Huddersfield Photo-Imaging Club Annual Exhibition 2020

During a challenging time for art galleries and all forms of publicly accessible displays of work, Huddersfield Photo-Imaging Club is pleased to be showcasing the talent of local amateur photographers as it holds its Annual Exhibition in Unit 35 Piazza Shopping Centre (next to Toyland), Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield. We’re fortunate to have the support of Kirklees Council in providing the venue and to be part of the Temporary Contemporary creative arts initiative.

The exhibition opened in Thursday, 10th September and will run until Thursday, 22nd October with viewing every Thursday and Saturday in this period from 11am to 4pm. As the exhibition is classed as a gallery, visitors will need to wear face-coverings to comply with Government policy. Two of the club’s members will be on hand every opening day to ensure visitors’ safety. Up to 12 visitors can be accommodated at any one time. Admission is free.

Around 140 framed prints are on show and some 75 digital images are displayed on a flat panel television. The exhibits include the winners in a range of categories. The best images from each category of prints and digital images were chosen by independent judges provided by the Yorkshire Photographic Union.


The full list of winners and trophies awarded for prints is as follows:

  • Richard Fulcher was awarded the Set Subject Trophy for the best  print on the Monochrome theme

  • Paul Campbell was awarded the Briggs Dyson Trophy for the best Open print

  • Alan Stopher was awarded the Huddersfield Camera Circle Trophy  for the best Sport, Action & Photojournalism print

  • James Gibson was awarded the Halifax Trophy for the best Portrait, People and Figure Study print

  • James Gibson was awarded the Roy Kirk Trophy for the best Nature print

  • Tony Pratt was awarded the Colin Sutcliffe Trophy for the best Architecture & Record print

  • Richard Fulcher was awarded the Creative Print Trophy for the best Creative print

  • Alan Stopher was awarded the Colin Gower Cup for the best Travel print

  • Richard Fulcher was awarded the Armitage Trophy for the best Scapes print

  • Mark Turner was awarded the Bernice Sheard Trophy for the best Intermediate level print (an open competition for less experienced members who are no longer beginners)

The full list of winners and trophies awarded for digital images is as follows:

  • Richard Fulcher was awarded the Creative Digital Trophy for the best Creative image

  • Sheelagh Davidson was awarded the Whiteley Trophy image for the best Open image

  • Alan Stopher was awarded the HPIC  Cup for the best Sport, Action & Photojournalism image

  • James Gibson was awarded the Wood Trophy for the best Portrait, People and Figure Study image

  • Paul Campbell was awarded the McMillan Trophy for the best Nature image

  • Carla Lloyd was awarded the Dorothy Comley Trophy for the best Architecture & Record image

  • Alan Stopher was awarded the HCC Cup for the best Travel image

  • Kevin Lloyd was awarded the Diamond Trophy for the best Scapes image

  • David Lockwood was awarded the Frank Heeley Trophy for the best Intermediate level image (an open category)

  • Peter Laird was awarded the George Major Rose Bowl for the best Beginners image (an open category)

The prints have been mounted by the club’s members using frames borrowed from Huddersfield Art Gallery. The digital sequence also uses a television provided by Kirklees Council.

Although Huddersfield Photo-Imaging Club has not been able to physically meet for some months we continue our weekly meetings with a varied programme using video conferencing.

Shown below is a small selection of the winning images on display in the gallery.


1 - 1st place, Open print - 'Bad News' by Paul Campbell

2 - 1st place, Beginner Digital Image -  ‘Four of a kind’  by Peter Laird

3 - 1st place, Open Digital Image - 'Mrs Bullfinch’ by Sheelagh Davidson

4 - 1st place, Sport, Action and Photojournalism Digital Image – ‘Rehearsal’ by Alan Stopher

5 - 1st place, Set Subject (monochrome) prints ‘She flies like a bird’ by Richard Fulcher

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