Annual Awards & Presentation Evening 2019/2020
Due to the current climate of Covid 19 we were unable to have our normal presentation evening at our usual venue the Centenary Club.
But not deterred by this, we pooled our resources and with the co-operation of the membership we managed to put together some sort of presentation with the use of Zoom.
It all started with the membership keeping up the sprit and interest in keeping the club active and running in as normal manner as possible. We managed to keep the competitions running and with the help of Zoom meetings we achieved a successful end to the competition year.
To this end we managed to have an awards evening with the presentation of trophies to the winning photographers via a Zoom meeting. As Exhibition Secretary it was my responsibility to arrange and organise the presentations, which involved me going to each individual winning photographer (keeping of course to the social distancing rules) and awarding them with their trophies and taking photos of them.
Then with a little bit of artistic licence and the co-operation of our Chairman Mr Ted Toop, (who digitally presented the trophies). I put together the presentation of awards with photos, passed them onto Steve Baker (competition secretary) to add his in-put to the presentation evening. Which I might say he did with great success. He made a power point presentation which included the showing of the winning and runners up images along with the photos of the trophy winners.
All in all, it was a very successful evening which was well received by all members (with a few giggles along the way). I would like to thank all the members for their full support and co-operation throughout the year and I especially congratulate Chris Eaves for being this years Photographer of the Year and to all the other well-deserved winners.