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  • Arctic dawn - Nick Akers - Highly Commended
  • Boxing Hares - Stephen Harper - Highly Commended
  • Break During Migration - Isabella Knight - Dave Coates Award (Col.Print)
  • Brown Hare - Kevin Pigney - Highly Commended
  • Eden Rainbow Cooper - Peter Milsom - Highly Commended
  • Farming the Chalk Downland - Chris Adred - Highly Commended
  • Fighting Fieldfares - Robert Macdonald - Highly Commended
  • Grey Heron Night Fishing - Kevin Williams - Highly Commended
  • Icelandic Horses - Sarah Kelman - Best Monochrome Print
  • Pheasants fighting - Dian Knight - Highly Commended
  • Polar Bear Family Resting on Ice Floe - June Sparham - Christine Widdall Award (Col.Print)
  • Towards the Church - Rachel Dunsdon - Highly Commended
  • Waterrail feeding at Dawn - Kevin Williams - Highly Commended
  • Yellow Baboons at Dawn - Martin Heathcote - David Gibbins Award (Col.Print)
  • Across the East River - Peter Benson - Highly Commended
  • Almost deserted museum - Gary Woods - David Gibbins Award (Mono.Print)
  • Badgers - Sarah Kelman - Highly Commended
  • Beach Figure - Paul Lambeth - Highly Commended
  • Fighting the Rapids - Dawn Osborn - Highly Commended
  • Five Trees, Iceland - Colin Westgate - Best Monchrome Print
  • Flakstad Storm - Chris Aldred - Highly Commended
  • Frosted Grasses Norris - Hugh Milsom - Highly Commended
  • Icelandic horse fight - Sarah Kelman - Highly Commended
  • Reaching out - Ian Gostelow - Christine Widdall Award (Mono.Print)
  • Sam Kolek - Peter Milsom - Dave Coates Award (Mono.Print)
  • The Staircase and the Window - Alan Martin - Highly Commended
  • Vestrahorn from Stokksnes - Colin Westgate - Highly Commended
  • A Gentoo surfs ashore - Dawn Osborne - Christine Widdall Award (PDI)
  • Bee-eater in the rain - Val Walker - Highly Commended
  • Beewolf wasp with honeybee - Charles Whitfield King - Highly Commended
  • Borage - Stacey Purkiss - Dave Coates Award (PDI)
  • Brown Hare Bounding through the Stubble - Nick Bowman - Highly Commended
  • Calling Marsh Harrier - Paul Smith - Highly Commended
  • Charging Hard - Marion Rapier - Highly Commended
  • Coal Tit - Colin Birch - Highly Commended
  • Golden Jackals - Mick Walker - Highly Commended
  • Hyena hierarchy - Diana Knight - Highly Commended
  • Little Blue Heron with Siren prey - Dawn Osborne - Highly Commended
  • Mantis in blossom - Wayne Davey - Highly Commended
  • Ouch! The Wicketkeeper Felt that One - Nick Bowman - David Gibbins Award (PDI)
  • Redshank Wading Across the Mudbank - Graham Frost - Highly Commended
  • Resting Fly - Christine Holt - Highly Commended
  • Steller Sea Eagles on sea ice - Derek Howes - Highly Commended
  • Valley view in winter - Justin Minns - Highly Commended
  • Vigilant Cheetah Mother and Cub - June Sparham - Highly Commended
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Slideshow of the award winning images from the 2022 Exhibition

The East Anglian Federation (EAF) of Photographic Societies was founded in 1910 and has thus been in existence for over 100 years. The EAF is a constituent founder Member of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB), which is the parent organisation for camera clubs and photographic societies throughout the UK. Having 117 member clubs and societies with in excess of 4000 individual members, the EAF is now the largest federation in the PAGB covering the area of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and that part of Hertfordshire which lies to the east of the M1 motorway. Following the closure of the Central Federation in 1989 a number of North and East London clubs were welcomed into the East Anglian Federation.

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EAF Bulletin

The latest issue of the EAF Bulletin (June 2022) is now available.

Starting with this issue we have two versions of the Bulletin.

One version most suitable for viewing on Computer Monitors and one version most suitable for viewing on Mobile Devices.

Click on the cover image to visit the Bulletin Page where you can view/download the version of your choice.

Slide Show of the 2022 Exhibition Award Winning Images

The Slide Show at the top of this Page has been updated to show the award winning images from the 2022 EAF Exhibition, replacing the previous slide show of the 2019 award winners. There are 47 images from the Colour Print, Monochrome Print and PDI catagories. Best Image, Judges Awards and Highly Commended Images from each catagory.

