Hornbill Challenge 2012

Carole Mathews recently spotted a photographic competition called the Hornbill Challenge 2012 which is sponsored by Hornbill Electrical Control Systems and hosted by Neath Photographic Society.  As this was a competition with a monetary prize Carole decided to give it a go.  There was a total prize pot of £350, with £200 being awarded to the overall winning image, with a further £50 being awarded to the best ‘Industrial Landscape’, ‘Natural History’ and ‘Monochrome’ image.

Carole entered four monochrome images and had three acceptances.  She was very pleased when ‘Groynes‘ was awarded the Best Monochrome Image, with a prize of £50.

The total acceptances for CPS was 6.


Best Mono awarded to Carol’s photo ‘Groynes’

Success at ‘Rock 2012’

David Byrne was awarded 2 medals and 11 acceptances in the Serbian international Salon. Gold PSA was awarded for ‘The Copse’ the first medal for this picture, ‘Riding his Luck’ was awarded a Salon Gold Medal. He was also awarded 2 HM’s for ‘The Sentinals’  and ‘Dunstanburgh Castle





‘The Copse’ won Gold PSA for David Byrne


‘Riding his Luck’ was awarded a Salon Gold Medal


‘The Sentinals’ winning a HM for David Byrne


Awarded HM

Cannock Wins 4 Corners Challenge

1st Cannock Photographic Society

2nd Camera Club of Brevard

3rd Blue Mountains Photography Group

Darwin Disqualified


Cannock also had the joint top scoring images with Paul Reynolds ‘Inside’ and David Byrne’s ‘Cross Road’ both scoring a total of 29 out of 30 points.

‘Inside’ by Paul Reynolds scored 29 out of 30


‘Cross Road’ by David Byrne scored 29 out of 30


Full details can be found here


70th PAGB Newsletter Out Now

Please click on this link to see Issue 70 of e-news from the PAGB which is an obituary special for John Wells – a very busy and popular lecturer whose company a great many of you will have enjoyed.

It is unusual to run such a special but I received so many comments from John’s friends that I thought it appropriate in this case.

Click here to view

We have also been saddened to hear of the passing of Tom Fearn on Sunday June 17th June. Tom was a past president of the NCPF and, some years ago, a member of the PAGB Executive. We will publish more in a future e-news.


2nd Indonesia Salon of Art Photography

David Byrne has won 3 Medals at The Indonesian Salon.
The Gold FIAP was won with his image ‘Grit & Mud‘, Bronze PSA with ‘Wind Torn‘ and a Salon Silver Medal for ‘Riding his Luck‘.

Carole Mathews brought the total acceptances for CPS to 9.





‘Grit & Mud’ gaining a FIAP Gold for David Byrne in Indonesia


‘Wind Torn’ won best Landscape and was awarded a PSA Bronze Medal


‘Riding his Luck’ was awarded a Salon Silver Medal

Photofolio Challenge Trophy 2012

We have now had the results from the 2012 Photofolio Challenge Trophy.  Cannock put a mixed entry into the competition of Advanced and Intermediate workers to give as many people as possible the experience of having their work entered.

In the Monochrome Print Section 27 clubs entered work and Cannock were placed 9th, 29 Clubs entered Colour Prints with Cannock being placed 6th and from 32 clubs entering PDI’s Cannock were placed 10th .

The top 3 Clubs in Monochrome Prints were:- Arden, Smethwick and Stafford.  Colour Prints were Smethwick, Arden and Leek, and PDI’s Smethwick, Leek and Tamworth.

Everyone who entered work will receive a catalogue.  Individual successes have previously been shown on the Website.  Prints will returned asap.

Carole and Reg.