Our open digital image competition on 5th November certainly produced a few sparklers, with a record 64 entries from 22 members. It was a return visit of our judge for the evening Mike Davis from Rochdale Photographic Society, who was to give his expert opinion on our many varied entries. After a quick run through, the images were then shown a second time and marks awarded. Our judge studied each one in detail, pointing out their many good points and any areas in which he thought they could be improved. After careful consideration 13 images were held back for further scrutiny with seven images sharing third place, five sharing second place and just one overall winner. The seven images which gained 18 points came from Michael Oates, Rebecca Entwhistle, Eileen Craig, Phil Burns (2) and Adam Pridgeon (2). The five runners up with 19 points were from Stuart Wilson, Phil Yates, Vernon Barlow and Alan Flavell (2). The winning image with 20 points was awarded to Phil Burns with ‘Furlong to go’, a superbly captured horse racing scene which was a worthy winner.A.F.