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the small print competition

This year there will be a slightly different format for the Small Print Competition. We intend to run the competition in conjunction with the Developers’ Group which meets once a month on Monday evenings. At the first meeting on Monday 20th September the new procedure for judging and feedback will be outlined and also an idea of what judges are looking for in an image. The Developers’ Group is now open to Intermediate as well as Club class members so there will be a series of topics in addition to the competition.

All members who are in Club Class for the Print category are eligible to enter this competition and details of the requirements can be found on the website in the HANDBOOK which can be found and downloaded under the DOCUMENTS tab. Alternatively go to DOCUMENTS then click PUBLISHED DOCUMENTS then IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS then COMPETITION RULES. Briefly you can enter up to 3 small prints with a maximum size of 7 by 5 which have not had any excessive manipulation applied.

If you have 3 prints that you would like to enter into the competition then please bring them along on Monday or alternatively they can be posted or delivered to me before the first round on Monday October 18th. This year I shall be running the small print competition again (Linda Bullimore) but I would hope to find a replacement to take over this job once it is established in its new format. I shall be contacting eligible participants by email before the competition with details of how to get prints to me before we start meeting again at Tangmere.

Any questions please use the Comments tab here or email to


Congratulations to three PAGB Group members who had images accepted in the PAGB MASTERS OF PRINT Exhibition. This represents a terrific achievement for the club  at this prestigious exhibition. Only 60 prints were accepted for the exhibition  out of a huge entry.  The acceptance rate was less than 7%, so the competition was fierce. Well done to all. 

Sheila Tester had an image accepted in the Nature Print section (see image below)

John Howes had an image accepted in the Monochrome Print section (see image below)

Ann McDonald won a Gold Medal for the best Colour Print.  The image is featured above,  ALL WORK DONE © Ann McDonald 

FAMILY OF MYCENA ON A LOG © Sheila Tester which was accepted in the exhibition.
HOLY MAN © John Howes which was accepted in the exhibition

Many thanks to Peter Rocchiccioli who co-ordinated the club entry. 

All the medal winners can be seen here

All the results can be viewed here


Congratulations to Chris GledhillPeter Rocchiccioli and Jim Munday on being awarded FIAP Distinctions  in the list for 2021.  Well done to all three on a terrific achievement!

Chris was awarded EFIAP/silver

Peter was awarded EFIAP/bronze

Jim was awarded EFIAP/bronze

The image featured above is INDIAN GRANDFATHER © Peter Rocchiccioli

LOVE IS IN THE AIR © Chris Gledhill

Annual Exhibition and PDI of the Year 2020-21

Please upload your annual exhibition entries. As a reminder, you can enter up to 6 images, which should be 1920 x 1080 maximum in jpeg and no bigger than 5MB. They can be of any subject and in mono or colour. The deadline for entries is Thursday 28th May.

Please note that you should enter in the class you are in for PDIs – that is, if you are in Advanced for prints and Intermediate for PDIs – you enter in Intermediate. The exhibition will be judged – you can find the list of awards on the previous Annual Exhibition post The special award for photographs taken in a 10 mile radius of the centre of Chichester must be of a recognisable location but otherwise can be of any subject. That is for instance, an image of the Bishop’s Garden can be entered, a single flower in the garden can’t.

Everyone is guaranteed that at least one of their submitted images will be included in the exhibition. While there is no requirement to make your entries into a panel (that is, work out how the images sit best next to each other) and unlike for the print exhibition we cannot accept suggested hanging plans from you this year, it will be very helpful in making the overall exhibition look good if you can think about submitting images that work sympathetically together.

This year’s PDI of the Year Competition will be judged by Clive Tanner FRPS MPAGB APAGB. This year we will be returning to the normal format of having the PDI judged as part of the judging of the Annual Exhibition, which Clive is also judging for us.

You can upload your entries at the normal place:

The competition is open to all classes and each member may enter up to two entries. Each entries must have already been judged in a PDI competition in this season (2020-2021). So all you have to do is select your two favourite entries and upload them.

Entries must be in by end of day 28th of May 2021.

1 Minute AV Winners and Entries 2020-21

Thanks to our judge Malcom Imhoff. It was very interesting to see AVs judged, something I have never seen before. His comments, advice and observation were very helpful.

The winners were as follows:

1st Place: Love Letters of the Sand – Jeff Owen

2nd Place: Flower – Jim Waddington

3rd Place: Circles – Jim Waddington

We also had:

A Burning Gatt – John Howes

NMA – Jim Waddington

Ride Him Cowboy – Mick Harris

The Bear Pit – Jan Davis

Taking Down Selsey Lifeboat Station – Jeff Owen

All of the entries may be viewed from here

Note that Dropbox does reduce the quality.

Photobook Competition Entries 2020-21

If you would like to view all the book entries then these links will take you to pages that have the books on them.

You need to be logged in to the website to view them. Also, some of the books are quite large so you may hit performance issues on smaller/older laptops.

The page shows each book as a thumbnail with a set of controls around it. You can flip the pages of each book using the angled brackets (< >) to the left and right of the thumbnail, but the best way to view the book is to press the icon shown circled in red:

This will open the book in lay flat mode with 3D animation, full screen. To return back to the page with all the books, press the same icon again

Please note that some of the books are very big (> 200Mb) so it can take a while to load pages, please be patient.

Reminder Entries for 1 Minute AV and Photobook Competitions

The April 11th deadline for these is fast approaching. If you want to enter please send your entries by WeTransfer to

The 1 Minute AVs can be either as Pictures2Exe executeables for Windows or as video files (e.g. MP4, MOV etc).

Photobooks should be as PDF files.

If you need more information please email me: or join one of the Multimedia Group sessions where we can try to answer any questions you may have.