Club News - July/August 2023

Exhibition Opening at Joe Cornish Galleries

On Friday 4th August we held an Exhibition Opening Morning from 10.00am until 12noon at the Joe Cornish Gallery

14 of the 16 winning prints and PDI’s from our Annual Exhibition Competition are on display. Light Refreshments were served. We were delighted see see some visitors from other clubs, some as far away as Worcester. The exhibition runs until 26th August. 

We extend our thanks to Jo Rose and the team at the Gallery for all their help in facilitating the exhibition again.

See below for more details and also details of our Print Exhibition in Northallerton Library.

Summer Exhibitions

Once again we will be holding an Exhibition in both Northallerton Library and the Joe Cornish Gallery, in Northallerton. Both exhibitions will run, in the main, during August.

The exhibition will run until Saturday 26th August. Gallery opening times are Tuesday to Saturday from 9.00am to 5pm with the Cafe open until 3.00pm on those days.

Library Exhibition

Running from Saturday August 19th until Saturday 2nd September Northallerton Library will host an exhibition of all the prints submitted in our Annual Exhibition Competition. Opening times are available on the Library website.

Success for Members of NCC at the UPP Annual Gold Label Competition

The results of the UPP’s Annual Gold Label Competition have been published. You can view a PDF of all Trophy Winners, Certificates and Commended photographers here, but in particular there are four club members, Miles Langthorne (Circle 4/26), Certificate for Tawny Owl, Bob Crick (Circle 45), Highly Commended for Common Blue Damsel Fly with Prey, Patricia Kearton (Circle 45), Certificate for Steller’s Sea Eagle and Dave Coates (Circle 36) ), Certificate for Evening Light at Malham Ings, who were successful. You can find out more about UPP on their website.

So far as the competitions are and awards are concerned, each circle, usually of 10 to 15 members submits 12 prints or PDI into the Gold Label Competition each year. As well as the main trophies and Highly Commended Certificates the best entry from each circle is awarded the “Circle Certificate”

Congratulations to our Members for their achievement in this years Competition.

PAGB PDI Competition

Over the weekend of July 14th – 16th, four of the club members travelled to Warwick University for the annual PAGB PDI inter-club competition. To be in this competition, you either made the final last year, won the plate competition last year or were one of the top two clubs in your Federation. Northallerton won the NCPF PDI competition earlier this year. This year there were 41 clubs represented at Warwick.

The format of the competition is two rounds of 8 images, followed by either the Final or the Plate competition. In the first two rounds, all the images have to be different, with no more than two nature images and a maximum of two images per author in each round. There are three judges who give a mark out of 5, giving a maximum total of 15 for one image. The totals for the two rounds are added and the top 8 clubs go through to the Final. The remaining clubs advance to the Plate. The Plate has the same rules as the first two rounds, but you can reuse four of your previous images if you want to

The marking was extremely harsh, with very few images scoring 14 or 15. We did not do well in the first two rounds and ended up in the Plate. Here we fared better and scored a total of 90 marks. This was a good score for such a small club and put us in 26th position out of the 33 clubs. All the images chosen to represent the club had done very well locally, usually scoring 14 or 15 in competitions out of 15 and gaining 29 or 30 out of 30. Our best scorers were Bob Crick with 13 for Robberfly and 12 for Black-veined White; John Webster with 12 for his Cuckoo In Flight; Stephen Byard with 12 for Tight and Tighter; David Snowdon with 12 for Wintering Out. Well done to them and thank you to all our other authors as well, without whom we would not have been able to enter in the first place.

I would like to thank Dave and Sheila Coates and Bob for all their support and help during the competition. Their presence and comments were much appreciated.

Hilary Crick

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