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1st Club and Intermediate PDI – Entries Culled

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.

New Judging Training Course

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, chair@sxpf.org.uk   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.

PDI Competition Deadlines

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’

Promotions between classes

The following promotions have been agreed for the new season commencing September 2019:

Club Prints to Intermediate: Jonathan Fiske, Richard Webb, Gary Howes, Tim Crabb, John Wadd, Wendy Chalk.

Club PDIs to Intermediate: Graham Ainge, Gary Howes, Andy Bayes, Jonathan Fiske, Richard Webb, Elizabeth Boden, Wendy Chalk.

Intermediate Prints to Advanced: Chris Gledhill, Heather Buckle, Mike Hancock.

Intermediate PDIs to Advanced: Andrew Vance, Chris Gledhill and Heather Buckle

Congratulations to all.

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