Tie-breaker clinches Printer of the Year

Joining us to judge the Printer of the Year Competition on this occasion was Lloyd Moore DPAGB BPE5*. Lloyd is a member of Watford Camera Club and a multi award winning author. He is best known for his portrait and creative images. Lloyd had the task of assessing and scoring the thirty images on view.

Entrants each submit three prints, with the scores being accumulated to determine the winner. All the entries must have been in a previous competition during the current year. Entrants also submit a ‘tie-break’ print to be used in the event of there being equal totals at the end of judging. The tie-break prints have been used to determine the winner in the past and that solution was employed once more this year.

Normally, once all the prints have been assessed and scored by the judge, the combined scores are very close. This year it was no different. Chris Demetriou had a score of 53. Roland Bermel and Marilyn Steward both had a score of 55, whilst Marion Rapier and Tony Scialo both had a total score of 56 marks. To determine the winner Marion and Tony’s tie-break prints were displayed, side by side. The images were very different. Marion’s image was a 1930’s tramcar, originally entered for a theme competition. Tony’s image, a sunset through a shelter on a seaside pier, came from a round in the open competition. The judge was asked to consider the merits of both prints before choosing the one that he preferred. Following Lloyd declaring his preference Tony Scialo was named ‘2023 Printer of the Year’. Congratulations to Tony.

At the conclusion of the evening Lloyd commented that he had enjoyed seeing the prints and congratulated the Club on producing such a high-quality body of work.

The Golden Hut – Printer of the Year winning image by Tony Scialo
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