PPS Trophies

PPS (PSNS photographic section) trophy winners 1954 – 2018

Main Colour Trophy or Main Cup

The Main Colour Trophy was donated by and is named after Alexander (Sandy) David Cockburn Main (1898 -1970), a Perthshire farmer. It was first introduced in 1957, made of solid silver it is the smallest and the most valuable trophy that the PSNS photo section own. 

Its original purpose was to award the trophy to the winner of a multiple colour slide competition. Members could submit eight colour transparency slides each which were then judged over four rounds, spread throughout the season. Each slide was marked out of 20 points creating a possible maximum score of 160 points. A league table of entrants was displayed after each round making it very competitive with members moving up or down the league. The focus of the competition was to challenge members to consistently deliver quality images which would score highly over the season. The trophy was awarded to the member with the top score over the four rounds at the end of the season. Winning this cup was seen as prestigious and highlighted the winner as a skilled photographer. 

However, finding judges each season proved problematic. In the 1990s the competition format was reduced to six slides entered, spread over three separate meetings with a single judge, still a heavy workload for a single judge. A few years later another modification was required, moving with the times to switch from transparencies to digital files. 

The competition format now requires three digital images to be entered, each marked out of twenty points, and judged on a single evening. The trophy is awarded to the photographer with the highest total score. 

  • 1957  W.H. Findlay
  • 1958  P.K. McLaren
  • 1959  E.C. Mathieson
  • 1960  I. McDougall
  • 1961  W. Armstrong
  • 1962  W. Armstrong
  • 1963  J. Grant
  • 1964  A. Miller
  • 1965  N. Miller
  • 1966  I. McDougall
  • 1967  J. Grant
  • 1968  I. McDougall
  • 1969  J. Grant
  • 1970  I. McDougall
  • 1971  J. Simpson
  • 1972  Dr. Robertson
  • 1973  J. Simpson
  • 1974  I. McDougall
  • 1975  I. McDougall
  • 1976  Miss A. Jackson
  • 1977  A. Borthwick
  • 1978  I. McDougall
  • 1979  I. McDougall
  • 1980  J. Simpson
  • 1981  I. McDougall
  • 1982  I. McDougall
  • 1983  Miss I. Watson
  • 1984  J. Simpson
  • 1985  D. Hay
  • 1986  J. Herd
  • 1987  R. Antoniewicz
  • 1988  J. Herd
  • 1989  J. Herd
  • 1990  J. Herd
  • 1991  R. Antoniewicz
  • 1992  R. Antoniewicz
  • 1993  J. Herd
  • 1994  D. Hay
  • 1995  D. Hay
  • 1996  D. Hay
  • 1997  K. Ringland
  • 1998  D. Hay
  • 1999  Miss S. Borthwick
  • 2000  A. Borthwick
  • 2001  K. Menmuir, M. Nicoll, S. Smith
  • 2002  I. Cadman Dubois
  • 2003  I. Cadman Dubios
  • 2004  D. Hay
  • 2005  T. Gardner
  • 2006  A. Borthwick
  • 2007  T. Gardner
  • 2008  B. Farey
  • 2009  R. Antoniewicz
  • 2010  D. Hay
  • 2011  R. Antoniewicz
  • 2012  R. Antoniewicz, Harry Petrie
  • 2013  R. Antoniewicz
  • 2014  H. Petrie
  • 2015  J. Thow
  • 2016  R. Hunter
  • 2017  R. Leinster
  • 2018  D. Hay

PKM Trophy

Named after Peter Kemp McLaren, (1903-63), a professional photographer and the proprietor of Star Photos, a company once well known in Perthshire for their newspaper, commercial and wedding work. Their advertising slogan ‘Where there’s a story there’s a “Star” man’

The trophy was introduced in 1954 and is the oldest PSNS trophy. _____ Awarded for the three best monochrome prints with points scored out of twenty for each print creating a cumulative score to decide the winner _______ .