Click HERE for a link to a PDF document giving full details of each image (Title, Author & Distinctions, Society and Award received),

PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit

The most recent event was held last weekend (23rd/24thApril) at the Hillscourt Education Centre, Rose Hill, Rednall, Birmingham, hosted by the MCPF. Not quite as long a journey as our attending members had last November; those attending this time could manage it in a day from anywhere in the EAF.

It was a well-organised weekend with a great atmosphere in a comfortable venue with good blackout. The low number of applications affected attendance, which meant the hall wasn’t too crowded and we could social-distance ourselves if required. The standard of applications was certainly higher than that in Newton Abbott last November, with pass rates of well over 50%, including 80% in Credit Prints. This time we only had 7 applications over 4 sections as there was no Masters. This was one of our lowest numbers of applications. Unfortunately, only 3 of our applicants were successful and only one was present to collect his badge from the PAGB President, Roger Parry, ARPS, MPAGB, HonPAGB, EFIAP.

Credit Prints – Andre Neves ARPS, CPAGB from Melbourn & DPC

Distinction PDI – Wayne Davey DPAGB, BPE 2* from the Beyond Group and Jo Kelly DPAGB, BPE 3*, QPSA, from March CC.Our sincere congratulations go to them and commiserations to those who were unsuccessful.

Back row on right Andre Neves ARPS, CPABG from Melbourn & DPC. The PAGB President Roger Parry ARPS, MPAGB, HonPAGB, EFIAP. second from left centre row.

The adjudicators for the weekend;
Back row l/r; Adrian Lines MPAGB, FBPE, ARPS, EFIAP. Gordon Jenkins HonPAGB. Anne Greiner MPAGB, APAGB.
Front row l/r; Gwen Charnock FRPS, MFIAP, APAGB. Roger Parry (PAGB President), ARPS, MPAGB, HonPAGB, EFIAP. Sue Moore FRPS, MPAGB.

Photographs by kind permission of Mike Sharples MPAGB, ARPS, EFIAP, FBPE.

The books are now open for the November adjudication which is due to take place over the weekend of 26th/27th November 2022 in Antrim, Northern Ireland, hosted by the Northern Ireland Photographic Association. More details will follow later.

Finally, a reminder that we are holding a ‘live’ APM Advisory Day on Sunday 4th September 2022 at Foxton Village Hall, Foxton, Cambs. Currently, we are 25% full. Details are on the website and it has been publicised at recent Federation events.

Vic Hainsworth, ARPS, DPAGB, APAGB

EAF Annual Photographic Exhibition 2022

Prints and Projected Images at WINGFIELD BARNS
Church Road, Wingfield, Eye, Suffolk IP21 5RA

Saturday 30th April to Sunday 15th May (See the Poster for opening dates and times)

Official Opening at 2pm on Saturday 30th April by Vic Hainsworth ARPS DPAGB APAGB - President of the EAF, followed by presentation of awards and a showing of the Projected Images.

Click on the image below for a PDF version of the Poster

EAF Inter-Club Print Championship Report 2022

On Sunday 13th March, 17 clubs took part in the Print Championship at Fulbourn near Cambridge. With a change in the format this year, designed to encourage more clubs to take part, each club showed 15 images with all 15 images counting towards the final positions.

This year we had clear winners and the final results were:
Winning club gaining the EAF Trophy – Beyond Group

Runner up club gaining the Eric Saul Memorial Trophy – Photographic Imaging Co-operative (PICO)

Third placed club receiving a certificate – Chelmsford Camera Club

Both Beyond Group and Ware & District Photographic Society have an automatic invitation to represent the EAF at the PAGB Print Inter-Club Championship in October 2022, so in addition, PICO and Chelmsford will be invited. It is a good event, and our representives would welcome some support. Tickets need to be bought in advance from the PAGB website.

Many thanks to everyone who helped to make the day possible - the clubs, the executive, their spouses and friends, and of course the three judges.

The judges selected the following images as their personal choices and their joint choice as the best image in the Championship:

Best Print of the Championship:  “Buzzard Fight” by Gill Styen of PICO

Personal selection of Gary Langley DPAGB:  “Snow Leopard on top of his World” by Derek Howes of Colchester Photographic Society

Personal selection of Mike Sharples MFIAP MPAGB FBPE ARPS EFIAP:  “Market Man” by Chrissie Westgate of Beyond Group

Personal selection of Ann Sutcliffe FRPS EFIAP APSA PPSA:  “Olive Tree, Poppies and Mist” by Chris Thurston of Stevenage Photographic Society

It's been a difficult couple of years resulting in far fewer prints being entered into competitions than usual. However, we hope that things will now improve and that next year's Championships will see many more clubs being involved.

