• Brown Hares in Snowfall-Kevin Pigney-Highly Commended
  • Buzzard Fight-Gill Steyn-Chris Palmer Award (Colour Print)
  • Cuckoo and Sedge Warbler Skirmish-Colin Bradshaw-Highly Commended
  • Danger at the Waterhole-Annie Nash-Best Colour Print
  • Elephant Calf Chasing Birds-Annie Nash-Sue Wilson Award (Colour Print)
  • Fallen Petals-Pat Frewin-Highly Commended
  • Little Victory-Peter Milsom-Highly Commended
  • October Light-Debra Bennett-Highly Commended
  • Quiver Trees at night-Justin Minns-Highly Commended
  • Red deer in the forest-Sarah Kelman-Highly Commended
  • Summer Days-Chrissie Hart-Highly Commended
  • Swamped-Ian Houston-Rosemary Wilman Award (Colour Print)
  • The Bay-Graham Coldrick-Highly Commended
  • The Bicycle Trailer Boy-Chrissie Westgate-Highly Commended
  • Timid Fallow Deer-David Morement-Highly Commended
  • Beth Dobbin taking the win-Colin Bradshaw-Highly Commended
  • Borzoi Portrait-Victoria Andrews-Rosemary Wilman Award (Mono Print)
  • Coal Yard Kids Bangladesh-Chrissie Westgate-Best Mono Print
  • Edna-Barbie Lindsay-Highly Commended
  • Final Resting Place-Chris Thurston-Highly Commended
  • In Step-Martin Leech-Highly Commended
  • Julio Napolis and Friend-Roy Essery-Chris Palmer Award (Mono Print)
  • Lorraine Ugen Muller Athletics-Colin Bradshaw-Sue Wilson Award (Mono Print)
  • Melissa Booth triple jump-Colin Bradshaw-Highly Commended
  • Misty Church-Chris Lafbury-Highly Commended
  • Newhaven Sea Horse-Victoria Andrews-Highly Commended
  • Rydal Water Boathouse-Adele Gibson-Highly Commended
  • Sister Bernadette-Pat Frewin-Highly Commended
  • Boxing and Jumping-Colin Bradshaw-Best Projected Digital Image
  • Brightlingsea Pool-Brian Clark-Highly Commended
  • Chloe-Kevin Pigney-Highly Commended
  • Cocoon-Philip Earl-Highly Commended
  • Coyote with kill-Lynn Rix-Highly Commended
  • Great Crested Grebe Backlit-Kevin Pigney-Highly Commended
  • Hooded crow mobs griffon vulture-Sarah Kelman Award (PDI)
  • Joe Clark Extreme Slalom-Peter Milsom-Rosemary  Wilman Award (PDI)
  • Lady of Bengal-Chrissie Westgate-Chris Palmer Award (PDI)
  • Leader of the pack-Colin Birch-Highly Commended
  • Moatez Jomni-Peter Milsom-Highly Commended
  • Nectaring Tachinid Fly-Christine Holt-Highly Commended
  • Quimera in Full Flight-Christine Frost-Highly Commended
  • Sea Nettle-Mick Walker-Highly Commended
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Click HERE for a link to a PDF document giving full details of each image (Title, Author & Distinctions, Society and Award received)

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 102 member clubs and societies with about 3500 individual members, the EAF is one of the largest federations 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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Photographic Alliance of Great Britain Awards for Photographic Merit Weekend
Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th April 2024.

The most recent adjudication took place over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 27th/28th April 2024 at St Mary’s College, Basingstoke, hosted by the Southern Counties Photographic Federation. It was a well-run weekend, although the hall was a little on the cool side, but there was plenty of space.

There were 126 applications nationwide with 25 applicants from our Federation, many of whom attended, and those who were successful were able to collect their respective badges from the President Elect, David Gibbins, ARPS, EFIAP/b, BPE 5*, APAGB, who was deputising for PAGB President, Daphne Hanson.

