Northern Counties Photographic Federation
WELCOME to the web site for the Northern Counties Photographic Federation (NCPF). The Federation is the ‘umbrella’ organisation, serving photographic clubs and societies throughout the North of England and this web site is designed to further that service.
Enter the Northern Counties Salon AND get a discount
The CLOSING DATE for entries to the 35th Northern Counties International Salon of Photography is
THURSDAY 28th AUGUST
It is your salon so why not go to the International Salon web site pages and make your entry. Don't forget to select the name of your club when doing so and you will receive a 20% discount on the entry fees.
Remember also that members of NCPF clubs can can submit mounted prints and can avoid the postal charges, by making arrangements with the Salon Chairman, Jane Black, to have them delivered to her home address.
**FURTHER INFORMATION re the NCPF Portfolios**
>As you already know, due to Bob Shanks our Portfolio Secretary being taken ill, production of the CD`S covering the above awards will unfortunately be delayed, and they will not be available until the end October 2014.
Your Competition Secretary`s have now been sent updated information and booking forms for the two Portfolio's. We have however taken the opportunity of including a link to that correspondence and booking form here:-Portfolio Bookin Form
Please Note:- As a result of Bob's illness he has been obliged to resign as Portfolio Secretary. We are therefore appealing for a willing volunteer to come forward to take over the post. It is one where the incumbant works as part of the Competitions Sub-Committee and therefore does have support in his role.
Notice from Hexham & District PS
We have been asked by Hexham to advise members that, due to refurbishment of the Gallery at the Moot Hall, their Annual Exhibition there has been cancelled for this year.
"UPDATE" re PAGB Awards Assessment & Adjudication
We now have a date for the "Assessment Day" and the application form. This will be an 'all day' event, costing just £5 including refreshments, and will take place on:-
"SATURDAY 18th OCTOBER 2014"
For more information and an application form to attend this event go to the 'NCPF Programme' page, or for more about the different awards and what is involved, go the the relevant item in our "Knowledge Base" (this has been recently updated), via this link:-PAGB's Awards for Photographic Merit
**Important Notice regarding this website**
The current webmaster for the NCPF website, after 14 years in the post, will be resigning at the 2015 AGM. It is therefore of the utmost importance that a replacement is found.
Because the site is updated via a "Content Management System" it is relatively easy to maintain and update. Only a basic knowledge of html coding is required. Any volunteer should contact the webmaster as soon as possible with a view to working alongside the current incumbant, who is prepared to assist any volunteer, certainly for the rest of the period of his office.
Contact us:- This is our site and much of the its success will depend on you, the members using it, and supplying relevant content to be included on it. Specific “Contact” email addresses are displayed where applicable, and these will direct your enquiry or comment directly to the person best placed to deal with it. For example the contact link on the “Northern Focus” pages will take you directly to the Editor of the Bulletin. More general enquiries should be sent to the Webmaster.
Keeping yourself up to date:- Periodically (weekly or fortnightly depending on circumstances) we will circulate an email to all club secretaries, with a request that they re-circulate it to their members. This will itemise updates to the web site so that you can more easily keep yourself up to date. Posters will still be sent to Club Secretaries for placing on club notice boards. If you want to keep up to date in this way please ask your club secretary to forward these circulations on to you.
If you have an article or contribution, or a general enquiry regarding the site then please contact us, at:-firstname.lastname@example.org