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Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the East Anglian Federation

All images remain the copyright of their authors      © Colchester Photographic Society 2019


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.

Clay Cross - Closing date Monday 27th January 2020


Southport National Open Exhibition - Closing Date 17th January 2020


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North Essex PDI Competition: 28th November 2019: Judge - Mike Fuller

A disappointing evening for the Club as some previously successful images among our submissions failed to impress the judge.
Congratulations to Maldon for winning the overall competition and to Tori Andrews for winning the image of the night.
Thanks to those members who attended and to those whose images were used.

Score sheet can be viewed here.

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

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 will be 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. Your discs/sticks, along with your completed entry form and entry fees, should be given to Steve Robinson by 10th March, in order that he can collate all the entries onto these club discs.
However, you can e-mail both sets of PDIs and your entry form to Steve Robinson at   This will save Steve some work. Please pay your entry fees preferably by cash directly to Steve. No late entries please.


Prints can be handed to Vic before, but no later than 17th March. Again, No late entries please.

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.