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News from Around the Federation

May 2014

"Congratulations to Northern Counties Exhibitors "

Several members of Northern Counties Clubs have had their successes in International Salons and Exhibitions recognised by both FIAP and PSA recently.  Whilst information on such recognition by PSA comes out periodically throughout the year, FIAP granted awards to our Photographers only once a year and we have just received the results from FIAP of this year's batch of applications.

A total of seven members gained varying different honours from FIAP this year, including the very top award of "Excellence of FIAP Platinum (EFIAP/p)" for one person.  Not only that, this photographer has also been awarded PSA's highest award for success in International Exhibitions, the "Grand Master of PSA (GMPSA)".

Our special congratulations therefore must go to Tony Potter ARPS EFIAP/p APSA GMPSA DPAGB APAGB  for what is an outstanding story of success this year.  It is even more remarkable when you realise that he is only the third NCPF member to gain EFIAP Platinum, but also the first of our members to gain the GMPSA.  This recognition does as you will note from an earlier 'news item' this year follow on from him being awards APSA for services to photography.  Well done Tony.

The full list of awards by FIAP are as follows:-

EFIAP/p Tony Potter ARPS EFIAP/p APSA GMPSA DPAGB APAGB  (West Cumbria PG)
EFIAP/b Joe Grabham EFIAP/b (Durham PS)
Neil Maughan ARPS EFIAP/b (Durham PS)
John Williams EFIAP/b MPSA DPAGB (Penrith CC)
EFIAP Gerald Chamberlin EFIAP DPAGB (Morton PS)
AFIAP Keith Snell LRPS AFIAP (Keswick PS)
John Thompson ARPS AFIAP
(Alnwick & Dist CC)

As already mentioned the success of our members did not stop there, because PSA have also granted awards to four of our members including a second outstanding success with another of our members, the second in a very short space of time, gaining "Grand Master of PSA". This time special mention must go to Leo Palmer FRPS FPSA GMPSA EFIAP APAGB,  of Hexham for reaching this milestone. Well done Leo.

The list of awards by PSA are as follows:-

GMPSA Tony Potter ARPS EFIAP/p APSA GMPSA DPAGB APAGB  (West Cumbria PG)
Leo Palmer FRPS FPSA GMPSA EFIAP APAGB (Hexham & Dist PS)
EPSA Les Ayres EFIAP EPSA MPAGB APAGB (West Cumbria PG)
PPSA Ian Britton AFIAP PPSA (Gateshead CC)

In high lighting the outstanding successes of Tony and Leo let us not forget the that of the other NCPF members listed in the two tables above. Each and everyone deserve our congratulations for such superb international success and also our thanks for the credit and kudos that it brings to Northern Counties.

If you are interested in learning more about how FIAP and PSA will recognise you efforts in International Exhibitions there is much, much more information in the 'Knowledge Base' pages of this web site.  Simply click on the appropriate button in the left hand side panel and follow the links.

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