The Grand Valley Image Battle (GVIB) is an open competition held every fall with invited clubs in South-Western Ontario, including the Guelph Photographers Guild. The 2021 competition was hosted by the Woodstock Camera Club. Each club is limited to 18 submissions that hopefully include as many club members as possible. This year the GPG entered 18 images from 17 individuals. Entries were on a first come first served basis in an attempt to promote our less experienced members to participate in a friendly competition with the 18th image being selected from the extra submissions by the entrants.
Placement in the GVIB is based on the cumulative score of all 18 images submitted. The Grand River Imaging and Photographic Society placed first, with a score of 448.5 out of a possible 540. The Guelph Photographers Guild placed sixth out of the seven clubs participating with a score of 392.5. Disappointing, but less than 30 points separated the second and seventh place finishers.
June Galbraith was the Guild’s top finisher in this past year’s competition with her image “Gentle Sunset”. Congratulations June, well done!
Check out the images submitted for this year’s GVIB by our guild members! All deserve our congratulations!