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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.

Winchester National Exhibition - closes 30th June-

EAF Exhibition Statistics

CPS did well with nineteen CPS members work accepted out of thirty-one entrants.

Best PDI was awarded to Robert Bannister’s Brown Hares Boxing and Chris Aldred received Gordon Jenkins selectors medal for his mono The Refuge, Lindisfarne.

Monochrome prints: 156 members from 37 clubs entered 416 prints of which 109 from 28 clubs were accepted.

Colour prints: 184 members from 37 clubs entered 515 prints of which 121 from 28 clubs were accepted.

Digital images: 244 members from 38 clubs entered 913 images of which 220 from 32 clubs were selected.

Overall: 295 members of 40 clubs entered work for selection; of those, 174 members from 37 clubs had their work accepted for the exhibition.

The Exhibition Selectors were:



Gordon Jenkins Hon PAGB President of the PAGB L&CPU/PAGB

External Events

Workshop / Demonstration Day with Paul Gallagher

On this one day workshop, PAUL GALLAGHER will cover aspects of post processing and image editing using Adobe Camera RAW, Lightroom and

Photoshop. You will learn important considerations you need to make throughout your digital work flow, to arrive at a superb image file ready to print or publish.
Digital files of support notes will be available afterwards to those who attend the day, which will save the problem of trying to take notes and then missing the next vital step, hint or tip!
REFRESHMENTS - morning coffee/tea with biscuits and afternoon tea/coffee with cake will be

provided. A “Social Club” adjoins the Hall and you will be able to get “refreshments” there at

Lunchtime including drinks, food, sandwiches and soup. Hot meals may also be pre-ordered

before the day, or you can of course bring a packed Lunch and drink.

APPLICATIONS may be made individually on this application form and handed to Steve Robinson together with a cheque made payable to the EAF.

Please note tickets will not be available on the door.

Download full details of the day here.

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Sudbury Shield - 23 May 2019

At Long Melford village hall last night Vic’s Swan Song before retirement as the Club’s long standing Outside Competitions Secretary was rewarded with a comfortable win to retain the Sudbury Shield for the club.

Judge Barbie Lindsay MPAGB EFIAP/s FBPE reviewed three PDI’s and three prints from eight other clubs and awarded Colchester two tens and an eight in both the PDI and prints sections totalling fifty-six points against our nearest rivals Alresford who achieved fifty-one points. Clacton came third with forty-nine points.

Our thanks to the six members who provided the images that were used at the event and to Vic for his organisational skills, commitment, and the invaluable and significant contribution made with his personable representation of the Club at countless events over the past years.

Individual scores can be found here. Thanks to Wendy Leech for the presentation image.