Club Competition

Clive Harrison Trophy 2019-2020

This year’s Clive Harrison Trophy was judged by Mark Buckley-Sharp. The winner of this season’s Trophy was Caroline Colegate ARPS APAGB.

The Clive Harrison Trophy is an annual competition for a thematic panel of between three and eight prints. The images all share a common theme, tell a story or complement each other in some way when viewed together.

The entries may also include a written statement to explain the purpose of the panel or what the images are about.

The humble piece of paper by Caroline Colegate ARPS APAGB

Statement of intent:
The humble piece of paper can be laid flat, twisted or curved to form simple elegant abstract shapes.


SECOND: Pictures at an exhibition by Jeff Lawrence LRPS CPAGB

Statement of intent:
For anyone with a love of sculpture, visiting an exhibition provides an opportunity to view and assess the work of an individual sculptor. This experience is shared with other visitors, and their reactions to the pieces make for an entertaining pictorial combination, especially when the sculptor is as innovative and adventurous as Antony Gormley.
These images were photographed at the recent Gormley retrospective at the Royal Academy, many of whose rooms were specially adapted for the event.


THIRD: The Creation by Daan Olivier FRPS AFIAP


There were two highly commended panels


Another Venice by Franco Molteni

Statement of intent:
Venice is a wonderful city, overcrowded with tourists. We are used to seeing photos of the Grand Canal, San Marco Square, the Rialto bridge, the gondolas. But moving away from the tourist trail one can see another Venice, where local people live. Here, boats are moored along narrow canals, laundry is hung out of windows, and newly plastered walls stand aside the weathered bricks of old houses. A straight photography style is used for this panel, which aims to convey the soft tones and colours of this less glamorous, but still beautiful, part of the city.

Welsh seats by Jon Sawyer

Statement of intent:
On a recent trip to Snowdonia, these seats were found in a rural garden.
Hewn from timber not fit for any other purpose, they have nevertheless been given a further lease of life.
They bear testament to the extremes of the Welsh climate and although weather-beaten and well used, they still carry a quiet dignity that is as timeless as any furniture found in tombs of the great pyramids of Egypt.