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Congratulations to seven members of the PAGB Group who entered The Smethwick Exhibition of Photography with considerable success. Between them they gained 22 acceptances, a terrific achievement at this prestigious exhibition. 

Amongst the club members who were successful were Mike Davison Chris Gledhill, Glyn Edmunds, Jim Munday, Lorna Brown, Richard Corkrey and Richard Webb.  Congratulations to all! 

The image featured above is Winter Wilderness © Richard Webb, which was accepted at the Smethwick Exhibition. Congratulations to Richard on being successful at his first attempt entering an international exhibition.

Below is a selection of images from the successful submissions

Slatelands © Mike Davison
Buriton Pond © Richard Corkrey
West Wittering © Jim Munday
Gossamer Threads on Mycena © Glyn Edmunds

Castle Kilchurn © Lorna Brown
Watermelon Seller © Chris Gledhill

Competition SUBMISSION DAtes

The 2nd Club/Int PDI Comp competitions will be on the 19th November, entries for this have already closed (5th November).

The table below gives the dates for the competitions that follow.

Key Submission Dates
 CompetitionDateSubmit By
3rd Small Print Comp3 Dec 202026 Nov 2020
3rd Adv PDI Comp21 Jan 20217 Jan 2021
4th Small Print Comp21 Jan 202114 Jan 2021
3rd Club/Int PDI Comp4 Feb 202121 Jan 2021

A full list of Key Submission dates will always be found here.

Scores 2nd Advanced PDI Competition 2020-21

First NameLast NameTitleScore
RayAclandMomentary Airbourne8
RayAclandDorothy and Partner7
LornaBrownTowards Suilven9
LornaBrownThe Foundry9
RichardCorkreySylvan Light8.5
RichardCorkreySelham Common9.5
RichardCorkreySavernake Forest9
JanDavisTea with Martin Parr8.5
JanDavisChristmas is Coming6
AndyDulsonSally Pearson8.5
AndyDulsonLaviai Nielsen9.5
AndyDulsonA Decisive Moment7.5
ChrisGledhillFirst Light at Cathedral Beach8
ChrisGledhillLanding on One Leg7.5
ChrisGledhillThe King Mono7.5
DavidHarrisSecond Coming – Emerging Emperor Resting8.5
DavidHarrisBlack-Tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum Cancellatum)8
DavidHarrisSatin Stream8.5
GaryHowesWhich Way Was the Hive?7.5
GaryHowesPollen Covered8
GaryHowes15 Mins of Fame8.5
JohnLarryOrbiting the Earth7
JohnLarryElephant at Dawn9
JohnLarryTunnel of Light6.5
StephenMarsh10.45 Am – Central Line8.5
StephenMarshStreet Vendor, Sri Lanka9
StephenMarshStudying Sisley at R a8.5
BrianMuirThe Groyne9
BrianMuirThe Smoker8.5
BrianMuirTake Him Away8.5
JimMundayGrey Seal, Farne Islands8.5
JimMundayEast Head Posts9
SueNashHeading for Extinction8
SueNashNo 4 and the Palm Tree Shadow8
JeffOwenX Marks the Spot7.5
JeffOwenMetropol Parasol7.5
JeffOwenDare We?6
LynneOwenHorror Shirts!7
LynneOwenGirls on Film7
MichaelPalmerThe Bognor Cockle9
MichaelPalmerSouth Bank Star7.5
KeithSawyerCultural Fusion7.5
KeithSawyerDivine Mercy9
ChristineWoolgarThe View9.5
ChristineWoolgarThree Standing8

