For the latest update to the Judges Directory, Stan Robinson from Boscombe CC has informed us of his intention to retire from judging. In Stan’s own words:

Hi Ken
I have decided to hang up my laser pointer at the end of the year. No real problems except just getting old, I will honour all existing judging bookings for 2016 [and] I will still be here in the case of a judge last min no show or perhaps to mentor a new judge like I’ve been doing for SAPA. I’m still getting good positive feedback but approaching 80 I feel I should quit whilst I’m ahead. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all my years in judging and still do, it all started in Kent in the late 50s. I feel very sad just like I did when I retired from professional photography due to ill health at the time.
Oh well!
Stan. Robinson.

I’d like to place on record our thanks to Stan for his many years of service and to wish him well in his retirement.

… Ken Scott
Judging Advisor


Open Invitation to all SCPF club members
to watch the judging of the the 102nd Southampton International Exhibition










This year we are wanting to invite all SCPF club members, so that you can all see some of the fantastic work that is entered in to our annual international competition.

Entry is ** FREE ** and refreshments are available at a small charge during the regular judges breaks.

Last year attracted over 10,000 entries from 66 countries around the world so this year has a lot to live up to.

As usual, it is our intention to award in excess of 25 awards in each class. At the discretion of the judges, these will include a FIAP gold medal, 4 other FIAP, PSA or RPS medals, 6 Southampton Camera Club medals, as well as number of FIAP or PSA ribbons and Southampton CC certificates of merit. The entrant with the highest overall acceptance total will win the FIAP Blue Badge for Best Author.

The Judging is spread over 2 weekends:

Weekend 1*
Friday 20th February        11am to 5pm   Mono Print & Colour Print
Saturday 21st February      9am to 5pm   Mono Print or Colour Print & Open Digital
Sunday 22nd February       9am to 5pm   Open Digital

The Judges: Caroline Colegate  ARPS, Michael O’Sullivan  FRPS FIPF & Christine Widdall  EFIAP MPAGB

Weekend 2*
Saturday 28th February      9am to 5pm   Nature Print & Nature Digital or Photo Travel Digital
Sunday 1st March               9am to 5pm   Nature Digital &/or Photo Travel Digital

The Judges: John Chamberlin  FRPS MFIAP APAGB, Clive Rathband  FRPS EFIAP FPSSA &

*Please note: All times are approximate and are subject to change – classes are as a guide for each day.

More information can be found on our website, so we hope that you will be able to come along and look forward to seeing you all.

Sue Sibley

Exhibition Results

Print Awards

Woolston Shield (Best Club Entry):
First Place Bracknell CC
Second Place – Chichester CC
Third Place – New Forest CC
Highly Commended -Fordingbridge CC, Hayling CC, Southampton CC

Federation Trophy (Best Monochrome Print):
040 Tube Riders – Stuart Skelsey LRPS CPAGB
198 Jack – Tony Mearmans LRPS CPABG
076 Work of Art – Phillipa Hayter
Highly Commended – 021 Flying Percherons (Alan Price) – 195 Bella Donna (John Massey) – 209 Water (Steve Banks)

Herbert Dennis Trophy (Best Colour Print):
179 The Fountain Parks – Henry Szwinto
184 Cheetah Mother & Son – Margret Cooper
126 Mezmerised – Malc Leach
Highly Commended – 042 Night Ride (Peter Ellis AFIPA BPE1*) – 084 A Futile Repair (Ian Clarke LRPS) – 178 Take Off (Pete Wheildon)

Projected Digital Images Awards

Southern Counties Photographic Federation Shield:
First Place – Bracknell CC
Second Place – Southampton CC
Third Place – Winchester PS
Highly Commended – Havant CC, Chichester CC, Overton CC

Phillip Conway Memorial Trophy (Best PDI):
344 The look Out – Peter Ellis AFIPA BPE1*
556 Snow Leopard Cub – Martin Rickard
347 Enchanted Garden – Steve Reynolds LRPS
Highly Commended – 472 Kingfisher Defending its River (Alan Willis) – 355 Travelling Third Class (Janey Devine) – 535 Teak Temple Prayers (Nigel Plant ARPS AFIAP DPAGB)

Salisbury Camera Club are holding their 4th annual photographic exhibition at the Guildhall between the 17th and 23rd of January 2015.

The hall is open between 9am and 5pm for viewing in the ‘Crown Court’ room.

Please see the flyer attached for details. (PDF version)

Salisbury CC Exhibition Poster 2015

Held at Highcliffe and Infinity Camera Club on the 7th January 2105.

Download the flyer from this link: Flyer for H & I

Judging Workshop 15th February 2015

SCPF is always looking for new judges to come into the club community. Competition is still a staple of the club programme and judging takes up more discussion time than just about any other topic in club photography. Since 2012 we have been looking at how to improve our judging and the way we train new judges.

Are you a photographer who would like to give something of your expertise back?

We are running another Level 1 training day on 15th February 2015 at Littleton, near Winchester. It is the first step on the road to becoming an accredited judge. This workshop is a full day event led by judges who are all SCPF Level 3 or PAGB listed.

You will have the opportunity to:

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  • Learn the Core Principles
  • Practise in a Safe Environment
  • Understand the key elements of an appraisal
  • Become aware of speaking and body language
  • Practise the differences between judging prints and PDIs
  • Discuss marking
  • Look at some specialist disciplines, such as nature


Please note, this workshop is practical and interactive. Whilst there are no obligations afterwards, it is aimed at photographers who are looking to judge on the club circuit in our region. If you are looking to understand more about how judging works, we are able to arrange overview sessions for your club or for groups who are interested.