Of our 25 applicants, 17 have been successful over four levels. Unfortunately, the certificates will not be available until late May, and by then most clubs will have closed for the summer recess so most of the certificates will have to be mailed.

We can now offer our congratulations to the following successful members.

Credit Prints: Lachlan French CPAGB from Saffron Waldon CC, Jan Bond CPAGB from Halstead & DPS, Helen Mackay LRPS, CPAGB, AFIAP from St Neots & DCC, and Hilary Knight CPAGB from Colchester PS.

Credit PDIs: Mark Glenister CPAGB, BPE3* from Biggleswade & DCC, Keith Gypps ARPS, CPAGB from Cambridge CC, Stephen Laws LRPS, CPAGB, from St. Ives PC, Jennifer McDonald CPAGB, from Chelmsford CC, Charles Phillips CPAGB from Bury St. Edmunds PS, and Derek Nimmo CPAGB, BPE 1* from PICO.

Distinction Prints: David Morement DPAGB, BPE 1* from Hoddesdon CC, Peter Baker DPAGB, LRPS from Royston PS and Carol Martin DPAGB, LRPS from Bury St. Edmunds PS.

Distinction PDIs: Chris Pugh DPAGB, BPE 1* from Colchester PS, and Ian McDonald DPAGB from Chelmsford CC.

Excellence Prints: Bob Coote EPAGB from Royston PS and Derek Howes EPAGB from Colchester PS.
Bob and Derek are our first two members in the Federation to achieve the new EPAGB (Excellence) award. To date we have had no applications for the new B (Badge) awards. Also, at this adjudication we had no Masters applications.

Images: (Left/Top) Credit Prints - Hilary Knight (Colchester PS), Jan Bond (Halstead & DPS) and Lachlan French (Saffron Walden CC). (Right/Bottom) Credit PDI's - Jennifer McDonald (Chelmsford CC), Keith Gypps (Cambridge CC) and Derek Nimmo (PICO).

Images: (Left/Top) Distinction Prints - Peter Baker (Royston PS), Carol Martin (Bury St Edmunds PS) and David Morement (Hoddeson CC). (Right/Bottom) Distinction PDI's - Ian McDonald (Chelmsford CC) on the left.

Image: Excellence Prints - Derek Howes (Colchester PS) on the right

(Photographs kindly supplied by Steve Kirkby CPAGB/AV)

The books are open for the November adjudication. It was due to be held in South Wales, but sadly they couldn’t find a suitable venue. However, the PAGB team have now found a suitable venue and will be running the weekend at The Winsford Academy, Grange Lane, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 2BT. Further details will follow. To date we have 6 applications.

We will again be running our annual APM Advisory Day at Foxton on the 1st of September with the assistance of some of the PAGB APM team plus a couple of others. Publicity posters and entry forms are available on the Downloadable Documents Page. To date I have 19 applications. Should there not be enough from the EAF to cover costs, I will open it out to nearby Federations as interest has been shown by some of their members who live near the EAF.

Vic Hainsworth ARPS, DPAGB, APAGB.
Federation Awards Secretary

EAF Annual Photographic Exhibition 2024

Saturday 4th May to Sunday 19th May 2024 at Wingfield Barns

The Exhibition will be officially opened, by Nick Akers ARPS BPE4*, President of the EAF, at 2pm on Saturday 4th May in the main Barn, followed by presentation of the awards and a full screen projected display of the accepted PDI images.

Full details of the Exhibition, including opening days and times are on the poster. Click on the image for a PDF version of the poster.

EAF Inter-Club Print Championship Report 2024

On Sunday 10th March, 19 clubs took part in the Print Championship at Fulbourn near Cambridge. Each club showed 15 images which were judged and scored by the three judges.

