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Highland Challenge Photographic Competition Returns to Caithness

The Highland Challenge was first contested in 1999 and it is an inter-club photographic competition run in the Highlands & Islands Region, 9 clubs currently participate in the challenge, they are:

Thurso, Wick, Keiss, Islesburgh  (Shetland), East Sutherland, Cromarty, Dingwall, Nairn & Inverness (Last Years Winners).

The Challenge was last hosted by Thurso Camera Club in November 2006 and was hailed as a resounding success by all who attended, so TCC are delighted to welcome all contesting clubs back to Caithness and to this year’s venue, The Ross Institute in Halkirk on 23rd March. (10.30am til 4pm)

The Challenge is based on  the entry by each of the participating clubs of up to a total of ten high quality photographic images, in either of the following formats:

Colour Prints/Slides/Digital Images and also Mono Prints/Slides/Digital Images.

The subject matter is open (any subject) and the Highland Challenge Trophy is awarded to the Club with the highest aggregate points awarded to their members entries.

There are also prizes for the Best images in the following individual categories:

Colour Print, Mono Print, Colour Slide/Digital Image,  Mono Slide/Digital Image & the Best Overall Image.

During the morning there shall be a display of images from the Johnston Collection and Harry Gray of the Wick Society will give a talk about the collection.

The Competition Judges are husband and wife Dr. James Frost & Dr. Hazel Mason from Stow in the Borders. James is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and the RPS Scottish Representative, Hazel is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and they shall also give a talk on their travels around Burma before presenting the results of the competition and their views and critique on the individual entries.

Further details are available on request from

Bob Johnson
Press Officer
Thurso Camera Club
Tel. 01847 806828 (Daytime), 01847 89512




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