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 128 member clubs and societies with in excess of 4500 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 Inter-Club PDI Championship Report 2019


On Sunday 10th February, 34 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 13 clubs progressed to Round Two, showing us a further 10 images with all 25 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 certificate – Cambridge Camera Club


Beyond Group and the Photographic Imaging Co-operative (PICO) will therefore be invited to represent the EAF at the PAGB Inter-Club PDI Championship to be held in Warwick in July.  In addition, as Cambridge Camera Club reached the final of the PAGB event last year, they too will represent the Federation.  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 friends, the staff at the Fulbourn Community Centre, 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: “Flour Power” by Marcia Mellor of Beyond Group


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Personal selection of Roger Parry ARPS MPAGB HonPAGB EFIAP: “Fen Drayton Dawn” by Simon Shore of Swavesey Camera Club

Personal selection of Richard Spurdens DPAGB EFIAP/g BPE4*: “Waiter” by Rob Howarth of Beyond Group

Personal selection of Judith Parry DPAGB HonPAGB AFIAP: “Lorraine Ugen” by Andy Gutterage of the Photographic Imaging Co-operative (PICO)


The Scoresheet for the 2019 EAF PDI Championships is available on the Downloadable Documents Page or click HERE


EAF Exhibition 2019

The Letter giving full information about the 2019 EAF Exhibition, Exhibition Rules, Entry Forms (PDF & Word Format), Entry Fees Form (including space for entrants to sign for GDPR purposes), Collectors List and a Poster are all available on the Downloadable Documents Page. The Closing Date for entries is Sunday 10th March. The Official Opening, Presentation of Awards and Projection of Digital Images is at 14.00 hrs on Saturday 4th May (see Poster). Click on the image for a larger PDF version of the Poster.













The January 2019 EAF Bulletin is now available for download.













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Menus for the EAF Championships

The menus for the EAF Championships are now available on the Downloadable Documents Page. Hot lunches & deserts must be pre-ordered. By 31st January for the PDI Championship & by 22nd February for the Print Championship. See the menus for full details.


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Awards for Photographic Merit

"Closed" session held in Dumfries in September & The Autumn Adjudication hosted by the Yorkshire Photographic Union.

There have been two recent APM Adjudications,.The first of these was a 'closed' session in Dumfries in September. This was for Credit level only. Of our 5 applicants 4 of them successful and these members can now put CPAGB after their names:


Credit Prints:  Nicholas Alston CPAGB from Benfleet CC.


Credit PDIs:  Dave Balcombe LRPS, CPAGB from Wymondham PS, Tom Plucinski CPAGB from Chelmsford CC and Mark Sims CPAGB, BPE2* from Ware & DPS.


The second Adjudication was the Autumn Adjudication hosted by the Yorkshire Photographic Union in Pontefract. It was a cold weekend but proved to be a well-organised and enjoyable event in a warm venue. We had 13 applicants with 7 being successful. The following can now put the relevant letters after their names:


Credit Prints:  Fiona Adamson LRPS, CPAGB from Potters Bar & DPS, Mary Battye CPAGB and Amitava Roy CPAGB both from Colchester PS & Ernest Eaton LRPS, CPAGB from Wisbech & DCC,


Credit PDIs:  Graham Adamson CPAGB from Potters Bar & DPS


Distinction Prints: Kevin Pigney LRPS, DPAGB from Ely PC.


Distinction PDIs: Alison Jenkins LRPS, DPAGB from Ware & DPS.















             Successful Credit Applicants                                    Successful Distinction Applicants

                           (Images courtesy of Royston Packer DPAGB, AWPF, LSINWP)


Our sincere congratulations go to them all.


The Spring Adjudication is now fully closed. It will take place over the weekend of 27th/28th April at Llandrillo College, Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn Bay, LL28 4HZ, hosted by the North Wales PA.


It is proposed to hold an Audio Visual APM in May 2019. If anyone is interested, they need to contact me as soon as possible.


The Autumn Adjudication will take place at Watford Grammar School for Boys, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, WD18 7JF, hosted by the Chilterns Association over the weekend of 23rd/24th November 2019. The Credit level is already half full.


To aid those considering or having already applied for Adjudication, the EAF are holding an APM Workshop on Sunday 1st September 2019 at Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, Foxton, Cambridge CB22 6RN. Rod Wheelens and other members of the PAGB APM team will be offering advice.


Vic Hainsworth, ARPS DPAGB.

Federation Awards Secretary.


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 (See below.


EAF Data Protection Policy - May 2018

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


EAF Exhibition Portfolio & PAGB Inter-Federation Portfolio

An order form for the purchase of the EAF 2018 Portfolio Disc & an order form for the hire of the PAGB Inter-Federation Portfolio Disc are now available on the Downloadable Documents page.



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