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EAF Annual Exhibition - Saturday 2nd May 2020 to Sunday 17th May 2020

Important - Revision to the first closing date.


Due to unforeseen circumstances, Steve will not be at the club for the next two meetings. However, you can still e-mail both sets of PDIs and your entry form to Steve Robinson at  treasurer@colchesterphotosoc.co.uk which will save Steve some work. If you are paying by cash, please hand it to Vic on either the 25th February or 3rd March. Please note the new closing date will be midnight on Thursday, 5th March. NO late entries please.


Prints can be handed to Vic before, but no later than, Tuesday, 17th March, which is the Colchester v Wetzlar Battle evening.  Again, NO late entries please.


Please do not use any other entry form other than our club entry form which is now available to download either here or on the Documents page.

The rules are on the EAF website; please read them carefully. You can submit a maximum of 4 PDIs and 3 Colour and 3 Mono Prints. The cost is 60p per image.


As a club, we have to submit to the EAF all the PDIs submitted by club members on one disc and also PDIs of all the of your print entries (see rules) on a separate disc.


Please give it some thought and look through your images and submit an entry. Those prints not selected by the selectors will be returned to you hopefully by 31st March.

EAF Inter-club PDI Championships 2020
Colchester came a respectable 8th out of the 34 clubs that entered. Congratulations and thanks to two members: Colin Westgate & Amit Roy for their images that scored 13 out of 15.

Provisional results and individual scores can be seen

Mersea Island Challenge Trophy 2020 Group 1

Members attending the appraisal held on our home turf by Dr Julie Hutson ARPS DPAGB standing in for Paul Radden who has moved out of the area, will have witnessed "Roosting Common Blue Butterflies" by Robert Farrow and "Siberian Tiger Pouncing" by Derek Howes awarded top scores of ten during the evening. Our congratulations to both members and to North Norfolk who accumulated the most points in this round.

Full results can be seen here and subsequent results from other rounds can be seen here

GB Cup 2020 results

The results of the GB Cup have been published with the proviso that they are subject to change. In the Open section Colchester came 41st out of 71 and in the Nature section the Club came joint 27th with four other clubs out of eighty six clubs competing.
Many congratulations to Chris Aldred who score 13/15 for his image of Hamnoy which was accepted and also to Robert Bannister who also scored 13/15 for his Brown Hares Boxing which was also accepted.

Results can be viewed

Salons, Exhibitions and Circuits


Images submitted are judged to standards set by whomever they have received patronage from and a week or two later, the results for the salon are published. Photos that have won awards, commendations or honourable mentions are then sent certificates, small trophies/medals and in rare cases a salon may offer cash prizes. The rest of the images are either accepted or declined and each photographer is given a report card showing how well they did.

The notion of an acceptance is an important one as the goal of most photographers entering a salon is to earn acceptances. This means your photograph is officially recorded as meeting a minimum standard by the salon judges and they want to include it in that year's suite of exhibited images. The letters after photographer's names come from and indicate how "successful" someone has been in salons over time.

Vale of Evesham National Photographic Exhibition - Closing date 29th February 2020

Basingstoke Camera Club Exhibition - Closing date 1st March 2020


South Birmingham Open Digital Exhibition - Closing date 8th March 2020

Robin Hood Open Digital Exhibition - Closing date 25th April 2020

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