Category Archives: Competition News

Annual Exhibition – Visitors’ Favourite Prints

Visitors to the Annual Exhibition are asked to vote for their favourite print, a task that can prove difficult as the response to all the prints has been very positive.  The range of styles and topics was – as always – very diverse, and it’s good to note that every photographer won a vote and the outcome was close run.  The winner however was Sheila Tester for Church at Vic,  with joint second place going to John Field for Path up to the Windmill  and Peter Rocchiccioli’s Camel Herder.  Stephen Tattersall’s Dusk at West Wittering came in third.

The winning voting slip will be drawn at the first Club meeting of the new season, Thursday 7th September and the winner notified shortly after.

Roll of Honour: Annual Exhibition Presentations

At the opening of The Annual Exhibition the cups were presented by Walter Benzie HonFRPS, President of the RPS to the

 2016 – 2017 Seasons winners 


Lankester Trophy, Winner of the Club PDI league: Helenka Boden

Sutherland Cup, Winner of the Intermediate PDI league: Paul Williams

Hackett Cup, Winner of Advanced PDI league: John Howes EFIAP

Waddington Cup, PDI of the Year: Lynne Owen LRPS


Shubotham Cup, Winner of the Print Panel competition: Pietro Rocchiccioli BA (Hons) Photography

Ada Tyler Cup, Winner of Small Print Competition: George Sayer

Brierley Cup, Winner of Club Print league: Richard Ryder

Postma Cup, Winner of Advanced Print league: Lynne Owen LRPS

Simcox Trophy, Winner of Intermediate Print league: Ed Feldmanis

Exhibition Trophies


Charles Sayers Trophy, Best Club PDI in Exhibition: Helenka Boden

Birch Cup, Best Intermediate PDI in Exhibition: Susan Watts

Turner Cup, Best Advanced PDI in Exhibition: John Field ARPS

Whitaker Trophy, Best Portrait PDI in Exhibition: Jeff Owen LRPS

Bevis Cup, Best Record PDI in Exhibition: Margret Preece ARPS

Chichester Challenge Cup, Best Landscape PDI in Exhibition: David Harris

Darley Cup, Best Pictorial PDI in Exhibition: Glyn Edmunds EFIAP


Evershed Martin Cup,  Best Club Print in Exhibition: Guy Partington

Bastow Cup,  Best Intermediate Print in Exhibition: Linda Bullimore LRPS

Derek Smith Cup, Most Creative Club or Intermediate Print: Carmel Lynch

Wilson Dent Cup, Best Advanced Print in Exhibition: Ann McDonald DPAGB

Read Cup, Best Portrait in Exhibition: Lynne Owen LRPS

Charles Howard Record Trophy, Best Record Print in Exhibition: Jan Davis

Simcox Landscape Trophy,  Best landscape in Exhibition: David Abbott

Chichester Cup, Best Pictorial Print in Exhibition: Jean Brookes EFIAP

Edleston Trophy, Most original Advanced Print in Exhibition: Lynne Owen LRPS


Stewart Jones Cup, Best image within 10 miles radius of Chichester Cross: John Field

Tester Cup, Best natural History Image in Exhibition:Sheila Tester

Coath Memorial Cup, Photographer of the year: Ann McDonald EFIAP

Edmunds Cup,  Contribution to The Club over year: Graham Walls

SCPF PAGB Presentations by Pietro Rocchiccioli

CPAGB Credit Award: Lynne Owen

DPAGB Distinction Award: Ross Laney

Our new President John Bradshaw congratulating our new Life Member:Graham Sargeant.

EDINBURGH International Salon of Photography successes for pagb members

Once again the PAGB group has fared very well in this salon. Sheila Tester has received an RPS Gold Medal and two more members, Lorna Brown and Ann McDonald had images accepted. Congratulations to all!

Church at Vik © Sheila Tester which won a RPS Gold Medal at the Edinburgh Salon of Photography

Wisteria © Lorna Brown which was accepted at the Edinburgh Salon of Photography

Gannets Sky Pointing © Ann McDonald, accepted at the Edinburgh Salon of Photography

Thursday 25th May – PDI of the Year

As the season draws to its close, we welcomed Jeff Lawrence to judge our PDI of the Year competition last night.  Jeff, who holds an LRPS and a CPAGB, was a first-time judge for us, but is a well known and very busy judge across the south.

He gave us an evening of very thorough judging, and we appreciated his careful analysis of our images, along with a thoughtful interpretation of them.  I certainly enjoyed his appreciation of the positive aspects of the pictures and he gave a clear and constructive critique on possible improvements.

We had asked Jeff to select the top three images, along with Highly Commended as he thought fit.  I’m pleased to report that Lynne Owen took first place with Refusal, John Larry came in second with Otter Eating and Sue Nash took third place with Reminiscing.

Jeff awarded Highly Commended to Dartmoor Cascade by George Sayer, Evacuees by John Howes, Lavender Boy by Liz Boden, No Reported Incidents by Keith Sawyer and  Oculus by Jean Brooks.

