OPEN DAY 20th August 2022

Members were pleased to be back in the church hall on Saturday to welcome visitors and have a good chat.

We had a steady stream of people throughout the afternoon who came to find out about CPS, look at our prints & digital images and talk about cameras & photography.

We are looking forward to the 2022-23 season starting on 6th September. Visitors are welcome to book Individual talks via the Programme page and membership enquiries can be made via the Join Us page.

Sue Champion

Publicity Secretary

FIAP Silver Medal success for Jan Wilding

Congratulations to CPS Photographer of the Year Jan Wilding who has been enjoying success on the Photographic Salon circuit. Just Three was awarded a FIAP Silver Medal at the Bristol Salon and also a BPE Ribbon at the Vale of Evesham.

Just Three

Jan has written a few words about taking part in the salons:

A couple of years ago, as well as entering our own CPS competitions, I began entering some of the Photographic Salons as a challenge to see how my images were viewed by different judges around the country.   I entered the image ‘Just Three’ in to our CPS Open 1 competition back in September 2021 and it scored 17 out of 20 which wasn’t bad.   Then in January this year I entered the same image into the Bristol Salon where it got an FIAP (Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographique) Silver Medal with a score of 15 out of 15.   I was so surprised I didn’t actually believe it until the medal arrived last weekend!   Since then it has also gained an Acceptance and BPE Ribbon in the Vale of Evesham Salon”. 

Well done Jan !

For information about salons visit the British Photographic Exhibition website:

Annual Dinner 2022

Season 2019-20 Trophy Winners – President Graham Latter pictured with Sue Champion, Vicky Naudi, Jan Wilding, Debbie Hesketh and John Wild
Season 2020-21 Trophy Winners – President Graham Latter pictured with Keith Fitzpatrick, Jan Wilding and Sue Champion
Photographer of the Year 2021-22 Jan Wilding pictured with President Graham Latter and Nature DPI winner John Wild

L&CPU Annual Club DPI Competition 2022

The results from the L&CPU 2022 Annual Club DPI Competition are shown below.  As we didn’t hold any Print competitions in the club this season, we only submitted images to the DPI sections Open and Nature.  In the club rankings,  out of the 38 clubs who entered the Open Section, Chester PS came joint 19th with 191 points.  In the Nature section, out of 30 clubs, we came joint 11th with 98 points. The winning club in both sections was Chorley with 210 points in the Open Section and 107 in the Nature Section. Chester finished 15th overall in the DPI Competition. 

Congratulations and thanks to Patricia Keegan, Ray Groome, Sue Champion, Vikki Naudi,  Keith Fitzpatrick, David Melville, Terry Daltrey, Steve Gregory, John Wild and Jan Wilding whose images we used in our entry.

Report by Jan Wilding

External Competition Secretary

Trophy Winners 2021/22

Once again, the COVID situation meant that all competitions were restricted to Digitally Projected Images only and run as online ‘Zoom’ meetings. Thanks to all the Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union judges who gave up their time to join us via Zoom and judge the images.

Over the seven different competitions a total of 294 images were submitted by 21 different entrants.

Congratulations to Jan Wilding who won Photographer of the Year for the third year running! Second place went to Patricia Keegan and third place to Ian Atkinson. Jan also won the Open DPI and the President’s Theme (Landscapes) DPI competitions.

The Nature DPI was won by John Wild, People DPI by Graham Latter and the Monochrome DPI by David Melville.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Terry Daltrey

Internal Competitions Secretary