Aberdare Camera Club are pleased to announce the Stanley Chell 2023 Competition which will be held in the comfortable and spacious Cynon Linc in the centre of Aberdare on the afternoon of Saturday 25th November at 2.00pm.
Your Club is invited to submit an entry of 4 prints in either monochrome, colour or any combination of both, Maximum frame size 50cm x 40cm. Only 1 print per member allowed and must not have been entered in a previous Stanley Chell Competition. Our aim is to encourage new work as much as possible. We will ask an entry fee of £15 to cover our expenses. The closing date for entries is Saturday 4th November.
Here is the entry form: WORD PDF
The judge will be Peter Weaver LRPS, CPAGB, APAGB from Bristol.
This was a very successful competition when we held it last year. I am sure that this year it will be even better, and I look forward to receiving your entry, and meeting you on the day.
Aberdare Camera Club.
The winners of the 2022 Stanley Chell competition, organised by Aberdare Camera Club, were Bridgend & District CC. Second were Cwmbran and third, Neath. The judge was Ian Bateman FRPS MPAGB AV-AFIAP APAGB of Exmouth.
The Doris Chell Memorial Trophy for Best Overall Image was won by Jenny Hibbert of Bridgend with her image “Brown Bear Guarding Kill.
The Glyn John Trophy for The Best Colour Print was won by Kevin Morgan of Cwmbran with image entitled “What You Looking At”.
The Hans Hoyer Trophy for Best Monochrome print was “The Girl the Fan” from Chris Tidman of Gwynfa.
Glan and Mair Trophy for best landscape was won by Julie Morgan of Abergervenny with the image entitled “Misty White”
The full Scoresheet can be seen here and the other awards winners can be seen here.
This years Stanley Chell Trophy was won against fierce competition by Llanelli Camera Club. Twenty five clubs entered with a range in scores from 75 to 66. Afan Nedd were second followed by Cymru Mono in third.
Continue reading “Results of 2019 Stanley Chell”
Aberdare CC thanks all those who took part in this years Stanley Chell 2018. Congratulations to all the winners and all all those who entered.
Continue reading “Results from the 2018 Stanley Chell – It’s Inn Focus”
Firstly on behalf of Aberdare Camera Club can we thank you for your clubs participation at today Stanley Chell, for what I believe was an exceptional competition of the highest standard.
Getting members to present images as prints is becoming an increasing challenge, but we at Aberdare CC believe it to be the best format, the most creative, the most skilled, and when done well a pleasure for all to enjoy.
In the past years we’ve tried to challenge the norm in terms of judges, and so we Â wish to thank Walter Benzie for accepting our invitation to judge, and bringing a fresh view and presentation style. His first score of 9.5 brought audible gasps from all attending, until we all recognised that he was scoring to ten. His comments, anecdotes and critiques Â were well thought through, and communicated in a means that we all learnt a bit more. To get a former President of The Royal Photographic Association to our part of Wales was a true honour, and in conversation he was heartened by his warm welcome and is now keen to explore more of Wales. Thank you Walter.
We also wish to thank the following sponsors of today’s event and donating so generously.
- Nomad Cases
- EOS Magazine
We also wish to thank the club members for their efforts in delivering a well presented competition, with yet again the best catering on the circuit. Aberdare always tries to give a true valleys welcome to our friends and guests, especially our secret recipe of “Bara Brith” (it all depends on the brew of the tea 😉 )
So now for the bit that you’ve all been waiting for, the results and scores.
- Stanley Chell 2017Â -Best Club – Inn Focus
- The Hans Hoyer Trophy – Best Monochrome – Six Pack One Pack – Coltraine Koh – Inn Focus
- The Glyn John Trophy – Best Colour – The Apple Woman – Gwynfryn Jone – Gwynfra
- The Glan and Mair Trophy – Best Landscape – Horses at Kenfig – Jayne Libby – Cymro Momo
- The Doris Chell Trophy – Best Image – The Historian – David Norton – Rhondda
A few Images attached of the winners can be seen below and the scoresheet can be seen here
Thank you all for entering, and Â see you all at Stanley Chell 2018.
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Aberdare Â Camera club once again provided a warm welcome and a very enjoyable afternoon for the 2016 Stanley Chell competition.
Congratulations go to the Inn Focus Group who came away with a well-deserved win closely followed by Ebbw Vale camera club with Gwynfa in third place.
