The National Traction Engine Trust

Photographic Competition 2012

Following on from the success of last year’s competition, we announced in the January 2012 edition of Steaming that we would run the competition again in a similar format. Based on the entry levels of last year, the dead line was set for the end of June to enable plenty of time to prepare for the winning entries to be exhibited at the Great Dorset Steam Fair.

As the dead line approached, we only had 8 individual members enter some or all of the categories, so the selection was much reduced on last year. However the quality of work remained high which gave the judges something to ponder over.

The judging was carried out by three well known and highly regarded traction engine photographers, namely Paul Stratford, Malcolm Ranieri, and Dick Blenkinsop,
I would like to thank them all for taking the time to do this for us, but I do know they all enjoyed the task and there were no arguments!
In fact they were unanimous when it came to choosing the winners.

As the entry level was much lower than last year, it seems only right to award prizes to the category winners and the overall competition winner. However we still plan to exhibit the winning entries in the Trust’s marquee at GDSF along with a selection of the other entries, some of which were commended but narrowly missed winning an award.

Winners have already been notified, but the overall winner will be announced at the Trust’s AGM in November where the John Cook Memorial Trophy will be presented.

The results of the photographic competition are shown below;

Category A – Road Runs

John Kenward – Aveling & Porter 8920 on the road near Bronington, Clwyd, Nov 2008.

John Kenward – Marshall “Enysham Hall” at Clanfield, Oxon Nov 2006.

David Warren – Burrell Scenic “General Gough” at Helmsley, July 2010.

Category B – People

David Warren – Engineman Harry Lyon working Fowler 9055 at Duncombe Park, July 2011.

Richard Warren – Oiling up! Burrell 3125 “Princess”, July 2011.

Paul Bishop – Crew of Foster “Sir William” at Malpas, 2011.

Category C – Portrait

Paul Cook – Sentinel 1465 at Beamish 2012 .

Brian Dobbs – Burrell 2944 SRL “Wait’N See” at Stapleford Park 2009.

Paul Cook – Marshall 17134 at Beamish 2012.

Category D – Working Steam.

Richard Warren – Garrett Showmans Tractor “Little Billy” at night at Pickering Rally 2010.

John Kenward – Fowler AA7 ploughing at Upper Boddington.

Richard Warren – Ploughing by Steam. Fowler sees the plough away at Carrington 2010.

We would like to thank all those who took part and allowed us to see their excellent work, it really is much appreciated. For all those who thought about entering but didn’t, please do so next time as we very much hope to be able to develop this competition further, but can only do so with your support.


17 Jul 2012