EAF Inter-Club PDI Championship Report 2022

On Sunday 13th February, 29 clubs took part in the PDI Championship at Fulbourn near Cambridge. Each club showed 15 images in Round One, aiming for a place in Round Two. The top scoring 11 clubs progressed to Round Two, showing us a further 10 images with all 25 images counting towards the final positions.

This year we had two clear winners and a tie for third place.

The final results were:
Winning club gaining the EAF Trophy – Beyond Group

Runner up club gaining the Eric Saul Memorial Trophy – Photographic Imaging Co-operative (PICO)

Third placed clubs receiving certificates – Cambridge Camera Club and Wayland & District Photographic Club

Beyond Group and PICO will therefore be invited to represent the EAF at the PAGB Inter-Club PDI Championship to be held in Warwick in July. It is a good event, and our representatives would welcome some support. Tickets need to be bought in advance from the PAGB website. My thanks to everyone who helped to make the day possible – the clubs and their Competition Secretaries, the Executive, their spouses and other helpers, and, of course, the three judges.

The judges selected the following images as their personal choices and their joint choice as the best image in the Championship:

Best PDI of the Championship:  “Polar Bear Family Resting” by June Sparham of Welwyn Garden City Photographic Club

Personal selection of Jean Brooks EFIAP/b BPE2*:  “The Family Seat” by Marcia Mellor of Beyond Group

Personal selection of Glyn Edmunds ARPS APSA EPSA EFIAP/g:  “Valley View in Winter” by Justin Minns of Beyond Group

Personal selection of Sue Wilson ARPS DPAGB :  “Blackbird Tossing Back a Pink Berry” by Alec Fraser of Chelmsford Camera Club

Click HERE for the full score sheet which is also available on the Downloadable Documents page

EAF AGM 2022

The 2022 EAF Annual General Meeting took place on Sunday 13th February.
President for the last two years, Colin Birch LRPS DPAGB BPE3*, passed on the post of president to Vic Hainsworth ARPS DPAGB APAGB who will be the President for the next two years.

Certificates for PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit were awarded to (below: left to right) Judith Wells DPAGB from North Norfolk PS, Carole Harvey CPAGB from Rushden & District PS, Stephen DeHavilland CPAGB from Melbourn & District PS, (Vic Hainsworth ARPS DPAGB, APAGB, Federation President presenting the certificates), Diane Le Count CPAGB from Bishops Stortford CC and Gillian Styen DPAGB BPE3* PPSA from the Photographic Imaging Co-operative (PICO).

The EAF Executive Committee for the next year was elected including Nick Akers ARPS BPE3* as President Elect.
Full details of the new Executive Committee will be available on the Executive Committee Page after the Executive Committee meeting on Saturday 19th February.

PAGB Handbook

The 2022/2023 PAGB Handbook has now been published. A copy has been sent to all EAF club secretaries. Additional copies are currently available for purchase from our Handbook secretary, More details are available on the Publications page.

PAGB Distinctions Advisory Day in September 2022

Sunday 4th September 2022: PAGB Distinctions Advisory Day at Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, Foxton, Cambridgeshire CB22 6RN

Click HERE to download an Application Form

Click HERE for a PDF version of the poster


Vic has been awarded  the PAGB distinction of APAGB. The letters signify ‘Award for Meritorious Service’ and are in recognition of services over many years within the PAGB community of member Federations and affiliated Clubs.  The presentation of Vic’s Certificate and badge was made by the current EAF President, Colin Birch, at a meeting of Colchester PS on 4th January. Vic’s service to photography lies in three main areas – to his club, to judging at clubs throughout the EAF and beyond, and in his service to the EAF and PAGB, mainly through his enthusiastic promotion of the APM (Awards for Photographic Merit) scheme. Vic joined Colchester P.S (then known as Colchester & District Camera Club) in 1973. He soon found himself on the committee, taking on various offices, including the Presidency, which he has held on three separate occasions, the last being from 2010 until the present time. In the early 2000’s, the club went through a bad spell with a much lower membership than that of today and it was largely through Vic’s commitment and determination, helped by a few other dedicated members, that it survived. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength and it is now one of the largest clubs in the EAF, with membership capped for operational reasons at 100.

Vic has been involved with judging at Clubs since 2000/01, and his over 20 years of service as a premier judge has been of huge benefit to Clubs in the EAF and their members.

