Club Night News: 23rd November

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Annual General Meeting:

The meeting was well attended and members enjoyed hearing the reports from Officers. Some other highlights:

Peter Walton, President, as is the tradition, announced the set subject for the next Fillingham Trophy: “The Moment”. Entries have to have been taken between 24th November 2017 and the closing date in June 2018

The 2018 Committee was duly elected and all positions were filled. The website Committee page will be updated as soon as our tech problems are resolved

Confirmed: our Annual Exhibition will once again be in the Cathedral next year

There was a proposal to revise the format of Progress competitions which will be looked into by the new Committee

A new Member Survey was announced and all members are invited to take part. Copies will be available from David Hickman on club nights

Into the Light: DPS Exhibition, Durham Town Hall

The current exhibition of member’s prints, with the theme Into the Light, has been so popular its run has been extended through December. Members can submit further prints for it from Lumiere Durham 2017 to Mike Boult next Thursday

Return of Trophies

Please return all 2016 competition trophies to the club next week. Mike Boult needs them in time to have them engraved with the names of the 2017 winners for presentation at the Awards Dinner

Annual Awards Presentation Dinner

Date for the diary: 16th February – Bowburn Hall Hotel. More details to follow

Competition Countdown

The Valente Cup (best set of 3 prints), now closed for entries, is the final competition of the year. Results night is 14th December. Start planning and shooting for the exciting new 2016 programme of competitions which will be posted on this website after Christmas and will be in your printed programme 1st night back in 2018

PftNE Craftspeople exhibition

The latest Portraits from the North East touring exhibition featuring craftspeople of the North East is now showing at Ushaw College.

Ushaw’s website is here . More about Portraits of the North East, a collective of Durham PS photographers, is here

Hot Dates this weekend

It’s the Haworth Steam Punk Weekend 24th to 26th November. Mike Boult’s Hot Dates page has links and more dates here

Next Meeting: Thursday 30th November

Results Night: two trophies will be won! Digital Trophy (3 PDI images that don’t have to be connected by theme or content) and George Samuel Trophy (Sport and Action). Judge is the one and only Jane Black ARPS FPSA Hon PAGB. Should be a great night – don’t miss

Pictured: top three in the 2016 George Samuel – by Joanne Coates, Michael Watson and Stephen Bell CPAGB

1st, George Samuel Trophy. Doing It For The Girls. Joanne Coates 2nd, George Samuel Trophy. Stefan Bradl Moto GP. Michael Watson 3rd, George Samuel Trophy. The agony and the ecstacy. Stephen Bell CPAGB

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