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Revised competition rules – your views

Over the past few years there have been times when it has been clear that the Club’s competition rules can be rather vague and open to misinterpretation. To sort out any ambiguity and to be as clear as possible about what can be accepted and what can’t, we have revised the rules.  We’ve also taken the opportunity to update the information, so, for instance, we are suggesting that the En Print Competition should now be called the Small Print Competition, as well as updating the PDI submission rules.

The Management and Selection Committees along with the Competition Secretaries have worked together on this and we would now like to have your opinion.  You can find the draft Revised Rules  here Please let Lorna Brown have any comments or questions by Thursday 21st April.

We hope that we can agree revised rules by the end of the month so that they can be approved at the AGM in May.  The revised rules would then come into effect from September with the new season.

Lorna Brown

Joan Barham-Gathering Clouds over Loch Arklet-10

Joan Barham’s Gathering Clouds over Loch Arklet scored a 10 in the final Intermediate Print Competition of the 2015 – 16 season


Recent Acceptances and awards

Exhibition/ Salon Acceptances/Awards
Trains, Kragujevac, Serbia 6       +      PSA Ribbon
ISO Belgium 2015 1
Olympic Circuit, Zeus, Greece 3
Olympic Circuit, Aphrodite, Greece 3
Olympic Circuit, Hermes, Greece 2
Olympic Circuit, Apollo, Greece 3
Toronto 3
Foto Fest Bitola, Macedonia 3   +     IAAP Ribbon
Wrekin 3
PSSL International, Sri Lanka 2    +    FIAP Ribbon
Smethwick 3


Swansea International Salon 2015 1
Olympic Circuit, Hermes, Greece 2015 1
Frome Wessex Salon 2015 1
Toronto International Salon 2015 1
Smethwick International Salon 1
Exposure 2015 International, India 3
PhotoArt Prague 1
Photo Story International 2016, Macedonia 1
Bristol International Salon 2016 1
Southampton International 2016 1
RPS Creative Group Exhibition 2016 3  +     Gold Medal
Vale of Evesham National 2016 1


Congratulations to the following group members who won awards in International Exhibitions recently

SUE NASH won a FIAP Ribbon in the 4th MOF International Exhibition

SUE NASH also won an Honorable Mention in the 1st Atlantic International Exhibition

JOHN HOWES won a Silver Medal in the 4th Miroc Digital Circuit

LORNA BROWN won a Judges Ribbon at the RPS Digital Imaging Group’s Print Exhibition 2016. This exhibition gives only seven awards overall, so well done Lorna.



Congratulations to members of the PAGB Group who had a great success in Southampton this year. Between them they won eleven awards and had sixty images accepted.

SHEILA TESTER was awarded 2 Judge’s Medals and 2 Certificates

FRANK ADAMS won a Silver Medal for Best Landscape

LORNA BROWN won a FIAP Ribbon and also won two Certificates

GEORGE ATKINS was awarded a Certificate

MIKE DAVISON was awarded a Certificate

DAVID HARRIS was awarded a Certificate

The following members of the group also had images accepted.






You can see a slide show of all the award winning images here.

Enprint of the year Final

The final of the Enprint Competition was held last night, 3rd March.

Huge congratulations to Ed Feldmanis who swept the board with his three winning images.

1st place was “Cold Dawn”, 2nd “Reviving Past Glory” and 3rd “Wakehurst Water Gardens”.


Congratulations are also due to Mem Baybars, Terence Powling and Bill Harding who also had images in the final. Throughout the year nine different photographers took part in the competition, submitting a total of seventy five images, so a big thank you to all the people who took part.


SCPF Selected Images

It should be said from the selection committee that it was a fantastic response from the membership who had real difficulty in choosing the images, spoilt for choice hopefully the results will show that.

We will be posting latest standings inSCPF leagues soon.


Chichester Entry Form for SCPF Championships 2016 (PDIs) copy


Chichester Entry Form for SCPF Championships 2016 (Prints) SCPF copy



2nd Beginner and Intermediate PDI competition

We welcomed Jim Pascoe as our judge last night, accompanied by Nicky, his wife.  They are Hampshire-based professional photographers specialising in what Jim calls ‘people pictures’.  He has a particular line in photographing the Clergy, including the Bishops of Winchester and Guildford, and many of us will recognise his lively image of choirboys running towards the camera.  Jim has a real knack of making relaxed, friendly portraits, and that capacity came across in his judging.  As he admitted, ‘I’m always a sucker for good portrait’, and we noticed too his enjoyment of images that had been thought through, and appreciated his helpful critiques.

You can see the results on the competition pages, with Corine Noyalet, Justin Hadley and Ed Feldmanis coming in first, second and third positions in the Beginners, and Lynne Owen coming in top of Intermediates with Stephen Tattersall and Frank Sandbach in second and third positions at the end of this year’s PDI competitions.  Lynne’s rather comprehensive  win is in contrast to the outcome of the Advance league which concluded last week.  There,  Andy Dulson, Stephen Marsh and Ronnie Hall tied in first place!  Well done to all the winners and to everyone for making this year’s PDI competitions so interesting with so many really excellent images.

Lynne Owen-The Friendly Fisherman-9.5

Lynne Owen’s The Friendly Fisherman  scored 9.5  in the 2nd Intermediate PDI competition