Just a gentle reminder to all Club Class members that the next round of the Small Print competition will be on Thursday 5 December. So could I please have all entries by next Thursday 28 November. This will be your last chance to enter this year!
I look forward to seeing more of your photographs.
Congratulations to six members of the PAGB Group who between them gained four awards (1 FIAP Gold Medal, 1 FIAP Ribbon, 2 SPS Ribbons) and a total of 21 acceptances at the Smethwick International Exhibition of Photography. Below is a selection of some of the images which were accepted and/or awarded.
All members will have received an e mail this morning from the Chair of the Selection Committee about the Club entering images for the GB Cup competition run by the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain. There are two categories where images are sought: Open and Nature. Further details on the criteria for each of these categories can be found on the PAGB website (pagb.org.uk – competitions – GB cup).
This is a new initiative for our Camera Club and we are encouraging as many members as possible to submit images under one or both categories via the Upload portal on our website (closing date of 15th December). All entries will be assessed equally by the Selection Committee before choosing the photographers whose images will represent the Club.
Whilst there is no requirement to provide images if you do not have any that are suitable, the wider the range of images submitted the greater the chance of the Club achieving success. Please give careful thought as to whether you can take advantage of this initiative. The Selection Committee will be pleased to have submissions from as many members as possible
Elke Epp has won a prize by being shortlisted ( 1 of 4 out of all the entries submitted nationally) in the Fotospeed Print Monday competition
The weekly winner has their image printed on one of the Fotospeed Fine Art papers and sent to them, as well as having their image printed and presented in the Fotospeed Gallery at The Photography Show 2020
Four members have had great success in the prestigious PAGB Sony Inter – Federation Print and PDI Competitions. This competition puts Chichester up against the very best camera clubs nationally. In this exalted company there were PAGB ribbons for Ross Laney for ‘Deilephila Elpenor’ and Sheila Tester for ‘Dalmatian Pelican Defending Territory’; and Phil Shaw got an acceptance for ‘Racket Tailed Puffleg Aerial Comat’ together with Ann McDonald for ‘Portrait of a Lady’.
I’m sorry to say that in order to keep the number of entries to a manageable number for the judge I have had to cull the third entry from the Intermediate competition.
We have got close to this situation in the past, basically when the total number of entries gets above 80 it becomes very difficult for the judge to provide good comments and mark accurately.
The cull is done by removing the third entry. This is the third image that you upload to the upload site. It is important to realise that the order of the upload is important. The first image you upload should be what you consider to be your best, the second the next best and the third your weakest.
Images that have not been judged will of course be eligible for future competitions.
The following letter has been received from Ken Scott, Chair of SxPF about the opporunities for training to become a judge
I am frequently asked by Sussex clubs about
new judges. We recognise the need for a regular throughput of
new judges on to the circuit, because competition is still a
mainstay of the club calendar.
As such we are looking to run a new
judging training course in SxPF in the first quarter of
2020. If you would be interested in training to be an accredited
judge with SxPF, please register an expression of interest with
me, Ken Scott, email@example.com by end November 2019. There
will be nine places available. As soon as possible in November
we will issue more details.
We are particularly looking for fresh input
and ideas, and would like to hear especially from our talented
pool of female photographers.
For more information, visit www.sxpf.org.uk
where there is an Overview of the Course and a detailed FAQ
entitled ‘Becoming a Judge with SxPF’. The training mirrors
exactly the course offered by Southern Counties.
The first Advanced PDI competion will be held on 10th October (judge Roy Lambeth). The deadline has technically passed but if anyone has any particular difficulties please contact jeff Owen
The first Club/Intermediate PDI competition will be held on 24th October (judge Caroline Colegate). The deadline for entries is Thursday 10th October. New members wishing to enter will be able to get help on the procedures to be followed from their mentor. Alternatively all the information required is set out on the Competitions section of the website under the headling of ‘Competition Rules Revised March 2019’
Patron: The Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester. Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.