Club Night News: 14th December

Results Night: Valente Cup competition

Judge: Stephen Fowler

It was good to see so many superb prints as befits out premiere print competition and finest trophy. Stephen Fowler is a member of Ryton CC and it was his third visit to Durham as Judge in the six years he has been one and you could see why we keep booking him. He gave an appreciative and insightful commentary throughout and his enthusiasm for photography and the prints in the competition shone through. The prints were the stars of the show – well done everyone who entered

Results  follow  and all the trophy and Progress stage winning entries from 2017 will be pictured on the About home page

All the Trophy & Progress Stage winners in 2017 are on the Competitions page (follow the links) and here

Joe’s Trophy & Award Winners pdfs in Archives are updated here

Inspired by Walter Bulmer’s low flying aircraft shot? More about Mach Loop and Cad East is here

More about Sean Henry’s Seated Man (photographed by Angy Ellis for her Valente entry) is here

Return of 2016 Trophies

Any remaining 2016 trophies must be returned to the club next Thursday 21st December absolute latest!

NCPF Club Championships

Hon External Competitions Secretary Tony Mearman and his selection panel are preparing for the 2018 Championships. The top two clubs in the PDI section go on to represent the Federation at Warwick and the top two in Prints go to Blackburn

The DPS selection panel had already chosen our 20 PDI entries and the final selection of 20 prints by David Trout, Don Bennett and Joe Grabham took place after the Valente Cup competition last night. It was good to see experts at work!

Annual Awards Presentation Dinner

From Mike Boult: our annual dinner will be at Bowburn Hall Hotel for Friday16th February 2018. The price remains the same as last year at £20 per person. There will be notice on the notice board from Thursday 30 November. We need your name and how many guests you wish to bring. It will be a great night! Everyone is welcome!

DPS Exhibition, Durham Town Hall

Our Town Hall Exhibition has been extended to the end of January 2018 and will be refreshed with a change of prints on display

Member Survey – have your say!

As launched at the AGM, member survey forms are available from David Hickman. Please return on the first night back in the New Year 4th January

Competition Countdown

The 2018 competitions will be in your printed programme when we return for President’s Night 4th January and of course on this website

Next Meeting: Thursday 21st December

By time honoured tradition, the final meeting of the year is Roger’s Christmas Quiz night. It’s fiendish and it’s fun! Guests are welcome; Veronica’s Christmas cake and Don’s wine will be laid on

Pictured: Glen Etive by Alan Sharp from the newly restored Members Gallery 2015 here

                                                                              2 Glen Etive by Alan Sharp

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