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

Sunday, Oct 29, 2023

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

Adobe PDF 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. The other EAF Clubs were PICO Beyond and Melbourn.

The event was held at Westholme School, Blackburn Lancashire.

The Judges were:

  • Armado Jongejan FRPS
  • Erica Oram CPAGB AFIAP BPE
  • Christine Widdall MPAGB EFIAP FBPE APAGB Hon L&CPU

This is the first time that CPS have been selected to attend this event.

All 37 participating clubs entered 2 prints each into Round One, the top eight clubs from this round go on to the Final, the remaining clubs are entered into a round called The Plate (Sort of a division two).

Clubs managing to get through to the final are automatically invited to compete in next years competition.

Round one
1st Beyond Group 152
2nd Catchlight CC 151
3rd Rolls Royce Derby 150
4th PICO 147
4th Wigan 10 147
6th Colchester PS 145
7th Arden PG 144
8th Chorley 143
8th Nottingham & Notts PS 143

So far so good for CPS, we made it to the final! So will be invited back next year. As the highest scoring newcomers we had also won the “Rookie” award.

The final

Each qualifying club has to select 15 prints for the final, up to 10 of these can be ones used in round one. Tactically we only used prints from round one that scored well and chose the other images from genres that seemed to be favoured by the judges.

The final was quite relaxing for us as we felt that we’d already achieved all that we were likely to at this event. Or so we thought!

Final round
1st Catchlight 191
1st Rolls Royce Derby 191
3rd Wigan 10 185
4th Colchester PS 184
4th Beyond Group 184
4th Arden PG 184
7th Chorley 183
8th PICO 180
9th Nottingham & Notts PS 179

Awards for overall best print in Mono and in Colour were given>

Best Mono: “ Muslim Girls” by Chrissie Westgate- Beyond Group

Best Colour: “ Mothers Love” by ?

Each individual judge gave their own awards for their best mono and colour prints.

Erica Oram awarded her best mono print to “Village Girl Gugerat” by Colin Westgate of Colchester PS.

So what an event for CPS 4th overall (PAGB Silver Medal) best Rookie club, and equal best position for an EAF Club.

All four EAF clubs will be at next years event as Melbourn and District CC won the “Plate” competition and so qualify to take part in next years competition.

Attached are the individual print information and scores for Round one and the final.

– Chris Aldred (External Competition Secretary)

Colchester PS scores

Round one scores

Image # Title Author Score
1 Snow Leopard on top of his world Derek Howes 13
2 Seen Hard Times Colin Westgate 12
3 Febrrrrrrry Chris Aldred 14
4 Similarities Roy Essery 13
5 Five Trees Iceland Colin Westgate 11
6 Flakstad Storm Chris Aldred 11
7 Sisters Roy Essery 13
8 Vestrahorn from Stokksnes Colin Westgate 12
9 Hyena Chrissie Hart 9
10 Missed Appointment Chrissie Hart 11
11 At home with Julio Napolis Roy Essery 13
12 Osea View Chris Aldred 13
Total 145

Final round scores

Round 2

Images from the day