Newsletter – March 2014

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Print/PDI Championships

Important: closing date is 7th March, make sure your club has its entry in on time. This is free to enter so please take part and support the day. It is also free to attend on 23rd March.
The more clubs that take part and more people to attend on the day make it all the more enjoyable. It is a great opportunity to see a whole host of fab images.

FIAP Biennials

The PAGB is entering the 3 FIAP Biennials this year and are looking for work. If you have entered any FIAP exhibitions in the last 5 years, for example, Southampton Exhibition, then your work may qualify. The subjects are;

  • PDI Nature competition – Animal Aggression;
  • Print Nature competition – British Mammals
  • Monochrome Print competition – Children of the World.

The Closing Date for entries is 6th March, so hurry to get your entries in. This is a high esteemed event so please give your support to the PAGB. For further information go to http://www.thepagb.org.uk/fiap/fiap_biennial-competitions.pdf

PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit Workshop

The federation is looking to run a workshop during October 2014 for those people thinking of submitting an application for a photographic merit at the April 2015 adjudication. Anyone interesting in attending this workshop please email pagb.exec@southerncountiespf.org.uk and book your place.

2015 League

If anyone has booked host dates and or judges for next year’s league then please email Dave Isaacs with the details.

Judges Update

Attention all judges, the Annual Judges Conference will take place on 8th June at Knowle Village Hall, please put this date in your diary. Further details to follow.
More judges training to take place in the autumn. If anyone would like to attend a taster session if you are unsure if judging is for you, then this is a great opportunity to find out more. Please email Ken Scott and express your interest.

Miscellaneous

  • Print boxes: Closing date for the next order is 25th Print boxes April, the boxes will be ready for collection at Finals Day 11th May – full details.
  • PAGB handbooks still for sale £6 or £7.50 to post, extra copies always handy within the club committee. Email Eric Bennett to get your copy
  • AV Competition: The federation are again hosting an AV competition; this will take place in the Autumn, more details to follow.
  • More help needed on Federation Council; Ken would like someone to assist him with updating website; George and Geoff are doing the exhibition for the very last year, someone needed to shadow them with a view of taking over; a new PAGB Competition secretary is needed.
    Anyone interested in any of these roles please email Sue Watts or John Hodge

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Newsletter January 2014

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2014 Exhibition

The 2014 Southern Counties Photographic Federation Exhibition is now open to the public.

Congratulations to Southampton Camera Club who were awarded The Woolston Shield for Best Club entry in Prints and PDI’s.

Congratulations also to Karl Schrader, Southampton CC, who was awarded Best Colour Print;  Roy Lambeth, Viewfinders of
Romsey CC, for the Best Monochrome Print;  Allan Willis, Overton PC, for Best individual PDI.

For further details of the exhibition go to SCPF Exhibition 2014. This exhibition is well worth a visit and
this year for the first time you will also be able to view the PDI images.

2014 Championships

The Print and PDI Championships will take place on 23rd March 2014. Details are now on the website so do start to think about getting images together for your entry. Again this year there will be a host of PAGB medals to strive for.

50th Anniversary Book

Our 50th Anniversary Book is still on sale. To secure your copy visit http://southerncountiespf.org.uk/information/50th-anniversary-book/

You may also buy at the Exhibition as long as a steward is in attendance.

Reps Meetings

The President would like clubs to bring topics that are important to them to the Club Reps meeting
for discussion. Please email Sue Watts, prior to the meeting on 25th February 2014 with any items you could like included in the agenda.

Guernsey Visit

The proposed trip to Guernsey is still under discussion so anyone interested in this should log their interest with Sue Watts.

Website

The website is a good way of conveying information to other clubs about events that your club may be holding during the year that are of interest to visitors, also information on exhibitions that are open to others to enter.

Please ensure you send information to the webmaster in good time to advertise these events.

Dates for Your Diaries

See the Calendar

Keep taking those winning images.

… Lynn Lambeth

Newsletter October 2013

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New SCPF Logo

Welcome to the October Newsletter. This summary is available for download as a PDF file and summarises short pieces of Federation news. Each may have a separate post on the website, so please keep a watch on news updates.

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Canon Roadshows

Canon UK is now a sponsor of PAGB and is currently running a small number of road shows that include seminars, demonstrations and tutorials aimed at photographers in the UK.  There is one taking place on 11 November at Canon Offices at Reigate, if you are interested contact James Rankin at Canon james.rankin@cuk.canon.co.uk and state you are a member of the PAGB for your free place.

Trophy Recall

Another plea, if your club is holding one of the current SPF trophies then please ensure it is returned at the Club Reps meeting on  11th November as Council wish to check all their current trophies and ensure they are all suitable to accommodate the name change.  If not then they will be replaced.  If you are unable to bring to this meeting please contact Lynn Lambeth [wpml_mailto email=”vice.president@southerncountiespf.org.uk”]by email[/wpml_mailto]

New Website

Check out the federations new website, it has a completely new look www.southerncountiespf.org.uk if you notice any errors then please let Ken Scott, webmaster know.  Ken is still looking for someone to assist in the running of the web, so if you have the skills and can spare a little time to help, again make contact with Ken [wpml_mailto email=”webmaster@southerncountiespf.org.uk”]by email[/wpml_mailto].

PAGB News

The PAGB also has a new web address www.thepagb.org.uk

The GB Cup will be an online submission this year and details will be on the website from 1st November so please ensure you check this out.

PAGB Handbooks are now for sale.  Eric Bennett will be selling these at the Club Reps meeting on 11h November.  Don’t forget this is invaluable to your programme secretary and at just £6 each they are a bargain.  If you wish Eric to post one you will need to add £1.50 to the cost and contact Eric [wpml_mailto email=”handbook@southerncountiespf.org.uk”]by email[/wpml_mailto]

Nomad Print Boxes

Print boxes, you still have time to get your order in, the closing date is 1st November full details on the website here http://southerncountiespf.org.uk/information/print-boxes/

Situations Vacant

The Federation will be looking for a new secretary from May 2014 as Sue will be standing down.  You will agree Sue has done a very good job for the last few years but now she wants to concentrate totally on her photography.  If you are interested and want to find out more contact Sue [wpml_mailto email=”secretary@southerncountiespf.org.uk”]by email[/wpml_mailto].

50th Anniversary Book

Very important is news about our 50th Anniversary Book. Make sure you put Sunday 15th December in your diary; we are having the book launch at Jubilee Hall, New Road, Timsbury, SO51 0NH.  It will run from 10.30am – 3.30pm so plenty of time to pop along and buy your book, light buffet and drinks will be available during this time. There is a pre order form on the website and you will save 10% by buying early, just £18 a book up to and including launch day.  Not only will you see photos from your own club, possibly one of your own, the book is packed full of photographs from almost all of the clubs within the federation.  It is a terrific record of our club photography.

We are also looking for prints spanning our 50 years, or as many years as possible, to display on the day, so if you have a print or two that you think others would find interesting then please either bring along to the Club Reps meeting on the 11th November or [wpml_mailto email=”vice.president@southerncountiespf.org.uk”]by email[/wpml_mailto]or hand to one of the council members prior to the meeting.