Once again members of the PAGB Group members have fared very well at the Smethwick International Salon this year. Two Gold Medals were awarded to group members with six members of the group gaining 20 acceptances between them. This is a terrific result in this prestigious salon.
Below is a selection of some of the images that were accepted
I am delighted to announce that three club members had a print accepted in this prestigious exhibition. The selectors were looking for a varied exhibition of the highest quality and members of camera clubs all over the UK were invited to enter, with a maximum of only one print accepted in the exhibition per entrant. Overall only 60 prints were accepted into the exhibition and THREE of those 60 acceptances came from Chichester Camera Club. That is a terrific achievement for our club and we should be justly proud to be represented three times over in this exhibition. Well done Chichester Camera Club!
The exhibition will be on show to the general public at the RK Burt Gallery, 57 Union St, London SE1 1SG from Tuesday 5th Friday 8th December and from Monday 11th until Friday 15th December, from 10am and 4pm each day.
The three club members who had prints accepted were Sheila Tester, Peter Rocchiccioti and Ann McDonald. The prints are reproduced below.
The National Inter-Club Print Championships took place last Sunday at Blackburn in Lancashire. The following is a report on the competition from the Selection Committee Chairman, Peter Rocchiccioli.
At the Weekend Glyn Edmunds, Sheila Tester and I, with George Atkins, attended the InterClub Print Championship at Blackburn, Lancashire. This is a competition between the best photographic Clubs in Great Britain, 36 in total out of over 1500 clubs. We qualified as winner of the SCPF Print Championship, a true test and honour for the Club.
In the First round we scored 149, just below the qualifying mark for the final 8 Clubs.
We did score very well in the final of the rest of the Clubs, in fact better than last year but other Clubs also scored better and we finished in the top 15 Clubs, a very good result, only 4 points behind Wigan 10 the winners of the Plate. The judges favoured very soft desaturated prints.
As I have already stated Ann McDonald got a 14 and 2 x 15, the other high scorer was Lorna with a 13 for her lovely beach scene from Ireland.
Out of 500 top images in the competition only 8 get any sort of award.
I am pleased to inform you that Judge Paul Stanley give his choice of a Silver medal to ‘Catch Anything Yet‘ by guess who: Ann McDonald.
That is an excellent result for the Club and particularly for Ann.
Peter presented Ann with her ‘medal’ for Catch Anything Yet
Congratulations to Sheila Tester who was awarded a FIAP Bronze Medal for ‘A Group of Mycena’ in the Welsh International. Sheila had three acceptances in the salon including the image ‘Saint Primus, Slovenia (below)
You may have your prints hand delivered to the organisers by Glyn Edmunds, however you must give them to him by Thursday 26th October at the latest. Thank you Glyn. If you wish you may then have the prints sent on to Southampton for THE SOUTHAMPTON EXHIBITION thereby saving postage both ways.
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!
I’m delighted to announce that three club members have been awarded FIAP Distinctions this week.
John Howes EFIAP
Margret Preece EFIAP
Glyn Edmund EFIAP/gold
These are highly prized and difficult to achieve distinctions and are a reflection of the very high quality images produced on a regular basis by John, Margret and Glyn. Congratulations to all for a wonderful achievement.