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JOHN Devenport collected five top awards at Ashford Quest Photographic Society's annual dinner and awards ceremony.

Mr Devenport took not only the Colourscope Cameras overall winners' trophy but also the AKCC trophy for division one prints, the Janet Morris Memorial Shield for record photography, the John Wigmore rural landscape cup and the Neville Marsh trophy for exhibition slides.

John Woodward also had an excellent year. Mr Woodward won the Ken Masters shield for division three slides, the J Heritage shield for division three prints and the Tony Culver portrait group trophy. He was runner-up to Mr Devenport for the overall winners' trophy and for the chairman's salver.

No-one was more surprised than John's husband, Katrina, when it was announced she had won the Douglas Weaver trophy for endeavour. The result of this award is kept secret until the night.

Speaker was international photographer Paul Foley from Orpington The club now has a summer break until Friday September 6.

Other results: Photocraft cup for division one slides, Bob Devine; runner up, Katrina Devenport. AKCC cup, runner-up, Ron Edwards. Charter shield for division two slides, Graham Cooper; Eileen Wigmore. Kenhire shield for division two prints, Philip Royal; Fay Edwards. Ken Masters shield for division three slides, runner-up, Gerald Gilbert.

Heritage shield, runner-up Stephen Tebbs. Janet Morris shield, runner-up, Neil Owen. Bill Waters natural history trophy, Ben Auger; Mike Auger. Culver trophy, runner-up, Gloria Taylor. Wigmore cup, runner-up, Philip Royal.

George Downe theme cup for slides, Helen Taylor; Mick Gilburt. Driftwood trophy for print panel competition, Graham Cooper, Phil Callow. Chairman's salver, Bill Wearing. AKCC annual exhibition winners' prints trophy, Chris Shore. George Downe cup for small prints, Pauline Bonsall and Ann-Dominique Fortineau.

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