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Jill Toman succeeds in 2022.

The Witcombe Trophy, and the Colour and Mono Awards for 2022 go to Jill but jenny Short takes Picture of 2022.
On Thursday last, NRPS gathered at The Old Down Inn for the Annual Awards Dinner, and a very festive occasion it proved to be! The venue was, as always, very welcoming, and the food and service was fabulous. We thank Janice Cuer for her organisation of the event itself, Jill Toman for getting all the trophies and certificates to the right place at the right time, duly engraved and signed, and Bill Collett for ensuring that Margot Witcombe was safely transported and able to attend.
Margot enjoyed the evening and, as our Honorary President, presented the prizes including the overall Picture of The Year for 2022, the Witcombe Trophy that she herself judged for us, and the awards for the most consistent entrants to the Mono and Colour Competitions held throughout the year.

The photos of the event were kindly taken by Bill Collett, and can be seen on our website under Galleries: POY 2022. We have already reported most of the results in previous articles under RECENT NEWS , but do take another look again at our Website . However, Jill Toman is to be congratulated for once again winning the Monthly Mono section by gaining the most points in year. She also was the most consistent entrant in the Colour section in year.

The Witcombe Trophy was also awarded to Jill Toman for her Christmas photo . Additionally her photo of the children in the bluebells came 2nd in the People Section of the POY competition but this was won by Jenny Short with “Time Passing”, and this was the shot that was also the overall winner in POY 2022- a monochrome backlit portrait of husband, Frank, by a window. He also enjoyed the dinner!

Congratulations to all who won awards, and thanks to all who attended the meal, and made it such a great occasion. Lou Scholes got a special mention, and a bouquet of Spring flowers, in appreciation of the wonderful cakes she supplies us with every time we meet face to face on a Thursday club night.

Anyone interested in joining our Society for the coming season can find details on our website ( and in the meantime if you want to just see what we are all about you can take a look at this season’s programme, which runs until the end of May before we break for Summer walks in June and holidays in July and August.

Jenny Short 26.03.2023