Winner of the October Mearns Camera Club 50th Anniversary Photo Competition

By Mearns Camera Club / November 8, 2021
St James's Door by Jenny McLaren

Congratulations to Jenny McLaren who is winner of the October “DOORS” photographic competition with her atmospheric entry “St James’s Door“. It just goes to show that the best camera is the one you have with you as Jenny made this image with her iPhone 11! Jenny wins a year’s membership to the Mearns Camera Club in this, their 50th Anniversary year.

The November competition is an OPEN category so any subject is valid! You need to be in it to win it! So get entering!

All are welcome to enter. There are two age groups: under 18 and 18+. Please be sure to check the rules below before entering.

Enter by emailing your image to

So you can be preparing for future months, the competition subjects will be:

  • December – subject “Movement”
  • January – subject Open (any subject)
  • February – subject “The Woods”
  • March – subject Open (any subject)

Mearns Camera Club 50th Anniversary Photo Competition rules

  1. The competition is open to anyone living within the area defined by the rivers Dee (to the north) and North Esk (to the south) and the B974 road (to the west). Any professional photographer, members of the Mearns Camera Club and any one associated with The Bellman are not eligible. There will be a junior section for for those aged under 18 and a senior section for those 18+
  2. The competition runs for 7 months, starting 1st September 2021 and ending 31st March 2022. There will be 4 Open competitions where any image can be submitted and 3 Named competitions where specific images should be submitted.
  3. Each month a person can enter up to 3 digital images of their own creation. No prints will be accepted. Each image must have the individuals name and contact details attached. The images must be jpeg and no larger than 2MB. The images submitted will be judged by the Mearns Camera Club and the results published in the Bellman the following month. A selection of the submitted images will also be in The Bellman. It will be assumed that the photographer will have sought and received any permissions required to allow their photo to be used in the competition.
  4. The images submitted will have been taken in the current year(s) (2021/22) and taken within the area defined in rule 1 – ‘the area defined by the rivers Dee (to the north) and North Esk (to the south) and the B974 road (to the west)’.
  5. The Mearns Camera Club and The Bellman reserve the right to use any image for their promotional purposes. Credit will be given to the author. Copyright remains with the photographer.
  6. Each month a prize of a years subscription to the Mearns Camera Club will be awarded to the persons selected as the winner in each group. No other prize option will be available.
  7. Entries for each month can be submitted that month but not earlier. Entries should be sent to