Tuesday, 20 February 2018

PAGB PDI Inter-Club Championships

Warwick, 14th July 2014

Beyond Group and Cambridge Camera Club were the two clubs selected to represent the EAF at the PAGB PDI Championships on 14th July.  Along with their own members, members from several other clubs from the EAF were also there to give support.
It really is a good day out - as well seeing as excellent photography from across the UK there were several trade stands and a raffle of 41 prizes, the top ones being a DSLR and A3+ printer.  If you didn’t go, you missed a great day.
The style of photography was varied with some excellent landscapes, portraits (studio and environmental), natural history, sport and creative images. I noted several new clubs representing their Federation this year too. There was something for everyone. The three judges were obviously impressed with the standard they saw and gave very many top marks of 15. Choosing between those top marked images for their selectors’ awards and the best image on the day must have been difficult. Unfortunately no awards came in the direction of the EAF this year.
Similar to the EAF Inter-Club Championships the PAGB Championship starts with a preliminary round (in two parts) and a Final when the top 8 clubs take part. Unfortunately neither Beyond Group nor Cambridge CC managed to get enough points to take them through to that Final part of the championships.
Both clubs did go on to take part in the Plate competition for clubs not in the Final. Cambridge CC came 7th= in that and Beyond Group came 24= out of 30. I congratulate both clubs for getting to these championships and thank them for representing the EAF. These two clubs have often represented the EAF - it is not easy to do so year after year especially when they cannot use images they have used in a previous PAGB Inter-Club Championship at either the EAF Championships (to qualify) or at another PAGB Championship.
The EAF Inter-Club Championships will be held on 8th February, 2015 – information will go out to Club Secretaries in the autumn. The next PAGB PDI Championship is on 11th July, 2015 at Warwick University Arts Centre.
Marilyn Steward
Championship Secretary

PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit

Maidstone 26th/27th  April 2014

The spring adjudication took place this weekend in Maidstone, where the EAF had a total of 26 applicants. We had 20 at Credit level and 6 at Distinction level. Below are the names of the 16 successful applicants.
Lynne Blount - Saffron Walden Camera Club (Credit - Prints)
Credit (Prints)
Valerie Elliot Ampthill & DCC
Geoffrey Jackson Colchester PS
Robert Price Mersea Island PS
Jason Curtis Kings Lynn & DCC
Robert Macdonald Colchester PS
Marny Macdonald Colchester PS
Lynn Rix Ongar PC
Susan McDowall Ware & DPS
Stephen Birch Ongar PC
Lynne Blount Saffron Walden CC
Vic Anthony South Woodham Ferrers CC

Geoffrey Jackson - Colchester Photographic Society (Credit(Prints))

Credit (Digital)
Peter Rowe Colchester PS
Robert Bannister Colchester PS
Graham Woolmer Harlow PS
Distinction (Prints)
Daphne Hanson Bottisham & Burwell PC

Distinction (Digital)
Jeanette Duncan Norfolk PG
My very sincere congratulations go to all. Several more were so close, so my commiserations to those of you who just missed out.
Vic Hainsworth, ARPS, DPAGB
PAGB Awards Officer

2014 Club PDI Championship

The Results

Best PDI: No. 432 in the Pouring Rain by Roger Hance of Ipswich DPS

Sunday 9th February was the day that 36 clubs took part in the Club PDI Championship to find the top EAF club and to select two clubs to represent the EAF at the national Photographic Alliance of Great Britain club championships in July this year. 

It was good to see so many spectators, from those clubs taking part and a few from other clubs too.  I think the hall was at capacity.  It was our intention to use the new larger hall at Fulbourn but it wasn’t ready and we are not now sure it will be able to be blacked out sufficiently.

PAGB GB Cup 2014

The Great British Cup is a PAGB inter-club competition held annually. It is a projected digital image competition open to all PAGB affiliated clubs. The competition is split into three sections – an Open section for larger clubs, a Small Clubs section, and a section for Natural History images.

The GB Cup is now open for online entries until Saturday 18th January 2014.  Full details may be obtained from http://www.pagbcup.co.uk.


2014 Club Print Championship

The Results

Best Print: 'School Dinner Ladies' by Barbie Lindsay of Beyond Group
On Sunday 9th March 24 clubs took part in the Club Print Championship to find the top EAF club and to select two clubs to represent the EAF at the national Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) Federation Club Championship in October this year.  
As often is the case on Print Championship day the sun shone whilst we all sat inside.  It was lovely to sit outside for refreshments and lunch.

Recent Successes for the PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit

Weymouth, 23rd/24th November 2013

Credit Print
  • Robin Stanbridge (St.Neots CC)
Distinction Print
  • Alison Rawson CPAGB, APAGB (Bottisham & Burwell PC)
  • Brian Fleming, LRPS, CPAGB (Halstead & DPS)

PAGB PDI Championship, Warwick

Report by Barbie Lindsay

Hazy Days of Summer by Malcolm Bumstead

Warwick always seems to fall during extremes of weather. In the past some have struggled to get there due to floods. This year it was the hottest day of the year up to that point. It had everyone cheery from the off. 'Beyond Group' went into the competition full of hope and knowing we had a great set of images. The trouble was, so did everyone else! They started off rather harshly and the first set of scores was definitely not a taster of what was to come. The scores started to rise and it became a closely fought first round with nothing much between the clubs. We then chose our 2nd round submission carefully, trying to take note of the judges biases. It was difficult, as we didn't have any misty dreamlike shots, no Camargh Horses or Racing Dog pictures. We went into the 2nd round not so confident as before. The standard was high, every club rubber stamping the reason why they were there representing their region. We were eagerly awaiting every score and getting hotter by the minute, and not all due to the weather. Unfortunately the 'Beyond Group' were 5 points short of getting into the finals and our fellow EAF representative Cambridge, 8 points short. Never mind, the work was of an amazing standard.
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