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Gwynfa Win the 2013 Stanley Chell

We can now confirm that, for the second consecutive year, Gwynfa won the Stanley Chell Competition. This report by Heidi Stewart.

STANLEY CHELL – 2013 – Judge: Martin Fry
Well, Gwynfa does it again… Scores were: Gwynfa 69, Inn Focus 68, Llanelli and Towy Valley both 67.

Gwynfa’s winning images were: The Old Iron Works by Gwynfryn Jones (16), When I’m 64 by Lynda Beynon (16), Skye Perspectives by Leigh Woolford (19) and Emperor Dragonfly at Dawn by Alec Stewart (18).

The winner of the Hans Hoyer Trophy for Best Monochrome Print went to Tredegar with ‘Faith‘ by Lynford Hallet. The winner of the Glyn John Trophy for Best Colour Print went to Swansea with ‘Praying‘ by Jason Chapman. The winner of the Glan and Mair Trophy for Best Landscape Print went to Bridgend with ‘Estuary Evening‘ by Alan Jenkinson **. The winner of the Doris Chell Memorial Trophy for Best Image went to Inn Focus Group with ‘Erupting‘ by Phil Morgan **. There were only two 20’s given out which went to Bridgend and Inn Focus Group (see ** above).

A very exciting last round in which the winning spot could have gone to quite a number of clubs but Gwynfa just pipped it with Alec’s image of the Emperor Dragonfly at Dawn.

Big thanks to Aberdare Camera Club for hosting the event and putting on yet another entertaining afternoon and amazing buffet. The home made mince pies were lush! (You can take the girl out of Cardiff. Ed.)

Thanks to Heidi for the report and Allan Squires for the photograph.