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
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.
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 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
Jane Black joined NCPF into PSA the year we set up the International Salon so that we could apply for PSA Patronage and medals. It is now 35 years. As a result quite a number of NCPF members have joined and have entered the PSA distinctions set up. A number have gained PSA distinctions.
On Saturday 22/4/2016 and Sunday 23/4/2016 the PAGB Awards For Photographic Merit were held at The Joseph Swan Academy Gateshead Tyne & Wear, having been hosted on this occasion by the NCPF. All went well thanks to the outstanding organisational effort made by John Twizell of the NCPF Executive. We are delighted to report the success of members of NCPF clubs who gained distinctions and especially pleased to have two members achieving very impressive MPAGB distinctions.
Members of NCPF clubs who gained distinctions were as follows:-
Members attaining MPAGB
1) Neil Maughan MPAGB ARPS EFIAP/s DPAGB Durham PS
2) Alan Walker MPAGB ARPS EFIAP DPAGB Keswick PS
Members attaining CPAGB
1) Tim Booth CPAGB Carlisle CC
2) Pauline Pentony CPAGB ARPS Northallerton CC
3) Mark Petherbridge CPAGB Guisburgh PG
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