In view of the development concerning the Coronavirus, the AV evening on 18th March has been cancelled. We hope to rearrange it for later in the year.

Notifications regarding future events will be posted on the BCG website and also e-mails will be sent to members. Our WhatsApp and FaceBook apps will also be kept updated.

Following Maggie White's success last November in gaining the Credit Award of the Photogrphic Alliance of Great Britain, she was presented with her Certificate by Glyn Edmunds APSA EPSA EFIAP/g at the meeting of Beaulieu Camera Group on 19th February.

Maggie White CPAGB

Many congratulations to Maggieon this wonderful achievement.

Beaulieu Camera Group's PDI of the Year competition took place on 4th December. Our judge for this special event was Jon Mitchell who had the unenviable task of choosing a 1st, 2nd and 3rd and four Highly Commended images from the 83 PDIs which had been awarded a Seal of Merit in the competitions during 2019. Jon's appraisal of each image was succinct with an interesting narrative and helpful comments and he agreed that the quality of the images did make choosing the winners very difficult.

1st Place was awarded to Paul Gray for "Nature's Wrath"

PDI of the Year 1st Place Paul Gray Nature's Wrath  

In 2nd Place was Jacky Daniel with "Woody"

PDI of the Year 2nd Place Jacky DanielJacky Daniel Woody 

3rd Place was awarded to Ian Bateson for "Canyonland Morning"

PDI of the Year 3rd Place Ian BatesonIan Bateson Canyonland Morning

Four images were given Highly Commended status: Ian Bateson "Icelandic Lights", Alan Cooke "Wheel Reflection, "Hilary Flaxman "Towards Last Light, Hatchet Pond" and Paul Gray "An Early Start".

Ian Bateson Icelandic LightsAlan Cooke Wheel Reflection

 Hilary Flaxman Towards Last Light Hatchet PondPaul Gray An Early Start

 Many congratulations to the award winners and to all those members whose images were awarded Seals of Merit during the year.

 Sue Dunham - Competition Secretary

Many congratulations to Maggie White who was successful in gaining the Credit Award of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (CPAGB) on Saturday at Watford. Maggie has worked very hard to achieve this distinction and all her efforts have paid off.

Here are four images which were part of her successful panel of ten PDIs:

Maggie White Its My PeanutMaggie White Velsheda

Maggie White ArchieMaggie White Archie

Our Print of the Year 2019 Competition took place on 6th November with Tony Oliver ARPS CPAGB BPE3* as the judge for the evening.

Thirty eight prints, which had been awarded Seals of Merit during the year, were eligible for inclusion and vied for the title. Tony's judging was enjoyed very much by the BCG members. He gave an excellent critique of each image and held a number of them back to make his final selections.

1st place was awarded to Paul Gray for "Heart Beat"

PRINT of the YEAR Paul Gray 2019 1558 Paul Gray Heart Beat 

In 2nd Place was  Ian Bateson with "Triathlon Chaos"

 Ian Bateson Triathlon Chaos

 3rd Place was awarded to Bob Abbott for "Highland Stag"

Print of the Year 2019 Bob AbbottBob Abbott Highland Stag

Two prints were awarded Highly Commended honours, "Meadow Brown" by Sue Dunham and "Wheelie Good" by Paul Gray.

Congratulations to the award winners and to all those members whose prints were awarded Seals of Merit during the year.

Sue Dunham - Competition Secretary