP Open Portfolio Competition


BSoUP's Open Portfolio Competition Winners 1984-

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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