Junior Club Competition Winners February 2020

AFO Photography Club - Johan Orton - Colgate smile toughness

Congratulations to Johan Orton from AFO Photography Club!

He is our February winner with the image “Colgate smile toughness” 

 Johan wrote:

“Ek het die foto tydens verlede jaar se Toyota Warrior Race in Nelspruit geneem. Dit oggend-sonlig was perfek in my guns van agter en ek het geweet, dis nou net om die regte posisie te kry en die perfekte atleet met die lelikste of mooiste uitdrukking terwyl die waterspatsels ook tot die effek moet bydra. Op die regte tyd, regte plek het ‘n jong man met die mooiste stel tande die lelikste gesigsuitdrukking in my rigting gegee terwyl hy deur die modderige waterobstruksie moes deurkruip. Ek het seker 20-30 foto’s van hom geskiet sodat ek die beste een kon kies. Ek het my Canon 5D Merk 4 en Canon 70-200mm gebruik vir die foto. Die verstellings was soos volg, 1/1600s, f3.5, ISO 100.


Translated into English:

I took the picture during last year’s Toyota Warrior Race in Nelspruit. The morning sunlight was perfectly in my favour from the back and I knew I jyst had to get the right position, the perfect athlete with the ugliest or most beautiful facial expression while the water spray also had to contribute to the effect. At the right time and right place a young man with the most beautiful set of teeth gave the uggliest expression in my direction while he had to crawl through the muddy water obstruction. I shot probably 20-30 images of him so that I could choose the best one. I used my Canon 5D Mk 4 and Canon 70-200mm. The settings were 1/1600s, f3.5, ISO 100.”





Our 1st runner-up is Fanie Barnard from Bethal Fotografie Klub with ” Nagreier bad”

Bethal Fotografie Klub - Fanie Barnard - Nagreier bad


Our 2nd runner-up is Desire Pelser from Highway Camera Club with “Hairy Legs”

Highway Camera Club - Desire Pelser - Hairy Legs


Thank you to the judges:  

Cobus Eksteen – Krugersdorp Kamera Klub

Chris Nel – South African Visual Arts Society (SAVAS)

Errol Wagg – Boksburg Camera Club









Click here for the February scoresheet for Juniors


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(these images are also available on Box.com to download and show at your club evenings  – just forward the webmaster your email address and ask to be added to the shared folder)




This is a PSSA monthly competition where clubs enter their monthly Junior winner onto Photovault. Appointed judges select the winning image.  The monthly winner gets displayed on the home page of our Website for the duration of the month.  

For the Junior Club Competition Winner of the Month, a club representative (ideally the Chairperson) submits the club winner via Photovault at www.photovaultonline.com

Instructions on how to upload your entry onto Photovault can be downloaded here  doc

Frequently we do require high resolutions of these images as PSSA use them for Print Exhibitions to promote PSSA as well as showcasing the work being done around the country.

At the end of the PSSA calendar year (30 June of each year) the Junior Club Competition Winning Image of the Year is selected.


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