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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.


ross laney wins major prize in Rps ‘Exposure’ competition

Congratulations to Ross Laney who was awarded first prize in the Black & White section of the recent RPS ‘Exposure’ competition. Ross wins a lovely Nikon camera and lens for this achievement. The successful image, Crown Mines © Ross Laney, is featured above

The image will be featured in the May/June issue of the RPS Journal

Well done Ross!

Below is the link to the results of the competition.

Results for The PAGB Open GB Cup 2021

The results from the PAGB Open Cup.

Out of about 250 clubs we come equal 37, which is not a bad result.

Remember these are the best Clubs in the UK.

Congratulation to Ann McDonald for scoring 14 out of 15 which is an excellent result.

Well done everyone.


Photographic Alliance of Great Britain

Official COMMUNICATION From the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain

Hi Pietro Rocchiccioli,

You recently submitted 22 images into theThe GB Cup 2021 – GB Cup or Trophy Club Competition/Selection Process.

This Competition/Selection was judged/selected on the 13-03-2021.

Please find your results below :-

Andy BraceyClevedon pier11
Andy DulsonAlysha Newman12
Ann McDonaldAll Work Done14
Ann McDonaldA Womans Work11
Ann McDonaldMoon Dancer10
Ann McDonaldWaiting for a Bus12
Brian MuirCatching the Light9
Chris GledhillSunrise at Vestrathorn11
Christine WoolgarDawn Sunrise11
Glyn EdmundsRions 1920s Style11
Jim MundayWatching the Storn12
Jim MundayTaking a Pounding12
Jim MundayCobbolds Point10
Lorna BrownSheep at the Feeder11
Lorna BrownThe Craftsmans Art9
Michael DavisonThe Basket Maker11
Paul AdamsFireworks over Portsmouth Harbour11
Paul WilliamsSleeping Beauty9
Pietro RocchiccioliCome in from the Cold9
Ray AclandDoves at Salisbury Cathedral9
Wendy ChalkSteamy9

Thank you for participating in this exhibition/competition/selection process.

You can download a detailed entry report by accessing the PAGB Competition Entry System.

All ‘accepted/selected’ and higher scoring images will be available to download and view on a slideshow from the PAGB Recorded Lecture Service in due course.

Further information regarding final club standings and other awards will be published in the next edition of e-news. You can subscribe to e-news by clicking the link at the bottom of this email.


Alan Stopher

The GB Cup SecretaryPhotographic Alliance of Great Britain.