South Coast and Goolwa camera clubs figure prominently in national competition

Highest scoring image for the South Coast Camera Club was 'Whale' by Brad Hodge, who scored 23 out of 27.
Highest scoring image for the South Coast Camera Club was 'Whale' by Brad Hodge, who scored 23 out of 27.

Every year there is a national photographic competition known as the Australian Cup.

The South Coast Camera Club, based in Victor Harbor and established 45 years ago, has competed in the Australian Cup for the past three years.

The club finished 28th in 2018, 22nd in 2019 and in 2020, finished in the Top 10, in ninth position and earning an Honorable Mention.

South Coast Camera Club was the second highest ranking South Australian club in the competition.

Vice President of South Coast and Goolwa Camera Clubs Grant Petras said the achievement was outstanding

"By any measure it is a great achievement," Grant said.

"The Goolwa Camera Club is relatively new and underwent a bit of a renaissance in 2019 and entered the Australian Cup for the first time in 2020, finishing 29th.

"The Goolwa Camera Club is very happy with this result, but notes it has a challenge and a desire to improve on this in future years."

South Coast and Goolwa camera clubs will now go head to head against several other regional clubs in the South Australian Photographic Federation, Southern Districts group annual Six-Way competition in a revised online competition in August.

Goolwa Camera Club's Don Cannan 'Drama at Petrel' scored 21 out of 27.

Goolwa Camera Club's Don Cannan 'Drama at Petrel' scored 21 out of 27.

Competing clubs are South Coast, Goolwa, Adelaide Hills, Meadows, Strathalbyn and Murray Bridge.

The Six-Way is an intense competition whereby the clubs submit 10 color and 10 mono images to be judged by three judges. The prize is bragging rights for a year.

In 2020 this competition, due to the COVID impact, will be conducted via Zoom.

Highest scoring image for the South Coast Camera Club was 'Whale' by Brad Hodge, who scored 23 out of 27.

Equal Highest for Goolwa Camera Club were 'Drama at Petrel' by Don Cannan, who scored 21 out of 27 and Beth Nixon's 'Birds Mono' shot, also 21 out of 27.

The Six-Way Competition will be held on August 31.

From the Goolwa Camera Club, Beth Nixon's 'Birds Mono' shot, received 21 out of 27.

From the Goolwa Camera Club, Beth Nixon's 'Birds Mono' shot, received 21 out of 27.

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