2018 Photographic Categories

Well the committee have decided on all but one of the photo categories for 2018 so get your cameras out, or dig through your archive. Remember that previous winning photos can’t be entered!

H1 – Silver

H2 – Sunrise/Sunset

H3 – A Portrait Of Someone Special

H4 – Autumn Colours

H5 – Local Landscape

H6 – Snap / Crackle / Pop

H7 – This is the Weaverham Trust category and for 2018 is entitled “Village Life”

2017 Weaverham Show Almost Here..

So the posters have gone up this week and you may have spotted them on our travels. The show is just 2 weeks (and one day!) away now so make sure you’ve got your ingredients, prints, or whatever else you need in advance of the big day. I’m really looking forward to see what fruit & veg appear this year, because the weather has been great for it (for me anyway, although my glads are gone, my blackcurrants are gone, my cherries are gone and my apples aren’t there yet.)

See you on the 11th for registration, and on the 12th for the Show!

A Month To Go…

We’re just a month away from the 24th Show, so now’s the time to think about getting photos printed off in time if you’re sending them off. Don’t forget you can download the schedules here, or just have a browse through the classes using the menu at the top of the site. If your children are now off school and already twiddling their thumbs, have a look at some of the junior categories to see if there’s something they can have a go at entering. I know I’m always amazed by the quality of our youth entries. If you’re new to the show, have a read of our “how to enter” page for more information.

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…

Less Than 2 Weeks To Go!

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The Blu-Tack is being warmed, the sun will hopefully stay with us for a couple more weeks, and the army of volunteers are ready to get cracking. None of this would be worth it without your entries though, so now is the time to start thinking about getting involved this year. There’s something for everyone to enter – though I shall steer clear of baking anything. With no entry for fish finger sandwiches, I’ll be restricting myself to what I’m better than average at.

If you’ve grown something in your garden, why not have a go at something in the Fruit & Veg section. Even cherries or other fruit from trees/bushes can enter in the “plate of any other fruit”. Maybe you’ve got some nice roses, or any other flowers that are looking particularly pretty this time of year. Or perhaps you’re better at domestic produce. Like I said, it’s not my area, although I am still campaigning for a job as a judge in this section. Unfortunately, my only qualification is that I like eating…

Do you have a camera? Or even a mobile phone with a camera? The image quality from modern cameras built into phones is amazing. As you’re out and about, bear in mind the photographic topics for this year. They’re quite general themes, but remember to allow time to get them printed. The max size for your images (including mount) is A4.

Maybe you’re more into art or handcrafts. Last year, we had some amazing entries in the Art section (but bear in mind that they need to be supplied with hooks & string as well as entered slightly earlier to allow our team to get them all hung). Along with sections for traditional handcrafts, as well as metalwork & woodwork, we’ve added a model made of any material, including kits – so why not pop down to the model shop in Northwich¬†and grab an Airfix kit? Show the kids that there is something to do that doesn’t involve a screen!

Speaking of the younger members of our community, there’s plenty for them too. As the schools have now broken up, why not encourage them to use some of that downtime to enter one of the junior categories? If you’re under 12, we have some pictures you can colour in and if you’re under 16 there are plenty of categories to look at for the handier youngsters. All junior entries are free, so what’s to lose?

Entering the show is easy. Just download an entry form (or the full schedule) from here. Have a skim through the rules. Fill out your entry form and bring it, along with 25p per entry (unless you’re under 16 – in which case it’s free!) to the community centre on Friday 31st July. On Saturday morning, fetch your exhibits in, then come back and 2pm to see how you did. Trophies and cups are awarded at 4pm with the raffle shortly after.

It’s a great way to get involved in the community and see how talented the local people of Weaverham & Acton Bridge really are.

See you in a couple of weeks!

Ian.

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!

Welcome!

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Hi there and welcome to the Weaverham & Acton Bridge show website. This is a new site and we’re getting ready to populate it with lots of information about the 2014 show to be held on Saturday 2nd August.

There’s plenty to do in terms of putting information up on the site and we’d like to see lots of pictures too! So if you’re interested in submitting small images that we can use around the text here, please use the contact form to let us know. You’ll retain full ownership of your images, and if you provide the information, we can add a credit to you as the photographer.

There’s still a fair bit of work to do in populating the site, so don’t worry if it all seems a bit empty at the moment. If you want to subscribe to updates via email, just click those three horizontal bars in the top left corner. The plan will be to have copies of entry forms and the Schedule as well as other useful downloads.

You’ll also notice some “like” and “share” buttons below. If you want to publicise the site via Facebook, Twitter or other social network, please do! Anything that helps us promote or publicise the site would be most appreciated.

Ian.