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Welcome to all our new members.  In an unavoidable change to the programme, the first round of the Small Print Competition will now be on 26 September.  Many apologies for that.

This competition is only open to Club Class members and it is really easy to enter.  There is no set theme.  All you have to do is to let me, or Guy Partington, have a maximum of three 7”x 5” (or smaller) unmounted prints by the deadline of 19 September so that they can be displayed (anonymously). 

The rules are quite simple:

Prints can be straight from the camera – you can print your own or have them done commercially;

a small amount of digital manipulation is allowed but only minimal cropping and the use of tools such as colour correction and exposure compensation (it didn’t mean anything to me when I first started either!);

please put your name and a title for the image on a small label on the reverse.

Three winners will be chosen and a brief feedback from the judges will be given.  These images will be held back for the final competition in March when the final 3 winners will be chosen.  Those 3 prints will be eligible for automatic entry into the Annual Exhibiiton in August and there is a small cup for the winner.

One word of warning, if you have a wonderful print that you think you would like to enter into the main club competition, then do not enter it into the Small Print Competition as an image can only be used once in any competition in the season.

This competition gives you a chance to measure your work against others in an anonymous setting, without marks or comments.  However, if you’d like feedback or advice, there are plenty of experts in the Club who will be willing, on the day, to have a chat.  (We’re all very happy to talk about photography). Just ask me or Guy and we’ll point you in the right direction.

Looking forward to seeing all your images soon.


Just a gentle reminder to all Club Class members that the next round of the Small Print competition will be on Thursday 8th November. So could I please have all entries by Thursday 1st November. Three unmounted images sized up to 7″ by 5″ with minimal cropping and minimal digital manipulation are all that is required, or even one or two if you are struggling to find anything suitable. There is no set subject.
I hope new members were able to see October’s entries which were on display in the small hall during the coffee break and that one or two more people will have been persuaded to enter this month. If you are still unsure of the rules and what is required then please feel to ask me or check the website. I look forward to seeing more of your images.
Cheryl Marshall

Crouch Shield 2018

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:

  1. Steyning 144 points
  2. Southwick 138 points
  3. Mid-Sussex 137 points
  4. Storrington 137 points
  5. Chichester 133 points
  6. Littlehampton 130 points
  7. Worthing 127 points
  8. Henfield 120 points


Richard Smith

Regnum Crouch Print Competition

Eight clubs took part in the competition hosted by Littlehampton and District Camera Club.


The results were as follows:

1st Steyning CC                                      146

2nd Chichester CC                                  144

3rd Storrington CC                                  141

4th Littlehampton & District CC                139

5th Southwick CC                                     138

6th Mid-Sussex CC                                   137

7th Worthing CC                                      135

8th Henfield CC                                        130


The following photographers represented us:


Anne McDonald   Gannets Sky Pointing                     20

George Atkins     Charlestown Harbour                    17

Glyn Edmunds     9.11.Museum                                 16

Jean Brooks        Sunrise over Bournemouth Pier     18

Lorna Brown       The Patriarch                                 18

Ray Acland          Sunrise Hillhead                             18

John Howes                 Mahatma at Pushkar, India            17

Sheila Tester       Coprinus Disseminartus                          20

Sussex Federation PDI Competition

Sussex Photographic Federation

PDI Championship 2017

This was held on Saturday 4th November and seventeen clubs entered. There were two categories Development (club and intermediate) and Open (for all categories, however we limit it to intermediate)

The PDI’s chosen were from the images that had done well in last year’s club competitions.

In the development category we finished second and in the open category we were ninth. This gave us an overall fifth place. Two images were awarded Selectors Medals and these will be announced shortly.


These were the images entered:

(* denotes the highest scoring images in each category.)



Andrew Vance     *                   Red Dress

Helenka Boden                       Floating in the Tide

Helenka Boden  *                    Misty Spinnaker Sunset

Richard Smith      *                   Village Cricket

Sarah Nichol                                Squirrel family

Richard Webb                            Smiling Crocothemis Servilia


Brian Southward                      Pergola and Lily Pond

Edgar Feldmanis      *               The Crossing Point

Jan Davis  *                                    Apollo

Paul Williams *                            Amber

Philip Acland                                    Trap

Roger Pagram                         Pool Reflections


Final Placings
Points Club Placing
593 Steyning 1
583 Mid-Sussex 2
582 Bognor Regis 3
577 Storrington 4
573 Chichester 5
572 Eastbourne 6
568 Worthing 7
565 Uckfield 8
560 East Grinstead 9
548 Littlehampton 10=
548 Seven Sisters 10=
544 Crawley 12
541 Southwick 13
536 Henfield 14
532 Middleton 15
530 Lewes 16
513 Rottingdean 17