L&CPU Annual Club DPI Competition 2023

The L&CPU Annual Club DPI Competition for 2023 was judged last weekend in Chorley. We submitted 16 images to the Open Section and 8 to the Nature section. All images were taken from recent CPS competitions and we were pleased to be able to include works from some newer members in our entry. 

Congratulations must go to John Wild and Terry Daltrey whose images of the ‘Sea Eagle’ and ‘Grey Heron’ both scored 13 out of 15 points in the Nature Section and to Jim Jones whose landscape image ‘The Rivals’ also scored 13 points out of 15 in the Open Section.

Again, we were competing against some of the very best clubs in Lancashire and Cheshire and although we may not have scored very highly in the overall Club ranking, coming 30th out of 36 clubs, we were proud to take part.  

The following links will take you to the Online Catalogue and the Virtual Galleries on the L&CPU site where you can see the award winning images from this competition.



Congratulations and thanks to Patricia Keegan, Sue Champion, Vikki Naudi, Kate Sawallisch, Jim Jones, Jim Walshe, John Beavan, Ron Sutton, Keith Fitzpatrick, Terry Daltrey, John Wild, Ian Atkinson, Ian Nixon and Jan Wilding whose images we used in our entry.

Jan Wilding

External Competition Secretary

PAGB GB Cup 2023

Chester PS recently took part in the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain GB Cup. We scored 107 points and were placed 13th out of 14 in the GB Cup (Limited Eligibility) formerly known as the GB Cup for Small Clubs.  This was a nationwide competition, and we were up against some of the very best clubs in the country. Although we may not have scored very highly on this occasion it is, as they say, the taking part that counts and it all helps to raise the profile of our club and hopefully encourages us to take even better photos.

Thanks must go to Sue Champion, Keith Fitzpatrick, Jim Jones, Patricia Keegan, David Melville, Ron Sutton, Jim Walshe and Jan Wilding for the use of their images.

Report by Jan Wilding, External Competition Secretary

Oldham CC Mono PDI Competition RESULTS

On Thursday, 24th November along with 20 other clubs, we took part in Oldham Camera Club’s Mono PDI Competition in aid of The Christie Cancer Hospital and Dr. Kershaw’s Hospice. Each club submitted 7 images making a total of 147 images in all which were judged by Gordon Jenkins. Below are the final club placings and we tied for 8th place with South Liverpool PS. 

Thanks go to Sue Champion, Patricia Keegan, Keith Fitzpatrick, David Melville, Malcolm Peacock, Ray Groome and Jan Wilding whose images we used. Special congratulations must go to Ray Groome whose image ‘Gypsy Girls’ was one of the runners up.

It was a very enjoyable evening and it was lovely to see so many good monochrome images. Even more importantly, the amount raised for The Christie Cancer Hospital and Dr. Kershaw’s Hospice currently stands at £915

Report by Jan Wilding, External Competition Secretary. 

Oldham Camera Club Open Mono DPI Competition

This is our entry for the Oldham Camera Club’s Open Mono DPI Competition being held in aid of the Christie Cancer Hospital & Dr Kershaws Nursing Home.  The competition is being held on Thursday 24th November starting at 7.30 pm on Zoom and if you haven’t already received the Zoom invite please contact Jan Wilding.


On Saturday evening 19th November the L&CPU held the DPI Knockout Competition and this year, together with Stockport PS, Nantwich CC, Bebbington PS and Leyland PS, we came 23rd out of 43.  The winning club was Poulton-le-Fylde and you can see the winning image and the full results table here: https://lcpu.org/2022/11/poulton-le-fylde-win-dpi-knockout/

Our entry was chosen from the first two competitions of this season and thanks go to  Keith Fitzpatrick, Ian Nixon, John Wild, Ron Sutton, Sue Champion, Bill Marks and Jan Wilding whose images were used.

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: http://www.britishphotographicexhibitions.org.uk

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