WPS Annual Print Competition 2017

There was a very high standard of entries again this year and I would like to thank everyone for your entries.


  • 1st Prize (Overall) – Kodak Cup – Hilary Troup
  • Image: “Nine to Go or Save?”
  • 2nd Prize (Overall): – Colour Cup – Gayle Cullwick
  • Image: “The Door”

Open Category:

  • Highly Commended Certificate: Gayle Cullwick
  • Image: Solitude”
  • Highly Commended Certificate: Donna Jennings
  • Image: Untitled (“Boy”)

Creative Category:

  • Highly Commended Certificate – Patrick Flanaghan
  • Image: “Ethereal Amazon”
  • Highly Commended Certificate – Hilary Troup
  • Image: “Net of Gold”

Also special thanks to Jordyn O’Keeffe for her detailed analysis/critique of each entry. It was a very impressive critique and we all learned a lot from her.



WPS Takes 2nd Place in Wellington Interclub Battle

Congratulations to the Hutt Camera Club who won the 2016 Wellington Interclub Battle. WPS gave them a good chase right to the finish line but in the end HCC lead with a 2 point advantage.

Thanks to APPS for organising a great event and Helen Mitchell for judging such an exciting competition.

Well done to all the WPS photographers who provided the ten images and especially to Ian McIlraith and Dave Roberts whose prints got first place in their respective categories.

As usual, it was a fun evening of good club rivalry and socialising.

Wellington Photographic Society wins Wanganui Cup

WPS was presented the Wanganui Cup at the Central Regional Convention as the winning club in the 2015 Central Regional Interclub Projected Image Competition.

Clubs from throughout the Central Region were required to submit a set of eight images, each image must be by a different photographer (click here to view the WPS set of images). The history of the Wanganui Cup dates back to 1959 and was originally awarded to the best set of slides but with the development of digital photography, the cup is now awarded to the best set of projected images.
WPS has now won the Wanganui Cup on ten separate occasions however this is the first time since 2009 so the news was received with great excitement.

Congratulations to the WPS photographers behind the winning set of eight images: Ross Collins, Ian McIlraith, Barry Mahon, Jenny O’Connor, Peter Rodgers, Gail Teale, Mike Timmer, and Glen Wheatley.

A presentation of the cup and certificates to the photographers will take place at the WPS meeting on 26 Nov.