Images From The 2017 Club Championships
“Beached Iceberg” Keith Snell Keswick PS
“Snow Hare Scrabbling for Food” by Rosamund Macfarlane Keswick PS
“Red Crowned Cranes Courtship” by Ronnie Gilbert Keswick PS
“Brief Glimpse” by Andrew Nicoll Whitley Bay PS
“Silk” by Pauline Pentony Northallerton CC
“Jump” by Paul Knight Cambois CC
NCPF News / Events
Once again portfolio’s of images from the work selected at the annual NCPF competitions 2017 will be available to purchase. Portfolio’s will be on CD and will be distributed to clubs by the end of August 2017. This year portfolio’s will revert back to having 1 with comments ,1 without comments and a word file
If your club wish to purchase a copy, to be shown on a date of your choice, will you please complete and return the booking form which can be downloaded by clicking here
The Results Were As Follows:-
PDI Comp 21 Entries
The winning club was Keswick with a total of 252 points followed by Durham with 243.
Both clubs will represent the NCPF in the PAGB PDI Competition later in the year.
The winning Digital Image was Rosamond McFarlane of Keswick with “Snow Hare Scrambling for Food”
Print Comp 18 Entries
The winning Club was Keswick with a total of 244 points followed by Northallerton, Gosforth, Saltburn and Durham all gaining 225 points.
After deduction of each Clubs lowest scores, Gosforth came second with 217 points. Northallerton, Saltburn and Durham were runners up with 216 points each.
Keswick and Gosforth will represent the NCPF in the PAGB print competition later in the year.
The winning print was Keith Snell also of Keswick with “Beached Iceberg”
For the 2nd year running one club took the first spot in both categories.
The results in full can be found here
Please note that due to circumstances beyond the committees control the 38th Salon will return to being an Images Salon. There will be the usual four sections
Open PDI Colour, Open PDI Monochrome, Nature,Travel
The closing date is 1st September. Individual NCPF members entering will enjoy the usual discount. There will also be a group entry discount for NCPF clubs.
The usual CD of the successful images will be produced and sent to all NCPF clubs at no cost.
On behalf of NCPF I want to sincerely thank all the clubs who have for the past ten years shown the Salon Print Exhibition.
Sincere thanks also to Vince Rooker and the team who prepared the Exhibitions and also the members who travelled around and outside the Federation to show the Exhibitions.
Salon Chairman Jane H. Black ARPS FPSA HonPAGB
The rules and entry forms for the NCPF Annuals Competition 2017 can be downloaded by clicking here ( All documents are in MS Office format and contained within a zip folder).
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES:- AGM at Swalwell Community Centre. 12th March JUDGING/SELECTION:- Friday, Saturday, 7th/8th April 2017
RESULTS POSTED BY:-
COLLECTION of PRINTS:- 7pm – 7.30pm Wednesday 3rd May 2017 at Swalwell Community
Centre. (Executive Meeting)
The NCPF International Salon urgently need to recruit a computer operator & assistant
by 31st January 2017 to help deal with entry for the 38th NCPF International Salon 2017
Over many years this Salon has built up a worldwide reputation for quality.
It’s continued success could depend on someone like you !
Please contact the chairman at 0191 2522870
or e-mail email@example.com
The Annual Clubs Championship is held each year to find the top projected image and print clubs in the area. It is a competition for club entries not individuals.
It is to be held next on
Sunday 12th February 2017 at
Clara Vale Village Hall, Clara Vale, Tyne and Wear. NE40 3SY
Deadline for DI submissions has now been moved back to Fri 27th Jan 2016
All Affiliated Clubs are entitled to enter the competition and entry will be FREE A club selects its entry from pictures submitted by its own members. There are separate competitions for Projected Images and Prints.
Download Print entry form by clicking here
Download PDI entry form by clicking here
Download Print rules by clicking here
Download PDI rules by clicking here
Download additional guidance notes by clicking here
The NCPF is looking for three members to work alongside the Portfolio, Competition PDI and Club Championship secretaries to learn these roles with a view to taking over from them in 2018.
