March ’22 saw the inaugural ‘Small Club Challenge’, a friendly inter-club battle hosted by Ribblesdale and featuring Earby, Penistone and Afan Nedd. The battle was created in the post-covid (hopefully) season as we looked for new things to add to the syllabus. An invite was put out on the UK Club Photography page on Facebook ands attracted a good deal of enquiries. The clubs needed to be similar in size to Ribblesdale, so around the 25 member mark.
Images were chosen predominantly from the 21-22 season with a few from the previous season and Ribblesdale’s entry consisted of work by 16 different authors. The battle was judged by Lorraine Robins who gave comments and scores to 80 images on the night and also selected her favourite images from Creative, Portrait, Mono, Landscape & Nature genres plus her overall favourite.
It was a tight battle at the the top as Afan Nedd and Ribblesdale swapped places a few times during proceedings with the host club narrowly coming out on top. Many thanks to the clubs for entering this battle and hello to some new friendships. The images scoring 20 are shown below.