  • 1954-55  Joseph Wylie
  • 1955-56  P. K. McLaren
  • 1956-57  J. Morrison
  • 1957-58  P. K. McLaren
  • 1958-59  W. H. Findlay
  • 1959-60  W. Armstrong
  • 1960-61  I. McDougall
  • 1961-62  I. McDougall
  • 1962-63  J. Annandale
  • 1963-64  W. Armstrong
  • 1964-65  D. McIntosh
  • 1965-66  I. McDougall
  • 1966-67  I. McDougall
  • 1967-68  I. McDougall
  • 1968-69  R. Sime
  • 1969-70  J. Simpson
  • 1970-71  I. McDougall
  • 1971-72  J. Simpson
  • 1972-73  I. McDougall
  • 1973-74  I. McDougall
  • 1974-75  I. McDougall
  • 1975-76  W. Adams
  • 1976-77  I. McDougall
  • 1977-78  J. Simpson
  • 1978-79  I. McDougall
  • 1980-81  I. McDougall
  • 1981-82  I. McDougall
  • 1982-83  I. McDougall
  • 1983-84  I. McDougall
  • 1984-85  I. McDougall
  • 1985-86  W. Dunlop
  • 1986-87  I. McDougall
  • 1987-88  R. Antoniewicz
  • 1988-89  J. Herd
  • 1989-90  J. Herd
  • 1990-91  R. Antoniewicz
  • 1994-95  J. Herd
  • 1995-96  M. Campbell
  • 1996-97  D. Hay
  • 1997-98  R. Antoniewicz
  • 1998-99  R. Antoniewicz
  • 1999-00  R. Antoniewicz
  • 2000-01  J. Herd
  • 2001-02  I. Cadman Dubois
  • 2002-03  A. Clark
  • 2003-04  K. Menmuir
  • 2004-05  A. Clark
  • 2005-06  A. Brunton
  • 2006-07  K. Menmuir
  • 2007-08  T. Gardner
  • 2008-09  S. Borthwick
  • 2009-10  T. Gardner
  • 2010-11  R. Antoniewicz
  • 2011-12  J. Burhouse
  • 2012-13  I. M. Mackintosh
  • 2013-14  K. Menmuir
  • 2014-15 T. Ryan
  • 2015-16 J. Burhouse
  • 2016-17 R. Hunter
  • 2017-18 C. Bell
  • Grant cup

Donated by J. Grant

The cup first introduced in 1970 and is a competition of three themed digital files.

  • 1970  Miss A.K. Jackson
  • 1971  E. M. Robertson
  • 1972  J. Martin
  • 1973  Mrs. R. McKenzie
  • 1974  Miss M. Dow
  • 1975  Miss C. Dow
  • 1976  A. Currie
  • 1977  Miss I. Watson
  • 1978  N. Lindsay
  • 1979  J. Green
  • 1980  J. Hutchison
  • 1981  J. Watson
  • 1982  Mrs. J. Prain
  • 1983  G. Mallis
  • 1984  J. Banks
  • 1985  Mrs. H. Kemp
  • 1986  W. Shand
  • 1987  G. Hood
  • 1988  M. Nicol
  • 1989  G. Nicol
  • 1990  K. Ringland
  • 1991  D. Blair
  • 1992  A. Stephen
  • 1993  A.C. Croll
  • 1994  D. Morrice
  • 1995  K. Cowan
  • 1996  R. Grandison
  • 1997  I. Swan
  • 1998  A. Fyfe
  • 1999  Mrs. S. Smith
  • 2000  K. Menmuir
  • 2001  A. Clark
  • 2002  R. Hayward
  • 2003  F. Martin
  • 2004  M. Brunton
  • 2005  D. Hay
  • 2006  S. Borthwick
  • 2007  S. Willekens
  • 2008  J. Burhouse
  • 2009  D. Hay
  • 2010  J. Goddard
  • 2011  J. Goddard
  • 2012  D. Hay
  • 2013  T. Riddick
  • 2014  D. Hay
  • 2015  T. Haynes
  • 2016  R. Leinster
  • 2017  M. Bell
  • 2018  V. McNamara

Nan Borthwick Salver

Donated by her son Alan Borthwick in memory of his mother, a keen gardener and a long time former member of the PSNS botanical and photographic sections. 

The competition introduced in 2002 is for a set of three prints which should show a clear intention of a connecting theme of style, content or both. 

  • 2002  K. Menmuir
  • 2003  K. Menmuir
  • 2004  S. Borthwick
  • 2005  L. Johnston
  • 2006  T. Gardner
  • 2007  T. Gardner
  • 2008  K. Menmuir
  • 2009  S. Ginter
  • 2010  D. McNab
  • 2011  D. hay
  • 2012  J. Goddard
  • 2013  S. Ginter
  • 2014  J. Burhouse
  • 2015  R. Leinster
  • 2016  D. Hay
  • 2017  J. Burhouse
  • 2018  F. Lind

Peter Rourke Salver

Donated after his death by his widow in his memory. The competition introduced in 1991 offered the opportunity for the members to practice artistic style moving away from merely representational or documentary photography.

