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1st PDI Competitions

The PhotoComp upload site (here) is now set up for the 1st Advanced, Intermediate and Club PDI competitions.

Information on Uploading PDIs for Competitions can be found here.

If you are unsure about resizing look at the instructions here. We will also be covering this at the Digital Group Meeting this month on September 27th details here and here.

Jeff Owen

By Magret Preece
Margret Preece’s Annual Exhibtion PDI, It wasn’t my fault



Recent Acceptances and Awards


Creative Silver Award winning image Angel by Keith Sawyer

Congratulations to Keith Sawyer who has achieved the following Salon Acceptances and Awards during the Summer.

Exhibition/Salon Acceptances/Awards
Arctic (Norway) 1
Avant-Garde (India) 4
Varna (Bulgaria) 1
Photographic Society of New York 1
Purulia (India) 1
Midland Salon 2
Indian Photo Art Circuit (3 salons) 11
Beyond Group 1
Photographic Society of America 1 +   Creative Silver Award
Welsh International Salon 3
Photographic Salon Society of New York 3
Bundoran (Ireland) 4
Sydney 2



It’s congratulations to Club members who have been promoted this year, following their successes in the Club’s competitions. Moving to Intermediate for PDIs are Corinne Noyalet, Justin Hadley and Ed Feldmanis.  Ed also moves to Intermediate Prints along with Wojtek Boden.

Lynne Owen, Stephen Tattersall and Frank Sandbach are all promoted from Intermediate to Advanced PDIs, while Stephen, David Donati and Sue Nash move up to Advanced for Prints.

Well done to all – and we look forward to seeing more work from them in the coming season!

Wojtek Boden-A Modern Land Girl-10








Wojtek Boden’s A Modern Landgirl‘ was one of his competition winners during the last season.

Photo sprint results

We were 7 members to participate tonight in The Photo Sprint which involved taking 3 images  within an hour  of the subject “contrast”

Group photo above in front of what was Howard’s Photography Shop as the image from 55 years ago on the front page of our website.

The judging in The Eastgate Pub was severe and the gold medal was won by Lynne Owen for the following image:

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The silver medal was won by Vanessa Stern for the following image

P1020237and the bronze to Lynne Owen

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Recent Acceptances at British Salons

Sheila Tester                                                                                                                             154th Edinburgh Exhibition of Photography                 3 Acceptances

Ann McDonald                                                                                                                 London Salon of Photography 2016                                    2 Acceptances

The above two salons accept only 200 prints out of a submission of many thousands so congratulations to both on on having their images accepted and shown in these prestigious photography exhibitions.


Pietro Rocchiccioli_Mada_Saini outside his home Mono

I am delighted to announce that I’ve just heard from Dave Coates that ALL the applications for FIAP Distinctions have been successful. Congratulations to the following PAGB Group members who have gained their distinctions.

George Atkins  AFIAP
Sheila Tester  AFIAP
Lorna Brown  AFIAP
John Howes  AFIAP
Peter Rocchiccioli  EFIAP
Ann McDonald  EFIAP

Congratulations too to the following club members who were also awarded distinctions.

Margret Preece AFIAP                                                                                             John Larry EFIAP/platinum

In addition we would like to congratulate John Larry EFIAP/p on achieving his 2000th acceptance in International Salons.

 Very well done to everyone for a terrific result!


Sheila Tester DPAGB wins the Champagne in the Salon Competition!

Congratulations to Sheila Tester DPAGB who won this season’s International Salon Competition, organised by the PAGB Group. In the course of this year she has had many acceptances from the Salons and has won many awards. She was presented with a bottle of Champagne at the club on the evening of the 2nd June.

Ann and Sheila

Sheila being presented with her Champagne by Ann McDonald, leader of the PAGB Group.

Several other members of the PAGB Group have had great success in the Salons this year with numerous acceptances and awards between them.  The PAGB Group will run another competition in the coming season. Details will follow in due course.


Graham Sergeant’s International Success

Many of us know Graham Sergeant’s moving AV, Beeswing, which tells the true story of Lisa, a young woman from Brighton.  This has been an award winning AV in this country and Graham has now won the prestigious  gold medal,  Trophee de Paris, the Grand Prix from the Federation Photographique de France – in other words the equivalent of our PAGB.

Just to add to the success, Graham is the first Brit to ever win this award.  Many congratulations Graham!

Graham Sargeant's

One of Graham’s images of Lisa, showing her with her dog on her pitch in Brighton