The Melbourn Trophy (MT) started in 1973 as an inter-club knockout 35mm slide competition between 16 local clubs. It became a Projected Digital Image competition in 2008 due to the increasing use of digital cameras over 35mm film.

Following a review in 2015, the MT was relaunched to include 8 participating clubs. The trophy final is hosted by Melbourn and District PC, usually during March (see club programme for actual date), at Foxton Village Hall. The annual winning club is presented with the Melbourn Shield.

For the new MT rules, follow this link


Knockout Rounds 2018-19

The knockout rounds are listed below and must be completed by the end of Nov 2018. The final competition between the four winners will be held at Melbourn on 16 March 2019 and will be judged by Roy Essery DPAGB.

Ware (406)
v Stevenage (382)
Melbourn & District (414)
v Cambridge Critique Group (425)
Bishops Stortford  (442)*
v Biggleswade (442)
Shillington (458)
v Swavesey (454)

*Bishops Stortford won after a tie-break

Result 2017-18

After a very close result, the 2017-18 Melbourn Trophy was won by Melbourn (215) closely followed Cambridge New Members (214), Biggleswade (205) and Swavesey (198).

Our sincere thanks go the the Judge, Daphne Hanson DPAGB, APAGB, for her excellent and perceptive judging.  Melbourn & District PC are particularly pleased because, despite establishing the competition in 1973, we haven’t won since 1974!.

David Gray (Melbourn Chair) accepting the Melbourn Trophy from Daphne Hanson

Congratulations are also due to  Swavesey for winning both the best Print Portfolio Award and individual print (see below), also judged by Daphne.

The Melbourn & District Photo Club Committee would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all participating clubs for taking the time to compete in the Melbourn Trophy for another year.