On the 27th August 2020, LFPS began an innovative new competition. The club launched a pre-season competition for the first time ever, but it doesn’t stop there. LFPS has an active Facebook group which include group members from in or near Leicester, who are not necessarily club members. This competition was opened, at no entry fee, to all of LFPS Facebook Group members in addition to the Club members.

The competition was Open, meaning a large variety of photographic styles and techniques could be entered. Images were drawn from entrants’ photographs taken during 2020. Over 70 entries were judged by Kylie Martin, who was very supportive of our non-club members, many of whom had not competed at club level before. Comments were encouraging and informative.
Here is the winning line-up:
  • First Place - Spring Robin - Wint Lees
  • Second Place - Rutland Water 2 - Matt Hassall
  • Third Place - Dandelion Seed on water - Wint Lees
  • Highly Commended - searching for signs of life - Mark Phillips
  • Highly Commended - The Egg Cups - Horace Goodenough
  • Highly Commended - Female Common Darter - Peter Shale
  • Commended - Waiting for the signal - Neil Raffan
  • Commended - Sail into the wind - Martin Janes
  • Commended - Just not worth it - Neil Jackson-Baker
  • Commended - Master of the house - John Whitby
  • Commended - Perfect Timing - Grace Kirkby
  • Commended - Cathedral Cove - Susan Giblett

LFPS prides itself on being an innovative and forward thinking club, and the new competition was hugely successful. Below are all the amazing images entered in the competition. Do you agree with the Judges selections ?