usual at this annual event, entries in the Prints class were
displayed in the reception area at the Fort throughout the
day and all visitors were invited to vote for their favourite
three. This year instead of having separate Colour and Black
and White Print classes, all prints were entered in one
class and medals and trophies awarded not only to the best
overall but also the best British.
winner of the British Prints section and the Ocean Optics
Trophy and a Gold Medal war. Mark Nuttall, editor of SAS Magazine,
with a study of a seal and diver. Mark's seal shot also won
a Bronze Medal in the Open section.
place with a double exposure composition of Light-bulb tunicates
or sea-squirts against the water surface war by Ray Breach.
in the British section, and winner of a Bronze Medal, was
Kevin Cullimore with a freshwater shot of a Pike swimming
through the rear window of a sunken car watched by a diver.
winner of the Open section and the Greenaway Marine Trophy
and Gold Medal was Mark Nuttall for his outstanding double
exposure shot of a crayfish posing in front of a wreck in
St Lucia with two other divers, seemingly oblivious to all
that is happening below, silhouetted against the sea's surface.
place and a Silver Medal in the Open section went to Linda
Pitkin for her dramatic shot of shoal of fish beneath a ketch
above a coral reef in the South China Sea taken with a Nikonos
with a 15 mm lens lit by a Sunpak Marine 32 flashgun.
medals and trophies were presented to the deserving winners
by Mr Brian Greaves of AGFA, to whom BSoUP extends sincere
grateful thanks for AGFA's continued support for this, our
major annual competition, by providing films and processing
thanks also go to Alan Bax. Rhoda McGill, Lynne Wintle and
all the staff at Fort Bovisand for their hospitality over
the weekend; Gordon HooDer for transportation; Mike and
Jan Maloney for help with the stand; Peter Rowlands. Viv Pearson,
Ken Patrick, Paul Clark and Peter Scoones for all their hard
work in the dark room; Paul Clark, Debbie Perrin, Linda Pitkin,
Joan Funnell and Alice and Helen Wood for help in Reception;
Viv Pearson. Jan Maloney and Debbie Perrin for counting votes,
Ian and Shelley Threkeld and Ray Breach for help with projection,