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.
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.
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.