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Competition: PDI no.2, 2018-19, Advanced Class

The second PDI competition of the season, with a set subject of ‘Town or City-scape’, took place on Wednesday 5th December and was judged by Gerald Chamberlain DPAGB, EFIAP of Morton PS.

Top marked entries in the Advanced Class:

Individual member’s scores can be found in the Member’s Section of our website.

Panels – for the Millennium Trophy competition 2017/18

by John D Tillotson CPAGB PPSA, P&DCC Secretary

After some requests for information on the panel submission for the Millennium Trophy, here are some details. There will be a more detailed explanation on panels in the meeting on Wednesday 18th October 2017 by Les Ayres, who is to be the judge of the competition.

The panel is to be made up of three unmounted prints – each with a maximum size of A4, either landscape or portrait.

The panel will be judged and assessed as a whole, not as individual prints; as such there should be a single title for the whole triptych of images.

The idea of this panel of prints is to submit a set of images with a common theme, subject, link or story. They should also work together in terms of colour and/or tones and presentation.

One thing to consider might be ‘balance’ – if the left-hand image has a property, perhaps the right-hand one could have the same property – e.g. a dark image, or looking out from the centre of the panel, or landscape format rather than portrait.

As in any other print competition, print quality is important.

The prints should be marked on the back with the usual information – AND with their position WHEN VIEWED FROM THE FRONT (usually ‘left’, ‘centre’ and ‘right’ but can be ‘top’ ‘middle’ and ‘bottom’).

Here are two examples:

Sky Arts Master of Photography – New Series

Series 2 of Sky Arts Master of Photography starts on May 25th.

Twelve photographers from across Europe will be selected to compete in a range of tasks to become the next Master of Photography

If you missed Series 1 – you can watch it on catch up. It was the first televised talent contest for photography.
Over eight weeks, 12 amateur and professional photographers from different photographic disciplines travelled to locations across Europe and tackled a series of challenges testing their ability, skill and instinct across a range of styles. Season one’s winner was … [spoiler deleted]
You can watch the season one trailer here: Master of Photography Trailer

and season two here Master of Photography Season 2 Trailer

Image of the Year Competition 2016-17

We had a very interesting and well organised Image of the Year competition for the last Wednesday meeting of the season.

Congratulations our winners – as voted for by members attending on the 12th of April 2017

League Category Author Title
Advanced Print Mike Hughes Don’t Look Back
Intermediate Print Kath Brown Bodleian Library
Club Print Russell Bulman Frosty Sunrise
Advanced PDI Phil Newport Baltic Sunset
Intermediate PDI Linda Farquhar Strawberry Splash
Club PDI Dawn Stobbart Optical Illusion