RCPS Press Report 6th April 2017

On Monday the 27th the Ripon City Photographic Society’s 2016-17 season ended with an excellent evening at Ripon City Golf Club; where members enjoyed socialising and tucking into three courses of great food, followed by the presentation of awards to this year’s successful competition winners. The event also included the official handover from outgoing President, Geoff Blackman, to the new President, Angie Willis. Both the outgoing and new President thanked the committee and fellow members for making the 2016-7 season such a good one, with a very successful exhibition and an increase in membership, as well as varied programme of events. The new President gave a welcome to her new Vice President, Emma Littlefair and the new committee, as well as a reminder that over the summer the Society will meet on the second Monday of the month for an informal get together at The Golden Lion, with the first one being on Monday 10th April, all welcome.

The results of the competition winners and the categories were as follows: Humour, Helen Tabor; Altered Reality, Emma Littlefair; Landscape, Helen Linfoot; British Natural History, Frank Vallely; Motion, Stuart Holmes; Monchrome, John Elvin; President’s Cup, Alistair Peterson; President’s Award, joint winners Trina Ashmore and Nigel Peacock.

Then the POTY award – the Photographer of the Year; there was an Oscar type mess up when the wrong Stuart was named, however order was quickly restored and the correct one was awarded as joint runner up – Stuart Ward and John Elvin. Finally, the 2016-7 season Ripon City Photographic Society’s Photographer Of The Year (POTY) winner was Frank Vallely.

Details of our exhilarating up-coming summer programme will be following soon, but looking further ahead we have an exciting programme for the 2017-18 season, opening on Monday evening 18th September, which follows on from our annual exhibition held on Saturday 2nd September at Allhallowgate Methodist Church.