Month: April 2017



3rd PDI Competition “Humour” Results

First - Ok Share The Joke - Barbara Austin

The results of the last round of this seasons PDI competition were announced on Tuesday the 18th April. The results are as follows: OK Share The Joke – Barbara Austin Woolly Chomper – Ralph Wrighton Bananarama – Derek Parker Laughter – Graham Oliver Halt, Who Goes Here – Marj Baillie Highly Commended awards go to: Give Me More!! – Dave Theobald Modesty – Geoff Chrisp One Man and His Dog – Peter Newman Smile – Barry Turnbull Unseated – Gerry Stephens Wildlife Photographer’s Nightmare – Eddie Ramsden The winning images can be enjoyed below: Many thanks go to everyone who participated either by submitting photographs or by judging and providing valuable feedback on the images. In Read More …



Print Of The Year 2017

Our last Print Competition of the season – ‘Print of the Year’ was held at the Torch Centre on Tuesday 11th April 2017. We had an excellent entry this year with 52 prints in total! Thanks goes to our judge for the evening – Tony Potter GMPSA ARPS EFIAP APSA from West Cumbria.     This year’s winners were: Print Of The Year Mono – Liam – Gerry Adcock Print Of The Year Colour – 3 Snowdrops – Marj Baillie     Well done!



St Oswald’s Hospice Calendar Competition

St Oswalds Hospice have launched a search for images to feature in the 2018 St Oswald’s Hospice calendar and would love to invite members to get involved.   They are looking for unique, creative and eye-catching images of our beautiful region to feature in their popular calendar, which is sold in their charity shops across the region and online at www.stoswaldsuk.org/shop. This competition is a great opportunity for you to see your best work in print, as well as support a local charity.   If any members would like to take part, St Oswald’s are now accepting entries via email. Please send high quality images (at least 1mb) to their communications team at enquiries@stoswaldsuk.org by 30th June 2017. Landscape Read More …



Council Meeting – 4th April 2017 – Torch Centre, Hexham

Present Mavis McCormick (MM) – President & External Competition Sec Dave Best (DB) – Vice President Gerry Stephens (GS) – Treasurer, Rob Haliburton (RH) – Syllabus Sec, David Theobald (DT) – Internal Competition Sec George Ledger (GL) Secretary Stephen Smith (SS) Marketing Officer Committee members – Adrian Christer (AC), Graham Oliver (GO), Mike Ward (MW). Apologies Verity Johnson (VJ) – Past President, Christine Giles (CG) Social Sec,   MM – opened meeting at 8.50pm GL – informed Council that purpose of meeting was twofold – ensure all ready for AGM & Plan Exhibition   1. AGM GL – requested that all Officer reports be forwarded to him by Tuesday 11th April so that he could Read More …



An Evening with Jack Lowe – The Lifeboat Station Project

Date: 25/04/2017 Location: Forum Cinema, Hexham Time: 7pm – 10pm Free entry to our members & their partners Open to the public – £5 donation on the door, which will be given to the RNLI   The last night of our 2016-17 season sees us move to the Forum Cinema in Hexham for a keynote speech by Newcastle based photographer, Jack Lowe. From the tender age of 8, Jack had two major ambitions — to become a professional photographer and a lifeboatman. Now he’s created one of the largest projects ever undertaken in the history of photography — a body of beautiful, engaging work that has become Jack’s full-time occupation.   Travelling in his mobile darkroom (a decommissioned NHS ambulance), Jack uses an Read More …