  • 1991  J. Herd
  • 1992  W. Adams
  • 1993  W. Dunlop
  • 1994  H. Kemp
  • 1995  H. Kemp
  • 1996  J. Herd
  • 1997  J. Herd
  • 1998  S. Borthwick
  • 1999  J. herd
  • 2000  A. Stephen
  • 2001  S. Smith
  • 2002  S. Smith
  • 2003  I. Cadman Dubois
  • 2004  M. Lind
  • 2005  T. Gardner
  • 2006  A. Clark, K. Menmuir
  • 2007  S. Borthwick
  • 2008  D. McNab
  • 2009  K. Menmuir
  • 2010  D. Hay
  • 2011  S. ginter
  • 2012  T. Gardner
  • 2013  P. Trant
  • 2014  R. Hunter
  • 2015  R. Hunter
  • 2016  R. Hunter
  • 2017  C. Sievewright
  • 2018  C. Bell 

Colour prints Rosebowl 

An annual competition with the trophy awarded to the best colour print.

  • 1978  I. McDougall
  • 1979  W. Adam
  • 1980   I. McDougall
  • 1981  I. Reynolds
  • 1982  I. Reynolds
  • 1983  I. McDougall
  • 1984  I. McDougall
  • 1985  J. Herd
  • 1986  A. Borthwick
  • 1987  R. Antoniewicz
  • 1988  J. Herd
  • 1989  R. Antoniewicz
  • 1990  R. Antoniewicz
  • 1991  J. Herd
  • 1992  W. Dunlop
  • 1993  A. Mackay
  • 1994  J. Herd
  • 1995  A Stephen
  • 1996  R. Grandison
  • 1997  J. Herd
  • 1998  S. Borthwick
  • 1999  A. Stephen
  • 2000  K. Menmuir
  • 2001  K. Menmuir
  • 2002  I. Cadman Dubois
  • 2003  I. Cadman Dubois
  • 2004  K. Menmuir
  • 2005  J. Burhouse
  • 2006  M. Lind
  • 2007  R. Antoniewicz
  • 2008  H. Petrie
  • 2009  K. Menmuir
  • 2010  K. Menmuir
  • 2011  J. Burhouse
  • 2102  S. Riddick
  • 2013  J. Burhouse
  • 2014  R. Hunter
  • 2015  C. Sievewright
  • 2016  S. Riddick
  • 2017  R. Hunter
  • 2018  R. Hunter

D. Dall Cup 

A reconstituted competition now used for selfies

This competition is for a submission of up to three selfie digital files. 

  • 1971  W. Adams
  • 1972  D. S. MacKenzie
  • 1973  S. Illingsworth
  • 1974  N. Adams
  • 1975  I. McDougall
  • 1976  J. Simpson
  • 1977  I. MacDougall
  • 1978  J. Simpson
  • 1979  I. McDougall
  • 1980  J. Simpson
  • 1981  I. MacDougall
  • 1982  J. Simpson
  • 1983  I. McDougall
  • 1984  I. McDougall
  • 1985  I. McDougall
  • 1986  I. McDougall
  • 1987  I. McDougall
  • 1988  A. Borthwick
  • 1989  W. Shand
  • 1990  L. Johnston
  • 1991  D. Hay
  • 1992  L. Johnston & A. Borthwick
  • 1993  J. Herd
  • 1994  K. Harcom
  • 1995  W. Dunlop
  • 1996  A. Borthwick
  • 1997  W. Dunlop
  • 1998  S. Borthwick
  • 1999  D. Hay
  • 2000  D. Hay
  • 2001  I. Cadman Dubois
  • 2002  K. Menmuir
  • 2003  K. Menmuir
  • 2004  K. Menmuir

The trophy was once retired but is now reconstituted for selfies 

Simpson cup

Named after Jack Simpson a former member of the PSNS photo section who was skilled in audio visual presentations. The original format required projecting transparency film using two projectors and a tape recorder to play music, poetry or sounds relating to the images. Two transparency slides were overlapped and merged producing a flowing sequence, a third slide was often used to blend an image while the previous image fades away. The competition now reflects current practice and replaces transparencies with digital slides or movie clips.

  • (List of past winners missing)

Millennium Quaich

An award initiated in 2000 and presented by the committee to a PSNS member in recognition of their outstanding work or contribution over the previous year.

  • 2000  S. Smith
  • 2001  W. Gudmundsson
  • 2002  J. Craig
  • 2002  L. Johnston
  • 2003  R. Antoniewicz
  • 2005  J. Burhouse
  • 2006  S. Borthwick
  • 2007  R. Grandison
  • 2008  K. Menmuir
  • 2009  I. McIntosh
  • 2010  J. Burhouse
  • 2011  J. Goodard
  • 2012  S. Riddick
  • 2013  M. Bell
  • 2014  A. Forsyth
  • 2015  C. Seivewright
  • 2016  R. Hunter
  • 2017  R. Leinster
  • 2018  R. Antoniewicz

The below list of trophies consists of retired awards due to a view that there were too many competitions included in the syllabus. 

