Year: 2017



3rd Advanced Print Competition

Judging was on Tuesday 7th February 2017 at our meeting hall at Hexham Torch Centre by Les Ayres MPAGB, EFIAP, EPSA, APAGB. Les is now retired and though still active in Penrith and District Camera Club has now taken a back seat from judging. Happy retirement Les!   The Results of the Mono category were: 1st – Taking Five – Danny Brannigan 2nd – Dave Best – Carving A Stairway To Heaven 3rd – Dave Best – Father at Christmas 4th – Bob Turner – Anyone For Tennis 5th – Alan McCormick – Whiskers Galore Highly Commended – Gerry Stephens – Across The Line Highly Commended – Gerry Stephens – Missing Highly Commended – Alan McCormick – The Falling Asleep Read More …



3rd PDI Competition “Humour”

We are pleased to announce that the next PDI competition is on the theme “humour” and is accepting submissions now.   You can’t upload your entries via the website as I need to moderate them prior to posting them once the submission date has passed. Entries should be sent to: pdi@hexhamphotographic.org and the latest date for entry is midnight Friday March 3rd 2017.   Please refer to the PDI competition rules for full details but a few reminders: you can submit a maximum of two entries and they can be colour or monochrome the image size is 1400 by 1050 pixels with 1050 pixels being the maximum vertical dimension please make sure that your image file is titled correctly Read More …



2nd PDI Competition Results

The results of the second Projected Digital Image competition are in. The subject was “close up” and attracted a total of 53 images entered by 28 photographers. The competition was judged by our own membership and attracted 38 judges in total! The results are as follows: Glass – Danny Brannigan Walnut Strip – Dave Best Allium Seedhead – Marj Baillie First Flight – David Tuck Milo – Barry Turnbull Highly Commended: Timepiece – John Cole Spot The Feather – Barbara Austin Tummy – Graham Oliver The Slimy One – Peter Newman Focus Point – Rob Halliburton The winning images can be viewed here: All 53 images submitted are available to view by clicking here.



Council Meeting – 24th Jan 2017 – Torch Centre, Hexham

Present – Mavis McCormick (MM) – President & External Competition Sec Verity Johnson (VJ) – Past President Dave Best (DB) – Vice President David Theobald (DT) – Internal Competition Sec George Ledger (GL) Secretary Rob Haliburton (RH) Syllabus Sec Stephen Smith (SS) Marketing Officer Christine Giles (CG) Social Sec Committee Members – Adrian Christer (AC), Graham Oliver (GO), Apologies – Gerry Stevens (GS) – Treasurer, MM – opened meeting at 9.00pm Presidents Report – MM – gave thanks to DB for all his work with the PDI Competition. MM – Informed everyone re. NCPF email to change the order of the South Tyne Competitions. i.e. Prints to be moved to Autumn and PDI’s to Spring Read More …



2nd Advanced Print Competition

This competition was judged by Jim Welsh (LRPS DPAGB) from Blyth Photographic Society. Many thanks to Jim for a very entertaining evening with 70 prints to appraise, & congratulations to the winning entries! Keep them coming!   Mono Print Results: 1st – Forever The Champ – Gerry Adcock 2nd – In The Groove – Marj Baillie 3rd – Clapped Out – Adrian Christer 4th – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes – David Theobald 5th – Himba Girl – Barrie Hart Highly Commended – Woodland Scene – Bob Turner Highly Commended – Symmetry – Bob Turner Highly Commended – Service Time – John Burns   Colour Print Results: 1st – Autumn Gold – Alan McCormick 2nd – Counting Read More …



2nd Open Print Competition

Our 2nd Open print competition was judged on 3rd January 2016 by one of our members – Dave Best LRPS. Many thanks to Dave for a fair and interesting evening of judging.   Mono Print Competition Results:- 1st Place: Busy Shopping – Rob Halliburton 2nd Place: Reflecting On Whitby – Stephen Smith 3rd Place: The Granger Market – Rob Halliburton 4th Place: Industrial Sails – Geoff Chrisp 5th Place: Final Grooming – Stephen Smith Highly Commended: Decaying Trawlers – Pat Burns   Colour Print Competition Results:- 1st Place : Little Owl – John Cole 2nd Place : Bringing back the Dinner – David Theobald 3rd Place : Autumn Canopy – Barbara Austin 4th Place : Banging Read More …