EAF Inter-Club PDI Championship Report 2023

On Sunday 12th February, 25 clubs took part in the PDI Championship at Fulbourn near Cambridge. Each club showed 15 images in Round One, aiming for a place in Round Two. The top scoring 10 clubs progressed to Round Two, showing us a further 10 images with all 25 images counting towards the final positions.

This year we had a clear set of winners.

The final results were:
Winning club gaining the EAF Trophy – Beyond Group

Runner up club gaining the Eric Saul Memorial Trophy – Photographic Imaging Co-operative (PICO)

Third placed club receiving a certificate – Cambridge Camera Club

The EAF representatives at the PAGB Inter-Club PDI Championship to be held in Warwick in July will be PICO, who have already qualified due to reaching the final last year, plus Beyond Group and Cambridge who will now be invited. It is a good event, and our representatives would welcome some support. Tickets need to be bought in advance through the PAGB website.

The judges selected the following images as their personal choices and their joint choice as the best image in the Championship:

Best PDI of the Championship:  “Vestrahorn at Sunrise” by Shirley Hollis of Shillington & District Camera Club

Personal selection of Peter Gennard MFIAP EFIAP/d2 :  “Febrrrrrrry” by Chris Aldred of Colchester Photographic Society

Personal selection of Peter Siviter DPAGB EFIAP:  “Back Street, Dhakar” by Colin Westgate of Colchester Photographic Society

Personal selection of Ian Whiston DPAGB EFIAP/p EPSA FBPE:  “Incoming Marsh Harrier” by Paul Smith of Beyond Group

The Scoresheet is available on the Downloadable Documents Page or click HERE
The Award Winning images can be viewed HERE

EAF Inter-Club Print Championship Report 2023

On Sunday 12th March, 18 clubs took part in the Print Championship at Fulbourn near Cambridge. Each club showed 15 images in the competition.

This year we had clear first, second and third with a tie for fourth place between Melbourn & DPC and Cambridge CC which was resolved by considering their highest and lowest scores.

The final results were:
Winning club ( EAF Trophy ) – Photographic Imaging Co-operative (PICO)

Runner-up club (Eric Saul Memorial Trophy ) – Colchester Photographic Society

Third placed club ( Certificate ) – Beyond Group

Fourth placed Club ( Certificate ) - Melbourn & District Photographic Club

New for this year is an award for the best new entrant club:
Best "Rookie Club" - North Norfolk Photographic Society

PICO and Beyond Group have an automatic invitation to represent the EAF at the PAGB Inter-Club Print Championship in October, so in addition, Colchester and Melbourn have been invited. It is a good event, and our representatives would welcome some support. Tickets need to be bought in advance from the PAGB website.

The judges selected the following image as their choice for Best Print:

Best Print in the Championship: “Swamped” by Iain Houston of Welwyn Garden City Photographic Club

The personal choices for Selector's Awards were as follows:

Personal selection of Adrian Lines ARPS MPAGB AFIAP FBPE:“Togetherness European Bee-eaters” by Derek Howes of Colchester Photographic Society

Personal selection of Jane Lines LRPS MPAGB BPE5*: "Muslim Girls" by Chrissie Westgate of Beyond Group

Personal selection of Dave Tucker DPAGB EFIAP/g BPE3*: “Concrete Curves” by Dave Balcombe of Norwich & District Photographic Society

Then, again new for this year is the Backroom Choice, selected by the print handlers who get the closest view of all the prints:
Backroom Choice: "Five Trees, Iceland" by Colin Westgate of Colchester PS

The Scoresheet is available on the Downloadable Documents Page or click HERE
The Award Winning images can viewed HERE

Presentation of Trophies & Certificates

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Gill Steyn of PICO receives the winners trophy from the EAF President Vic Hainsworth
Chris Aldred of Colchester Photographic Society receives the runner-up trophy (Eric Saul Cup) from Naomi Saul & Vic
Liz Akers of North Norfolk Photographic Society receives the Rookie Club certificate from Vic

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Dave Balcombe receives his selectors choice trophy from Dave Tucker
Barbie Lindsay receives the selectors choice trophy on behalf of Chrissie Westgate from Jane Lines
Derek Howes receives his selectors choice trophy, presented by Vic on behalf of Adrian Lines