As an amateur photographer I enter two different types of competitions. Individual competitions and club competitions. If you would like to see the images used in the club competitions and the awards won in the individual competitions, please click here to visit the shiny page.

If you ask me what is the best part of my photography, it would be the club competitions. For me personally, I find winning as part of a team to be much more rewarding than winning as an individual. There is no greater feeling than sharing a win with people you have laughed and cried with. The wigan 10 team are more than just a club of photographers, they are my friends, they are my family. Alone we achieve little, together we achieve lots.

Wigan 10 is small team of photographers that was founded in 1988. At the beginning of 2012, I joined the team with no previous competition experience to be with like minded photographers that did not compete internally, but worked together to compete in external competitions.

Since 2012 Wigan 10 has achieved countless regional and national awards, but the most marked events were the club's multiple successes and outstanding achievements that has never before been collectively achieved by any single club in the history of amateur photography.

If you would like to view the Wigan 10 competition galleries, click here to go to the wigan 10 website and hover on 'Achievements' from the main navigation menu to view the drop-down menu.

Full results can be found on Wigan 10's website.

Awards 2014

2014 Wigan 10 Club Competition Results

  • FIAP (International Federation of Photographic Art) Photography World Cup = 1st Place
  • FIAP (International Federation of Photographic Art) The Maurice Dorikens Trophy
  • GB Cup Open = 1st Place
  • GB Cup Nature = 1st Place
  • L&CPU Digital Overall = 1st Place (Open 1st Place, Mono 1st Place & Nature 2nd Place)
  • L&CPU Print Overall = 1st Place (Open 1st Place, Mono 1st Place & Nature 1st Place)
  • North Cheshire Digital = 1st Place
  • North Cheshire Print = 1st Place
  • PSA PID Creative, Round 2 = 2nd Place (1st overall)
  • PSA PID Nature, Round 2 = 1st Place (1st overall)

Awards 2013

2013 Wigan 10 Club Competition Results

  • PSA PID Creative, Round 1 = 1st Place (1st overall)
  • PSA PID Nature, Round 1 = 1st Place (1st overall)
  • FIAP Photography World Cup = 1st Place
  • GB Cup Open = 1st Place
  • GB Cup Nature = 1st Place
  • PAGB Inter Club DPI Championships (Warwick) = 1st Place
  • PAGB Inter Club Print Championships (Connah's Quay) = 2nd Place
  • L&CPU Digital Overall = 1st Place (Open 2ndt Place, Mono 2nd Place & Nature 1st Place)
  • L&CPU Print Overall = 2nd Place (Open 1st Place, Mono 2nd Place & Nature 2nd Place)
  • L&CPU Knockout = 2nd Place
  • North Cheshire Digital = 1st Place
  • North Cheshire Print = 1st Place

Awards 2012

2012 Wigan 10 Club Competition Results

  • FIAP (International Federation of Photographic Art) 2012 World Cup = 1st Place
  • FIAP (International Federation of Photographic Art) The Maurice Dorikens Trophy
  • PAGB Digital championships = 1st Place
  • L&CPU (Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union) Overall Best Club
  • Great British cup in open = 1st Place
  • Great British cup in nature = 1st Place
  • PAGB (Photographic Alliance of Great Britain) Print Club Championships = 1st Place

The British teams and particularly our local federation clubs for Lancashire and Cheshire all do us proud. We have some excellent photography talent across all of our clubs and I for one am very proud to be part of this bigger picture.

L&CPU 2013 Competition

Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union Best Overall Photography Club

Digital Projected Image Championships Winners - 2012

Also known as 'Warwick', this competition is held every year in July. This was the first club competition I had ever been to. It was extremely busy and although I was not nervous, the amount of people was quite daunting. The room was an auditorium, with a huge projected screen in the center below like a cinema. Each image was judged live and the title and score read out as each image was displayed. It was awesome and by far one of my best events of the year. We had booked hotels to stay overnight, so afterwards it was party time with a meal out and too much wine!

  • Wigan 10 - PAGB DPI champions 2012
  • Wigan 10 L&CPU best overall club trophy 2012

PAGB (Photographic Alliance of Great Britain) Print Club Championships - 2012

This is a photo of Wigan 10 making a finial selection to put forward for our first round in the Print Club Championships. It was a very pleasant evening and was quickly done and dusted with time for a cup of tea and a good natter.

Also known as 'Connah’s Quay'. This competition is held during October in North Wales. There is a large audience of clubs from all over Britain ready for the first round of images to be shown to the judges at the front. The scores are quickly added together and read aloud for everyone to hear. It can be quite tense when you can see your club's image projected at the front whilst the print is being judged.. After the first round the qualifying clubs then go on to a second round, where they go off to their own little space at the back of the room and make a second round of images on-the-fly that will conclude the overall winner.

Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union Best Overall Photography Club

  • PABG Print Club Championships Trophy

FIAP (International Federation of Photographic Art) 2012 World Cup - 2012

It was an amazing moment when it was confirmed that we had won the World Cup. I was in Sainsbury's at the time in the queue and let out a joyous woop! I think the cashier thought I had gone mad or won the lottery. Can't wait to go to Paris to the presentation and more party time ^^

Britain did amazingly well in the world cup with not only Wigan 10 winning, but four British clubs were in the top ten results...awesome!

Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union Best Overall Photography Club

Ed Roper (Wigan 10), Maurice Jones (Wigan 10), Jackie Martin (FIAP Vice President), Riccardo Busi (FIAP President), KT Allen (Wigan 10), Maurice Dorikens (past President), Romain Nero (FIAP Board Member) and Herbert Gmeiner (FIAP Treasurer)

Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union Best Overall Photography Club

FIAP (International Federation of Photographic Art) The Maurice Dorikens Trophy - 2012

The Maurice Dorikens Trophy is awarded to the most successful club in the world cup over a period of five consecutive years. Wigan 10 have won it every year since it started in 2010...

Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union Best Overall Photography Club

So on that note, thank you everyone for your support in the exhibition & competition circuits and keep up the good work that is flourishing in British amateur photography.