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Results of October’s Small Print Competition

Thanks to the club class members who entered the first round of the Small Print Competition. It was pleasing to see new members entering this first competition and, having seen the process, I hope some more of you will be brave enough to put forward your work for next month.

After careful consideration by the Selection Committee, the following people are the winners of this round and their images will be retained for the final annual competition in March.

1st place: Gary Howes with “Lizard”

2nd place: Guy Partington with “Isabelle”

3rd place: Gary Howes with “Eagle Eye”

Well done to these photographers and to everyone who took part. If you would like feedback on your images then please ask me at the club meeting next week when you can also collect your images.

Prints for the competition on Nov 9th should be with me by Nov 2nd please.

Linda Bullimore

Thursday 12th October

It was the first of the competition rounds last night, with the first Advanced PDI Competition and Roy Lambeth as our judge.  It’s always a great pleasure to have Roy, and his lovely wife Lynne, join us as they are both good friends to the Club.

Roy is a distinguished photographer, holds his AFIAP (that’s Ariste level with the Federation Internationale de L’Art Photographique) and his DPAGB (Distinction level with the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain) and last year was also awarded his APAGB which is the award for meritorious service to photography at all levels, from clubs through to the national levels.  

He’s a very able judge, with a very acute eye and lots of good advice on how the best can be got from our image files.  All of us will have learnt something from last night’s session.  

Jeff Owen once again came up trumps with getting the scores onto the website  before midnight last night and you will see Mike Davison tops the chart with John Howes and Keith Sawyer in joint second place and then five of us in joint third.  With currently only two rounds in the PDI competitions, we are already half way through and at the AGM last year there was a discussion about bringing PDI competitions into line with the three Print Competition.  This was very positively received and so next season (that’s 2018 – 2019) we will be trialling three rounds.

Last night should have been the deadline for the first Club Class and Intermediate PDI Competitons, but there was a technical glitch during the day and so Jeff has kept the portal open for a while longer and we hope that having seen a competition, new Members will be encouraged to take part. On which, the first Advanced Print Competition is now open for entries (deadline 26th October).

We were pleased to see Keith Sawyer receive his CPAGB (that’s Credit Level) from Peter Rocchiccioli (wearing his Southern Counties Photographic Federation President’s hat ) and Tony Baverstock receive his medal from the Sussex Photographic Federation (SxPF) Print Competition held last season.

The first Small Print Competition was also judged last night, and congratulations are due to Gary Howes who took first and third place and to Guy Partington, who came second.  You can see more about that on the separate post.

The images scoring 10 points in the first Advanced PDI Competition

Mike Davison’s Misty Morning, Lorna Brown’s Stradbally Strand Andy Dulson’s Silver Medal Winner Phil Shaw’s Tiger Portrait Peter Rocchiccioli’s Tango at San Telmo

 

Selection of Prints and PDIs

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

Graham Gets Gold – again!

I’m thrilled to be able to report that Graham Sergeant, our Audio Visual (AV) guru has won gold yet again for Beeswing.  Following his success last year winning  the Royal Photographic Society’s (RPS) Gold Medal at the RPS International AV Festival and becoming the first Brit to win the prestigious gold medal, Trophee de Paris, the Grand Prix from the Federation Photographique de France (ie the equivalent of our PAGB), Graham has now scored gold by winning the 2017 RPS Audiovisual Championships.

Many of us know Beeswing, the evocative and touching story of Lisa, a young homeless woman in Brighton that Graham tells through his AV with such power and humanity.  For anyone who has yet to see the work, we might – if we ask him nicely – persuade him to include Beeswing  in the PDI showings at North Mundham in the New Year. Many congratulations Graham!

Graham Sergeant with John Bradshaw, Club President, at the Annual Exhibition Preview when Graham was awarded Life Membership of the Club

 

October Round of the Small Print Competition for Club Class Members Only.

The first of this year’s Small Print Competitions will take place on 12th October so I would like all entries by 5th October please, which is only one week away!  For anyone who doesn’t know me my name is Linda Bullimore and you can give me up to 3 prints on any subject.

All club class members are eligible to enter the competition except any winners of previous annual small print competitions. I would especially encourage new members with no camera club experience to enter as this is a “non-stress” competition with judging taking place privately and only the winners’ names being revealed. You may also ask me for any feedback which might improve your images.

Images should be 7″ by 5″ or 6″ by 4″ and do not need to be mounted. They should however have your name and a title on the reverse, preferably on a sticky label so as not to damage your print. Images can be printed at any Photo Lab eg Boots, or you can print your own. The only digital manipulation allowed is basic colour correction etc with minimal cropping – no cloning or effects please as we like to keep it really simple. Prints, straight from your camera are totally acceptable.

Looking forward to meeting lots of new entrants with different styles and experiences. Not forgetting the “older” club class members of course.

Linda Bullimore

 

 

 

 

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 

PDI’s

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

PRINTS

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

PDI’s

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

PRINTS

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

PDI’S or PRINTS

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.