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Essex Challenge Trophy

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2023

Essex Challenge Trophy

Congratulations to Pat Frewin for coming first in the Essex Challenge Trophy with her image - “Rape Fields - Essex”.

CPS 8 x 8 Trophy Competition

Sunday, Oct 22, 2023

CPS 8 x 8 Trophy Competition

Last Tuesday evening Colchester Photographic Society hosted their annual “8 x 8 Inter-Club Competition”, so called because eight clubs are invited to compete each offering up 8 prints from 8 individual club members.

Vic Hainsworth's 50th Anniversary

Saturday, Sep 16, 2023

Vic Hainsworth's 50th Anniversary

This season marks a very special anniversary as it is Vic Hainsworth, our Club Presidents 50th year as a member of Colchester Photographic Society.

CPS v Wetzlar Competition

Thursday, Jun 15, 2023

CPS v Wetzlar Competition

Update - 15th June 2023 Just in are the return match results CPS v Wetzlar, the round judged at Wetzlar by Ralf Keil

CPS Members Questionnaire 2023

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

CPS Members Questionnaire 2023

It’s nearly the end of the 2022/23 season and it seems like a good time to ask people to share their thoughts on a couple of topics that the club committee would value your opinions on.

The East Anglian Federation of Photographic Societies Annual Exhibition 2023

Monday, May 1, 2023

The East Anglian Federation of Photographic Societies Annual Exhibition 2023

Our Chairman and Treasurer receiving their awards at the opening of the 2023 EAF Exhibition on Saturday afternoon.

Ipswich and District PS v Colchester PS Annual Competition

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2023

Ipswich and District PS v Colchester PS Annual Competition

18th April 2023 The Competition was held at Christ Church as it was Colchester’s turn to host the competition this year.

2022-23 Triptych Competition Winners

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2023

2022-23 Triptych Competition Winners

Two competitions took place on the 21st March 2023, with Penny Reeves judging both Digital Triptych and Print Three-on-a-Theme competitions.

EAF Print Championship at Fulbourn - Selectors Choice

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2023

EAF Print Championship at Fulbourn - Selectors Choice

Last weekend the EAF Print Championships were held at Fulbourn when we did exceptionally well to come 2nd out of 18 clubs competing, only one point behind the winners, (full report elsewhere).

PAGB GB Cups

Sunday, Jan 29, 2023

PAGB GB Cups

Results in for the PAGB GB Cups national competitions. If you could put these on the website please. In the General section of GB Cup Colchester PS came 15th out of 66 clubs entered.

External News

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East Anglian Federation - March 2024 Edition

East Anglian Federation - March 2024 Edition

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Mersea Island Photographic Society Challenge 2024

Saturday, Mar 30, 2024

Mersea Island Photographic Society Challenge 2024

Update 28th March 2024 We have had the last round of this years competition held at Tonbridge and judged by Paul Parkinson CPAGB.

EAF Print Championship at Fulbourn - 10th March 2024

Thursday, Mar 14, 2024

EAF Print Championship at Fulbourn - 10th March 2024

The championships were held at Fulbourn on Sunday, there were 19 clubs taking part. This years results were:- Position Club Score 1st Pico 192 (won tiebreak) 2nd Beyond 192 3rd Norwich & DPS 179 4th Bury St Edmunds 178 Melbourn 178 6th N Norfolk 177 7th Cambridge 176 Bishops Stortford 176 9th Chelmsford 173 Stevenage 173 11th Colchester 171 Bottisham & Burwell 171 13th Welwyn Garden City 170 Ipswich & DPS 170 15th Biggleswade 165 16th St Ives 164 17th Clacton 162 Loughton 162 19th Maldon 158 Best Print was “Hold that pose” a studio glamour portrait by Peter Baker of Cambridge.

Braintree Shield Competition - 7th March 2024

Thursday, Mar 7, 2024

Braintree Shield Competition - 7th March 2024

Judge: Pauline Martindale The mono print competition was held at Bradwell Village Hall, eight clubs took part. Six prints per club

EAF Awards for Photographic Merit (APM) Advisory Day

Sunday, Mar 3, 2024

EAF Awards for Photographic Merit (APM) Advisory Day

AWARDS FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC MERIT (APM) ADVISORY DAY supported by the PAGB Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, Foxton, Cambridge, CB22 6RN Sunday, 1st September 2024, 10.

EAF PDI Championship - 11th February 2024

Saturday, Feb 17, 2024

EAF PDI Championship - 11th February 2024

The championships that were held at Fulbourn, the result has been amended as Norwich entered 6 nature images, one more than the permitted!

PAGB GB Cups

Saturday, Feb 10, 2024

PAGB GB Cups

CPS came 25th in the open category and 27th in the Nature category, about 60 clubs nationwide took part in the event.

The East Anglian Federation of Photographic Societies Annual Exhibition 2024 Entries

Monday, Jan 1, 2024

The East Anglian Federation of Photographic Societies Annual Exhibition 2024 Entries

This event wil take place at the Wingfield Barns in Suffolk from Saturday 4th May 2024 with the official opening by the President followed by the presentation of the awards at 2.

Halstead Twin Towns Competition

Friday, Nov 17, 2023

Halstead Twin Towns Competition

Report on Halstead “Twin Towns” PDI Competition - Thursday 16th Nov 2023 The competition took place at the Methodist Church in Halstead.

PAGB - Inter-Club Print Championships 2023 Final Results

Friday, Nov 10, 2023

PAGB - Inter-Club Print Championships 2023 Final Results

Final results for the PAGB Inter-Club Print Championships have now been published and can be found below: PAGB Interclub Print Championships

Photographic Alliance of Great Britain - Inter-Club Print Championships 2023

Sunday, Oct 29, 2023

Photographic Alliance of Great Britain - Inter-Club Print Championships 2023

PAGB Final Results CPS qualified to be one of the clubs representing the EAF at this event by coming 4th at the EAF InterClub Championships in March 2023.