Clydesdale Camera Club win 5 way battle for the Scottish Life Trophy
It is normaly known as the "7 way battle" between 7 local camera clubs for the prize of the "Scottish Life Trophy". However, given the sad demise of Bathgate Camera Club and Lesmahagow PS not wishing to take part, this years event became a no less difficult "5 way battle".
The evening was hosted by Clydesdale Camera Club at Coalburn Miners Welfare Club.
Despite the weather not being helpful to travellers, there was a large turn out by members of the host club, as well as members from Armadale, Biggar, Carluke and Lanark Camera Clubs.
It had been no easy job for the evenings judge, John McVey from Dumfries. He stated that the photographs for judging in this "digital image" competition, were of a very high standard in both quality and content.
Each club had submitted 12 of their clubs best images, with each being given a mark out of 20. To ensure fairness, the judge is unaware of what club submitted what image.
The scores remained very close throughout the contest, with the winner only being revealed once the final image was judged and awarded points.
The final scores were Clydesdale 210, Carluke 207, Lanark 196, Armadale 183 and Biggar 182 points.
The trophy was presented to Clydesdale vice president Ian Main, while club president Gavin Forrest provided a vote of thanks to the Judge and to the visiting teams.
Next years competition will be hosted by Lanark Camera Club, when it is hoped it will return to a 7 club battle.
The evening was partialy sponsered by Tesco, Lesmahagow and their community champion scheme.