Many thanks to all those who submitted images for consideration and selection for the first round of CCOTY. I had over 50 images from a dozen or so authors from which to choose. I’ve now made my selections and submitted our entry.

Congratulations to Barry Pearson, Brian Turnbull, Jackie Robinson, Graham Johnston and Noel Paterson whose images are carrying the flag for NCPS.

I'm going to get wet








Pool steps








Frozen Crocosmia seeds








Ice and light








Splashing through








In making our final selection I became aware that the theme for round two has been declared and is……………………………………………………..
wait for it, “Weather”. Several cracking images submitted by a number of you, most notably by Paula Martin and Tony Redford fitted, in my opinion, this second theme rather better than the first and these have therefore been carried forward for our selection for round 2. I can, as yet, find no reference to the closing date for entries into round 2. I expect it to be sometime early February so get out there and take some great “weather” shots and if the weather just gets to be dull and grey please peruse your archive. Please send all images as 1400 x 1050 jpgs to me at

Good luck!