2023 Year end function

2023 Year end function

CTPS again concluded the 2023 competition year in style, with an elegant function in the opulent setting of Simon’s Function Venue on the Groot Constantia wine estate. This was again made possible by our accomplished event organisers,Ā  Anna Engelhardt and Joyce Goldschmidt.

Jacoba van Zyl and Lesley Parolis looked after the competition aspects. It is a tremendous task to select the best three photographers of the year in each rank in both Open and Set subject categories and Jacoba had to add up the total of the ten highest scores earned by all members during the year. Marius Stockenstrom had the 21 medals made.

Monthly competition winners

The highest scores in the monthly competitions per ranking with the membersā€™ ten highest scoring images were:

Ranking

Member

Score

Beginner Open

Charles Booysen

169

Beginner Set

Mike Stricker

230

Intermediate Open

Ruth Scholtz

227

Intermediate Set

Liesl Walden

232

Advanced Open

Lee-Anne Alexander

250

Advanced Set

Kishore Seegobin

230

Salon/Master Open

Jacoba van Zyl

262

Salon/Master Set

Kim Stevens

257

Annual Competition

Lesley appointed the judges to select the winners in the eight categories of the annual competition

from the 354 images entered by CTPS members in the year-end Annual Competition.Ā  She also made the slideshow of winning images and designed certificates. Ā The judges were:

Danie Bester: Open Colour and Open Monochrome.

Charlotte Bellamy: Art Photography and Scapes.

Leon Oosthuizen: Ā Portraits and Photojournalism.

Hendrik Louw: Nature Wildlife and Macro and Close up.

Kim Stevens was the clear winner of the Annual Competition with 12 points earned with three category winners in Portraits, Photojournalism and Nature Wildlife, plus a joint runner-up in Open monochrome and joint third place in Open Colour.

The winners in the Ā different categories of the Annual Competition were:

Category

Title

Author

Open Colour

Misty Sossusvlei visitor

Jeanette du Toit

Open monochrome

The messenger

David Barnes

Art photography

Disturbed

Dieter Butow

Scapes

Middle Earth

Rudi Pothas

Portraits

Child

Kim Stevens

Photojournalism

Turkish Food Vendor

Kim Stevens

Nature Wildlife

Vestra Dawn

Kim Stevens

Macro and Close up

Lashes

Jacoba van Zyl

Every year a number of Salon-ranked members are promoted to Master status, which is earned with at least 10 Gold medals and ten new salon acceptances during the year. This year eleven members achieved Master status, namely Neels Beyers, Theo Potgieter, Dieter BĆ¼tow, Lambe Parolis, Nicol du Toit, Trudi du Toit, Jacoba van Zyl, Kim Stevens and Lesley Parolis. Absent: Anna Engelhardt and Michele-Ann Nel.

Past President Jacoba van Zyl honoured Kim Stevens with the President’s Award for the eight years that she was responsible for the E&D portfolio on Council and her willingness to advise members. Jacoba also mentioned Kim’s PSSA involvementĀ  as part of her motivation for the award, namely as a member of the prestigious Honours Judging Panel and her advisory role in the Western Cape Honours Group. Kim also received the PSSA Impala Trophy for winning the print category andĀ  a medal as author of the Best Salon image of the Year, namely Calatrava Graphics. The DPSSA Prints she earned this year qualified her for DPSSA (Vers) – DPSSA Honours in three categories.

CTPS received three awards from PSSA this year: as the Western Cape club with the most Impala salon points in the 2023 competition year, for winning the Website competition and for being the runner-up in the Magazine competition.

  • Neels Beyers was the Impala Top Achiever in CTPS member for earning the most salon points in the club.
  • Nicol du Toit received an ImpalaĀ  Top 10 certificate for print salon acceptances, in addition to the DPSSA Prints he also earned this year.
  • John Alexander earned LPSSA Mono.
  • Anna Engelhardt, who earned CTPS Life Membership as well as LPSSA Mono and APSSA Colour, could unfortunately not be present at the awards function.

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Winners

Lesley receiving Top 10 certificate from Nicol

Photos by Joyce Goldschmidt and Kim Stevens.

Social

Disturbed – Dieter Butow

The Messenger – David Barnes

Turkish Street Food Vendor – Kim Stevens

Middle Earth – Rudi Potha

Winner – Lashes – Jacoba van Zyl

Winner – VestraDawn – Kim Stevens

Misty Sossusvlei Visitor – Jeanette du Toit

Child – Kim Stevens