Scores 1st Advanced PDI Competition 2020-21

First NameLast NameTitleScore
TonyBaverstockYellow Waterlilly8
TonyBaverstockFlying High8.5
TonyBaverstockGazing in Awe9
JeanBrooksWinters Afternoon at Langstone9
JeanBrooksFalling over8
JeanBrooksEbbing Tide7.5
LornaBrownAssynt Pines9
LornaBrownUncertain Sunflowers8.5
LornaBrownSheep at the Feeder9
HeatherBuckleI’M Forever Blowing Bubbles8
HeatherBuckleThe Line Out Battle9.5
HeatherBuckleThe Sleeping Wheel8.5
WendyChalkI Think It’s Time We Got Some Curtains8
WendyChalkLight and Shadow – Skatepark8.5
RichardCorkreyThe Watcher by the Wayside8
RichardCorkreyBuriton Pond9
RichardCorkreyThe Way Through the Wood8.5
JanDavisTeatime over7.5
JanDavisQuintessentially English Address8
MichaelDavisonSoft Light . St. James`s Church Portland8
MichaelDavisonPastels of Venice8
MichaelDavisonThe Basket Maker8.5
AndyDulsonOphelie Claude Boxberger8
AndyDulsonThe Final Bend8
AndyDulsonDecisive Timing8
GlynEdmundsInn in the Rain8
GlynEdmundsPots and Kettles9
GlynEdmundsTwo Cacti, Two Blue Doors8.5
HilaryFeatherstoneCatch That Bubble7.5
HilaryFeatherstoneCanoo for Hire7
HilaryFeatherstoneThe Promenade8
ChrisGledhillFamily Duel 29.5
ChrisGledhillLondon at Night7.5
DavidHarrisRough Dawn at Portland Bill8.5
DavidHarrisDamselfly Mating Wheel (Ischnura Elegans)9
DavidHarrisToo Close for Comfort (Anax Imperator)9
JohnLarryElephant at Sunset8
JohnLarryLight in the Woods8
JohnLarryI Don’t Want to Be Here8.5
BrianMuirCatching the Light10
BrianMuirEvening Sun9
JimMundayPuffin with Catch8.5
JimMundayLongstone Lighthouse8.5
JeffOwenWitterings Winter Sun8
JeffOwenEye Pods8.5
LynneOwenIn the Wet8.5
LynneOwenTree Lined7.5
LynneOwenBatten Down the Hatches8
MichaelPalmerBayside Apartments10
MichaelPalmerAerial Ballet7.5
KeithSawyerThe Solo8.5
KeithSawyerFascinating Rhythm9
AndrewVanceSticklepath Dartmoor7.5
AndrewVanceView from Meldon Reservoir7
AndrewVanceDartmoor National Park8
JimWaddingtonReady to Roll7.5
JimWaddingtonI Cannot Hear You8.5
PaulWilliamsProud Mother8.5
PaulWilliamsSleeping Beauty9.5
ChristineWoolgarSunrise at Longhoughton9
ChristineWoolgarSummer Cobbles8.5
ChristineWoolgarClouds Above the Pier9

1st PDI Competitions Please Read

The deadline for the 1st Advanced PDI competition is midnight this Thursday 24th September. The 1st Club and Intermediate close on Thursday October 8th.

I have heard from PhotoComp that there has been an issue with their servers and potentially some entries may have been lost. I do not think that we have been affected, but can I ask all entrants to check that their entries are present. If not, you will need to re-upload them.

PDI of the Year 2020 Results

Many thanks to Leo Rich for judging our PDI of the year 2020. Leo judged the entries during our Zoom meeting and put a lot of time into the preparation for this event.

The winner was Jean Brooks with Let’s Not Be Sociable which is the image featured on this page.

Second place was Lorna Brown with It’s a Dog’s Life

Third place was Dinner by Paul Williams

Highly Commended

Curlers by Brian Moore

At Stedham by Richard Corkrey

Alhambra Evening Light and Fountain by Jeff Owen

All the images can be viewed here.

distinction successes for pagb group

Congratulations to Chris Gledhill and Ann McDonald on being awarded FIAP Distinctions  in the list for 2020.  Well done both on a terrific achievement!
Chris was awarded EFIAP/bronze
Ann was awarded EFIAP/gold
In the most recent copy of the PAGB News you will find that one of our members, Glyn Edmunds has been the featured photographer. Congratulations Glyn! Here is the link to the newsletter, to see Glyn’s feature you will have to scroll to page 13. 


The featured image above is ‘At the Imperial City’© Chris Gledhill 



PDI of the Year

I am pleased to say that Leo Rich, who was down to judge the PDI of the year as part of the exhibition, has agreed to judge the PDI of the Year as a stand alone competition on June 11th as a Zoom meeting.

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 (2019-2020). 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 2020.