I got the results back and I'm glad it wasn't a serious competition (although if it was I would have worked more on the pics). The solitary tree scored only 14 and came last, while the other two fared slightly better with the church scoring 16 and the Civic Hall 17. It was quite good fun and useful in that I hadn't used any of the techniques before so I definitely learned a few things.
This Thursday is one of the seasons major events with Worthing participating in a prestigious team competition. One of my photos has been selected to represent the club (the solarized boat one) and I am worried that I might let the side down; it has done great with some judges and bombed with others who don't like that style so it will all depend on the judge's personal taste.
The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.