2017 Show Photographic Categories

This week saw the first committee meeting of the 2017 show and the first order of business was to decide the photographic categories. They’ll be properly “classed up” in the next few months, but for now, they are….

  • Barons Quay
  • Machinery
  • My Companion
  • Tracks
  • Fashion
  • Close Up

The Weaverham Trust category is still to be formally advised, but I’m reliably informed it’s something to do with weather…

2016 Show Photo Categories

The committee met this week and the photographic categories for the 2016 Weaverham & Acton Bridge village show have been decided!

Many thanks to those of you who submitted your ideas.

We’ll be deciding on the specific classes later, but for now…

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Petals

The Tree

Farm Animals

A Coastal Scene

Dressing Up

And the Weaverham Trust category is “Scene From A Local Footpath“.

Your prints must be no larger than A4, and may be mounted, but mustn’t be framed, or have been a winner of previous show entries. All entries must be from amateur photographers too.

Last Call For Photo Categories…

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Happy New Year everyone!

January sees the committee making a decision on the photographic categories for the show so that we can give you all plenty of time to hunt out your favourites, or better still – go shoot something just for the show.

We’ve been tracking the categories for a few years now and are trying to come up with new themes whilst still trying to keep things as open as possible. Topics such as “A Bridge”, “Reflections” and “Cheshire” have been well supported with less broad categories such as “A Toy Story”, “Grandparents” and “A Celebration” not being quite so successful.

Please help us out by providing us with some themes we can consider. Or we could end up with “Rear View” like we had in 2011 – which might be worth another run out just to see the entries. You can suggest themes here, and you don’t have to leave any contact details and no information about you is stored on the site.

As soon as the categories are agreed upon, we’ll update the site and the next edition of the Weaverham News should carry the information too.

Roll on 2016!

Presenting your photos

The photographic section is something that is always well subscribed at the show. So why not give your photos an extra punch with a mount?

The images must be unframed (as they get blu-tacked to the wall) but mounting is fine. A mount can even be made from a larger piece of black card or paper. Even presenting your photo “stuck” to a piece of card can add a bit of impact to an image. Just remember that the photo – including mount – can’t be any larger than the maximum size allowed in the rules. That’s currently 10×8 inches but we’re thinking of making it A4 (210x297mm or 8-and-a-bit by 11-and-a-bit inches).

Mounting images is quite easy and can be done relatively cheaply. The art shop in Northwich sells mountboard and you can get the other bits and pieces online. Here’s a tutorial for making your own photo mounts: Link

As a reminder, the photographic themes for the 2015 show are:

In The Woods

Reflections

Agriculture

A Toy Story

Happiness

Fragile

A Photo Montage

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An infra-red view of the fields on the outskirts of Weaverham.

Weaverham Trust Categories are In!

ICTX4504-EditWell the Weaverham Trust have chosen the category for the 2015 show. The Trust category has its own shield – the Peter Millington Trophy.

This year, it’s a Photo Montage!

This could be quite a wide category, and a quick search on Google turns up many different styles of photo, from collages to Hockney style montages. The size of the montage is up for discussion within the committee, but an increase form 10×8 to A4 for this section is being discussed. We’ll have more news after the next meeting in March.

So that’s all the photography categories for this year. I’m hoping to knock up a couple of articles on resizing prints, framing them, and actually getting physical printing done (if you don’t have a printer) over the next couple of months. The 2014 show saw a few entries that were larger than the 10×8 specified for the show, so getting your images the right size is crucial!

See you soon!

Kicking Off 2015 With The Photography Categories

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Welcome to 2015! The Weaverham Show tentatively got back on the road last night with the first committee meeting of the year. Pencils were sharpened and notes were taken, and the first order of business was to agree the 2015 Photography categories. So here they are! We don’t have a Weaverham Trust category just yet but the normal categories are as follows.

In The Woods

Reflections

Agriculture

A Toy Story

Happiness

Fragile

So now we can all get shooting for the show this year. As an additional note, we get around 150 photos entered every year and that breaks down to anywhere from half a dozen photos per category to upwards of 30-40. Please consider entering your photos this year as I want to take up more wall space with your images.

As soon as we have the Weaverham Trust category I’ll update you all, but this news should be published in the first edition of the Weaverham news for 2015.

Happy snapping!

Christmas almost here…

ICTX4210Well Christmas is on the way, and here at Weaverham Show HQ everyone’s been enjoying a few months off. Come January though, we’ll be firing up the grey matter, warming up the blu-tack and beginning to start work on planning the 2015 show.

One of the first jobs is getting the photographic categories organised, and to that end we’ve asked for submissions on our front page (here). Remember that this is a great time of year for photography as there’s lots of colour out there. The cold mornings can really create some nice mist and frost, and whilst we’ve yet to see any snow, we’ve had some beautiful light in the morning & evening with the low sun throwing some dramatic shadows. January will be our deadline for suggestions as we need to get the themes in the Weaverham News to give everyone a chance to get their photos done in time for August.

So if you can, please do take the time to give us some ideas. You don’t need an email address to submit themes, and we’ve had some great topics sent through so far. The form has three categories but if you have more ideas, please contact us using the contact form. We’d really like to see the community help with these themes as it gives people a chance to shoot something that’s interesting to them.

Finally, we hope you all have a wonderful Christmas & New Year. Let’s make the 2015 show the best ever!

Have a Cool Yule!

Ian.

The updates begin…!

ICT_white_roseSo with the Weaverham News receiving some information, we thought it would be time for a minor site update.

The Photography classes have now been decided, to give us all time to start snapping or looking through albums so that we get plenty of entries. The classes are 1) A Bridge 2) Windows and Doors 3) Fancy Dress 4) Grandparent(s) 5)” Red White and Blue” and 6) Cheshire. The Weaverham Trust class is for a colour photograph of “Village Wildlife” which must have details of when and where it was taken. So that gives us all seven classes to have a go at. It was a brilliant section of the Show last year so hopefully it will be just as good this year if not better! Head over to the Photography section of the website for more information.

We shall also have our usual sections for Flowers and Vegetables, Flower Arranging, Domestic Produce, Handicrafts, Woodwork and Art.

This year we have a new Trophy:- The “Bryan Jewkes Trophy” This will be awarded to “A young gardener for any vegetable or vegetables grown by an under 16 year old“. This could range from a marrow to a bunch of carrots. The only criteria is that it must be grown by that young person.

Don’t forget that the show is open to anyone who is resident in Weaverham and Acton Bridge and the junior classes are also open to any pupil who attends a Weaverham School. As the schedule becomes available we will update this site with more information.

Oh – and one last thing : Last year we were a bit low on Art so if you or any of your family are creative – why not have a look at the Art classes?

Any questions – drop us a line via the contact form.