2015 Annual Competition Images
“Black Nab” by Keith Saint Ashington Co-op CC
“What Do I See” by David Stephenson Workington CC
“She Warrior” by Alan Walker Keswick PS
“Air Frost” by Ken Henderson Washington CC
“Companions” by Pax Garabedian Carlisle CC
“Pecking Order” by Jo Mcintyre Dumfries CC
“Polar Bear on Ice” by Keith Snell Keswick PS
“City of Dreams” by Arthur Smith Tynemouth CC
“Sorrow” by Brian McCome Workington CC
“Beamish Train Driver” by John Smith Gateshead CC
NCPF News / Events
The weekend of May 30-31 saw the annual exhibition of work by NCPF members as well as a selection of prints from the 35th Northern Counties Salon.
A total of 1001 people visited the exhibition over the course of the weekend with 4 prints sold: congratulations to the successful authors-it is always nice when somebody likes your work so much they are willing to put their hands in their pockets and buy it, even if the amounts concerned are not exactly life changing!
Northern Counties 36th International Salon
CLOSING DATE SUNDAY 23rd AUGUST
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Support your Northern Counties International Salon by entering your work and take advantage of the discount on offer to all members of NCPF affiliated clubs.
Congratulations to all those who enjoyed success in this years Annual Competition. And many thanks to all of our members who supported the competition by entering work, and of course the many people involved in the organisation and judging of the competition.
I’m pleased to announce that the report and results are now published on the site and can be found by clicking the below links:-
More images from the Competition will be appearing on the site soon
Five members of Northern Counties are to be congratulated this year. They were among those from the rest of the UK who have been awarded Distinctions by FIAP for their success in entering International Exhibitions patronised by FIAP. Click the read more link for further information and images.
To commemorate the occasion of his diamond jubilee of membership of the Society and to celebrate his long service and give thanks and appreciation for all the hard work that Stan had done for them on their behalf the Society in secret had a suitably engraved piece of glass which was presented to Stan by the President Mr Phil Dunn at the Society’s Annual Presentation of Awards Evening held in the Catholic Club, South Shields.
Miles Langthorne, Club Chairman of Northallerton CC and Honorary Vice-President, was taken by complete surprise at Northallerton’s Annual Dinner and Presentation Evening, which took place on Friday 17/04/15 when his service to the club over more than four decades was recognised by the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain granting him the APAGB award for service to photography.
The Northern Area Projected Image Themed Competition between the seven Northern Area Clubs was held on Sunday 22nd March 2015. Amble Photographic Group were the hosts and the judge was David Ord.
This season’s Projected Digital Images Competition was hosted by Ponteland Photographic Society at Merton Hall on 23 March 2015. A total of seven clubs in the North Tyne area entered photographs; Cramlington, Gosforth, North Shields, Ponteland, Tynemouth, Wallsend and Whitley Bay. Our judge was David J Stout DPAGB, EFIAP, PSA from Ryton Camera Club who was kind enough to consider all fifty six of the entries during his holiday in Switzerland!
On Thursday 26th February 2015 the South Tyne Area Print Competition took place. The competition was hosted by Gateshead CC who did a great job. We saw a good turn out for the competition with each of the competing clubs represented. Jim Welch of Blyth PS judged the competition in his usual entertaining and insightful manner, resulting in a good nights entertainment featuring some impressive work.
Our congratulations go to John Webster ARPS, MPAGB, President of Northallerton CC on his impresive achievement.
John decided to enter the 2014/15 “Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year Competition” with the stunning shot (Shown below), taken during a photographic trip to Hungary last year.
The 5 Way Digital Interclub Competition between Blyth, Cambois, Cramlington, Wallsend and Whitley Bay, was held on Wednesday 11th February. This event was hosted by Cambois Camera Club and the judge was Lionel Bryan.
Once again Washington Camera Club hosted the Wear Area Battle on Friday 21st November. There was an audience of 75 with a total of eight clubs taking part and with each Club having representatives attending this Annual event. Every Visitor complimented Washington Club on their hospitality and buffet at the end of the Judging.
Events in the NCPF Area
Some members of the Travel Group committee and North Region are going to a photography evening at Durham Cathedral on Thursday the 6th of August.
These photography evenings do not happen very often, so we thought it might be of interest to other members, along with a day of photography in and around Durham on the Thursday or Friday.
To apply for tickets to photograph in the Cathedral go to http://durhamcathedral.co.uk/whatson/date-06-08-2015