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PAGB Championship at Warwick – July 2019

This is the full report and result of the PAGB Championship at Warwick on Saturday 13th July, Chichester CC qualified by winning the SCPF Championship in March.

As you can see in the result report out of the best 36 Clubs in Great Britain Chichester achieved a creditable 19th which when considering 1200 in the PAGB we are in the top 20 PDI Club in GB not bad result.

Our best scores were:

Sheila Tester = Dalmatian Pelican Defending Territory 15 out of 15

Ann McDonald = Gannet Defending Space 14 out of 15

Ann McDonald = The Sawmill Foreman 13 out of 15

John Howes = The Scoundrel & the Scholar 13 out of 15

Jim Munday = Taking a pounding 13 out of 15

Images that scored well during the competitions were Black & White with a narrative. Nature images, good sport type of photographs, good environmental portraiture and amazingly dog pictures. These are my thoughts from Saturday, a very interesting day. The five pictures below are from the above photographers; see who is whose.

Peter Rocchiccioli Chair Selection Committee

LONDON SALON MEDAL FOR Lorna Brown!

I’m delighted to announce that Lorna Brown EFIAP, has won a Salon Medal at this year’s London Salon of Photography. Over the years only five Chichester Camera Club members have achieved this rare distinction, Lorna now takes this number up to six!

In addition to her medal Lorna has had two images accepted at the salon. This is a significant achievement in a salon where only a very small number of submitted prints are accepted for exhibition. All of the accepted images may be viewed on the Salon website here http://www.londonsalon.org/2019-salon/4594634346

Congratulations Lorna!

NEST © Lorna Brown which won a London Salon Medal at this year’s Salon Exhibition.


FIAP DISTINCTION SUCCESSES FOR CHICHESTER CAMERA CLUB!

I am delighted to announce that I’ve just heard from Dave Coates that ALL the applications for FIAP Distinctions from Chichester Camera Club have been successful. Congratulations to the following four Chichester Camera Club members who have gained new FIAP distinctions.

Lorna Brown EFIAP

Chris Gledhill EFIAP

Jim Munday EFIAP

Ann McDonald EFIAP/Silver

Very well done to everyone for a terrific result!

The image featured above is Nubra Valley Landscape © Chris Gledhill.

Wreck of the Helvetia © Jim Munday
Hearth and Home © Lorna Brown.
A Woman’s Work © Ann McDonald

PDI of the Year

Just a reminder to get your entries in for the PDI of the Year. This year this competition will be judged by the same judge that will be assessing the Annual Exhibition entries.

The rules are fairly simple, just pick two PDI images and upload them. The competition is open to all levels and entries must have been submitted into previous PDI competitions this year (2018-19). Last year’s winner was from Club class, so don’t think this is just for Advanced workers.

Most people will probably choose two entries that scored the highest, but you may choose from any of the (up to) 9 entries you have submitted this year.

The upload site is in the usual place, get uploading!

Competition rules can always be found here.

Jeff

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.