There are twelve places available. Please send the booking form to the address indicated by January 11th. More detail about timing and programme will be issued then.

Meanwhile please do get in touch if there is anything you would like to know.

Best regards

… Ken Scott ARPS
Judging Advisor

2015 Judging Workshop Poster (.pdf)

SPF Judging Workshop 2015 Booking Form (.docx)

Judge, Margaret Salisbury


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Club NoTitle of ImagePhotographers NameClub NoScoreTotal Score
Bracknell CC
111GoBarry Callan11119
112ChameleonChris Odell11216
113Pipe DreamsAnne Eckersley11319
114The BerberPeter Ellis11413
115SparkshowerJeff Lawrence11517
116Smoke gets in your eyePeter Ellis11615
117Profile of a PrinceJeff Lawrence11716
118Sub AquaAnne Eckersley11817132
Southampton CC
511Watching Time FlyPete Whieldon ARPS51119
512The ConnoisseurSue Sibley ARPS51214
513Makhandra and the MrsPete Smith ARPS EFIAP DPAGB51316
514The Evening TideHeath Gough-Holt LRPS51415
515Bugle BoysKarl Schrader FRPS DPAGB51517
516Young MotherMaureen Toft MPAGB EFIAP/p51617
517Chariots of FireKarl Schrader FRPS DPAGB51720
518Kids, Goats and DustMaureen Toft MPAGB EFIAP/p51814132
Viewfinders of Romsey CC
591Winchester CathedralDavid Kidd59116
592Cotswolds Early MorningDavid Kidd59214
593The LookoutRoy Lambeth CPAGB BPE1* AFIAP59316
594The CaretakerTony Fagan59413
595HeleniumChris Hammond ARPS AFIAP59514
596Window on the WorldAndrew Greenwood LRPS59618
597In The CityChris Maidens59715
598Calcutta FishermanChris Hammond59818124
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Club Name / CodeTitlePhotographers NameClub NoScore 
Alton CC
21I Don't Like PinkAnne Streeter2114
22City of London from South BankClive Chater2215
23The LizardDerena Akers2313
24St Michaels MountGlynis Larter Witcher2417
25Old Nepali WomanGraham Dewey2513
26Deer RutNicky Rhodes2616
27Kookaburra in FlightSteve Kirkby2717
28PoppyTrevor Hidden2816121
Bognor Regis CC
81And a Nightingale SangBill Brooks8118
82Wash DayChris Walker8214
83Rain on my ParadeRay Oliver8316
84Morning MistBill Brooks8417
85Bus to Tower BridgeEdwin Jones8516
86Flamming PoppyRob de Ruiter8612
87Judgement DayTony Lord8717
88Barn OwlBill Brooks8820130
Boscombe CC
101Abandon ShipBrian Wadie10116
102Harvest Mouse on CornStan Maddams10214
103Dejected Reg Clark10314
104I'm So CuteDee Maddams10416
105Fly me to the MoonBrian Wadie10514
106HulaStan Maddams10618
107EngineerColin Gogerty10712
108SeachingReg Clark10812116
Salisbury CC
471The SurferMartin Cook47115
472Life Rushing PastPeter Woodhouse47212
473Through the SnowTony Oliver47317
474Clouded YellowRichard Ramsay47416
475Life in a HeartbeatMartin Cook47515
476Mumbles PierTony O' Reilly47614
477ReflectionTony Oliver47717
478StonehengeSteve Pereira47813119
Southampton CC
511Puffin Courtship FlightPete Whiedon51119
512Temple ManPete Smith51216
513Get MovingFiona Senior51318
514Canary Shouldered Thorn MothMaurice Pugh51417
515KidsDavid Toft51517
516New Age PastKarl Schrader51616
517Silver-Studded Blues MatingMaurice Pugh51717
518Nan in the KitchenPete Smith51818138
Wareham CC
701AtonementGraham Ireland70111
702Common TurnAlan Bevis70218
703Banded DemoiselleMary Bevis70315
704Seaweed LandscapeGraham Ireland70413
705Spring FoxTony Foskett70513
706Staircase Queens House GreenwichDerek Way70616
707The FlyMartin Osborne70714
708City TexturesDerek Way70817117
Wokingham & East Berks CC
641Seed HeadJohn Drew64112
642LeopardRodney Hart64216
643Blue WatersJohn Massey64318
644The GermanTony Mearman LRPS64414
645Venetian CostumeTony Mearman LRPS64514
646Cockle Boat Waiting for the TideMartin Pickles64612
647Gold DustEmma Ramskill64712
648Morning Rush HourEmma Ramskill64816114
[tab title=”Individual Results”]
Type / PlaceTitlePhotographer
Gold MedalChoirboysJim Pascoe
Silver MedalChariots Of FireKarl Schrader
Bronze MedalHeron with FishJeanie King
Gold MedalYoung Goat HerderJon Mitchell
Silver MedalDiving For the WinFergus Cowhig
Bronze MedalBarn OwlBill Brooks

SCPF Exhibition 2014 at Salisbry Library, 11th Jan to 1st Feb

Southern Counties Photographic Federation 44th Annual Exhibition opens Friday 10th January with a private view and is then open to the public from 11th January to 1st February 2014 at Salisbury Library.

The exhibition is open daily – see Salisbury Library Website for opening times.

Exhibition Opening and Preview

Members of Federation clubs are invited to the Opening Preview on Friday 10th January from 6:30pm to 9pm. Join us for a glass of wine and the presentations, plus a showing of the PDI‘s.

Salisbury Library Map

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[marker address=”Salisbury Library, Market Place, Salisbury, SP1 1BL”]Salisbury Library[/marker]