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December Salon successes for PAGB Group members

      3rd CORK  INTERNATIONAL SALON OF PHOTOGRAPHY

  • George Atkins was awarded a SACC Gold Medal for ‘Botallack Tin Mine’,  along with several other acceptances
  • Ann McDonald was awarded a PSA Silver Medal for  ‘Through the Doorways’, along with several other acceptances
  • Lorna Brown was awarded a PSA Ribbon for ‘Memento Mori’, along with several other acceptances

There were also acceptances for other PAGB Group members. Those also gaining acceptances at the salon were

  • Sheila Tester
  • John Howes
  • Ronnie Hall
  • Sue Nash

Congratulations  to all. It is a terrific achievement to gain awards and/or acceptances at these International Salons of Photography where one is competing against the best in the world.

 

Gold medal for Sheila Tester from the Smethwick International Exhibition

Congratulations to PAGB Group member Sheila Tester who won a PAGB Gold  Medal in the Nature Print Section at the 41st Smethwick International Exhibiiton of Photography.

The winning image is ‘A Group of Mycena

Sheila was also awarded a Highly Commended Ribbon in the Nature Print section for “Mycena Attacked by Slime Mould

Well done Sheila!

This is an excellent result for the club from Smethwick, two gold medals (one for George Atkins also, see previous post) and a ribbon from this  prestigious exhibition.

The following members had awards from The Wrekin Salon 2015

George Atkins received a Ribbon in addition to several acceptances

John Howes received a Highly Commended in addition to several acceptances

Lorna Brown, Mike Davison and John Howes also had acceptances at The Smethwick Exhibition. In addition Lorna had an acceptance in the Wrekin Salon.

Congratulations to everyone for their successes.

Arena Seminar 2016 Bookings Open

Riviera Hotel, Burnaby Road, Alum Chine, Bournemouth, BH4 8JF

Arena is pleased to announce details of the 2016 Arena Seminar  which takes place from 11th to 13th March 2016. The Seminar has become established as a major weekend event in the photographic calendar.
The Seminar brings together a first-class group of speakers and photography enthusiasts for a weekend of lectures, discussion and the opportunity to share inspirational photography.

Download the booking  form here
http://arenaphotographers.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/ArenaSeminar2016-BookingForm.pdf

More information about the weekend here http://arenaphotographers.com/index.php/arena-seminar-2016/

PAGB GROUP MEETING

The next meeting of the PAGB Group is on Monday 2nd November at 7.00pm. Because we look at both Prints and PDIs there is a lot of setting up to do so please come along at 6.50 to help set up. As usual we will try to see and comment on the work of everyone attending.

 

More Salon Successes for PAGB Group Members at Tallaght International Salon of Photography

 Tallaght 25th International Salon of Photographic Art

  • Contratulatons to GEORGE ATKINS who had 8 Print acceptances in the Salon. He was also awarded a FIAP Silver Medal and a Ribbon
  • Congratulations to JOHN HOWES who had 7 PDI acceptances in the Salon.
  • Congratulations to LORNA BROWN who had 4 PDI acceptances in the Salon .
  • Well done to all of them. It is a great achievement to gain acceptances and awards in this prestigious FIAP & PSA international Salon.

 

FIAP Salon News

Congratulations to PAGB Group member GEORGE ATKINS who had great success in The 7th ICS International Digital Circuit in the USA this summer. George had 25 images accepted in the  circuit and had the following awards.

  • ISF Gold Medal Best Author
  • ICS Gold Medal Best in Show
  • Swan Gold Medal
  • Argus Bronze Medal

 

PAGB MEMBERSHIP NEWS

PAGB GROUP SALON COMPETITION 

Congratulations to Sheila Tester who won last season’s International Salon Competition. She was presented with a bottle of Champagne at the club on the evening of the 15th October. The PAGB Group will run another competition this season. The rules are outlined below.

PAGB GROUP International Salon Competition 2015-2016

  • This competition is open to members of the PAGB Group only
  • There are five Salons only, these are selected by the group leaders.  All the Salons we have chosen are under the  patronage of FIAP.
  • You may enter as many sections as you wish in each Salon however only the number of acceptances in ONE section in each exhibition will be taken into account for the competition (because some people don’t enter all the classes).
  • You may choose which section you would like to count after the results are out.
  • We will give one point for an acceptance and an extra point for an award such as a medal/certificate etc.
  • When the results of all the exhibitions are known then we will add the points and present the prize!
  • This year all the Salons will take place in different countries.
  • The group leaders will not take part.

The Salons for this season are

 IRELAND

  • 2015/426      3rd Cork International Salon of Photography
  • http://corksalon2015.picturk.com
  • Open Mono, Open Colour, Nature, Photo Travel, Landscape, Creative
  • Cost € 15.- 20. -25.- 30.-35.-40   PAYPAL
  • Closes 01/12/2015
  • Results 20/12/15

BOSNIA, SERBIA, MONTENEGRO

  • 2016/044      BH Circuit 2016 – Tuzla – Bosnia Herzegovina
  • 2016/045      BH Circuit 2016 – Aleksinac – Serbia
  • 2016/046      BH Circuit 2016 – Kotor – Montenegro
  • http://www.photoclubtuzla.com
  • Open Mono, Open Colour, Nature, Photo Travel, Woman
  • Cost €30 for 2 sections, €40 for 4 sections. PAYPAL
  • Closes 25-12-2015
  • Results 25-01-2016

ENGLAND

USA

  • 2016/035      1st Atlantic International Photographic Exhibition 2016
  • http://www.atlantic-photography.com
  • Cost $10, 18, 27, 38. PAYPAL
  • Open Colour, Open Mono, Nature, Photo Travel
  • Closes 28-02-2016
  • Results 13-03-2016

SCOTLAND (details not yet available, below are details from the 2015 Salon)