The results of the first Advanced PDI competition have been posted in the latest newsletter. The first PDI competition for Club and Intermediate members will be held on 25th October and the first print competition for the same groups will be held on 22nd November. Deadlines will be with us very shortly so it might be helpful to summarise the changes to the opportunities for progression from Club to Intermediate, agreed at the AGM earlier this year.
The particular matter for discussion at the AGM was to consider the position for those Members who have been in Club Class for some time already and any newer Members joining the Club who do not achieve promotion for some time. It was agreed that:
Existing members who have been in Club Class for 3 years or more and who wish to progress to the Intermediate Class will have the option of self-referral to Intermediate providing they have entered the main Club competitions during the previous year, irrespective of the marks obtained.
New Members placed in Club Class who have not been promoted after three years may also self refer to Intermediate, as long as they have taken part in competitions during those three years, irrespective of the marks obtained.
The alternative approach is to do very well in the Club class league tables for that year and gain promotion thorough that route
|First Name||Last Name||Title||Score|
|Tony||Baverstock||Surfer and Friend||8.5|
|Tony||Baverstock||River Lot Near Penne D’Agenais||7|
|Jean||Brooks||Ladies on Display||8.5|
|Jean||Brooks||Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk||7|
|Lorna||Brown||A Family Business||8.5|
|Richard||Corkrey||Millenium Walk, Nymans||7|
|Richard||Corkrey||In the Spotlight||7|
|Jan||Davis||Le Midi France||8.5|
|Andy||Dulson||Marija Vukovic – Montenegro||8.5|
|Andy||Dulson||Yasmani Copello 400M Hurdles||9.5|
|Andy||Dulson||Celliphine Chepteek Chespol||10|
|Hilary||Featherstone||Kink in the Road||8|
|Hilary||Featherstone||Studying the Jokes||8|
|Hilary||Featherstone||Wet and Windy||7.5|
|David||Harris||Morning School Run, Bruges||8|
|Nigel||Hayes||Bridge over the Avon||7|
|Nigel||Hayes||Beach Reflections, Bognor||7|
|John||Howes||Punya in Pushkar||8.5|
|John||Howes||A Shepherd of Men||9.5|
|John||Larry||In a World of Her Own||7|
|John||Larry||Cats Eyes Pattern||8|
|Stephen||Marsh||Westminster Underground Station||10|
|Stephen||Marsh||He’s a Very Naughty Boy||8|
|Stephen||Marsh||R.a Summer Exhibition 2018||7.5|
|Jim||Munday||Male Migrant Hawker at Rest||10|
|Jim||Munday||Cornering Hard at Thruxton||8.5|
|Jeff||Owen||Feeling the Heat||9|
|Jeff||Owen||Out in the Bay||8|
|Frank||Sandbach||Gull Attack 2||8|
|Frank||Sandbach||Gull Attack 1||8.5|
|Stephen||Saunders||Light at the End of the Tunnel||8.5|
|Stephen||Saunders||Emerging from the Depths||8|
|Phil||Shaw||Cheetah Portrait in Evening Light No. 2||9.5|
|Phil||Shaw||Tiger – Action Portrait||9|
|Phil||Shaw||Red-Crowned Cranes Courtship Dance||10|
|Jim||Waddington||Pulsatilla Seed Heads||9|
|Jim||Waddington||War Time Nurse||8|
The first Advanced print competition of the season will be judged on 8th November by Jim Pascoe. Entries are open now and the boxes will be out over the next 3 Club evenings with a final deadline for submission of 25th October. For those new members who wish to enter, copies of your images have to be uploaded via the PhotoComp portal. Instructions on how to do this are described in the ‘ Documents – Important Documents – Instructions for Upoading PDIs to PhotoComp’ part of the website.
Are you seeking advice for a future PAGB Awards adjudication?
The Awards Workshop at Littleton on 21st October still has three spaces left for advice on PDI submissions. The Prints section is fully booked.
The workshop will be invaluable for anyone planning to try for PAGB Awards in the next couple of years.
Even if you are planning a Print entry and have not been able to book a space, you could still have your images evaluated using PDIs at the workshop!
The cost for the workshop is £18. There are also places remaining for observers at £6.
Anyone interested please contact Pat Goodall on email@example.com
The deadline for the first Small Print Competition is next Thursday 27 September and it would be lovely if you could let Cheryl Marshall, or Guy Partington, have your entries next week please.
You can enter up to 3 images (maximum 7”x5”) and remember to put your name and the image title on a sticker on the back please. I look forward to being inundated with images!’
Some gentle reminders:
Entries for the 1st Advanced PDI Competition need to be uploaded by the closing date of 27th September 2018.
Entries for the 1st Club and Intermediate PDI Competitions need to be uploaded by the closing date of 11th October 2018.
If you can’t remember what to do or are new it to it all then the Upload site can always be found here.
Instructions can be found here.
Hello to all the new Club members. I’m sorry that I couldn’t be there on 30 Aug to meet you all. The first round of the SMALL PRINT Competition will be on 4th October. This competition requires no uploading of images, just printing. It is open to all Club Class members and is really easy to enter. All you have to do is to let me, or my partner in crime, Guy Partington, have a maximum of three 7”x 5” (or smaller) unmounted prints by the start of the meeting on 27 September so that they be displayed on a board (anonymously).
The rules are simple:
No set theme;
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!);
You need to put your name and a title for the image on the reverse, but be careful as some pens can transfer ink to other prints so best to stick a small label on the back;
Three winners will be chosen and a brief written feedback from the judges will be given. These images will be held back for the final competition in March when the final three winners will be chosen. Those three prints will be eligible for automatic entry into the Annual Exhibition 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 (which is not open to previous winners, Intermediate or Advanced members) 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.