Images From The 2017 Annuals Competition
“The Frenzy” Pauline Pentony Northallerton CC
“Fighting Stallions” by Julie Walker Keswick PS
“Sad to See it Go” by Pax Garabedian Carlisle CC
“Met in a Dream” by Joe Grabham Durham PS
“Dungeness Old Lighthousel” by Gerald Chamberlin Morton PS
“Bow Fidle Rock” by Ken Rennie Keswick PS
“Girl from the Top Floor” by Joe Grabham Durham PS
“Problem Child” by Angy Ellis Durham PS
“Red Fox Pair on Snow Bank” by John McFarlane Keswick PS
“The Try” by Alan Walker Keswick PS
“Beauty” Pauline Pentony Northallerton CC
“Tranquil Blyth” Steve McDonald Morpeth CC
“City Life” Joe Grabham Durham PS
“Puma Stalking its Prey” by Alan Walker Keswick PS
“Sprint to the Finish” Robert Campion Gosforth CC
NCPF News / Events
This will be the 7th year that the NCPF Beamish Trophy will be competed for by members based on the Beamish Weekend. The competition will be for PDI only, the images having been only exposed during the period of 31st August, 2016 and 31st August, 2017 at Beamish Museum.
Each entrant can submit up to 2 PDI’s, The PDI file size is maximum 1400 (horizontal) and 1050 (vertical). The file name should be: “title-your name-your club”. All entries should be accompanied with a completed Entry Form (Click here to download).
PDI’s should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 15th October. 2017
Judging the pdi will be on 5th November 2017.
The Judges Subcommittee is looking to adding to its current list of Judges at Club level and to this end will hold a recruitment seminar at CLARA VALE COMMUNITY CENTRE on Sunday the 25th February 2018 between 10am and 4pm.
This event is primarily to encourage photographers with an interest in judging at club level to get an overview of the skills required and to take part in practical judging exercises in front of the assembled participants. The day will conclude with the opportunity to be assessed and if appropriate have your name added to the NCPF list of club judges.
The day is free of charge and includes lunch together with refreshments in the morning and afternoon. If you are interested in taking part please complete the form (click here to download form) and return the whole document to me, preferably by email.
It won’t cost you anything and you might even learn something. Further details will be provided nearer the event.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 31st January 2018.
Pax Garabedian EFIAP EPSA DPAGB
Chair, NCPF Judges subcommittee
The NCPF would like to add new names to the Lecturers list and Trevor Walters APAGB is coordinating the drive. To this end could Club Secretary’s / Syllabus Secretary’s please send Trevor a copy of your programme together with details of any members in your club who might be interested, e-mail to email@example.com . People interested are free to take as many or as few bookings as they can manage, and restrict the distance they cover.
The weekend of May 20-21 saw the annual exhibition of 125 prints by NCPF clubs, Blyth PS, Ryton CC, Sunderland PA, Whickham PC , Carmel Morris of Stockton cc winning image from the Beamish trophy 2016 , Joe Sheridan of Washington cc prints from his BA (hons) degree course in photography and media . and prints from Vince rooker
total of 750 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 pocket and buy it.
1st Midlands Counties PF – 188pts
2nd Lancs & Cheshire PF – 182pts
3rd Yorkshire PF – 180pts
NCPF Finished 11th with a score of: – 171pts
1st Midland Counties PF – 189pts
2nd Lancs & Cheshire PF – 185pts
3rd North & East midlands PF – 177pts
NCPF Finished 11th with a score of: – 165pts
Open PDI Comp:-
1st Lancs & Cheshire PF – 185pts
2nd North & East Midlands PF – 183pts
=3rd East Anglia PF 182pts
=3rd Midland Counties PF – 182pts
NCPF Finished 15th with a score of: – 158pts
1st Lancs & Cheshire PF – 190pts
2nd North & East Midlands PF – 183pts
3rd Scottish PF 182pts
NCPF Finished joint 12th with Kent PF with a score of: – 167pts
No Individual awards were awarded to any NCPF members
With the sudden death of Vince Rooker, Morpeth Camera Club has lost a member who, for over 50 years, had been a stalwart of the Club. Vince had been a mainstay of the Club and over the years had been the Chairman three times (1980 -81, 1994 -96 and 2008-2010), the Vice Chairman twice, the Competition Secretary twice (1983-87 and 2012 -2017 for Prints Competitions) and the Programme Secretary (1998 – 2008). In 2010 he was unanimously appointed to the post of Honorary President.
NTA Annual PDI Competition
The PDI competition was judged by Malcolm Blenkey LRPS and hosted by Cramlington CC on 30th March 2017. Again, all 7 clubs participated, each submitting 8 digital images. It proved a close and exciting event with the winners being decided on the score of the very last image (from Whitley Bay), leaving Tynemouth PS the victors by a single point. The trophy for best digital image was won by Andrew Nicoll of Whitley Bay for his ‘Tynemouth Spray’. Positions and scores were as follows:
1st Tynemouth 211
2nd Whitley Bay 210
3rd Gosforth 208
4th Cramlington 205
5th Wallsend 196
6th Ponteland 193
7th North Shields 191
The annual South Tyne area print inter club was held at Hexham PS on Tuesday February 28th, and was judged by Malcolm Kus ARPS DPAGB EFIAP.
All 6 area clubs took part and each submitted 10 prints, Results were as follows:-
South Shields 245
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
7:30 pm: NCPF Exec Meeting
Swalwell Community Centre.
N/A: Great North Run
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