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Annual Exhibition – Update

Plans for our virtual Annual Exhibition 2021 are proceeding and Photocomp is now ready for uploading your PDIs.

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 https://chichestercameraclub.org.uk/annual-exhibition-2021/. 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.

The external judge will be making their decisions during early June, which will be followed by the Selection Committee’s consideration of entries shortly after.

The virtual exhibition will open on Saturday 7th August.

If you require further advice or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact Peter Rocchiccioli or Lorna Brown via exhibitions@chichestercameraclub.org.uk.

The featured image – our patron, the Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester, turned the camera on us at the Opening Evening of our Annual Exhibition in 2016

Annual Exhibition 2021

The Annual Exhibition 2021 might not look the same this year but it will take place for PDIs only which will be displayed using a virtual gallery, as the Spring Exhibition. We thought it necessary to advise you all of how the system will work and to ensure all members are aware of the requirements.

Each member can enter up to 6 PDIs on any subject size 1920 x1080 jpeg Colour or Mono. Jeff will open the uploading system in the usual way.

Judging of the PDIs. Entries will be divided into 3 Classes, please note that members’ PDI classification will apply, ie if you are Advanced for Prints and Intermediate for PDIs, you should enter Intermediate class:

  • Club
  • Intermediate 
  • Advanced

The list of cups and trophies awarded for PDIs can be found below. If you require further advice or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact Peter Rocchiccioli or Lorna Brown via exhibitions@chichestercameraclub.org.uk.

PDI judging will follow a 2-stage process.

In the first stage of judging, the 3 PDI classes will be judged separately. The judge will select the three class winners (that is for the Sayers Trophy, Birch and Turner Cups) and award Certificates of Merit for up to 10% for each class.

In the second stage of judging, the held back PDIs from all 3 classes will be grouped together and the judge will select an overall winner for the best PDI, plus Certificates of Merit, under each of the following categories and in the following order (the 10 Miles from Chichester award is decided by the Selection Committee):

PDIs     for 2021                            
TitleAwardSelected from
Best Club ClassSayers TrophyClub class only
Best IntermediateBirch CupIntermediate class only
Best AdvancedTurner CupAdvanced class only
Best RecordBevis CupAny class
Best LandscapeChichester Challenge CupAny class
Best PortraitWhitaker TrophyAny class
Best PictorialDarley CupAny class
Best Natural HistoryTester CupAny class
PDI of the YearWaddington CupAny class
Triptych (replaces Print Panel this year)Shubotham CupAny class
10 Miles from the Centre of ChichesterStewart Jones CupAny class

After the judging has taken place the Selection Committee will undertake a selection of the images for installation in the virtual gallery. Everyone is guaranteed at least one image in the exhibition. The final number installed will depend on the total number of images entered in the exhibition and the limits of the virtual gallery.

Lorna Brown & Peter Rocchiccioli

The featured image is of the Annual Exhibition 2018 by Lorna Brown

More Information on SxPF Pandemic Competition

The Sussex Federation this year are having their PDI competition specifically as ‘England during the pandemic.  This information about the competition is for all members thinking of entering.

Note that in addition to your image files we require (see section 9 below) a short description (between 50 and 100 words) that describes the image in relationship to the pandemic. The focus needs to be on the image and your vision of that image in relationship to the pandemic.

It is not possible to upload this text directly using PhotoComp, so please send this to the selection committee separately by email to selection@chichestercameraclub.org.uk making sure you refer to the title of each image so we can match up the description to the title .

Also, you need to add the location into your title when uploading the image to PhotoComp, for example: “Queue for the Bank – Chichester Town Centre”.

Here are the rules from the Sussex Fed.

PDI Competition title – England During the Pandemic

1. This is an open competition so all genres will be accepted provided they comply with the Competition Rules.

2. Images must have been taken between January 2020 and up to the uploading date 22nd February 2021.

3. In the title of the file we also need the date the image was taken, and the location.

4. Image dimensions should be 1600 pixels wide by 1200 pixels high.

5. Images must be in RGB mode, sRGB colour space and saved as high-quality JPEGs.

6. Composite images are permitted provided all component images meet the above Requirements.

7. We hope to produce a printed book from a selection of the images entered. Entering an image gives SxPF the right to publish that image in a catalogue and/or digital presentation, on its website, and for this Competition, a book and/or newsletter in connection with the Championship. In all cases the copyright remains with the photographer and credit will be given.

8. Clubs must enter 12 images from a minimum of 10 photographers. No photographer may have more than two images entered.  We need 2 photographs from each photographer if possible to help us with the selection..

9. If your image/s is selected we will need a short description (between 50 and 100 words) that describes the image in relationship to the pandemic. The focus needs to be on the image and your vision of that image in relationship to the pandemic. This will be required within 48 or sooner from receiving the selection notification.

10. Please note the short description may be given to the judges to assist them with their marking or to caption any images that are published.

Any questions or clarification please contact Peter Rocchiccioli at selection@chichestercameraclub.org.uk

Peter Rocchiccioli Chair SC

Sussex Fed Pandemic PDIs Competition

To all Chichester Camera Club members.

We have a special competition that the Club will participate it is :

Sussex Fed Pandemic PDIs

1. This is an open competition so all genres will be accepted provided they comply with the following competition Rules.

2. Images must have been taken between January 2020 and March 2021. The date the image was taken, and the location must be included on the Entry Form.

