2016 04 - Annual Exhibition

09th April 2016
Retford & District Photographic Society - Press Release - Joy Allison
17th March 2016
Images by Des Lloyd and Ben Searson

2016 Annual Exhibition

Retford & District Photographic Society will be holding their Annual Exhibition of members’ work in the Council Chamber, Retford Town Hall on Saturday May 7th between 10am and 4pm. The event is free and we warmly invite all readers to come and see some of the wonderful photographs produced this season.

Thanks to a Big Lottery grant from ‘Awards for All’ in September we have been able to greatly improve our equipment and ability to mount displays. Everyone is welcome to come to this, our biggest display of the year. There is a lift to the upper floor for those unable to manage the stairs.

We are preparing displays which will include work from members of all ages and levels of experience. New this year will be some of the winning entries in our competitions. We particularly hope members of the public will take the opportunity to visit. You can see the original images, discuss your photographic interests and questions. Members will be waiting to greet you and hoping you vote for their entries in the ‘Visitors’ Choice’ competition.

Any community groups interested in including a display of our work in their events are invited to discuss opportunities at the exhibition or to get in touch via our Exhibition Secretaries Joy & Dik Allison on 01777 871506 or see www.retford-photographic.co.uk.

We are proud to be able to exhibit the winning entry in the ‘Daily Mail ‘Great British Wildlife Photography Challenge 2016’ taken by Des Lloyd. Bill Oddie with two technical judges, Gray Levett, editor of Nikon Owner magazine and wildlife photographer Simon Stafford selected Des’ image as the winner in the ‘Bird’ category. All the judges looked at the winning entries from the five categories in the Challenge and Des’ submission was unanimously declared the overall winner. In addition to a package of prizes, Des had his image featured on the front of the paper’s ‘Weekend’ magazine.