We all take pleasure in entering and (hopefully) looking at the work of other federation workers-even if we do disagree with the judges every now and then in their choice of winners but we can only enjoy the Portfolio and the Championships if members are willing to help in their organisation and running.
If you would like to know more about any of these jobs and find out exactly what is entailed in them then please get in touch and I will be delighted to talk to you.
Remember, if nobody organises things there will be so much less for us to enjoy: as somebody quite famous once said: “Ask not what………”
Joseph Duffy APAGB, CPAGB, LRPS
The NCPF in partnership with Beamish Museum and following on from the success of our previous Beamish Photography Weekend are proud to announce our 7th joint venture
Taking place over the weekend of Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st may 2017, and coinciding with a, empire weekend event should provide some excellent photographic opportunities.
Once again there will be the opportunity for you to sell your prints with a selling exhibition of prints by NCPF members 25% commission will be payable on all work sold .
And don’t forget you have the opportunity to enter the Beamish trophy our competition for images taken over the weekend
On display will be a selection of prints from the 2016 NCPF international salon
Plan your visit now
The weekend of May 21-22 saw the annual exhibition of work by NCPF members as well as a selection of prints from the 36th Northern Counties Salon.
A total of 1081 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.
It was nice to see familiar faces both at the exhibition and out about at the museum enjoying their photography and (hopefully) working on entries for the beamish trophy.
Bill Ward is an actor and photographer, born and raised in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
He was awarded the Adobe Prize for his photograph of Kisdon Force in the Yorkshire Dales, at the 2015 Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards. His work was previously Commended at the 2013 Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards, and he has had over a dozen photographs shortlisted at Outdoor Photographer of the Year.
He has permanent collections with a number of fine art galleries around the country, including The Contemporary Six Gallery in Manchester, and the Mick Oxley Gallery in Craster, Northumberland. His work has been featured in newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns and on book covers. He uses Pentax cameras, and is proud to be an Ambassador for Pentax Ricoh UK.
Morpeth Camera Club Big Event entitled ‘Hot & Cold’ Tuesday 28th February 2017. Featuring Alan and Julie Walker, much respected photographers from Cumbria.
This new illustrated presentation for 2016/2017 is a photographic journey from the hot tropical northern Argentina, through Chile’s Atacama Desert down to Tierra Del Fuego at the southern tip of South America to Antarctica taking in the Falklands and South Georgia. The photographs and commentary cover the landscape and wildlife of the diverse environment together with the street life of Buenos Aries.
The Event will be held at Morpeth Methodist Church, Howard Terrace at 7.30pm and promises to be an evening of inspirational photography.
Hosted by the Gallery Photogroup this year, the North Yorkshire and South Durham region held its presentation night on 25th November 2016 for the annual competitions for individual and interclub prints and DPIs.
For the first time the interclub prints’ judge – Tony Worobiec – gave his comments before a live audience in the the Acklam Green Centre in Middlesbrough. The audience was highly appreciative of his presentation. Also presented were recordings of the judges’ comments for the DPI and individual prints and DPI competitions whilst the images were displayed.
Congratulations to Stokesley Photographic Society who were the overall winners of the combined Inter club prints and Inter club DPI competitions. Gallery Photo Group won the Inter Club prints competition and Stockton Camera Club were victors in the Inter Club DPI competition.
The Wear Area Battle was hosted by Washington Camera Club on Friday 25th November 2016.
There was 9 Wear Area Clubs taking part with all submitting 6 Digital Images and the Judge was Guy Davies.ARPS,EFIAP,EPSA from Stokesley.
The Final Placings were:
8th Place – Stanhope.- 140 Joint
7th Place – Castleside & Esh Winning.- 145
6th Place – Consett – 146
5th Place – Durham – 150
4th Place – Bishop Auckland – 154
3rd Place – Chester-le- Street – 158
2nd Place – Sunderland – 159
1st Place – Washington – 165
The Northern Area Projected Image Knockout Competition between the Northern Area Clubs was held on Sunday 20th November 2016. This event was hosted by Wooler Camera Club and the judging panel consisted of Joseph Duffy and David Stout of Whickham CC and Patrick Sheard of Wooler CC.
