About Us

In the About Us section you can learn a little about the history and successes of the club. The club has, with breaks during WWII, met continuously since its inauguration in 1933. In 2023 we celebrated our 90th anniversary. You can watch our 90th Anniversary Presentation on our YouTube Channel.

Our members enjoy an interesting a varied programme of events each season. We also enjoy friendly relationships with neighbouring clubs; enjoying joint meetings, as well as competing with some of them, either individually or collectively at regional events.

The club was a founder member of the NYSD (North Yorkshire & South Durham Photographic Association) in 1952 and is still active in the organisation. We have competed in their Annual Competitions and have met with considerable success. NCC have won both the Prints and Slides Sections (now replaced by Projected Digital Images) on a number of occasions. We have been declared the Overall Winners on numerous occasions over the years.

Continued Success 

In 1993 we joined the NCPF (Northern Counties Photographic Federation) and became affiliated to the PAGB (Photographic Alliance of Great Britain). In the Federation’s Annual Competitions we have enjoyed considerable success with the club winning the “Galloway Rose Bowl” for the best club entry of Slides on no less than ten occasions. For the first time, in 2008 and several times since, we won the “Bewick Trophy” for the best club entry of Colour Prints. Then in 2009 we came joint first in the Myles Audas Trophy (PDI) competition, held for the first time that year and since then we have won it outright several more times.

In the NCPF’s Club Championships we won the Slide Trophy on 6 occasions up to 2008 after which Projected Digital Images replaced Slides. Since 2009 it has been known as the PDI Trophy and we have continued to to be successful, winning the trophy, more than 9 times, the latest being in 2023. The clubs placed first and second in these competitions represent the NCPF at the PAGB National Club PDI Championships, each year. We will have competed there 20 times out of the last 25 years, reaching the finals on 6 occasions. 

In the Prints, we have won the trophy 4 times, the latest being in 2022, and have been placed second four times, and as a result have also represented NCPF on those occasions at the PAGB National Club Print Championships. This means that as well as competing at Warwick, we will have also and have been to the Print Championships 9 times in the last 25 years, a proud record for any club. Whilst proud of our record in Competitions we are very much a Member focused club and try to encourage all who attend to improve their photography. The achievement of distinctions by members is a purely personal thing for them, but we do encourage and support members with advice if they wish to apply for one from the RPS, PAGB or FIAP.

Please keep an eye on our News pages for up-to-date information and news from the club.


Our Club Logo

Our club logo does attract curiosity. Comprising of a graphic of a lens, the central image is from a medieval drawing of the “Standards”. This arises from Northallerton’s history; 1138AD to be precise. The Battle of the Standard was fought near the town. Saint Thurstan, leading the English, rallied his troops around the “Standards” (comprising the banners of St Peter of York, St Wilfred of Ripon and St John of Beverley) leading them to victory over the Scots. For a 17th century reproduction of the drawing Click Here

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