I have been approached by a number of Members who were puzzled why I have been asking for first PDIs and now Prints.
Just to outline, the reason is that the Club has a Selection Committee that, as the name implies, selects work for various external competitions and this predominately is at the beginning of the season. We enter both PDIs and Prints in the Southern Counties Photographic Federation (SCPF) inter-club league competitions. That is, the competitions between clubs in the southern area which are divided into different groups according to their previous success in these competitions. There are six print leagues and seven PDI leagues. Chichester is currently in League 1 for prints and League 2 for PDIs. Each club in the relevant league hosts one of the inter-club judging rounds during the season. We will be hosting the Print League on 7th December and the PDI League on 4th January.
We have to select eight prints which will then be away for most of the season, as these same prints are used for all the league matches where they are judged by a different judge in each round. The prints will be away from October until February. We have the same requirements for PDIs. We then also compete in the SCPF Exhibition where we select 6 prints and 8 PDIs. For these competitions we use what the Selection Committee considers to be the best work available from all of the membership.
We also enter the Sussex Photographic Federation (SxPF) competitions both in prints and PDIs. For these competitions we only use work from the Club Class and Intermediate sections only. That ensures that there are opportunities for those members to have work selected to represent the Club, and although we are competing against images from the Advanced classes in other clubs, we do very well.
Because of our success last year when we were joint League 1 winners, this year we have the honour of representing the SCPF at the Interclubs Print championship run by the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) in Blackburn. This is on Sunday 29th October, we shall return the 40 prints that we require for this event the following Thursday. Over the season we have other external competitions where again as the Selection Committee Chair I shall be asking for more PDIs and Prints. Hopefully this has helped you to understand the reason for our requirements. Do ask Sheila Tester, our SCPF Representative, or Richard Smith, our SxPF Representative, if you would like any further information.
Peter Rocchiccioli, Chair of the Selection Committee
Tony Baberstock’s Olive Grove was chosen by the Selection Committee last season as part of the Club’s submission to the SxPF Print Competition, and was a medal winner
Would all members please bring a number of your best prints, mounted 50cm x 40cm for consideration by the Selection Committee. We need your prints for the Southern Counties Photographic Federation (SCPF) League and the Exhibition (held at Salisbury) The dead line date is next Thursday 14th September. Thank you for your co-operation, it is much appreciated.
Frank Adams’s Lindisfarne Castle
The Federation needs your prints for the PAGB Interfederation Championship and exhibition.
We need to select:
30 Colour Prints
30 Mono Prints – FIAP Definition
30 Open PDIs (not nature)
30 Nature PDIs – FIAP Definition
These are the numbers the Federation have to send in as our entry, so we need many more to select from!
The print mount size must be 50x40cm (see the note below on print size tolerances required for exhibition framing)
The PDIs are to be 1400×1050
All must be to Peter by this Thursday 27th April so that they can be considered for selection.
Please support the Federation with your prints and PDIs
The Club’s Management Committee has been working with the Selection Committee to make clearer to all Members the role of the Selection Committee and what it does. As part of that, we have agreed ‘Role Guidance’ so that there is a clear, set out understanding of the function of the Selection Committee.
Briefly, the purpose of the Selection Committee is to allocate new members to the appropriate classification; to manage the internal promotion system of members; to select images for the Annual Exhibition and for external competitions to represent the Club and to achieve the best results, while promoting work from as many members as possible across Club, Intermediate and Advance classes as appropriate.
The Selection Committee has done rather well this year in selecting images for the external competitions and in consequence the Club’s standing is good. Their task isn’t an easy one, not least as the Club’s standard is high and selecting the representative images from so many potential entries can be hard. Combined with that, the rules for some external competitions are complex and putting together the right mix of images from members who do or do not have accreditations, the balance of different genres and ensuring as many different photographers are included in the mix can be a challenge!
The guidance is now published and you can read it here CCC Role Guidance Selection Committee April 2017
John Howes with his winning image The Holy Man from the recent SCPF Print Championships
We are still looking for prints from ALL members for the Hospice and the Selection Committee. Joan and Jon Barham organise a changing collection of prints at the Hospice and are hoping to update that in the next week or two. The Hospice Print box is still rather sparse so do please look out prints for them for next week. Panel collections are very suitable!
The Selection Committee meets on Friday 24th February to select images for both the Regnum Crouch and Sussex Photographic Federation Print Competitions. The SxFed competition is one Chichester keeps for our Club and Intermediate Class members, so do please bring your prints along next Thursday. Those that scored 9, 9.5 or 10 are particularly welcome, but the Selection Committee would also like to see other images that you would like to submit. The Selection Committee do have a considerable task in putting the images together for the SxFd as the rules are very complex, so please don’t be discouraged if you haven’t had work selected before.
Janey Devine’s Children of Myanmar 1
Can all advanced workers who received a merit score (i.e. 9 or above) please bring their prints into the hall on Thursday so they can be considered by the Selection Committee at their next meeting.