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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

   

CHICHESTER WINS SCPF CHAMPIONSHIPS

Congratulations to Chichester Camera Club which won  The Southern Photographic Federation Print and PDI Championships which were held on Sunday 24thMarch.

Dalmatian Pelican Defending Territory © Sheila Tester, featured above, won the best image in the PDI Championship and a Gold Medal. Congratulations Sheila!

Twenty four clubs from the Federation took part in the PDI Championships and twenty one clubs took part in the Print Championshiip. Chichester Camera Club were the winners in both competitions.

Chichester members won a Gold Medal, a Silver Medal, and a total of  five Highly Commended Certificates. Congratulations to everyone who had images in the competition, each image contributed to our final result.

Gannet Defending Space © Ann McDonald won a Silver Judges Medal (Judge Roger Parry’s choice)
Curious © John Howes won a Highly Commended Certificate
Racket Tailed Puffet Ariel © won a Highly  Commended Certificate.