Year: 2021



Draft Council Meeting Minutes – 7:30, 16th June 2021 – Via Zoom

Present – President, Gerry Stephens Past President/Syllabus Secretary, Dave Best Vice President/Secretary, Kev Hilton Treasurer, Pat Johnston Internal Competitions Secretary, (Externally Judged), Val Johnston Internal Competitions Secretary, (Internally Judged), Mike Ward Marketing Officer/Webmaster, Stephen Smith Exhibitions Officer, Graham Bradshaw, Social Inclusion Officer, Dave Strother,   Apologies – Jane Waitt   Approval of previous minutes GS + DB   AGENDA Committee Officers Reports   Internal Competitions Secretary, (Externally Judged), Val Johnston Trophies and Badges have been paid for. Trophies (12) were £120, Badges (7) £84.   Marketing Officer/Webmaster, Stephen Smith Still working on the website. Signing up with new host this week, for a month initially, £2 per month. Committee agreed to the cost for 4 Read More …



73rd Annual General Meeting, 28th April 2020, 19.30 Virtual Meeting via Zoom

AGENDA Present:       Adrian Christer, Barry Turnbull, Bob Turner, Danny Brannigan, Dave Best, Dave Strother, David Theobald, David Tuck, Geoff Chrisp, George Ledger, Gerry Stephens, Gerry Adcock, Graham Bradshaw, Henry and Christine Swaddle, Jane Waitt, Jane Wrighton, John and Barbara Austin, John Cole, Kev Hilton, Lesley and Ian Parsons, Mike Ward, Pat and Val Johnston, Peter Newman, Rob Halliburton, Rosi Bowyer, Stephen Smith. Apologies:   Angus Reid Minutes from last AGM agreed by Gerry Stephens and seconded by Bob Turner. Matters Arising – none.   Council Reports: President, Dave Best This year has certainly been a turbulent one globally and one to which we’ve had to adjust quickly. The season up until the beginning of March Read More …



Draft of Council Meeting – 7:30, 14th April 2021 Via Zoom

Present – President, Gerry Stephens Past President/Syllabus Secretary, Dave Best Vice President/Secretary, Kev Hilton Treasurer, Pat Johnston Internal Competitions Secretary, (Externally Judged), Val Johnston Internal Competitions Secretary, (Internally Judged), Mike Ward External Competitions Secretary, Gerry Adcock Marketing Officer/Webmaster, Stephen Smith Exhibitions Officer, Graham Bradshaw, Social Inclusion Officer, Dave Strother, Committee: Jane Waitt, George Ledger,   Apologies –     Gerry Adcock   Previous minutes were accepted as correct by DB   AGENDA   Committee Officers Reports   Internal  Competition Secretary’s Report April 2021        Val Johnston Despite the difficulties in this year of a pandemic all the competitions have been held as usual.  The new PDI competitions were well supported throughout in both Mono and Colour and Read More …



Council Meeting – 7:30, 10th February 2021 – Via Zoom

Present – President, Gerry Stephens Past President/Syllabus Secretary, Dave Best Vice President/Secretary, Kev Hilton Treasurer, Pat Johnston Internal Competitions Secretary, (Externally Judged), Val Johnston Internal Competitions Secretary, (Internally Judged), Mike Ward External Competitions Secretary, Gerry Adcock Marketing Officer/Webmaster, Stephen Smith Exhibitions Officer, Graham Bradshaw, Social Inclusion Officer, Dave Strother, Committee: Jane Waitt,   Apologies –   George Ledger,   Previous minutes agreed by DB   AGENDA   Committee Officers Reports President, Gerry Stephens We are now 6 months into our 8 month season, with all but 2 meetings having been held via Zoom. I know Zoom is not everyone’s cup of tea but we have maintained a strong weekly gathering and despite a few amendments Read More …



Print of the Year Competition 2021

Despite ongoing Covid restrictions the Print of the Year competition was held as usual on the 13th April 2021. The competition attracted a fair entry in both the colour and the mono sections. The judge was Arjun Nambiar from Gosforth Photographic Society. A newly appointed judge this season he gave in depth, excellent comments and suggestions. Thank you Arjun and congratulations to the winner of both sections : Bob Turner.   Colour Section Winner of the Palmer Pot is ‘Out in the Cold’  by Bob Turner Runner up is ‘Sycamore Gap Sunrise’ by Angus Reid     Monochrome Section Winner of the Wardle Rose Bowl is ‘Tyne Green’ by Bob Turner Runner up is ‘Last Read More …



Adrian Christer – Go West Old Man

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Gerry Adcocks Portrait Challenge

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3nd Internally Judged PDI Competition

The Internally Judged PDI Competition on the subject “Portrait of a Street” is now open for judging.     Click here to open the judging form.