2014 SCPF Championships

The SCPF Championships, hosted this year by Chichester CC on 23rd March, were a huge success, running absolutely like clockwork throughout. The hall was full virtually to capacity and as ever we had a great number of inspirational images.

The judges this year were Chris Palmer, Leigh Preston and Steve Smith.

The Open Championships were won by Southampton (Prints) and Chichester (PDIs), and the Small clubs as last year with Overton winning both Prints and PDIs.
For the full results see:

A huge thanks has to go to Chichester CC and Chairman Tony Hughes, who produced a large team of volunteers, but especially to Sheila Tester who masterminded the whole operation brilliantly… especially as she started in the role with no understanding at all of what was required. Thanks too to Glyn Edmunds who was the Council lead, for his support and guidance to Sheila ( along with advice based on last year from Jean Brooks), and Eric Clark from Havant who masterminded the projection issues.

We also has a nice bonus too … because the morning session finished quite a bit earlier than scheduled, the judges did an ad-hoc Q & A session, which gave us some fascinating insights into their judging processes and a lot of advice about successful imaging; in fact this went down so well it may be built in to future Championships.


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Club NameScore
Basingstoke Camera Club142
Beaulieu Camera Group141
Bognor Regis Camera Club144
Bracknell Camera Club152
Chichester Camera Club169
Farnborough Camera Club161
Fordingbridge Camera Club143
Havant Camera Club152
Highcliffe and Infinity Camera Club164
Horndean Camera Club145
Lymington Camera Club125
New Forest Camera Club155
Salisbury Camera Club147
Southampton Camera Club167
Steyning Camera Club151
Viewfinders of Romsey141
Yateley Camera Club142
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Club NameScore
Aldersholt and Farnham Camera Club100
Hayling Island Camera Club107
Niton and District94
Overton Photographic Club113
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Camera ClubsTOTAL
Highcliffe & Infinity177
New Forest154
Viewfinders of Romsey153
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Camera ClubsTOTAL
Aldershot & Farnham96
Hayling Island100
Ordnance Survey100
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Results of the 2014 Championships are now available on the Championships page.

A note from Anne Mahany.
I am sure everyone in the Federation will welcome Anne back to the circuit with open arms …

I’m Back!!
The spinal surgery has been succesful and only problem is the damaged nerves, but it wonderful to be able to walk again and put away the wheel chair.  I’m also able to drive again, but still feel unsure in strange places and at night.

So I am available to judge again and especially local trips.  John will take me longer journeys if he is free  or the competition is interesting.

Hope to see you soon

Anne Mahany

Judging Workshop 2012

SCPF is again running a Judges’ Conference in 2014, to take place on 8th June at Knowle Village Hall near Fareham.

The Conference is open to all judges on the SCPF lists from Levels 1 to 3 and your attendance is strongly encouraged. Based on your feedback and that from clubs we will be including a number of important discussions and activities:

  • Marking Ranges – yes still a hot topic
  • Specialist subjects – e.g. nature and portrait
  • Primary class images and coaching
  • Language and speaking skills
  • Visual Design Principles
  • Alternative / New Genres

Emails will be circulated, but you may also register your interest in advance by completing the form below. More details will follow.

… Ken Scott
March 2014


John Childs DPAGB

John Childs DPAGB lr Tony Mearman CPAGB lr
[clearboth]John Childs DPAGB and Tony Mearman CPAGB, from Farnborough, and Wokingham & East Berks Camera Clubs respectively, receive their PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit from SCPF President John Hodge in February 2014.

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.


  • 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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