Jack Levett Challenge

2019 Print Panel subject is “Reflections”

Winner – Reflections Of War – Robert Furlong

Rob collecting his trophy.


Runner Up – Craig Gorham

Reflections Light, Reflection Introspection and Reflections Dark.













2018 subject for a print panel was 

“TREES” Congratulations to Lee for keep his crown for the second year.


2017 was a 3 Print Panel Competition on:

“Rivers of Essex”

Jack Levitt Winner 2017

Well done Lee Woodcraft on his three entries

Pictured above receiving his trophy from judge Harold Mousley

Judging took place on 18th April 2017


2016 subjects were “Lights, Camera, Action”

Congratulations to Patrick O’Meara for winning with these images






2015 Winner – Bob Braine


Photo: Bob Braine receiving the trophy from judge Roger Winter


Past, Present & Future

Jack Levett Challenge 2015

Some other entries that were good enough to receive a mention:

Richard Huckett


Tony Curd


Simon Darney

Until his untimely death in 2002, Jack Levett was our president.  Well known and respected in the Chelmsford area, as well as being an amateur photographer, Jack was an accomplished organist, choirmaster, brass band master, scout leader and philatelist. Everything he did, he did enthusiastically and well. He tried to encourage our members to take more photos by issuing his annual challenge.  He believed strongly that our competitions should not consist of pictures already taken but that we should go out and take pictures specially for the competition.

  Jack Levett

For this, he specified a subject or subjects each year. Each entry must consist of three pictures (either prints or slides but not a mixture) on the subjects he set. Jack donated money prizes for the first, second and third places. Since his death we have continued the tradition but each year the winner nominates the subject for next year. The money prize, awarded now by the club, goes to a charity nominated by the winner. The winner is also awarded the Jack Levett trophy which he keeps for a year. In this small way the memory of a much loved and respected member of the town is perpetuated.