01/03/14 Charles Hosken Competition 2014

Jane Sawle - Winter Chill

Jane Sawle – Winter Chill

Last Saturday evening I, along with a number of other members, went along to the Charles Hosken competition, run by the Cornwall Photographic Alliance at Goonhavern Village Hall. As nine of our members had entered the competition, we were all keen to see how the club’s entries had fared.


During the evening every entry to the Charles Hosken competition was projected along with its judges score. The first part of the evening was devoted to the lower scoring images (shown anonymously), with the higher scored images – along with the photographer’s name and club – shown after the tea break.

Claudia Crewes - Snowdrop Study

Claudia Crewes – Snowdrop Study


Of course, we spent the evening on tenterhooks, hoping that images from our members would score as highly as possible. And we weren’t disappointed; all of the St Agnes club’s images scored creditably, with three images making it through to the post-tea-break section of the evening. These images were :

  1. Jane Sawle – “Winter Chill”
  2. Claudia Crewes – “Snowdrop Study”
  3. Claudia Crewes – “Salty Sea Dog”


Claudia Crewes - Salty Seadog

Claudia Crewes – Salty Seadog


During the evening we saw a fantastic range of images of all sorts of subjects. It was noticeable that landscapes dominated the earlier stages, with wildlife and portraits becoming more prevalent amongst the higher scoring photos. The overall winner was an arresting portrait of a young woman taken by Malcolm Jenkin of the Camborne & Redruth club.

All in all, a most inspiring evening – I’m sure we’ll do even better next year!

By Claudia Crewes.