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.
Joan Barham’s Gathering Clouds over Loch Arklet scored a 10 in the final Intermediate Print Competition of the 2015 – 16 season
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.
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.
Next Thursday 3rd March will see the judging of all the winning images from the five rounds of this year’s competition. The fifteen images were taken by four photographers from the Beginners section of the club; well done to all of them for consistently showing good quality images. The three overall winning images will be enlarged and included in the Summer exhibition.
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’s The Friendly Fisherman scored 9.5 in the 2nd Intermediate PDI competition
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