tea time. all but one of the films had been returned and the
task of loading the film ready for processing began. Mark
Webster, Kevin Cullimore, Les Kemp and David Nardini had drawn
the short straws for this and spent an agonising half hour
in complete darkness winding film after film onto the processing
spirals. Once ready, Mark and Kevin were joined by Peter Ladell,
as time keeper, for the chemical magic which followed. Four
hours and two separate processing sessions later, the dry,
sleeved films were returned to the photographers. They had
to choose two or three of their best for projection and judging.
the processing continued downstairs in the bowels of the Fort,
a display of prints was mounted in the room adjacent to reception
for judging by anyone present. Each was given a voting slip
and asked to choose their favourite three pictures in order
10-o-clock all of the slide entries taken on the day were
in carousels for projection and judging by the audience present.
The slide show began with the 15 entries in the Humour category
and was followed by the 68 entries in the main category. All
slides were projected twice before the voting slips were collected
place in the British Prints category went to DAVE PEAKE for
a close-up of a Jellyfish with small fish fry hiding amongst
its stinging tentacles, which scored 23 points. Second place,
with 25 points went to KEVIN CULLIMORE for his Pike and diver
shot. The winner of the Ocean Optics Trophy, a gold medal,
two Capital Radio T-shirts, donated by Capital and two tickets
for the Marine Conservation Society's Seas Fit for Life Extravaganza,
was LES KEMP for his beautiful composition of a Plumose anemone
taken under Swanage Pier, which scored 41 points.
the Open Prints category, third and second place went to CHARLES
HOOD for his wide-angle shot of an Anemone and clown fish
and portrait of a turtle, which scored 27 and 28 points respectively.
LES KEMP's British Waters winning shot scored more points
than any of the Open Waters prints and was therefore declared
the overall winner. Les was presented with the Greenaway Marine
Trophy, a gold medal, a Capital Radio sweat shirt and a pair
of tickets for the Capital Radio Festival show of his choice,
donated by Capital.
place in the Humour slide category on the day went to TONY
ROOD who scored 74 points for his sky scraper scene. Second
place with 11 points went to CHRIS LAWRENCE for his fly Sun
reader. The winner with a thumping 125 points was JAN MALONEY
for Bovi Disney. Jan was presented with the Aquamatic Trophy
and a Gold Medal plus a Capital Radio sweat shirt, donated
by Capital, by Mr BRIAN GREAVES of AGFA-Gevaert Ltd.
place on the day went to MARTIN EDGE who's pipe fish and diver
portrait shot scored 20 points. Second place on the day went
to last year's winner KEVIN CULLIMORE who's double exposure
shot of a tube worm scored 26 points. The winner of the BSoUP
Trophy, a gold medal and a copy of Mike Wong's book "Sipadan,
Borneo's Underwater Paradise" was JOHN SOUNESS for his double
exposure of a squat lobster, which scored 49 points.