Vic was elected as the PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit Awards Secretary for the EAF in 2013. He has undertaken that role with immense enthusiasm and has encouraged numerous successful. applicants from members of EAF clubs. This he has achieved by arranging regular assessment meetings, where those interested in applying for the distinctions were able to submit work for review and guidance by experienced members from EAF clubs and beyond.

He is now the President-elect of the EAF and will become its President in February.

 Congratulations Vic!  Colin Westgate, January 2022.

Daphne Hanson DPAGB HonPAGB

The J S Lancaster Medal is a rare award made for exceptional service to the PAGB.  There are only around 40 people in the UK who have been honoured in this way and they are the only ones who may use the distinction HonPAGB aſter their name. It is Daphne’s life-long involvement in photography that has earned her this award.  Around fiſty years ago she was a founder member of the Bottisham & Burwell PC, serving on their committee and undertaking virtually all positions over the years.  Today, as Chairman yet again, not to mention Programme Secretary, she is still in the thick of it while making time to take photographs and enter competitions too.  Daphne qualified as a judge in 1985, and in 1989 she joined the EAF Executive Committee getting fully involved from the start and becoming President in 1998.  She takes a particular interest in judging and has served on the Judges Sub-committee for much of her time as an Executive member.  Unusually, she served a second term as EAF President from 2016 to 2018.

Each Federation has a member of their Committee on the PAGB Executive Committee and in 2004 Daphne took up this position for the EAF and served in that capacity until this year when she was appointed PAGB Vice-President.  She has served on various PAGB Sub-committees and is currently on Awards for Photographic Merit.  The picture shows her at the most recent APM Awards Assessment, being presented with the award by Roger Parry ARPS MPAGB HonPAGB EFIAP, President of the PAGB, so congratulations, Daphne!

Colin Birch
EAF President

Advance Notice
Judges Workshop: November 2022

Sunday 6th November: For new judges and a refresher/promotion group for existing judges at Foxton Village Hall
An application form and a PDF version of the poster are available on the Downloadable Documents page

2022 EAF Exhibition Update
GDPR Signatures for Entries

The uncertainties surrounding the current COVID variants may very well affect Clubs meeting in person in the New Year. I appreciate that when the time comes for Exhibition entries to be handed in to Club representatives, you may be concerned about how to sign the Entry Fee Form and conform to the GDPR requirements, whilst remaining socially distanced if necessary.

In order to help resolve that problem and be ahead of any questions at the time, I am happy to confirm that a personal email addressed by the entrant to the Club collector will be acceptable as long as a printed copy is attached to the form in place of a signature. For PDI’s your Club Collector will no doubt have to print the email themselves, but for print entries a hard copy can be enclosed with the prints.

The wording that must be included in the email is as follows:-

“I hereby signify my specific consent for the EAF to hold and use personal data in connection with the Exhibition, the PAGB entry and to display images on the EAF Website and Portfolio”  

Hon. Exhibition Secretary

PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit

At last, after a two-year postponement, it was great to meet up again (Covid - compliant of course) after the last event held at Watford in 2019.  How nice it was to see people in reality rather than on a monitor at home and see they had bodies as well as heads and shoulders! The event was held at the Coombeshead Academy in Newton Abbott, Devon, hosted by the Western Counties Photographic Federation who were very well organised and everything ran smoothly.

It was quite a journey for those of us travelling from East Anglia, but I am pleased to say that several EAF applicants made their way down there and the successful ones were able to have their badge presented to them by the PAGB President, Roger Parry, ARPS, MPAGB, Hon.PAGB, EFIAP. We originally had 17 applications over two categories (there was no Masters adjudication this time), but unfortunately 3 withdrew at a very late stage.

From those remaining 8 were successful, as follows:

Credit Prints – Stephen De Havilland CPAGB from Melbourn & DPC, Desmond King ARPS, CPAGB from Buxton PC and Judith Wells CPAGB, from North Norfolk PS.

Credit PDI – Diane Le Count CPAGB from Bishops Stortford CC,  Roger Bradshaw CPAGB, BPE3* from Biggleswade & DCC, Carole Harvey CPAGB, BPE1* from Rushton & DPS and Jo-Anne Kelly CPAGB, BPE3* QPSA from March CC.

Distinction Prints – June Sparham DPAGB from Welwyn Garden City PC.

Distinction PDI – Gillian Steyn DPAGB, BPE3* PPSA from the Photographic Imaging Co-operative (PICO).

