Just got back from the final print merit comp and while I didn't win this week I did score extremely well:
"An Apple a Day" for the water vole scored 19/20.
"Play it again Sam" for the busker scored 19/20.
"The Phantom Raspberry Blower of Richmond Park Caught in the Act!" for the deer scored 20/20, with the comment of it being a stunning piece of natural history photography from the judge and also a reprimand from the club chairman for the length of the title. (He was joking, btw.)
I was near the bottom of the league table but with these scores I should end respectably mid-table. No trophies for me this year but on the bright side I wont have any polishing to do next year.
(Although there are still the annual comps for pics of the year to come.)