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
We were delighted to see Ann McDonald and Sheila Tester both receive awards at the Club meeting on Thursday 21st February – and to have Peter Rocchiccioli present them in his role as President of the Southern Counties Photographic Federation. A very ‘well done’ to both!
Sheila Tester, receiving the SCPF Roll of Honour, by the Federation president Peter Rocchiccioli. A distinction which she very well deserved for the work she has put into Chichester Camera Club over ten years, and before that was a member of Marwell Photographic Group. She has served on Chichester’s Management Committee many times, currently as Southern Counties Federation Representative, and is also an active member of the Selection Committee. Sheila is also of course absolutely vital is the success of our Annual and North Mundham Exhibitions where she is our catering supremo. A very well deserved award to Sheila for all her contributions to club photography.
Ann McDonald won the best portrait individual award at the PAGB GB cup for the open projected images for her Portrait of a Lady, and is shown here receiving the award from by the SCPF President Peter Rocchiccioli. This is a great achievement by Ann as there were only eleven awards given nationally and this was also the only one within the SCPF. Many congratulations to Ann for this splendid recognition.
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.