Our first meeting of 2020 started with an open digital image competition, the first of our monthly contests. Our judge for the evening was Ken Ainscow DPAGB, BPE5 of Lytham St. Anne’s Photographic Society who was to give his expert opinion on our work. A total of 51 images by 17 members had been entered covering a wide range of subjects. After a quick run through, our judge then studied each entry a second time pointing out the pros and cons of each one before awarding marks. Of the 51 entries just 7 were held back to be awarded higher marks. Four images scored 18 points they were, ‘The wood on the lake’ by Jim Minor, ‘Sitting pretty’ by Phil Yates, ‘The old mill’ by Phil Burns and ‘Icy’ by Eileen Craig. The two runners up with 19 points were ‘Anger’ by Astra Purvina and ‘Greenbottles’ by Alan Flavell. The winning image with 20 points went to Stuart Wilson with ‘Lone tree, Buttermere’ an atmospheric shot which was a worthy winner.A.F.