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Melbourn Trophy (External Competition)

External competition hosted by Melbourn and District PC. This projected image competition is between 8 clubs in the local region.
Judge: Peter Espley from Suffolk. The trophy final is hosted by Melbourn and District PC, usually during March at Foxton Village Hall. In this first round we are hosting Shillington and District Camera Club, from Barton-Le-Clay, Bedfordshire.

Inter-club PDI knock-out competition
  • 2 November 2017 vs Shillington at Swavesey
  • 24 PDIs
  • No age limit, but not used before, max 3 per author

PDIs will be 1400 x 1050

Competition Background
The Melbourn Trophy (MT) started in 1973 as an inter-club knockout 35mm slide competition between 16 local clubs. It became a Projected Digital Image competition in 2008 due to the increasing use of digital cameras over 35mm film.

Following a review in 2015, the MT was relaunched to include 8 participating clubs. The trophy final is hosted by Melbourn and District PC, usually during March (see club programme for actual date), at Foxton Village Hall. The annual winning club is presented with the Melbourn Shield.

Knockout Rounds 2017-18
Swavesey v Shillington
Melbourn & District v Ware
Bishops Stortford v Cambridge New Members
Biggleswade v Stevenage
  • The host teams are those first listed on the LHS above
  • The host team is responsible for arranging the event and judge for their knockout draw
  • All knockout draws should be completed by the end of No


2017-18 Final
  • Final 17 March 2018
  • 12 PDIs, max 3 per author
  • Can use images from the knockout competition
  • There is also a print competition on the day
  • Six prints, max two per author
  • The final will be between the four clubs winning their knockout draws above
  • The final will be hosted by Melbourn & District PC at Foxton Village Hall on Sat 17 Mar 2018
  • The judge will be Richard Walton MPAGB FRPS DPAGB
  • Doors will open at 6pm to allow time for clubs to exhibit their print portfolios
  • Refreshments will be available from 6pm
  • The PDI Trophy Competition will start at 7.30pm
  • There will be a break halfway through the PDI competition for refreshments and print portfolio judging
  • There will be both a winning club print portfolio and best individual print
  • The Melbourn Trophy will be awarded to the highest scoring club after the PDI judging

Melbourn Photoclub website and Shillington Camera Club website