21 clubs took part with 88 top quality prints being shown.Â The judge, Rob Mitchell, MA Photography kept everyone entertained providing a thorough and concise critique.
ResultsÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Full Scores
For the third time in four yearsÂ Gwynfa Camera Club has won the Stanley Chell Cup.
It was a very tense affair with the result in doubt until the very end. Both Gwynfa & Tenby scored a maximum of 40 in the first two rounds. Both clubs were still level (on 58 points) after three rounds. The final round provided a tense finish with Gwynfa scoring 19 and holding their collective breath until the Tenby score of 18 was announced. The final top three places were:
1st place – Gwynfa – 77 points (20 – 20 – 18 – 19)
2nd place – Tenby – 76 points (20 – 20 – 18 – 18)
3rd place – Inn Focus – 72 points (18 – 17 – 17 – 20)
The complete final score-sheet and final placings can be seen if you click the links.
The other awards were:
Hans Hover Trophy (Best Monochrome Print) – The Orphanage by Dave Bolton (Tenby).
Glyn John Trophy (Best Colour Print) – Halfpenny Penalty by Gareth Jenkins (Inn Focus).
Glan and Mair Trophy (Best Landscape) – Grasses & Dunes by Leigh Woolford (Gwynfa).
Doris Chell Memorial Trophy (Best Image) – Brown Eyed Girl by Margot Rowlands (Gwynfa).
Thanks to the judge Peter McCloskey FRPS APAGB who did a fantastic job and also to Aberdare Camera Club for putting on an excellent and very successful event and lovely buffet, as they always do.
Gwynfa Camera Club (69 points) narowly pipped the Inn Focus Group (68), Llanelli and Towy Valley (both 67) to win the Stanley Chell Trophy for the second consecutive year.
Gwynfaâ€™s winning images were: The Old Iron Works by Gwynfryn Jones (16), When Iâ€™m 64 by Lynda Beynon (16), Skye Perspectives by Leigh Woolford (19) and Emperor Dragonfly at Dawn by Alec Stewart (18).
A full list of scores can now be found here.Â More information and photos here.
The winner of the Hans Hoyer Trophy for Best Monochrome Print went to Tredegar with â€˜Faithâ€˜ by Lynford Hallet.
The winner of the Glyn John Trophy for Best Colour Print went to Swansea with â€˜Prayingâ€˜ by Jason Chapman.
The winner of the Glan and Mair Trophy for Best Landscape Print went to Bridgend with â€˜Estuary Eveningâ€˜ by Alan Jenkinson **.
The winner of the Doris Chell Memorial Trophy for Best Image went to Inn Focus Group with â€˜Eruptingâ€˜ by Phil Morgan **.
There were only two 20â€²s awarded and they went to Alan Jenkinson of Bridgend and Phil Morgan of the Inn Focus Group (see ** above).
Ron Steed, Competition Secretary at Aberdare Camera Club said “the event proved to be a great success on the day with 27 clubs entered and judge, Martin Fry of Cheltenham did an excellent job with clear and constructive comments and guidance on every print”.
Well done to everyone at Aberdare. The organisation was excellent and the day very enjoyable.
On Saturday 24th November at Aberdare, Gwynfa Camera Club won the Stanley Chell Competition with a total score of 75 points. The Gwynfa prints were ‘Incoming‘ by Heidi Stewart; ‘Shhhhhh‘ by Leigh Woolford; ‘Kingfisher with Stickleback‘ by Alec Stewart and ‘Bible Reading‘ by Margot Rowlands. One point behind in joint second were Bridgend & District Camera Club, Inn Focus Group and Port Talbot Camera Club. Next up were Tenby & District Camera Club on 73. The Hans Hoyer Trophy for Best Monochrome Print went to Hayden Thomas of Neath for a photo entitled Jonny Reb. The Glyn John Trophy for Best Colour Print went to Margot Rowlands of Gwynfa for ‘Bible Reading‘. The Glan and Mair Trophy for Best Landscape Print went toÂ Alan Jenkinson of Bridgend for a print entitled ‘Bucholic Blush‘. The Doris Chell Memorial Trophy for Best Image in the Competition went to Ian Munro for ‘The Travel Writer‘. The judge for the competition was Jim Marsden FRPS, APAGB, EFIAP of Melksham. Here is a full list of all the scores. Thanks to Alan Coles for providing the spreadsheet.
Aberdare Camera Club have added a page of images from the 2011 Stanley Chell competition. You can view the photos here and the scores here.