3. I am looking for 2 entries from each member.

4. Image dimensions be about 1600 pixels wide by 1200 pixels high.

5. Each image must have giving the author’s name, image title, date taken, location and a short description that describes the image in relationship to the pandemic. The focus needs to be on the image and the author’s vision of that image in relationship to the pandemic.

6. Please note the short description may be given to the judges to assist them with their marking or to caption any images that are published.

7. I must have your entries by Monday 22nd February.

If you require any clarification please contact me or email: selection@chichestercameraclub.org.uk

Thank you.

Peter Rocchiccioli Chair Selection Committee

Epsom CC Invitation Challenge

Dear Members,

Hope you have had a good Christmas and I wish you all a great 2021.

We have our first external competition the Epsom CC invitation challenge on 15th February 2021 and the selection committee has to undergo the selection of our images before the end of January.

This year each club will have an entry of 10 projected images. The images will be marked out of 10 and the total of these will determine the winning club.

Clubs are requested not to include work that has been used in a club’s external competition entry at any time, therefore, this is a great opportunity for you to send me up to 3 images for consideration.

Closing date for these images is 9th January (no extension).

Thank you for your support during this very difficult year and let’s keep up the good work in 2021 irrespective of the situation.

Best wishes.

Peter

PAGB GB Cup Entries by Club Members

The GB Cup for Nature 2021Nature (Digital)

Entry No.TitleFlagUploadedAuthor
1Aurora over LandmannalaugerYesAnn McDonald
2Crimson WaxcapYesAnn McDonald
3Fly AgaricYesAnn McDonald
4Gannet Feeding ChickYesAnn McDonald
5Blue Tailed DamselflyYesDavid Harris
6Damselfly Mating WheelYesDavid Harris
7Too Close for Comfort Anax ImperatorYesDavid Harris
8Magpie InkcapYesGlyn Edmunds
9Mycena Ascending TreeYesGlyn Edmunds
10Porcelain FungusYesGlyn Edmunds
11Meadow BrownYesGraham Ainge
12The Family HerdYesGraham Ainge
13TurmoilYesJim Munday
14Twisted Iceberg and SonYesLinda Bullimore
15Tettigonia ViridissimaYesPietro Rocchiccioli
16Sehham CommonYesRichard Corkrey
17Stedham CommonYesRichard Corkrey
18Porcelain Fungus in Dappled LightYesSheila Tester
19Family of MycenaYesSheila Tester
20Mycena with Gossamer ThreadYesSheila Tester

The GB Cup 2021Open (Digital)

Entry No.TitleFlagUploadedAuthor
1Alysha NewmanYesAndy Dulson
2Clevedon pierYesAndy Bracey
3Moon DancerYesAnn McDonald
4A Womans WorkYesAnn McDonald
5All Work DoneYesAnn McDonald
6Waiting for a BusYesAnn McDonald
7Catching the LightYesBrian Muir
8Sunrise at VestrathornYesChris Gledhill
9Dawn SunriseYesChristine Woolgar
10Rions 1920s StyleYesGlyn Edmunds
11Brave or FoolishYesJim Munday
12Taking a PoundingYesJim Munday
13Watching the StornYesJim Munday
14The Craftsmans ArtYesLorna Brown
15Sheep at the FeederYesLorna Brown
16The Basket MakerYesMichael Davison
17Fireworks over Portsmouth HarbourYesPaul Adams
18Sleeping BeautyYesPaul Williams
19Come in from the ColdYesPietro Rocchiccioli
20Doves at Salisbury CathedralYesRay Acland
21SteamyYesWendy Chalk

2020 FIAP Monochrome Biennial

Official COMMUNICATION From the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain

We are invited as Chichester Camera club members, to submit monochrome images for potential selection for the 2020 FIAP Monochrome Biennial.

This selection competition is open to clubs located in England, Northern Ireland and North Wales Regions.

The online competition entry system opens on the 1st February 2020.

Therefore if you have a mono PDI worth of considering for this representation please forward to me as PDI 1600×1200 Jpeg by 20th Feb for me to enter.

Thank you.

Regards.

Peter

Selection Committee Need your Prints

On Friday 24th we are selecting for 3 competitions and we require some of your prints for consideration.

I have asked for some particular ones but we need some more from all classes.

Please bring 2 or 3 prints that may have scored well or some new ones that you may feel they should score well.

Please support us by bringing your work on Thursday.

Thank you.

Peter Rocchiccioli

Selection Committee Chair

Participation in Selection Committee Activities

The Club Selection Committee has worked together for several years and has helped the Club to be one of the most successful within the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.

We do try to encourage all members to participate in the Club activities and in particular competitions. We predomintaly encourage Club & Intermediate Classes by selecting their images to represent Chichester CC particularly in the Sussex Federation competitions.

I would like to encourage more members to consider getting on the Selection Committee principally from the Advanced class as this is the first requirement. However, I want to persuade all members to consider becoming an observer. This does not require any special skills or knowledge but the willingness to learn. Two of our current Selection Committee members started as observers and are very accomplished photographers, regularly getting International acceptances and awards. What it does require is to attend the selection days and some external exhibitions. There are no restrictions on how many observers we have within reason and this could help with inspiration for your own photography.

If you are interested in either coming along as an observer or wanting to become part of the Selection Committee please e-mail me at Rocchiccioli.p@rocchiccioli.plus.com or call on 02392 467695. If you want to discuss your thoughts with me please see me at the Club or just call.

Peter Rocchiccioli