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Grampian Eye 2017



The results of Grampian Eye 2017

a) The Grampian Eye Trophy – for the club with the highest aggregate score
Moray Camera Club

b) The Grampian Plate – for the runner up club
Deeside Camera Club

c) The Grampian Cup – for the photographer of the top image
Allan Gawthorpe of Bon Accord Camera Club for “Stroll in the Lavender”

d) The Wee Cup – for the photographer of the runner up image
Phil Galloway of Moray Camera Club for “Lime Street”

e) Host club Chair’s favourite image
Douglas Weir of Visions Photography Club for “Sands of Solitude"

A Powerpoint presentation with all images seen at Grampian Eye, including their scores, is available here . That presentation is password protected -- the password has been sent to all participating clubs. If you find you cannot download the entire file (timeout on a slower connection) let me (David) know and I'll send you a CD.

Grampian Eye Trophy

John Macgregor from Moray Camera Club (centre) collected the Grampian Eye Trophy, awarded to the club with the highest aggregate score, from Chris Bell (left), chair of Deeside Camera Club. David Hay (right) judged the competition.

Grampian Cup

Allan Gawthorpe from Bon Accord Camera Club (left) collected the Grampian Cup, awarded to the photographer of the top image, from Chris Bell (right), chair of Deeside Camera Club.

Trophies

The trophies and medals for Grampian Eye 2017.

Theatre

In the theatre at Deeside Community Centre waiting for the judging to begin.



The raffle and auction at Grampian Eye 2017

The income generated from sale of tickets and auction bids at Grampian Eye 2017 totalled £1472. Thanks to those who donated prizes and who those purchased tickets for your kind generosity. The monies have been split between the two charities we were supporting, Braemar Mountain Rescue and the World Horse Welfare at Aboyne, each receiving £750.

World Horse Welfare

Presentation of cheque to World Horse Welfare

Braemar Mountain Rescue

Presentation of cheque to Braemar Mountain Rescue




Grampian Eye is an annual photography competition among camera clubs in the North East of Scotland. Grampian Eye 2017 will be hosted by Deeside Camera Club at the Deeside Community Centre in Aboyne on Saturday 22 April 2017. Grampian Eye 2017 will be supporting two charities: Braemar Mountain Rescue and World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm.

The venue
Participating clubs
Tickets
The programme for 22 April
The judge
The awards
The charities supported by Grampian Eye 2017
The raffle
Sponsorship and support
Previous winners of Grampian Eye
Previous hosts of Grampian Eye
The 2017 Annual General Meeting
The Grampian Eye Rules
Grampian Eye 2018



The Venue

The Theatre at Deeside Community Centre in Aboyne is the venue for Grampian Eye 2017. Deeside Community Centre is on a site shared with Aboyne Academy and it lies to the west of the village centre (off the A93 to Ballater). The location is shown on Google Maps below. There is a substantial car park adjacent to the Community Centre -- note that the car park continues around the south side of the building. The entrance to the car park is from Bridgeview Road.

Stagecoach runs an hourly bus service (Route 201) from Aberdeen to Ballater and Braemar which passes through Aboyne.



Participating clubs

  1. Aberdeen Camera Club
  2. Bon Accord Camera Club
  3. Craigewan Photographic Group
  4. Deeside Camera Club
  5. Deveron Camera Club
  6. Donside Camera Club
  7. Forres Camera Club
  8. Fraserburgh Photographic Society
  9. Granite City Photography Group
  10. Mearns Camera Club
  11. Moray Camera Club
  12. Peterhead Camera Club
  13. Visions Photography Club
  14. Westhill Photography Club



Tickets

Admission to Grampian Eye 2017 is by ticket only. Tickets can be obtained from participating clubs.



The programme for 22 April

The programme for Grampian Eye 2017 on Saturday 22 April is

09:30 -- Doors open
09:30 -- 10:00 Tea, Coffee and Raffle sales.
10:00 -- 10:15 Welcome and Introduction
10:15 -- 11:15 First Judging Session - 56 Images.
11:15 -- 11:35 Tea, Coffee and Biscuits.
11:35 -- 12:35 Second Judging Session - 56 Images.
12:35 -- 13:45 Lunch
13:45 -- 14:45 Third Judging Session - 56 Images.
14:45 -- 15:05 Tea, Coffee and Cakes.
15:05 -- 16:00 Raffle, Results and Presentations
16:00 -- Close.