The Festival Trophy

Perth Festival of the Arts Trophy was presented by JRS Sidey a former proprietor of the photography shop in Scott Street. The trophy was awarded for the best print displayed during the annual PFA exhibition. The exhibition featured every year in the Perth Theatre foyer and offered an opportunity to show the members work to the general public. The judges came from all walks of life and were invited to show their own work and feature as a guest exhibitor. The winner was often pictured in the local newspaper holding the trophy which created good publicity for the PSNS activities. The trophy is presently retired due to a lack of available exhibition space. 

  • 1982  D. S. Mackenzie
  • 1983  W. Adams
  • 1984  I. MacDougall
  • 1985  J. Simpson
  • 1986  W. Armstrong
  • 1987  R. Antoniewicz
  • 1988  G. Hood
  • 1989  R. Antoniewicz
  • 1990  L. Johnston
  • 1991  J. Herd
  • 1992  R. Antoniewicz
  • 1993  S. Hutchison
  • 1994  W. Dunlop
  • 1995  R. Antoniewicz
  • 1996  J. Herd
  • 1997  D. Hay
  • 1998  S. Borthwick
  • 1999  J. Herd
  • 2000  I. Cadman Dubois
  • 2001  I. Cadman Dubois
  • 2002  J. Herd
  • 2003  I. Cadman Dubois
  • 2004  K. Menmuir
  • 2005  A. Clark
  • 2006  T. Gardner
  • 2007  J. Herd
  • 2008  J. Herd
  • Trophy retired 

Stanley L. Taylor

  • 1963  R. Sime
  • 1964  I. McDougall
  • 1965  I. McDougall
  • 1966  R. Montgomery
  • 1967  W. Johnston
  • 1968  I. McDougall
  • 1969  D. Dall
  • 1970  M. Scott
  • 1971  A. Wylie
  • 1972  I. McDougall
  • 1973  I. McDougall
  • 1974  J. Simpson
  • 1975  I. McDougall
  • 1976  A. Borthwick
  • 1977  M. Dow
  • 1978  I. Watson
  • 1979  I. McDougall
  • 1980  I. McDougall
  • 1981  A. Borthwick
  • 1982  I. McDougall
  • 1983  I. McDougall
  • 1984  A. Borthwick
  • 1985  I. McDougall
  • 1986  D. Hay
  • 1987  W. Shand
  • 1988  J. Herd
  • 1989  W. Shand
  • 1990  M. Nicoll
  • 1991  D. Hay
  • 1992  A. Borthwick
  • 1993  M. Nicoll
  • 1994  K. Harcom
  • 1995  A. Stephen
  • 1996  M. Nicoll
  • 1997  R. Grandison
  • 1998  K. Menmuir
  • 1999  M. Nicoll
  • 2000  H. Petrie
  • 2001  A. Clark
  • 2002  I. Cadman Dubois
  • 2003  A. Clark
  • 2004  M. Nicoll
  • 2005  H. Petrie
  • 2006  F. Martin
  • 2007  J. Burhouse
  • 2008  J. Burhouse
  • 2009  D. Hay
  • Trophy retired 

Ron Crosbie Memorial Trophy

  • 1984  D. Hay
  • 1985  I. McDougall & H Petrie
  • 1986  D. Hay
  • 1987  E. McCabe
  • 1988  R. Antoniewicz
  • 1989  R. Antoniewicz
  • 1990  G. Nicoll
  • 1991  G. W. Nicoll
  • 1992  M. Nicoll
  • 1993  D Macenhill
  • 1994  G Nicoll
  • 1995  S. Hutchison
  • 1996  A Borthwick
  • 1997  D. Hay
  • 1998  D. Hay
  • 1999  D. Hay
  • 2000  M. Nicoll
  • 2001  A. Clark
  • 2002  A. Clark
  • 2003  D. Hay
  • 2004  K. Menmuir
  • Trophy retired

Reid Cup

  • 1993  D. Morrice
  • 1994  K. Harcom
  • 1995  J Burhouse
  • 1996  T. Calley
  • 1997  S. Smith
  • 1998  A Lewis
  • 1999  K. Menmuir
  • 2000  I. Dubois
  • 2001  A. Clark
  • 2002  W. Gudmundsson
  • Trophy retired