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News from Around the Federation

September 2014

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 133 acceptances across the six sections of the salon, no mean achievement in itself, this year we have once again special reasons to celebrate.

Whilst the entry was down somewhat, very much in line with other salons, the standard was very high, the acceptance mark was 12 (out of 15) in all sections and certainly in the Nature and Photo-Travel PDI Sections a score of 14 was needed to get among the awards.  Despite this, in addition to the six Northumbria Trophy Awards (restricted to NCPF workers) eighteen awards were gained by our members.

The stoney path

PSA Silver Medal - Best Portrait in Colour Prints
"The Stoney Path" by Joe Grabham EFIAP/b of Durham PS

One of our members picked up one of the top awards, with the PSA Silver Medal for the Best Portrait in the Colour Print Section going to Joe Grabham EFIAP/b, of Durham PS for his shot "The Stoney Path".   Also in the Colour Print Section Alan Brown, of Sunderland PS, was awarded an RPS Bronze Medal for the Best Sport Print with "Only Just".  

only just

RPS Bronze Medal - Best Sport in Colour Prints
"Only Just" by Alan Brown, of Sunderland PA

In Colour Print Section the Northumbria Trophy for the best entry by a Northern Counties worker (not receiving a higher medal) went to David Stephenson EFIAP PPSA DPAGB FDPS, of Workington CC, with "What do I See"

what do i see

Northumbria Trophy - Colour Print Section
"What do I See" by David Stephenson EFIAP PPSA DPAGB FDPS, of Workington CC

In the Creative PDI Section John Webster ARPS MPAGB, of Northallerton CC, was awarded a UPI Bronze Medal for the Best Landscape Image with "Hebridean Storm".  In this section the Northumbria Trophy for the best entry by an NCPF worker (not given a higher award) went to John McGuiness, of Tynemouth PS for "Angel Eyes".

Hebridean storm

UPI Bronze Medal - Creative PDI Section
"Hebridean Storm" by John Webster ARPS MPAGB, or Northallerton CC

anel eyes

Northumbria Trophy - Creative PDI Section
"Angel Eyes" by John McGuiness, of Tynemouth PS

In the Monochrome Prints Section Joe Grabham EFIAP/b, of Durham PS, picked up a second award with the  Northumbria Trophy for the best entry by an NCPF worker in the Colour Print Section with his print "Dunsinane".

dunsinane

Northumbria Trophy - Monochrome Section Section
"Dunsinane" by Joe Grabham EFIAP/b, of Durham PS

In the  Open Traditional Section, for images subject to no more than minimal manipulation, the Northumbria Trophy for the best entry by an NCPF worker went to Rosamund Macfarlane ARPS AFIAP PPSA DPAGB, of Keswick PS with "Ice Cave Exit with Figure". 

ice cave

Northumbria Trophy - Open-Traditional PDI Section
"Ice Cave Exit with Figure" by Rosamund Macfarlane ARPS AFIAP PPSA DPAGB, of Keswick PS 

In the Photo-Travel PDI Section, the Northumbria Trophy went to Neil Maughan ARPS EFIAP/b DPAGB, of Durham PS for another of his environmental portraits "Noodle Seller" .

noodle seller

Northumbria Trophy - Photo-Travel PDI Section
"Noodle Seller" by Neil Maughan ARPS EFIAP/b DPAGB, of Durham PS

Keeping the Macfarlane household,  the Northumbria Trophy for the best image by an NCPF worker in the Nature PDI Section was awarded to "Fox Pouncing in Deep Snow" by John Macfarlane LRPS AFIAP PPSA DPAGB, of Keswick PS.

fox pouncing

Northumbria Trophy - Nature PDI Section
"Fox Pouncing in Deep Snow" by ohn Macfarlane LRPS AFIAP PPSA DPAGB, of Keswick PS

In addition to all the above medal winners NCPF workers collected 8 PSA Ribbons, our President, Cliff Banks LRPS AFIAP (Sunderland PA) got one Colour Prints, Gerald Chamberlin EFIAP DPAGB (Morton PS) collected three, one in Colour Prints and two in Mono Prints, David Hall ARPS EFIAP DPAGB (Gateshead CC) gained two in Mono Prints, Arnold Hubbard FRPS EFIAP APAGB (Sunderland PA) received one in Colour Prints and John Thompson ARPS AFIAP CPAGB (Alnwick & Dist CC) one in Mono Prints.

Finally seven NCPF Ribbons were awarded to our members. Alan Brown (Sunderland PA) added to his medal with one in Mono Prints, Neil Maughan ARPS EFIAP/b DPAGB (Durham PS) added one in Open Traditional PDI to his medal, and also in that section Andrew Nicoll (Whitley Bay PS) gained another. And lastly but not least two each went to John Smith AFIAP APAGB (Gateshead CC) one each in Mono and Colour Prints, and to John Webster ARPS MPAGB (Northallerton CC) with one in Nature PDI and the other in Open Creative PDI.

Well done to all. We have concentrated on our local awards in this article but, if you want to see more, including the full lists of Awards and Acceptances, the Statistics and Galleries including all the medal winners' photographs, then please go to the International Salon pages at:-

35th Northern Counties International Salon of Photography  

If you are interested in entering International Exhibitions and Salons but want to know more, go to our Knowledge Base it has a number of items that may be of interest to you. Also on the Links Page on the Northern Counties Salon web site (link above) you will find links to both UK exhibition web sites and worldwide 'dowmload' facilities.

 

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