NUPG 13th January Meeting Report

The Northern Underwater Photography Group held their Best of 2019 competition this month. This event is one of the highlights of the year for members who can enter images into four categories: British & Irish Close Up, British & Irish Wide Angle, Overseas Close Up and Overseas Wide Angle. There is also a prize for the best image using a compact camera and a trophy for the overall winner. This year, Yo-Han Cha was selected to be the guest judge.

Yo-Han said he had real trouble selecting the winners from a great showing of images in all the categories, although he said that the Overseas Macro was the toughest of all. It must have been a little strange for him to judge a competition that he has been competing in for many years, but he did a great job of talking through all his favourite images, and handing out 4 or 5 awards in each category.

Here are the results

British & Irish Close Up

British & Irish Close Up Winner by John Spencer

Runner Up by Caroline Robertson-Brown

3rd place by John Spencer

Highly Commended by Ken Byrne

Highly Commended by Maggie Russell

British & Irish Wide Angle

British & Irish Wide Angle Winner by Maggie Russell

British & Irish Runner-Up by Ken Byrne

British & Irish Wide Angle 3rd place by Alex Tasker

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Highly Commended by Donovan Lewis

Compact Camera

Compact Winner by Nick Robertson-Brown

Overseas Close Up

Overseas Close Up Winner by Caroline Robertson-Brown

Overseas Close Up Runner-up by Maggie Russell

Overseas Close Up 3rd place by Caroline Robertson-Brown

Highly Commended by Justin Beevor

Highly Commended by Maggie Russell

Overseas Wide Angle

Best of 2019 Winner by Nick Robertson-Brown

Overseas Wide Angle Runner-Up by Maggie Russell

Overseas Wide Angle 3rd place by Paul Ansell

Highly Commended by Caroline Robertson-Brown

Highly Commended by John Spencer

Highly Commended by Justin Beevor

After Yo-Han had selected his favourite from each category it was up to the audience on the night to select their overall winner and crown the Best of 2019 champion. It was Nick’s shot of a shark swimming over wrecks in The Bahamas that took this overall honour.

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