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Annual Exhibition 2019 – Guidance Notes for Entrants

Phil Shaw has revised and updated the Guidance Notes for Entrants for the Annual Exhibition in August 2019. The full text of the Guidance can be found on the Website under the ‘Exhibitions’ heading then drop down to the 3rd item where you will see the Guidance Note. The key points are that the closing date for entries is Thursday 16th May and all members may enter up to 6 prints, 6 PDI’s and up to 2 PDI’s for entry to the PDI of the Year competition.

Please read the new Guidance Note very carefully because a number of elements have changed for 2019. As usual, all entries must be uploaded through the Club’s normal up-load system – Photocomp in the same way as for Club competitions. Hopefully the Guidance is self explanatory but any queries may be raised with Phil at our regular Thursday night meetings

Developers Group

The next meeting of the Developers Group will be held in the Small Hall at 7:30pm on Monday 15th April. For the first half we will be reviewing the images taken at the night shoot in Chichester at our last meeting together with any other night photography shots that members wish to bring . You can bring either prints or PDIs or both.

For the second half Richard Webb will be giving a presentation on the use of masks to enhance images. It should be a fun and informative evening so do come along

Participation in Selection Committee Activities

The Club Selection Committee has worked together for several years and has helped the Club to be one of the most successful within the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.

We do try to encourage all members to participate in the Club activities and in particular competitions. We predomintaly encourage Club & Intermediate Classes by selecting their images to represent Chichester CC particularly in the Sussex Federation competitions.

I would like to encourage more members to consider getting on the Selection Committee principally from the Advanced class as this is the first requirement. However, I want to persuade all members to consider becoming an observer. This does not require any special skills or knowledge but the willingness to learn. Two of our current Selection Committee members started as observers and are very accomplished photographers, regularly getting International acceptances and awards. What it does require is to attend the selection days and some external exhibitions. There are no restrictions on how many observers we have within reason and this could help with inspiration for your own photography.

If you are interested in either coming along as an observer or wanting to become part of the Selection Committee please e-mail me at or call on 02392 467695. If you want to discuss your thoughts with me please see me at the Club or just call.

Peter Rocchiccioli


Calling all ‘Heavies’

The Focus Group will be running an Exhibition at the Assembly Room, North Street, Chichester from Saturday 6th to Saturday 13th April. Focus group members would appreciate some assistance from the ‘heavies’ loading screens etc from Tangmere on Thursday afternoon, 3rd April, at 2.45 to 3.00 and then unloading the following morning at the Assembly Room about 8.45 to 9.00am. The screen legs and bases are already loaded into John Howes horsebox so on Thursday afternoon only the display screens have to be loaded.

Prints at Sage HOuse

The following prints have been selected for the display at Sage House: Peter Rocchiccioli – The Little Boat and Volcano at Dawn; Lorna Brown – Trees from the Wood; Sarah Nichol – To the Secret Garden, Cromer Pier and The road to Lindisfarne; Mike Hancock – Path to the Door and Jasna Lake; Ronnie Hall – Chichester Harbour at Sunset; Jean Brooks – Deer in Flight; Hilary Featherstone – Goodwood Balloons; Jim Munday – Evening Glow at Fairfield; Jeff Owen – Basin Eye View and Rainbow Umbrellas.

These prints are much appreciated by the residents of Sage House at a very difficult stage in their lives. Many thanks to all the contributors.

Rules for Print Panel Competition

The next main Club meeting on Thursday 4th April will be the Print Panels Competition where those wishing to enter must bring their prints (between 3 and 6) on the night. The full rules of this competition are set out on the Club website under the main heading of ‘Competitions’ then on the drop down menu ‘Competition Rules Revised March 2019’ then scroll down to the heading ‘Print Panel Competition’.

Nomad Boxes

John Howes will be placing an order for new Nomad boxes on Friday 29th March so if anyone else wants to purchase a box taking advantage of lower prices for bulk purchasing please contact John either at the Club tomorrow night or by e mail –