The Devon Battle 2016

This year's Devon Battle, hosted by Exeter Camera Club, was held at Clyst St. Mary Village Hall on Saturday 14th May.

The competition was in two parts - a printed panel of five images by at least three photographers and five DPIs by five photographers.

The day started with an early departure from Ivybridge to the Village Hall. On arrival, the club (represented by Dave Rayner, Ann Owens and Ian Clements) set about putting together their photographic print panel which was based on an “Impressions of Spring” flower theme.

Once the panels were ready, we were invited to leave the hall for judging to commence - a good time to grab lunch and have a natter with other contestants.

After lunch, the battle started in earnest. The judge this year was John Tilsley, who kept us entertained with his judging style. Ivybridge did quite well with their panel prints gaining third and Ian Clements achieving the best print award with his Tulip Praying image for which he won the “The Dawlish and Teignmouth Camera Club Shield”.

After a short break for tea, the DPI battle began. This contest was also fought on an club basis. |Ivybridge put forward, Waiting for Bees - Ian Clements, First Corner – Keith Miller, Asian Brown Wood Owl – Dave Rayner, Catch It - John White and Close Behind – Alan Davey. Each image was awarded points out of twenty.

Ian achieved 16 points, Keith - 19, Dave - 18, John - 20 and Alan - 18. Congratulations to John for getting maximum points. These points gave us the Highly Commended award - we were only one point behind Paignton Camera Club who came third. The winner of the best DPI image went to Keith Urro of Tavistock Camera Club with his image of “Picture of Concentration”.

Print Panel
1stStreet FeetTavistock Camera Club
2ndHidden SinsBideford Camera Club
3rdImpressions of SpringIvybridge Camera Club
HCIcy WorldsPaignton Camera Club
Best print imageTulip PrayingIan ClementsIvybridge Camera Club

1stExmouth Photographic Group
2ndNewton Abbot Camera Club
3rdPaignton Camera Club
HCIvybridge Camera Club
Best ImagePicture of ConcentrationKeith UrroTavistock Camera Club

Congratulations to the winners and our thanks go to Exeter Camera Club for such a well-organised and enjoyable day.

To see our gallery of the Battle Click here