Club News - July 2021

Our members gain awards in the 2021 UPP Annual Competition

The UPP of GB has just announced the results of its 2021 Annual Competition and three of our members, who are also members of UPP, have won awards.  For those of our members who are not aware or do not know a great deal about the UPP the following paragraph gives some information.

The UPP, or to give it its full name the United Photographic Postfolios of Great Britain, is a photographic club that comes to its members by post or electronically at regular intervals. It is currently Britain’s largest postal photographic club with a membership of around 300, spread throughout the length and breadth of the UK and overseas.  The Club is subdivided into a number of small groups, known as Circles, typically with about 12 to 15 members each and each works to a specific ‘discipline’ or format. Each month members receive a ‘folio’ of photographs from their fellow circle members, to view, comment on and, of course, to add in their own picture for comment by their peers.

The Annual Competition sees the most successful photographs from each circle placed before a panel of judges with various awards and trophies being won by either individual members or Circles. 

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Kestrel on Gatepost by Miles Langthorne DPAGB APAGB

Miles who, as a member of Circle 4/26 (large Prints), was awarded two trophies for this superb print, “Kestrel on Gatepost” which won the AQS NATURAL HISTORY PRINT TROPHY & PLAQUE for the best Nature Print and the BEST LARGE PRINT – PLAQUE  for the best print overall.

Miles also received two Highly Commended Certificates, one for his Print, “Speedway Rider” and the other for his PDI, “Jay”, which was entered for him as a member of Circle 45 (Natural History PDI).

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"Brown Pelican Fishing" by Bob Crick

Bob, who is a member and also the sectretary for Circle 45, recieved two Highly Commended Certificates for his PDI “Brown Pelican Fishing” and for “Robber Fly”.  He also was awarded the CIRCLE CERTIFICATE for the best image submitted by Circle 45 with “Sandhill Crane Take-off” This image was also chosen by one of the Judges, Barry Mead, for his “Selectors’ Choice Award”.

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"El Capitan & Bridal Veil Falls" by Dave Coates ARPS EFIAP/p EPSA MPAGB HonPAGB

Dave was awarded a Highly Commended Certificate for his print “El Capitan & Bridal Veil Falls” which was entered by Circle 36 (Large Prints).

We offer our congratulations to all three on their success, but especially to Miles for such an outstanding result. We know that a number of other members of NCC are members of UPP, but for anyone else, if you are interested in joining UPP then you might care to visit their website via this link:- United Photographic Postfolios of Great Britain