Judging has been completed and report cards have been emailed. If you haven't received yours, please check your spam folder. If it isn't there please contact us.
The draft catalogue can be accessed from this page. Please check this catalogue and contact us if there are any errors
The results of the competition can be seen using the link below. Thanks are due to all those who helped and to our judges, Special thanks are also due to Wade Clutton and to Matt Muscovac of the USA whose programs made life so straightforward.
Open Section - Tillman Kleinhans, Christine Widdall and Mark Power
"We would like to congratulate and thank the organising team for a very successful day. Everything ran smoothly and efficiently. We enjoyed judging a wide variety of subject matter and the best images were really excellent. Unfortunately, a proportion of the images that were not accepted had not reached their full potential because of significant technical or processing faults.
Once again, it’s just a nice experience to sit and look through so many wonderful and varied images, both in the sense of straight photography and creative work. The choice of the top image was unanimous across the judges, yet their individual choices for awards differed in style and genre quite markedly. The accepted images will bring together an exhibition well worth looking at!
It was good to see so many photographers entering the 1st Hoylake International Digital Salon. This ensured a large and varied entry which encompassed all photographic genre. As expected with a large entry, there was a range of image quality, but the overall standard was good and the top images excelled both technically and visually and it was a pleasure to judge them. The images were presented with state of the art equipment and the organisation of Salon was very good."
Nature Section - John Sixsmith, Diana Magor and Margaret Sixsmith
The entries for the nature section were of a very high standard and the winners are the best of these, showing a superb level of both technical expertise and understanding of the natural world. There was a good variety of subjects, including geological images although these would have scored more highly if they had been titled correctly to demonstrate their relevance in the natural world, rather than whimsically, which over-emphasized their pictorialism. A few images were over-sharpened and some were drastically oversaturated, but overall the judges were delighted to be offered such excellent images to assess. The final acceptances demonstrate the variety of animal behaviour shown to us.
Please check the catalogue for errors. There are two versions of the pdf file. The full version has pictures and is 16mb so will take a while to download. The text only version is 83 kb and will download quicker