The judge

The judge for Grampian Eye 2017 will be David W Hay of Pitlochry and we look forward to welcoming David to Aboyne and to hearing what he has to say about the images which have been submitted to the 2017 competition. David is a lifelong photographic enthusiast having started photography at the age of eleven. In the past he taught photography courses for Canon EOS Experience. Since retiring, he conducts residential and one-to one photographic courses in Perthshire. He also writes a monthly column called ‘Hayfever’ in Landscape Photography Magazine and is a tutor on Inspiring Photography photo tours.
A selection of his photographs is on 500px



The awards

a) The Grampian Eye Trophy – for the club with the highest aggregate score
b) The Grampian Plate – for the runner up club
c) The Grampian Cup – for the photographer of the top image
d) The Wee Cup – for the photographer of the runner up image



The charities supported by Grampian Eye 2017

Grampian Eye is a non-profit making event and, each year, any surplus funds are distributed to charities chosen by the host club. This year Deeside Camera Club has chosen to support
Braemar Mountain Rescue


and World Horse Welfare (based at Belwade Farm just east of Aboyne)




The raffle

We have a great range of prizes donated by businesses and individuals who are supporting Grampian Eye. Many will be raffled on 22 April, and some very special prizes will be auctioned. Here's just a few of those prizes:

  1. Gift vouchers for studio sittings with a local portrait photographer
  2. A year's membership of Deeside Gliding Club (great chance for aerial photos)
  3. A gift voucher for outdoor clothing
  4. A subscription to David Noton's f11 club
  5. A day of one-to-one tuition with landscape photographer Ian Cameron (and, if you wish, for a second photographer accompanying you)
  6. A day photographing behind the scenes, with lunch, at the World Horse Welfare's farm near Aboyne
  7. Various camera and accessory bags
  8. Two on-flash soft boxes
  9. Vouchers for photo printing and for making canvas prints
  10. Several books including a signed copy of "This Land" by Joe Cornish and Roly Smith, and "Tooth and Claw" by Pete Cairns
  11. A limited edition print of a work by local artist Brian Hart
  12. A family ticket for the Aboyne Highland Games
  13. A family ticket to the Braemar Gathering
  14. Four tickets for the Lonach Gathering
  15. Four tickets for a production by the Aboyne Theatre group
  16. A meal at The Boat Inn in Aboyne
  17. Meat from a local butcher
  18. Bottles of malt whisky, wine and beer



Sponsorship and support

Our thanks to the following businesses for their generosity in providing sponsorship and prizes which will be raffled or auctioned at Grampian Eye 2017. Thanks also to those individuals who have supported the event through sponsorship or with prizes.

Hilltrek Aberdeenphoto.com
Deeside Gliding Club Transient Light
Ffordes The Lonach Gathering
Braemar Gathering Aboyne Highland Games
Royal Lochnagar Northshots
The Deesidedly Tasty Company Jessops
Boat Inn Aboyne Theatre Group
David Noton Speedwell Framing
Photoghost

 



Previous winners of Grampian Eye

The results of Grampian Eye 2016 were

Joint winners (Grampian Eye Trophy) – tie for first place: Donside Camera Club and Moray Camera Club
Runner up (Grampian Plate): Bon Accord Camera Club
Best image (Grampian Cup): Billy Watson, Fraserburgh Photographic Society
Runner up image (The Wee Cup): Sheona Elliot, Bon Accord Camera Club
Chairman’s choice image: David Mair, Bon Accord Camera Club

Previous winners of the Grampian Eye Trophy were
2009 Moray Camera Club
2010 Bon Accord Camera Club
2011 Peterhead Camera Club
2012 Bon Accord Camera Club
2013 Mearns Camera Club
2014 Mearns Camera Club
2015 Bon Accord Camera Club



Previous hosts of Grampian Eye

The Grampian Eye competition was introduced in 2009 to replace the Grampian Cup. The competition is hosted by a different club each year. The hosts were:
2009 Forres Camera Club
2010 Moray Camera Club
2011 Peterhead Camera Club
2012 Donside Camera Club
2013 Mearns Camera Club
2014 Bon Accord Camera Club
2015 Deveron Camera Club
2016 Craigewan Photography Group



The 2017 Annual General Meeting

The Grampian Eye Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 2 May at 7.00 pm at the World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm visitor centre (just east of Aboyne, off the A93).



The Grampian Eye rules

Draft rules for Grampian Eye were circulated following the 2016 Grampian Eye AGM. They are available here.



Grampian Eye 2018

Westhill Photography Club will be hosting Grampian Eye 2018 at Sir Ian Wood Building, Robert Gordon University, Garthdee on Saturday 12th May 2018 from 09:00hrs to 16:00hrs. Admission will be by ticket only. Tickets will be available from participating clubs.



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