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NOVEMBER SMALL PRINT COMPETITION

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

Club class members – new rules for promotion

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

Scores 1st Advanced PDI Competition 2018-19

First Name Last Name Title Score
Tony Baverstock Safari Sunset 8
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
Jean Brooks Birling Gap 7
Lorna Brown Finishing Touch 7.5
Lorna Brown Craftsman’s Art 10
Lorna Brown A Family Business 8.5
Richard Corkrey Coed-Y-Brenin 7.5
Richard Corkrey Millenium Walk, Nymans 7
Richard Corkrey In the Spotlight 7
Jan Davis Andra 7.5
Jan Davis Le Midi France 8.5
Jan Davis The Butler 7
Michael Davison Tidal Surge 7.5
Michael Davison Window Display 8
Michael Davison Provencalpoppies 10
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 Gerbera Seeds 8.5
David Harris Morning School Run, Bruges 8
David Harris Hebridean Dusk 9
Nigel Hayes Bridge over the Avon 7
Nigel Hayes Beach Reflections, Bognor 7
Nigel Hayes Red Shadow 7.5
Jean Henwood Blue Snow 7.5
Jean Henwood Canadian Railroad 8
Jean Henwood Bosham Sunset 7.5
John Howes Punya in Pushkar 8.5
John Howes A Shepherd of Men 9.5
John Howes Beautiful Plumage 10
John Larry In a World of Her Own 7
John Larry Cats Eyes Pattern 8
John Larry Wolf 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 Incoming 9.5
Jim Munday Cornering Hard at Thruxton 8.5
Jeff Owen Feeling the Heat 9
Jeff Owen Free Hugs 7.5
Jeff Owen Out in the Bay 8
Lynne Owen The Stranger 8.5
Lynne Owen Flight 8
Lynne Owen Regret 8.5
Michael Palmer Red Legs 8
Michael Palmer Rubber-Necking 8.5
Michael Palmer London Infinity 9
Peter Rocchiccioli The-Cuban-Singer 8
Peter Rocchiccioli Night-Time 9
Peter Rocchiccioli Exposed 8.5
Frank Sandbach Gull Attack 2 8
Frank Sandbach Gull Attack 1 8.5
Frank Sandbach Mating Frogs 7
Stephen Saunders Light at the End of the Tunnel 8.5
Stephen Saunders Emerging from the Depths 8
Stephen Saunders Liquid Gold 7
Keith Sawyer Midnight 9
Keith Sawyer Identity 2 8.5
Keith Sawyer Ha! Ho! 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
Jim Waddington One Missing 7
Paul Williams Kestrel 10
Paul Williams Dinner 8.5
Paul Williams Megan 7.5

Results of First Round of Small Print Competition

With apologies to all the text from this Post did not format properly  in the Newsletter sent out yesterday so is being sent out again.  The original Post from Cheryl is set out below
I’m very pleased to say that there were fourteen very varied photographs entered into the first round of the Small Print Competition.  Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to the following winners:
1st Place       –      Jonathan Fiske with his image ‘Horses for Courses’
2nd Place      –      Christopher Huxtable with ‘Bridge of Size’
3rd Place       –      Denise Summerville with ‘A Room With A View’
These images will all be held back and entered into the final competition in March.
The Second Round will be held on 8th November.
Cheryl Marshall

First Advanced Print Competition

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.

PAGB Awards Workshop 21st October

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 patsgoodall@me.com

Results of First Round of Small Print Competition

With apologies to all this newsletter item didn’t open properly so I have re-sent.  Hope this works.  Original post from Cheryl repeated below
I’m very pleased to say that there were fourteen very varied photographs entered into the first round of the Small Print Competition.  Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to the following winners:
1st Place       –      Jonathan Fiske with his image ‘Horses for Courses’
2nd Place      –      Christopher Huxtable with ‘Bridge of Size’
3rd Place       –      Denise Summerville with ‘A Room With A View’
These images will all be held back and entered into the final competition in March.
The Second Round will be held on 8th November.
Cheryl Marshall

Calling all Club class members

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!’

Competition Upload Deadlines

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.

 

1ST ROUND OF SMALL PRINT COMPETITION 4TH OCTOBER

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.

Cheryl Marshall