Flash fills can be useful but not when they are of the weather variety as Smethwick Photo Society found out when they hosted tonight’s Photofolio awards tonight. In an hours sudden downpour up to a foot of water flooded the Old School House and grounds just prior to the meeting which left camera club member stranded in the street wondering whether the the night would be cancelled. But in true British Spirit of the show must go on the awards were handed out in the bar…
Paul Hassell has won Gold at the Abla Open with his image ‘Determination‘ following that up with commended for ‘Dedication’ and ‘The Player‘, in total he received 8 acceptances.
Congratulations to the winners of this years print competition! Advanced Mono Print Champion Paul Hassell Advanced Colour Print Champion David Byrne Intermediate Mono Print Champion Jann Wassell Intermediate Colour Print Champion Scott Lloyd Full results for the last round can be found here The final standings for the year can be found here
In the Landscape/Seascape themed section of the Nowegian Salon Peter Clark has had three acceptances plus 2 awards ‘Sunset over Black Church Budir’ Lofoten Exhibition Silver Medal ‘Heavenly Light’ BOFK Gold Medal Chairman’s Choice
David Byrne gained his MPAGB Award at the latest adjudications in Gateshead on Sunday 24th April. This is the highest award the PAGB give and only around 225 people hold the award to date. David submitted 20 prints which 6 judges awarded marks out of 5, the pass rate was 22.5 out of a possible 30, 450 in total. David scored 465 to join an very small group of photographers, including just 16 from the MCPF. Well done Dave!
Basingstoke 2016 Awards Paul Hassell 10 acceptances Chrissie Westgate’s award for “Determination’ ‘Brothers” silver medal “A Child Bride” commended Steve Clifford Selectors Medal for ‘Grandad’s Pride’
Lloyd Scott has had yet more success in the Evesham Salon with 6 acceptances, 2 bpe ribbons “Just One More Drink” & “This is my Home Tonight” plus a selectors medal for “Streetfighter 2”
Steve gained his first gold medal for hi image ‘Grandad’s Pride‘ in the South Birmingham Salon along with 3 acceptances. John Cartlidge also gained 4 acceptances
Out of a total of 148 entries we have amassed Best Colour Portrait print- Paul Hassell Best Colour Landscape print – Dave Byrne 1 PAGB Medal – John Cartlidge 2 Erica Oram Medals – Paul Hassell & Carl Mason 1 Leigh Preston Medal – Dave Byrne 7 MCPF Ribbons 2 Highly Commended 72 Acceptances Congratulations to everyone who took part. Midphot 2016 results XLS file
Paul Hassell was awarded 8 acceptances with awards for Reg” was awarded a PAGB Ribbon “A Dark Place” was awarded a Peter Rees Medal “Vic Evans the Jazzman” was Commended Lloyd Scott had 7 acceptances plus awards: ‘Street fighter # 1’ Bob Underwood Medal ‘I am shadow’ highly commended ‘Quirrang skye’ highly commended John Cartlidge had 3 acceptances