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We have recently had some enquiries about eligibility criteria for the Print & DPI ‘Of The Year’ competitions.
The images invited for selection comply with the following extract of the competition rules
(as at 2013; the latest version).
16. All entries for this competition will either have been placed first second or third in previous league competitions and/or have scored 9.5 or 10 for prints or 19 or 20 for PDIs. The Competition Secretary will notify members who are eligible and name their entries according to the records.
17. An independent judge will be appointed. He/she will simply identify an outright winner and name a second and third place.
18. Trophies will be awarded to the winners of the Print and PDI of the Year competitions at the end of the season with certificates for 1st , 2nd and 3rd places.
The reason for the enquiry this season was due to the addition of Highly Commended awards, available at Judges discretion.
There is nothing in the rules to say a highly commended image that scores less than 9.5 should be invited to the Print & DPI Of the Year competition.
If you think that needs to change, you need to ensure it is raised at the next available AGM
Not everyone at FPCC will be aware but a small group of members arrange and go on group photo trips throughout the summer months.
When the club stops we go out locally on Tuesday evenings and additionally we pick three or four days in advance and book a longer distance day trip.
We use these opportunities to take photographs and learn from each other to improve our photography and make ourselves time to go and pursue some images with photography being the main agenda of the day (plus food, fresh air and good company).
In order to organise ourselves better, we have formed a Google+ group where we “meet” and chat on-line and plan what we are doing.
If you are interested in joining us, please visit
and request to join the group. Hope to see some of you there and out on a trip...
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Some of you may have been following the hot debate over our recent AV competition over the last few days.
There has been much discussion about the rules, whether they need to be reviewed and importantly, whether they have been applied fairly or not.
The club officials have been considering all of the points raised and have decided that in this instance the rules were not applied appropriately.
Within the rules there is one that states;
The Author’s name must not appear in the production.
It is this rule that was breached by at least two of the entries. One of the entries that breached this rules was placed third by the judge (who, to be fair, may not have been aware of this rule).
It is therefore regrettable that the decision has been taken that the entry that came third has had to be disqualified.
How do we stop this happening in the future?
As a club, we are fairly new to running AV competitions, we have already accepted that we may need to review the rules of the competition. It is also accepted that if we do have rules, they must be applied, and they must be applied fairly to all entrants.
I would also like to suggest that in future AV competitions, we take a leaf out of the PDI competition rule book and ask for entries a week or two in advance. This way any questionable entries can be referred back to the entrant before the competition, or simply not accepted.
The club officials regret the upset this incident has caused to all concerned but hope that even taking this into account, everyone enjoyed seeing the AV entries displayed.
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The club’s AGM will take place on 6 September 2011 at 7.30pm.
This is the first AGM since the decision was made to move AGMs to September. The documents above will be of use if you are planning to attend.
If you are reading this you will be aware that I have recently moved the site to another host which has many benefits to us.
So far, in order to get the site up and running I have used only my own images.
I would like to invite members to submit their own work for display on the website to give a representation of what FPCC is about and capable of.
If you are interested in sharing your work, let Peter Downer know.
Since moving trhe website to wordpress we are now able to use multiple authors in keeping the site up to date with both club news and useful information for other members (and anyone else who stops by).
It is very simple and I will show anyone interested how easy it is to do; so the question is; is there anyone else interested in contributing to the FPCC website/blog?
If you are interested, just let Peter Downer know and we’ll make arrangements…