Wooler CC and Ashington CC did not enter this competition therefore only five of the seven Northern Area Clubs took part.
After the first round Alnwick scored 174 points and Cambois scored 167. Morpeth scored 164, Blyth scored 160 and Amble scored 142. Because there were only five clubs in the competition no one was eliminated after the first round. Alnwick and Cambois competed for the Knockout Trophy and Morpeth, Blyth and Amble competed for the Digital Plate. In the second round Morpeth scored 178 points, Blyth scored 172 and Amble scored 154. Morpeth were declared the winners of the Plate. In round three Alnwick scored 179 points and Cambois scored 175. Alnwick were declared winners of the Trophy.
The Northern Area Interclub Colour & Monochrome Print Competition between Alnwick, Amble, Ashington, Blyth, Cambois and Morpeth was held on Thursday 27th October 2016. This event was hosted by Amble Photographic Group and judged by Anne Swearman.
The annual South Tyne Area Pdi inter-club was hosted by Gateshead CC on November 10 and 6 of the 7 area clubs each entered 10 images to be judged by Jim Welsh LRPS CPAGB.
The results were as follows:-
South Shields 255
Tuesday 22nd March saw South Shields Photographic Society play host to a Photographic Society of America Projected Image Division interclub PDI competition.
The Projected Image Division, hold four interclub competitions each year. This year there are five groups of participating clubs predominantly from the USA and including clubs from Europe and Australia. Currently there are 11 clubs from the UK taking part.
Each club enters 6 images into each of the four competitions. Hosting the judging of competitions is undertaken by volunteer clubs from the groups. To avoid conflict the host club undertakes the judging of a different group than it’s own.
Having been a member of the PSA interclub PID for five years South Shields Photographic Society volunteered to host one of the four competitions. In doing so we took the view that it would provide a different and entertaining night for the members. South Shields of course are no strangers to hosting international competitions and many will remember the club’s history of hosting what is now the NCPF International Print Salon.
Our congratulations go to Alan Spoors of Ryton CC on his award of the APAGB.
It was with great pleasure that we were able to present the APAGB Award for Meritorious Service to Alan Spoors of Ryton & District Camera Club on 16th February 2016. The presentation was made by Alan McCormick ARPS, Vice-President of the NCPF.
Alan is one of the longest serving members Ryton & District Camera Club having been a continual member of for about forty years. He has held the role of Treasurer continuously since 1992 during which time he has also served two terms as Chairman of the club. Alan is also a representative on the Ryton Community Centre Management Committee where the club meets.
7:30 pm: NCPF Exec Meeting
Swalwell Community Centre.
7:30 pm: Morpeth Camera Club Big Event Featuring Alan and Julie Walker
Morpeth Camera Club Big Event entitled ‘Hot & Cold’ Tuesday 28th February 2017. Featuring Alan and Julie Walker, much respected photographers from Cumbria.The photographs and commentary cover the landscape and wildlife of the diverse environment together with the street life of Buenos Aries.
The Event will be held at Morpeth Methodist Church, Howard Terrace at 7.30pm and promises to be an evening of inspirational photography. There will be light refreshments, and guests will be invited to support a local charity to which the club is making a donation from the event. Tickets (which include a number of freely donated prizes for those with winning numbers) are available at £7.50 from the Tourist Information Office at the Chantry, club Members or by emailing www.morpethcameraclub.co.uk, calling Glyn Trueman, Tel: 01670 510446, Stephanie Robson Tel: 01670 511507 or at the door on the evening, subject to availability. Disabled access is available at the venue.
7:30 pm: South Tyne Print Comp
7:30 pm: An Evening with Duncan McEwan
Houghton Village Hall Carlisle CA3 0NW £6.00
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