The annual Open Monochrome Print Competition for the Eddie McMurdo Challenge Cup was the first meeting of 2020 and had an entry of 100 prints from 35 members.

The judging was by Campbell Skinner of Greenock Camera Club who has judged at Eastwood several times over the past few years. Campbell said he was looking for prints that had ‘real’ blacks and ‘pure’ whites. He also gave a brief explanation on the effect the colour of the mount had on the perception of the shades from white to black.

The winner of the competition was Colin McLatchie who was awarded 54 points out of a possible 60.

Keith Beard, Susan Spence, Ken Lindsay and Paul Millar shared second place on 53 points and Alistair Cassidy was placed third with 51 points.

Congratulations also to Paul Millar who had the highest score of 20 for “The Tower House".

“Fog at Tradeston Bridge” by James Finnigan, ”The price of progress” by Keith Beard and “Fistycuffs” by Colin McLatchie all scored 19 points.

No fewer than ten prints scored 18 points.