The time of year has come when I need you to renew your membership of Chichester Camera Club by paying your annual subscription.
This year the subscription will be £61, an increase of £1 as agreed. If you have set up a Standing Order for payment then please remember to make this change.
I have sent an email to all club members with details of how to pay but if you have any problems with this please feel free to contact me. The email also gives details of the new “Consent To Use Your Images” process; this is for information only.
As this is my first year as Membership Secretary I would really appreciate your cooperation in making your payments in good time, preferably before the Annual Exhibition, so that we have an idea of numbers for next year, and in any case by September 14th when your membership will lapse.
Please let me know if, for any reason, you will not be renewing your membership this year so that I am able to offer your place to other people on the waiting list. We often get people interested in joining at the Annual Exhibition so I would be grateful if you could let me know your intention before then.
Meanwhile enjoy this lovely summer.
Following close scrutiny by the Selection Committee, Guy Partington’s image “Harriet” was judged to be the overall winner of the Small Print Competition for this season. Guy was a well deserved winner having entered every competition this year despite being away for a long period. Seven of his images featured in the final fifteen and he also achieved a third place position with “Maori Greeting”.
In second place was Gary Howes’ image “Eagle Eye” and he also achieved a Highly Commended for “Kingfisher”. Gary is a new member this year so I am sure he will continue to feature in next season’s competition. Mike Busby and Simon Jones, also new members, are to be congratulated for having photos selected for the final fifteen.
Thanks are also due to all the other photographers who entered the competition during the year, namely: Nikki Holden, Lynn Painter, Jo Tricklebank, Stuart Whyte, Tim Crabb and Stuart Heir.
Let’s continue to make this a keenly fought competition next year.
Round five of the Small Print Competition saw the addition of three more images to the contenders for the title of Small Print of the Year.
1st: Simon Little with his image “Little and Large”
2nd: Guy Partington with “My Engine”
3rd: Guy Partington with “Maori Greeting”
The final fifteen images will be judged on March 15th and the best three selected will be included in the Annual Exhibition.
Thank you to all the photographers who entered images this year.
The February round of the small print competition will be the last one for this season, so make sure you are in with a chance of making the final ‘cut’ by entering your three prints by 15th February. If you haven’t entered before, then now would be a good time to take the plunge.
The winner of last month’s competition was Gary Howes with a delightful portrait of a young girl. In second place was Mike Busby and in 3rd place was Gary Howes. These images will now go forward into the Grand Final which will take place on March 8th.
Entries for the 4th round of the Small Print Competition are requested from Club Class Members please.
Up to three 7″ x 5″ or 6″ x 4″ prints should be submitted by next Thursday 11th January for judging on 18th January. If you have been out and about over Christmas it would be lovely to see your images.
Now that we have finally eaten are last festive meal after Christmas and the New Year, it is time to turn our minds to the next ‘foodie’ event. For the benefit of new members I would just like to explain that at the North Mundham Advanced Members exhibition we offer teas, coffees, cakes and lunches for sale. This means that we need help in the kitchen on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th January from members of the club, including Intermediate and Club Class. This is a useful way to raise funds and the jobs vary from washing up to serving etc.
The rosters as they stand at Jan 2nd are attached below and as you will see there are still some gaps to fill on Saturday, and Sunday is very sparse. If you can help with any of the available slots then please let Sheila Tester know asap. There will be an opportunity to sign up at the club meeting on Thursday 4th January, but time is getting short so any help will be greatly appreciated.
2018-01-14 Roster for Sunday (1)
2018-01-13 Roster for Saturday (2)
Congratulations are once again heading Guy Partington’s way. His portrait of ‘Harriet’ was given 1st place in this month’s competition. 2nd and 3rd places went to Mike Busby with his first ever entries into the competition; ‘Final Furlong’ and ‘Dark Secret’. Well done.
It would be lovely to see more new club class members like Mike entering January’s competition on 18th January. There will be lots of opportunities over the holiday season to get out and about with your cameras so no excuses. Images should be with me by 11th January please. Following that the February competition will be the last one for this season before the final selection of the overall winning images for the year.
A quick reminder to all club class photographers that entries for the December Round of the Small Print Competition are due in by next Thursday, 30th November. Up to three small unmounted prints can be given to me at the meeting next week. I would encourage new members to enter the competition as it can provide private feedback on your images with advice as to how they might be improved.
Huge congratulations to Guy Partington for taking all three places in the last competition.
1st Place: Dragon fly
2nd Place: Girl with no Name
3rd Place: Old Friends
Just a reminder to all Club Class members that entries for the December Competition are due in by 30th November, which is in two weeks. Let’s try and give Guy a run for his money – I already have his entries!
Just a gentle reminder to all Club Class members that the next round of the Small Print competition will be on Thursday 9th November. So could I please have all entries by Thursday 2nd which is NEXT WEEK. Three unmounted images sized up to 7″ by 5″ are all that is required, or even one or two if you are struggling to find anything suitable. I hope new members were able to see October’s entries which were on display in the small hall during the coffee break and that one or two more people will have been persuaded to enter this month. If you are still unsure of the rules and what is required then please feel to ask me or use the website to access the Members’ Handbook. I look forward to seeing more of your images next week.