Thursday evening saw the final digitally projected image competition of the year, the penultimate internal competition that contributes toward the Outlaw of the year award, and a great selection of images ensured an entertaining and competitive event at the Nottingham Outlaws clubroom. Full report follows…

The 2017 final leg of the NOPS Club PDI (Projected Digital Images) competitions took place on the 26th October, judged by Sue Hartley who gave an excellent commentary on our images. She said that her judging was difficult because many of the images submitted were of such high quality.

Thank you to all entrants for giving us an enjoyable evening’s viewing.

With this month’s theme being “Perfect Timing”, Sue set to work and the following scores were awarded: –

In the OPEN section we had: –

Scoring 18/20: – ALL THE FUN OF THE FAYRE’ by John Young, FLYING SCOTSMAN by Lois Webb, RAIN DROPS by Phil Beckwith & FUN FAIR by Sandra Bartley

Scoring 19/20: – GREEN CHAMELEON by Tom Cross & ALMOST DAWN by Tom Cross

Scoring 20/20: – RIVER MEUSE AT DAWN by Malcolm Nabarro, which was also the Open Section WINNING Image.

After our customary break, we moved to the THEMED section of the competition.

Scoring 18/20: – “JUST GOOD FRIENDS” by Chris Houldsworth, a shot of two Red Arrow Jets passing in very close formation an excellent shot very well timed according to Sue. LITTLE BEN by Brian Thorley, a desktop creative image good imagination and props.

Scoring 19/20: – “PAINT SPLASH” by Gary Fletcher, a new member to the club with this being his inaugural competition. Well done to Gary and we hope for more to come. “BALOON POP” by Phil Beckwith, a great technical shot, showing exactly what it says in the title, timed to perfection.

Scoring 20/20 and the section WINNING image: – “NEVER TOO OLD” by George Reilly. Well-done George.

With the PDI now completed for the 2017 season, the scores reflect that we have an equal first placing for the “Outlaw of the Year” Lois Webb and Steve Roper, each with a total of 345 points. This will result in a shared trophy for 6 months each. Congratulations and very well done to both of you.

Interestingly, as the club archivist, George has been unable to find another Outlaw Of The Year where there has been a dead heat for first place. He has found out that Steve, a founder member of the club, was the first recipient of the award in 1987 when the club was first formed. Interestingly this competition having the theme of “Perfect Timing” was a perfectly timed theme, as Steve has come joint first on this, the Nottingham Outlaws 30th birthday.