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.
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”.
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.
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.
We have now received the results from the PAGB 2022 GB Cup competition and this time surprisingly we gained more higher scoring images in the Nature Section than in the Open Section. In the club ranking we came joint 43rd out of 77 clubs in the Nature Section and joint 68th out of 87 clubs in the Open Section.
Congratulations to Patricia Keegan who gained the highest score with her image Shadowy Man and thanks to all whose images we used as part of our entry.
Well we have nearly come to the end of the first half of our 2021-22 season, which has gone really well, despite having to carry out our club nights on line again via the Zoom meeting system. We have maintained an attendance of 30+ members enjoying speakers talking about a great variety of subjects. Several visitors have joined us on these evenings and have said they enjoyed the presentations.
We have had some excellent pictures submitted to the competitions held so far, giving the judges a difficult task to select the winners. So well done, Keith Fitzpatrick, Ron Sutton and John Wild. Regretfully we will not be holding our Christmas Social again this year, nor our Christmas dinner in January due to the uncertain Covid restrictions.
I would like to extend a special thank you to those committee members that have worked so hard behind the scenes to bring you our Tuesday evening enjoyment and thank you all for joining in each week. I would also like to thank Jan & Phil Wilding for organising the Discussion Evenings, during which we have discussed all sorts of topics revolving around photography. They have been very informative and helpful. You are all welcome to join in to put your experiences, ideas or find out how to do something. It is a very free and easy format. Looking ahead I hope we can have another successful period in the new year and maybe meet up at some point.
Chester PS submitted a panel of eight images into the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union (L&CPU) Annual Knockout Competition which was judged last Saturday 13th November. Forty two clubs took part and Southport PS were the winners with Chester PS coming a very creditable joint 17th place. You can read the full report here: https://lcpu.org/2021/11/2021-knockout-competition-results/
Thank you to the following club members whose images were used Ron Sutton, Patricia Keegan, Ray Groome, Sue Champion, Keith Fitzpatrick and Jan Wilding.