On Wednesday 6th Septemebr Beaulieu Camera Group held its 3rd members print competitioon.
There were 35 print entries and Roger Smith gave 14 seals!
Visitors to the traditional English Fete enjoyed a beautiful sunny afternoon on the lawns of Palace house. On show were a wide selection of photographic prints, taken by the enthusiastic members of Beaulieu Camera Group
The exhibition was very popular and compliments on the diversity of style and quality of the photography were numerous. Visitors to the exhibition were asked to choose their favourite print . Votes were cast by over 350 people.
The the winning photograph (gaining 12%of the votes ) was taken by Greg Holmes . It was entitled 'Well Caught' and captured the magical moment of a Kingfisher catching a fish in mid air. Greg will be awarded the Bob Grier Memorial Trophy for the forthcoming year.
Second place was 'Pot Shop' by Barry Armstrong with Rob Snellgrove coming a very close third with 'Tortoise'.
Celebrity Favourite Print chosen by Sam Fraser (weather presenter on South Today)
This year the fete was opened by Sam Fraser, a radio personality and a weather presenter on South Today.
Sam was invited to select her favourite photograph. It was a difficult choice and she finally decided on a graphic story telling image. It was taken by Alan Cooke at the Tate Modern and was entitled 'And frightened Miss Muffet Away'. It featured a small child framed between the legs of a giant sculpture of a spider. Alan received a bottle of Beaulieu Bubbly which was presented by Lord Montague.
Sue Dunham exhibition organiser, Lord Montagu, Alan Cooke with winning image 'And Frightened Miss Muffet Away', Sam Fraser South Today and radio personality , Hilary Flaxman exhibition organiser
Report by Hilary Flaxman - Photographer Allan Orme
Full Results: Bob Grier Memorial Trophy
Beaulieu Camera Group held its annual set subject competition, Song Titles on Wednesday 5th June.
A very well attended event with the number of attendees equivalent to 90% of the membership present, who were able to see an amusing and high quality display of pictures.
There were 58 entries with 8 seals awarded (14%).
Scores and Merit winners list available: Set subject scores
Congratulations to Hilary Flaxman
Hilary Flaxman's Nature PDI Dalmation Pelican has been accepted to be exhibited in the 2017 Sony PAGB Inter-Federation Print & Projected Digital Image Exhibitions.
The results of the PAGB Inter-Fed Exhibition Competition have just been published, which were judged on 3rd June, at: Carleton Community Centre, Carleton Road, Pontefract, hosted by the YPU.
The 2017 Sony PAGB Inter-Federation Print Exhibition will be officially opened by The Mayor of Rotherham, Councillor Eve Rose Keenan accompanied by Mr. Pat Keenan on Monday 10th July 2017 at 1.00pm at the Rotherham Riverside Library, Main Street, Rotherham, S60 1EA.The Winning Federation Trophies will be presented on the opening day of the Exhibition. The Medals and Ribbons will be sent to the Federation Competition Officers to present to the winners. The Exhibition will be displayed at the Rotherham Riverside Library, Main Street, Rotherham, from the 10th July until the 22nd July.
The other Venues and dates are;
The Old Schoolhouse, Oldbury, West Midlands, from the 19th August until the 13th September
Maesteg Sports Centre and Library, Old Forge Site, Maesteg from the 4th October until the 26th October.
The Exhibition is at the Art Gallery, Manchester Road, Accrington. 1st December Pre-view Evening, opening the 2nd December until 28th January.
Beaulieu Camera Group's other entry in the Monochrme print section, "The end of the pier" by Cathryn Baldock just missed out scoring a commendable 11 out of 12.
Full results are available: External Competitions
Congratulations to the following Beaulieu Camera Group members on selection by the SCPF to represent their entry in the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain Inter Federation Exhibition 2017:
“The End of the Pier”
Entered into the Inter-Fed Monochrome Print Section 2017
Entered into the Inter-Fed Nature PDI Competition 2017
Peter Rocchiccioli the PAGB Competition Secretary writes
“On Tuesday 9th May, the Federation selection committee did their job of selecting the Federation entries for the PAGB Inter-Feds exhibition.
My gratitude for their work goes to the three judges; Leo Rich, Roy Lambeth and Tony Oliver. Also to our projectionist Richard Templett, secretary of Salisbury CC., ably helped and my assistant George Atkins of Chichester CC.
The images particularly the PDIs were obtained for us by Jason Hyde and Nigel Norris of Basingstoke CC supported by Philip Acland
If you had work selected congratulations as we had probably the most ever number and best quality ever.
There were lots of new names and three or four new clubs appearing on the list.
The non-selected prints will be returned at the September reps meeting, where hopefully the PAGB exhibition catalogues will be available.
Results will be available at the end of June.
Thank you to everyone for your support.”
Full Listing of complete entry: External Competitions