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Our results from the 35th Northern Counties International
Looking at the results from our "35th Northern Counties International Salon of Photography", it is once again apparent that many of our members have met with success. Whilst we celebrate some 204 acceptances across the six sections of the salon, no mean achievement in itself, this year we have once again a special reason to celebrate.
FIAP Gold Medal - Best Nature PDI in Salon
"Osprey in the Mist" by Jo McIntyre DPAGB of Dumfries CC
One of our members picked up one of the top awards, with the FIAP Gold Medal for the Best Nature PDI going to Jo McIntyre DPAGB of Dumfries CC for the shot "Osprey in the Mist". Jo has a double reason to celebrate, also winning the Northumbria Trophy for the Best Nature Image by a Northern Counties worker (not receiving a higher medal) with "Osprey Fishing in a Scottish Loch".
Northumbria Trophy - Best Nature PDI Section
"Osprey Fishing in a Scottish Loch" by Jo McIntrye DPAGB of Dumfries CC
Well done Jo, a cracking pair of photographs. Also in the Nature Section, our congratulations go to Ronnie Gilbert DPAGB, of Keswick PS, who was awarded a PSA Ribbon for his shot "Little Owl with Harvest Mouse".
Northumbria Trophy - Monochrome Print Section
"See You Soon" by Joe Grabham EFIAP of Durham PS
In the Monochrome Print Section an RPS Ribbon was awarded to Guy Davies ARPS EFIAP EPSA, of Stokesley PS for "Out of Season". The Northumbria Trophy for the best entry by an NCPF worker (not given a higher award) went to Joe Grabham EFIAP of Durham PS for "See You Soon".
Northumbria Trophy - Colour Print Section
"Autumn Walk" by Edgar Beveridge LRPS of Sunderland PA
In ther Colour Prints Section we did not fair so well, with no general awards, but Edgar Beveridge LRPS, of Sunderland PA, is to be congratulated for being awarded the Northumbria Trophy for the best entry by and NCPF worker in the Colour Print Section with his print "Autumn Walk".
Northumbria Trophy - Open-Traditional PDI Section
"Standing Firm" by Andrew Nicholl of Whitley Bay PS
In the new PDI Section, "Open-Traditional", for images subject to no more than minimal manipulation, the Northumbria Trophy for the best entry by an NCPF worker went to Andrew Nicholl of Whitley Bay PS with "Standing Firm". In this section though our congratulations must also go to Gordon Rae CPAGB, of Dumfries CC, for his photograph, "Raisng the Game" which was awarded the RPS Bronze Medal for the Best Sport image.
NCPF Medal - Open-Creative PDI Section
"Island of Lost Souls" by Joe Grabham EFIAP of Durham PS
In the new "Open-Creative" Section, introduced to counter balance the Traditional Section, we do not yet have a Northumbria Trophy, so for now an NCPF Medal has been awarded for the best image by a Northern Counties worker (not receiving a higher award). This goes to Joe Grabham EFIAP, of Durham PS for "Island of Lost Souls", and he also won an NCPF Ribbon for his shot "The Woman Behind the Man". In addition to this "Stookie and Blackie" by Neil Maughan ARPS EFIAP DPAGB, also of Durham PS was given a Judges Medal by Robert Fulton and Leo Palmer FRPS EFIAP FPSA MPSA, of Hexham PS, was awarded an NCPF Ribbon for his shot "Venice Eyes".
Northumbria Trophy - Photo-Travel PDI Section
"Village Life" by Pax Garabedian EFIAP PPSA DPAGB of Carlisle CC
And finally, in the Travel Section our members met with further success, with Robert Fulton awarding a Judges Medal to John McVie AFIAP DPAGB, of Dumfries CC for his shot "Monks at the Temple". NCPF Ribbons were also awarded to Sheila Coates LRPS EFIAP DPAGB, of Northallerton CC, for her image entiteld "Temple View, Bryce" and to Guy Davies ARPS EFIAP EPSA, of Stokesley PS, for "Bone setter, Morocco". It is especially pleasing though to see our President, Pax Garabedian EFIAP PPSA DPAGB of Carlisle CC, being awarded the Northumbria Trophy for the best image by an NCPF worker for his photograph "Village Life".
Well done to all. In picture terms we have concentrated on our local awards but, if you want to see more, including the full lists of Awards and Acceptances, the Statistics and a Gallery of the all the medal winners' photographs, then please go to the International Salon pages at:-
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