The Print Panel competition was judged in a highly entertaining style by 4 judges with FRPS qualifications: John Bradshaw, Janey Devine, Iain McGowan and visiting judge Leigh Preston. The judges all commented on the exceptionally high standard of work with lots of different and highly creative images on show, particularly abstracts.
Special congratulations go the winner, Jean Brooks, with Phil Shaw in 2nd place and Lynne Owen 3rd. Jean’s panel will be on show at the Club Annual Exhibition in August.
Congratulations also go to the following who gained ‘Highly Commended’ for their work: Linda Bullimore, Tony Baverstock, Heather Buckle, Jeff Owen, Stephen Marsh, Glyn Edmunds and Stephen Tattersall.
All Club and Intermediate members wishing to enter the final print competition of the year must get their prints in by Thursday 12th April at the latest and PDI versions uploaded to the site. This is a final deadline with no extensions allowed.
Last Thursday we hosted the Crouch Shield, an inter – club PDI competition between local clubs. Eight images per club were entered and marked out of 20 by the judge Lisa Beaney. The result was as follows:
- Steyning 144 points
- Southwick 138 points
- Mid-Sussex 137 points
- Storrington 137 points
- Chichester 133 points
- Littlehampton 130 points
- Worthing 127 points
- Henfield 120 points
Congratulations Phil Shaw for his Gold medal in the SCPF championships 2018.
Well done Jean Brooks for her silver medal in the same competition.
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.
Once again the PAGB Group excelled at this salon.
Seven members of the group entered and between them achieved 28 acceptances and three awards. It is a great achievement to gain acceptances and awards in this prestigious FIAP & PSA international Salon.
Mycena with Gossamer Thread © Sheila Tester which won an award.
Resting © Ann McDonad which won an award.
Congratulations to ROSS LANEY who gained three awards at the Bristol Salon.
The following members of the PAGB Group entered the Bristol Salon and between them got 17 Acceptances. It is a great achievement to gain acceptances and awards in this FIAP and PSA recognised salon.
Penniless © Ross Laney which was Highly Commended in the Bristol Salon.
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.
Reluctantly, the committee have decided that with severe bad weather warnings in the forecast the meeting tonight, which was the 2nd Club and Intermediate PDI competitions, will be cancelled.
I have spoken to the judge, Andrew Mills, and he has agreed to judge the entries at a future date.
If you get this post, please inform other club members that may not be able to pick up the news items.
We have a very serious issue regarding the titling of images which has had detrimental impact on Club performance. Some of our members are changing titles of their images, entering them under different titles on different occasions. This is totally unacceptable for several reasons but most importantly, it has meant the Selection Committee can make mistakenly select the image twice which results in it being disqualified as happened last year. This is unfair to the other Members whose work has been selected but is then unused because of other Member’s carelessness. Last season in the League PDIs we were relegated because we had inadvertently submitted the same image twice but with different titles. Fortunately this season we have come second in League 2 and and so will resume our rightful place League 1 for next season.
Another problem that we have found that one Member is using the same title for different portrait images. This is not acceptable as we can select an image but the one we receive from the Member is different, which as you can imagine causes considerable confusion.
We also also that image titles are kept short – many national and international exhibitions physically limit titles to character count and long titles are problematic, especially when it comes to setting up the Annual Exhibitition Catalogue
We simply must ask for all Members’ co-operation to avoid these problems and the difficulties it has caused the Selection Committee whose job is anyway difficult and whose members give up their time for the benefit of all Club Members.
It is quite simple. One image – one title: one title – one image.
Paul William’s short and sweet title – Femme Fatale