RPS 2018 Annual Dinner and Award Presentations.
The event was held at Madisons Restaurant, Rochdale on the 18th April. The competition winners, and those awarded recognition from the Annual Exhibition Competition judges, were presented with trophies and certificates by our President, John Steel. All attending members had a great social evening and the presentation formalities commenced once the dinner had finished. The number of awards presented are somewhat numerous, but for example each section of the Annual Exhibition Competition Galleries has a downloadable PDF file that details all the awards for the section and there are some wonderful images to enjoy.
That said this is the first Annual Dinner at which a new award appeared. It is the new Photographer Of The Year Award! I am pleased to confirm that the inaugural winner of this award is Sandra Walker. Congratulations to Sandra on being the first member to achieve the award for a superb years work.
A number of members had achieved a number of Cups, Trophies and various commendation certificates, so they had a mini workout being up and down to receive recognition for differing categories.
The number of entries into competitions has seen a healthy increase over the society year and overall, the range and standard of images submitted has also been improving, so this was a dinner to round off an excellent year.
Thanks to Bob Srinivas for the photos taken at the event, a selection of which are in the gallery below. Please click on any of the thumbnail images to open the full size view.
Also thanks are due to Pat Noon for making the arrangements with the restaurant and distributing the menu options, and Andrew Hardwick who collected the menu choices and monies.