It didn't run quite as planned, as our invited guest judge, R.Cleveland Aaron, was not able to arrive until half time. (See his website:www.clevelandaaron.com/)
However, serendipitously, it was a great way to share and discuss our images: we ran the DPI entries through twice and Jools (Competition Secretary) led a lively commentary. After the break, Cleveland looked at the print entries and talked about some of the digital images he had seen during the break. We dispensed with marks, due to the time pressure, although we had intended to try out the 10 for technical skills and 10 for creativity for the first time.
So, many questions to ask you to comment on:
It felt like a good atmosphere with great participation - do you agree?
R.Cleveland Aaron was a delightful and helpful guest - would you like us to invite him back? He offered to lead a walk and shoot sometime. This was our first Black and White competition - we had a good number of entries, so it seems to have been a popular event - should we do it regularly?
Many thanks - your responses and comments are very helpful!