The National Inter-Club Print Championships took place last Sunday at Blackburn in Lancashire. The following is a report on the competition from the Selection Committee Chairman, Peter Rocchiccioli.
At the Weekend Glyn Edmunds, Sheila Tester and I, with George Atkins, attended the InterClub Print Championship at Blackburn, Lancashire. This is a competition between the best photographic Clubs in Great Britain, 36 in total out of over 1500 clubs. We qualified as winner of the SCPF Print Championship, a true test and honour for the Club.
In the First round we scored 149, just below the qualifying mark for the final 8 Clubs.
We did score very well in the final of the rest of the Clubs, in fact better than last year but other Clubs also scored better and we finished in the top 15 Clubs, a very good result, only 4 points behind Wigan 10 the winners of the Plate. The judges favoured very soft desaturated prints.
As I have already stated Ann McDonald got a 14 and 2 x 15, the other high scorer was Lorna with a 13 for her lovely beach scene from Ireland.
Out of 500 top images in the competition only 8 get any sort of award.
I am pleased to inform you that Judge Paul Stanley give his choice of a Silver medal to ‘Catch Anything Yet‘ by guess who: Ann McDonald.
That is an excellent result for the Club and particularly for Ann.
Peter presented Ann with her ‘medal’ for Catch Anything Yet
The PAGB Group will meet on Monday 6th November in the small hall at the Tangmere Village Centre.
We meet at 6.45pm for a prompt 7.00pm start. Please come at 6.45 to help set the room up. Please bring along your images, either prints or PDIs for assessment and advice from your peers.
Non members are welcome. Cost is £3 for CCC members £4 for non members.
Congratulations to Sheila Tester who was awarded a FIAP Bronze Medal for ‘A Group of Mycena’ in the Welsh International. Sheila had three acceptances in the salon including the image ‘Saint Primus, Slovenia (below)
Saint Primus, Slovenia © Sheila Tester
The PAGB Salon competition has started again. Our first salon in the competition is the THE SMETHWICK INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHY which closes on 9th November. http://www.smethwickps.co.uk/sps-international/4591954408
You may have your prints hand delivered to the organisers by Glyn Edmunds, however you must give them to him by Thursday 26th October at the latest. Thank you Glyn. If you wish you may then have the prints sent on to Southampton for THE SOUTHAMPTON EXHIBITION thereby saving postage both ways.
PAGB Dates for 2017-2018
We will have nine meetings this season, as listed below.
Monday 4th September
Monday 2nd October
Monday 6th November
Monday 11th December
Monday 8th January (!st Monday is a Bank Holiday)
Monday 5th February
Monday 5th March
Monday 9th April (1st Monday is a Bank Holiday)
Monday 14th May (1st Monday is a Bank Holiday)
There will be no meetings June, July or August.
All meetings take place in the small hall in the Tangmere Village Centre.
The meetings start promptly at 7.00pm but we ask that group members arrive at 6.45 to help set up the hall. Because we assess both prints and PDIs there is much setting up to do.
Cost this year remains at £3 for members of Chichester CC and £4 for non members.
The PAGB Group will start the Chichester Camera Club season with a meeting on Monday 4th September. This takes place at the usual venue, the small hall in the Tangmere Village Centre.
We will meet at 6.45pm for a prompt 7.00pm start. Please come at 6.45 to help set the room up.
The cost remains the same for the coming season £3 for club members and £4 for non members.
Please bring along your prints and PDIs for evaluation by the group. We look forward to seeing you.
Another successful exhibition for PAGB Group member George Atkins who gained two awards in the Grand MSM Circular Exhibition 2017. Well done George!
Wave Rock © George Atkins which received an award in the Grand MSM Exhibition
Once again the PAGB group has fared very well in this salon. Sheila Tester has received an RPS Gold Medal and two more members, Lorna Brown and Ann McDonald had images accepted. Congratulations to all!
Church at Vik © Sheila Tester which won a RPS Gold Medal at the Edinburgh Salon of Photography
Wisteria © Lorna Brown which was accepted at the Edinburgh Salon of Photography
Gannets Sky Pointing © Ann McDonald, accepted at the Edinburgh Salon of Photography
Dead Vlei © Glyn Edmunds
I’m delighted to announce that three club members have been awarded FIAP Distinctions this week.
John Howes EFIAP
Margret Preece EFIAP
Glyn Edmund EFIAP/gold
These are highly prized and difficult to achieve distinctions and are a reflection of the very high quality images produced on a regular basis by John, Margret and Glyn. Congratulations to all for a wonderful achievement.
Waiting for the Train © John Howes
Meeting Point © Margret Preece
PAGB GROUP NEWS!
I’m delighted to announce that our resident advisor at the PAGB Group, Janey Devine, has been elected a member of The Arena Group of Photographers, one of the UK’s most prestigious, invitation only Photography Groups. This is an indication of the high esteem in which Janey’s photography is held, not only in our area but also throughout the UK.
Janey has a very unique vision and style and we are very privileged to have her as a regular advisor at our PAGB Group meetings.
Hoylake Salon Successes
The PAGB Group had a total of four awards at this salon along with many acceptances.
Congratulations to George Atkins who received an award for the image below.
Karijini © George Atkins, which received an award at the Hoylake International Salon of Photography.