End of Year Awards 2022

2022 season of Williamstown Camera Club is now behind us.

This year saw us step out of the shadow of COVID with our first uninterrupted-by-COVID calendar after the previous 2 years of lockdowns and cancellations.

We thank our of our presenters, judges, fellow committee members, and members at large, who have shared their skills and knowledge with us throughout 2022 and we look forward to all 2023 will bring.  Check out our calendar page.

We continue to be grateful to the members who choose to remain part of our club, you are all wonderful people with whom we love spending time.

Our competitions wouldn't be possible without the work of our Competition Steward, Tania Chalmers, who keeps them rolling along like a well-oiled machine. Thank you Tania.

Now on to the awards...

Image of the year 2022

Congrats to our winners of our images of the year. We had a total of 79 images: 30 entries from A Grade and 49 from B Grade, from which, a judging panel from  Portland Camera Club, for the first time judging our club's work, made their final selections.

A Grade Digital Image of the Year

"AFLW Friendly Fire" by Wade Buchan

AFLW Friendly Fire

B Grade Digital Image of the Year:

"Contemplation" by Robyn Singleton


Special Mentions

The judging panel from Portland Camera Club also chose to mention a few other favourite entries.

B-Grade Mentions

We have visitors by Joseph Meilak Roman Aqueduct by Grace Sobania
"We have Visitors" by Joseph Meilak - B grade "Roman Aqueduct" by Grace Sobania - B grade

A-Grade Mentions

Little Eagle Blood and Guts by Wade Buchan Focus by Brett Ferguson
"Little Eagle blood and guts" by Wade Buchan - A grade "Focus" by Brett Ferguson - A grade

2022 Aggregate Award Winners

Our aggregate awards are determined from points awarded to entries over the 2022 regular competition season. Members are awarded 1 point for each entry, 10 points for first place, 6 points for second, 4 points for third, and 2 points for Highly Commended. These points aggregate over the year to form the final point score for the season.

A-Grade Points B-Grade Points
1st Wade Buchan 69 Adrian Jones 52
2nd Neil Anderson 49 Ian Street 40
3rd Karl 44 Robert Cahill 38

Take a look back through our galleries to see the work of these folk and the winning entries by all of our members.

Promotion to A-Grade

The movement from B-Grade to A is recognition of the member's growth in skill and execution of the art of photography. I feel like this year we heard more so than any other year previous how the B-grade competitors were outperforming the work of A-Grade. We look forward to these newly-promoted members continuing their winning ways in the coming years as their work in 2022 has shown them to be quite exceptional.

This year we also saw a number of members progress from B-Grade to A-Grade: Congratulations to:

  • Adrian Jones
  • Ian Street, and
  • Robyn Singleton

We trust all members had a wonderful 2022 and we look forward to seeing you all in 2023.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all!


Meeting: Welcome back BBQ at Walker Close – Matting demonstration for prints.

We'll host a little BBQ at our meeting room at Walker Close for members to catch up after the long summer break. We will also be having a matt cutting demonstration for prints to support the inter club competitions which require print entries.

Entries due for our first competition of the year "Monochrome" & Open

Walker Close Community Centre
14th February 2023 7:30 pm
Photo Shoot: Lavandula Farm

We visit Lavandula Farm at Shepherds Flat when the lavender is in full bloom.

Gate fee is $5 per person. There is a cafe on site.

Lavandula Farm
25th February 2023 11:00 am

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