External Competitions Round-up, 12 Feb 2019

External Competitions Round-up, 12 Feb 2019
External Competitions Round-up, 12 Feb 2019
We’ve had a busy start to the year with entries in both national and regional inter-club competitions.

First of all, a thank you to everyone who contributed photos for consideration and to our team of selectors. For all these competitions we aimed to use photographs from as many club members as possible and include a variety of genres - over the three competitions we used images by 19 different photographers.

The Western Counties Photographic Federation Digitally Projected Image Competition (DPIC) took place in Exeter on Sunday 10th February 2019. There were 57 clubs with 1026 images were expertly judged by Gwen Charnock, Phil Charnock and Peter Young.

DPIC was an extremely close-fought battle and when the results were announced we found out just how close the competition had been! Dorchester and Bristol had tied on points; Dorchester and Bristol had also tied on awards - two each. First place was awarded to Dorchester because our awards were both Selectors’ Ribbons and Bristol’s awards were Highly Commended. F8 were only one point behind Dorchester and Bristol.

Congratulations to our two ribbon winners who nailed our win - Jane Lee who received a Selector’s Award from Peter Young for ‘Bison on the Ridge’ and Helen Jones who received a Selector’s Award from Phil Charnock for ‘Life in Technicolor’.
The WCPF must be commended for running a highly enjoyable, competitive and well-organised competition. The top two clubs will represent the WCPF at the PAGB Inter-club Digitally Projected Image Championship at Warwick University in July.

We finished equal 14th (of 68) in the PAGB GB Open Cup. We were particularly pleased with this result, which equalled our best ever ranking in this competition. Congratulations to Jane Lee, who received a Judges Choice silver medal for ‘Bison on the Ridge’. Our entries can be seen here.

We finished equal 11th (of 86) in the PAGB GB Nature Cup. This was a slightly lower ranking compared with previous years, although scoring was tight and few points could have made a big difference in final ranking.
We were the highest ranking Southern English club in both competitions this year. Rolls Royce of Derby won both competitions.
Our entries can be seen here.