The final results were:
Winning club gaining the EAF Trophy – Photographic Imaging Co-operative (PICO)

Runner up club gaining the Eric Saul Memorial Trophy – Beyond Group

Third placed club receiving a certificate – Norwich and District Photographic Society


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:  “Hold that Pose” by Peter Baker of Cambridge Camera Club

Personal selection of Peter Prosser: "Powerful Right Jab" by Nick Alston of Beyond Group

Personal selection of Peter Jones: "Brothers" by Victoria Andrews DPAGB BPE5* LRPS EFIAP of PICO

Personal selection of Sue Wilson: "Bonnelli's Eagle Fights Off Iberion Fox" by Victoria Andrews DPAGB BPE5* LRPS EFIAP of PICO

Print Room Choice: "Golden Staircase" by Nicola Scott of Stevenage Camera Club

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

Award Presentations

1st, 2nd & 3rd placed clubs recieving their award from Nick Akers, EAF President

Judges Choices Award Presentations

Thanks to Val Walker for the presentation images

The East Anglian Federation Audio-Visual Trophy 2024

The Competition Rules and an Entry Form/Ticket Request Form are now available on the Downloadable Documents Page

Click on the image for a PDF version of the Poster

EAF Bulletin - March 2024

We now 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.

EAF Inter-Club PDI Championship Report 2024

On Sunday 11th February, 28 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.
There were three clubs (Caister PC, Dunmow PC and Mersea Island PC) who had not previously entered this competition.

The final results were:
Winning club gaining the EAF Trophy – Photographic Imaging Co-operative (PICO)

Runner up club gaining the Eric Saul Memorial Trophy – Beyond Group

Third placed club receiving a certificate – Colchester Photographic Society

Best "Rookie Club" - Caister PC who finished in 13th place - a very creditable performance.

The EAF representatives at the PAGB Inter-Club PDI Championship to be held in Warwick in July will be PICO and Beyond Group. It is a good event, and our representatives would welcome some support. Tickets need to be bought in advance through the PAGB website.

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:  “Leveret” by Sophia Spurgin of Bishops Stortford Camera Club

Personal selection of Carol McNivenYoung FRPS EFIAP/b DPAGB BPE5*: "Bow fiddle rock rough seas" by Wayne Davey of Beyond Group

Personal selection of Gianpiero Ferrari EFIAP FRPS DPAGB FBPE: "Pelican Reflections at Dawn" by Kevin Williams of Bury St Edmunds PS

Personal selection of Mike Sharples MFIAP MPAGB FBPE ARPS EFIAP: "The Fighter" by Clive Downes of Cambridge CC

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

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 who were very complementary of the quality of all the images.

The East Anglian Federation Audio-Visual Trophy 2023

As the Chairman of The Essex AV Group, I have held the reins of the previously named East Anglian AV Competition for the past 30 years, and with the Group unable to continue, I find myself in a similar position heading the newly titled East Anglian Federation AV Trophy.

Eighteen months into the organisation of the event, with a brilliant committee and a band of helpers, we were prepared for the big day. Then, the bombshell; with two days before we were to set off to Foxton, one of our judges, Keith Brown, became unwell and was unable to travel from Sheffield.

Vic Hainsworth came to the rescue; he was prepared to judge alongside our remaining judge, Richard Brown, and saved the day. Vic has been involved with AV for over forty years and I think he relished the opportunity to judge the first EAF AV Competition, albeit unplanned.

As EAF President, Vic opened the day before taking his place with Richard at the judges' table. Now we were up and running after the panic of the previous day.The event was a great success, and we are now looking forward to next year.

Image 1 (Left/Top): Keith Leedham (Trophy Winner), Richard Brown & Vic Hainsworth.
Image 2 (Right/Bottom): Keith, Dick Williams, Vic & Richard.

Dick Williams ARPS DPAGB-AV
EAF AV Trophy Secretary

Presentations at the 2023 AGM

Vic Hainsworth, EAF President, presents Naomi Saul with a glass vase to mark her retirement from the Executive Committee

Vic presents Bob Norris with an engraved pen to mark his retirement from the Executive Committee