Our sincere congratulations go to them all and commiserations to those who were unsuccessful, but please don’t give up - try again. For those who were successful, I hope to have their certificates before the AGM on 13th February. The books are open for the April Adjudication which is due to take place over the weekend of 23rd/24th April 2022, hosted by the MCPF at the Hillscourt Education Centre, Rose Hill, Rednall, Birmingham. More details will follow later.

A date for your diary: we are planning to hold a ‘live’ APM Advisory Day on Sunday, 4th_September 2022. Please see the advance poster in the December Bulletin and on the Federation website. Further information and application forms will be online in early February 2022.

Successful CPAGB Applicants: Stephen De Havilland from Melbourn & DPC is first left on the back row. PAGB President, Roger Parry is in the centre of the back row.

Successful DPAGB Apllicants: Gillian Steyn from the Photographic Imaging Co-operative (PICO) is second from left on the back row next to Roger Parry, PAGB President

Vic Hainsworth, ARPS, DPAGB.
Federation Awards Secretary.

EAF Subscriptions & Insurance 2022

The following documents are now available for download on the Downloadable Documents page

Subscriptions & Insurance Information Document
Annual Federation Subscription Form
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Form

There is more information on insurance requirements and options on the Insurance webpage,
Click HERE to visit the page.

2022 EAF Exhibition

The following documents are now available for download on the Downloadable Documents page
PDF Documents
Exhibition Information Document
Exhibition Rules
Collectors List
Exhibition Poster
PDF & Word Documents
Entry Form - Colour Prints
Entry Form - Monochrome Prints
Entry Form - Digital Images
Entry Fees Form

2022 EAF Championships

The following documents are now available for download on the Downloadable Documents page
PDF Documents
Invitation to all Clubs
Championship Rules
Championship Advert
Word Documents
Club PDI and Print Entry Forms
PDI & Print Titles lists
Application Forms for the PDI & Print Championships Tickets

EAF Data Protection Policy - September 2021

The updated EAF Data Protection Policy document is available on the Downloadable Documents page.

"Light at the End of the Tunnel"

A document, from our President has been sent to all Club Secretaries with information about "Hybrid Meetings" and the "Use of Social Media". A copy of the doocument is available HERE.

This has resulted in two new pages on this website within the main menu "Information" dropdown list.

The "hybrid meetings" page gives details of one clubs (Chelmsford CC) implementation of hybrid meetings.

The "social-media-use" page gives information on the potential use of Social Media by Camera Clubs.

Remote Judging and Lecturing: Updated List May 2021

If you are trying to set up Club activities while physical meetings are not possible, here is a list of EAF judges and lecturers who are prepared to judge and/or lecture remotely.

Click HERE for your copy of the list.

Photographic Alliance of Great Britain
Awards for Photographic Merit

Due to the current Pandemic the PAGB/APM team are unable to run the usual live Advisory Days, which have been well received by those attending in the past. However, the APM team have set up on-line Advisory sessions to aid those wishing to apply for distinctions. Since these were established in March 2020 they have proved to be very useful to all the potential applicants.

Providing you are in the system, i.e. have applied or are wishing to apply, you can contact David Smith who is the APM administrator. David can be contacted by email at apmonline@thepagb.org.uk. You will then be allocated an advisor from around the country. Alternatively, go to the PAGB website, click on 'Awards', then click on APM Awards Service and complete the form.

Vic Hainsworth, ARPS, DPAGB.
Federation Awards Secretary.

EAF 2019 Exhibition Portfolio

The Portfolio DVD contains all the images accepted for the EAF Exhibition, as a menu driven presentation. Award winning images and those selected to represent the EAF in PAGB Inter-Federation events will be accompanied by a commentary by Colin Southgate FRPS DPAGB.

The Portfolio DVD costs £7.50 and is issued as a disc you can keep. An order form is available HERE. The disc was produced in PC format only with a resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels

PAGB 2019 Inter-Federation Exhibition Disc

The PAGB Print & PDI Exhibitions are produced on disc which can be obtained for £10.00 and contains some of the best work from around the UK with images that were selected for the Exhibitions. An order form is available HERE, to be completed and returned to Bob Norris.

New Standard Resolution for EAF PDI Competitions

A new Canon WUX500 projector, which can project to a higher resolution, has been purchased. We can therefore adopt the new PAGB standard resolution of 1600px X 1200px for the EAF Championships and the EAF Exhibition. We will continue to accept file sizes of 1400px X 1050px which will project a little smaller on the screen but strongly recommend that smaller file sizes are not used.

More details of the change are available on page 12 of the September 2018 EAF Bulletin