By 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.
Whilst 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 of preferences.
By 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
Third 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.
In 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
Third 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.
Third 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.