That concludes the Thursday meetings for this season – with the B&W Group meeting still to come on the 31st May and the RPS meeting on the 20th June.  We of course have the Annula Exhibition over the summer, with the Pre Exhibition Meeting on Thursday 27th July (7.30pm at Tangmere) and the Preview on 4th August at 7pm in the Assembly Room, Chichester. This is also the last of the weekly news posts and there will be no regular newsletters over the summer.  I look forward to seeing everyone at the exhibition events and when the new season starts on Thursday 7th September with Guy Edwardes and A Professional Approach to Outdoor Photography.

Enjoy the summer!

Lynne Owen’s Refusal

Jiohn Larry’s Otter Eating
Sue Nash’s Reminiscing

The Scottish Salon of Photography Successes for the club.

The Scottish International Salon of Photography successes for PAGB Group members.

Once again the group has fared very well in this salon. Sheila Tester has received two awards and had nine acceptances. In addition several other members of the group have been successful in having images accepted, including Mike Davison whose image is pictured below along with one of Sheila’s images. Congratulations to all!

Lotus Temple, Delhi © Mike Davison, accepted at The Scottish Salon


Isolated Shed, Poland © Sheila Tester, accepted at The Scottish Salon


Thursday 30th March

I was sorry to miss last night’s third and final Advanced Print Competition last night, and Sue Sibley’s careful judging.  Sue’s a  highly competent photographer in her own right with LRPS and ARPS gained within 4 months in 2012 and followed up by AFIAP and CPAGB accreditations soon thereafter.  She exhibits regularly in national and international competitions and is the current Chair of the Southampton International Exhibition.

Sue brings a wealth of photographic experience and knowledge to her judging, analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of images and always giving useful advice for improvement.  She has a particular eye for the use of  use of textures,  a clear story or message, and warns agains over-work pictures which can create unnecessary distractions.  

It’s usually a close run thing at the top of the competition tables and this time was no different.  I’ll confess I was more than usually grateful for Jeff Owen’s speedy posting of the results last night and it’s congratulations to Lynne Owen topping the table with 78 points, pipping my 77.5, which just squeaked by a half-mark ahead of Jean Brooks on 77. Well done the ladies!

Jean scored a 10 for Art Deco@Hoover and Frank Adams also scored a 10 for Shepherd’s House.  Sheila Tester took two full marks for Gannet Feeding Young and Coprinus Disseminatus

Jean also asked to send her thanks to all those members who so generously sponsored her line dancing for a couple of hours on Red Nose Day. In total she managed to raise £130 in sponsorship which will go to a good cause. If you haven’t yet given Jean your sponsorship money, please do so next Thursday.

I was particularly sorry to miss Sheila Tester giving her report on the SCPF 2017 Print Championships that had been held last Sunday, 25th March at Basingstoke.  The Club did really well in this inter-club competition, greatly assisted by John Howes’s being awarded a Silver Medal for for Holy Man,  which helped put us into first place!  Congratulations to all contributing photographers.





Frank Adams’s Shepherd’s Hut








Sheila Tester’s Coprinus Disseminatus,

and Gannet Feeding Young








Jean Brooks’s Art Deco@Hoover



Spring Exhibition: A few reminders and requests

Spring Exhibition 22nd and 23rd April 2017

It’s just a few weeks now (and Easter in between) until the Spring Exhibition with a number of things to be done, so here is a reminder.

  1. Personal statements, for instance something about yourself as a photographer or the images you are showing, to Steve Marsh as soon as possible at They were due yesterday!
  2. As well as prints, you can show PDIs, that are different images from the prints. A maximum of 6 can be uploaded through the Club’s normal route.  This needs to be done by next Thursday April 6th
  3. An exhibition dinner will be held at the Walnut Tree, Vinnetrow Road, Chichester, PO20 1QB on the Saturday evening and is open to everyone, not only exhibitors. It’s £19 per head for two courses and coffee.  You will need to place your order and pay in advance, and menus and booking forms (form attached) should be returned to Sarah Nichol.  Please make cheques payable Chichester Camera Club (not CCC please).
  4. There are posters and flyers available, so please pick some up at the Club and help to promote the event.
  5. John Howes will be looking after the set up on Saturday and will need some strong arms to assist him – volunteers to John please!  Likewise, we are looking for someone with a tow bar who could take the boards away on Sunday evening (trailer is provided!)– as well as volunteers to help!
  1. Carmel Lynch will be masterminding the refreshments (tea, coffee and cakes) and will be delighted to have homemade cakes and volunteers to help.
  2. Raffle prizes are also welcome, along with volunteers on the days. Please let Mike Harris have donations
  3. There will be space for any cards you might like to put up for sale, with a 10% commission to the Club on any sales made.

Thank you to everyone who has already stepped up to help! Please sign up to help over the weekend.