Each year we hold a photographic competition which is judged by Gary Sandiland, the head of Photography at the South Cheshire College.


Photographs should be submitted to John Leese by December 9th 2018.


Prizes will be awarded at the AGM in early spring.


All photographic entries must have been taken on one of the society guided walks during 2018 with the place and date identified by the photographer.   


For more information please contact John Leese (telephone 01606 74925).


Categories for the 2018 competition are:


1.        People.

2.        Animals and Birds.

3.        A Landscape with a Dramatic Sky Background.

4.        Found Still Life.          


When most of us think of a still life photograph or picture, we generally think of a created still life where the entire composition is built or arranged by the artist.  This is often a skill used in portraying a bowl of fruit - for instance choosing the most photogenic bowl, which fruit to use, how to position and light all the different elements. 

But when you are walking down your favourite hill side and see a fallen leaf sitting on a particularly attractive rock, this also constitutes a still life.  If you photograph it as you see it, without making any adjustments this is known as a Found Still Life


Other general photographs that are taken on walks can be inserted onto the Gallery pages of the website.  These should be sent to Jean Pritchett by email to webmaster@davenhamramblers.co.uk  


Winning pictures for 2016-17: 


Overall Winner:


Robin by the River Weaver

Submitted in the Patterns and Textures Category


Photographed by Ray Jones on the Vale Royal Walk on 8th December 2016.






  Category:  Leading Lines.

    Path and Boundaries.


     Photographer:   Hayley Leese.

     Walk:                 Moel Famau.

     Date:                 4th June 2017.



Category: Textures and Patterns.

Grasses in the Breeze.


  Winner:            John Leese

  Walk:                Three Rivers Walk 

  Date:                13th August 2017



Category:  Found Still Life 

 A Derelict Boat.


 Winner:      Julie Farrow    

 Walk:           Nant y Ffrith.

 Date:            2nd July 2017





   Category:  Miscellaneous.

    Wild Flowers.


     Joint Winner:    Fiona Baker

      Walk:                Nant y Ffrith

      Date:                2nd July 2017






Category:  Miscellaneous.

Hungry Caterpillar.


Joint Winner:  Andy Ryder

Walk:              Hilbre Island

Date:               21st May 2017