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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

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’.

CHICHESTER WINS SCPF CHAMPIONSHIPS

Congratulations to Chichester Camera Club which won  The Southern Photographic Federation Print and PDI Championships which were held on Sunday 24thMarch.

Dalmatian Pelican Defending Territory © Sheila Tester, featured above, won the best image in the PDI Championship and a Gold Medal. Congratulations Sheila!

Twenty four clubs from the Federation took part in the PDI Championships and twenty one clubs took part in the Print Championshiip. Chichester Camera Club were the winners in both competitions.

Chichester members won a Gold Medal, a Silver Medal, and a total of  five Highly Commended Certificates. Congratulations to everyone who had images in the competition, each image contributed to our final result.

Gannet Defending Space © Ann McDonald won a Silver Judges Medal (Judge Roger Parry’s choice)
Curious © John Howes won a Highly Commended Certificate
Racket Tailed Puffet Ariel © won a Highly  Commended Certificate. 

108th LONDON SALON OF PHOTOGRAPHY

YOU ARE INVITED TO ENTER PRINTS FOR THE 108th LONDON SALON OF PHOTOGRAPHY.

Closing date 20th May 2019. I am going to try to arrange delivery of Chichester Camera Club print entries in order to save on postage. Watch this space!

Accepted prints will be exhibited in galleries during the Summer in London, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Ireland.  

For full details of On-Line entry, rules and exhibition dates please visit the London Salon website www.londonsalon.org or contact Ann McDonald who will be happy to advise you on suitable images and the online entry system etc. Please bring along any prospective entries to the PAGB Group on 1st April

This is a very prestigious salon which was set up in 1910 with the aim being “to exhibit only that class of photographic work in which there is distinct evidence of artistic feeling and execution”. Members of Chichester Camera Club have been entering this salon for many years, with considerable success. The image featured above ‘1920s Flapper‘ © Glyn Edmunds won a rare London Salon Medal in last year’s exhibition.

Entry System Now Open

images selected for inter-club competitions

The following images have been selected for our inter-club competitions which will be held in MARCH and APRIL

THE SOUTHERN PHOTOGRAPHIC FEDERATION INTER-CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP  

This will take place on the 24THMarch 2019. The venue is The John O’Gaunt School, Priory Road, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 0AN

SCPF PRINT CHAMPIONSHIP IMAGES

Abandoned FarmhouseFrank Adams
At the Imperial CityChris Gledhill
Bonnet Mushrooms (Mycena Galericulata)David Harris
Carmine Bee-Eater over the ZambeziPhil Shaw
Chasing the LightRichard Corkrey
Coprinus DisseminatusSheila Tester
CuriousJohn Howes
Dalmatian PelicanAnn McDonald
Gannet  Defending Space Ann McDonald
Hearth and HomeLorna Brown
On his BikePeter Rocchiccioli
Porcelain Fungus in Dappled LightSheila Tester
Reaching for the Moon (Mycena)David Harris
Red StagGraham Ainge
Resting Ann McDonald

SCPF PDI CHAMPIONSHIP IMAGES

Black Hairstreak Satyrium PruniRoss Laney
Canary WharfMichael Palmer
Dalmatian Pelican Defending TerritorySheila Tester
Gannet Bonding BehaviourAnn McDonald
Gannets Sky PointingAnn McDonald
London InfinityMichael Palmer
Poplar Hawk MothRoss Laney
Racket Tailed Pufflet Aerial CombatPhil Shaw
Riona in a Lace SkirtGlyn Edmunds
SistersJohn Howes
Stradbally StrandLorna Brown
The Scoundrel and the ScholarJohn Howes
The Sheep JudgeJohn Howes
Tiger Action PortraitPhil Shaw
Vashti Cunningham USAAndy Dulson

THE CROUCH SHIELD PDI COMPETITION

This will take place on Friday 22ndMarch. The venue is Henfield Village Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield, BN5 9DB, United Kingdom.  

CROUCH SHEILD IMAGES 

Cheetah in the EveningPhil Shaw
Church at VikSheila Tester
Crash Landing PelicanAnn McDonald
Moth to the FlameRoss Laney
Mycena with Gossamer ThreadSheila Tester
Portrait of a LadyAnn McDonald
The NarrowboatmanJohn Howes
Tiger PortraitPhil Shaw

SUSSEX FEDERATION PRINT CHAMPIONSHIP

This will take place on 6thApril 2019, at the The King’s Centre, Burgess Hill

SUSSEX FED CHAMPIONSHIP IMAGES

A Beautiful SmileMike Harris
Little Red Riding Hood?Richard Ryder
The Hot TapRay Thurgood
En VogueJonathan Fiske
Gallery, StockholmGuy Partington
The Turbine Hall, Tate ModernHeather Buckle
Little Blue BoatCarmel Lynch
Devon BeachWendy Chalk
In the Shadow of the BudhaMike Hancock
Haircut Sir?Mike Hancock
Angry LeopardChris Gledhill
Fox on the ProwlChris Gledhill

FIAP BIENNIAL SELECTION FOR Jim Munday

I am delighted to announce that Jim Munday’s image Port in a Storm (above) has been chosen by the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) to represent England/Northern Ireland in the FIAP Colour Print Biennial 2019.

It is a great honour for the club that the work of one of our members has been chosen to represent the country in this very prestigious Biennial competition. Congratulations Jim!

Club successes at The Southampton International Exhibition of Photography.

This year several members of the PAGB Group entered the Southampton International Exhibition of Photography, with considerable success. The image featured above is The Scoundrel & The Scholar © John Howes which won a PSA Silver Medal.

Between them, 7 members of the group won 8 awards and had 38 images accepted in this exhibition. Congratulations to all for an excellent result.

Featured below are some more of the successful images. 

The Hermit © John Howes which won an SCC Certificate at the exhibition. John won three awards in total with six acceptances.
Beautiful Plumage © John Howes which won a SCC Medal
Dalmatian Pelican © Ann Mcdonald which was awarded a GPU Ribbon.
Old Control Room © Mike Davison, accepted for the exhibition
Mycena © Glyn Edmunds, accepted for the exhibition.
Tourmaline Sunangel ©, another image by a club member which was accepted for the Exhibition.
Health and Safety © Peter Rocchiccioli, accepted for the exhibition.

Certificates of Merit for Club Competitions

The results of the survey of Members on the policy for presenting Certificates of Merit for Club competitions was reviewed by the Management Committee on 11th March. In total there were 22 responses (15% of the membership) and of these:

12 voted for option 3 – that certificates be available only on the website so those who wished to do so could download their own copy;

5 voted that the current policy be continued – certificates presented for marks of 9, 9.5 and 10 and

5 voted for certificates to be presented for those gaining a mark of 10 but for 9 and 9.5 these be available on the website

Whilst the majority preferred the website only option the Management Committee were aware that those who support the status quo and variations of it felt strongly that to have a policy of Certificates being only available on the website undermined their value.

After considering all options the Management Committee decided that Certificates of Merit will be presented on the night for all those achieving a mark of 10 for both prints and PDIs and in addition Certificates for those achieving 9, 9.5 and 10 will also be produced on the website for download (see Jeff’s post below). I hope all members will feel this is an acceptable compromise