Many congratulations to two of our club members on their recent successes.
Gill Cardy FRPS AFIAP DPAGB has recently been awarded the distinction of EFIAP (Excellence in the Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique)
To gain the award Gill needed to have a minimum of 250 acceptances from at least 30 International Salons using at least 50 different images. Twelve of the images had to have acceptaces in the Print Category and at least 5 inages must have gained 3 acceptances and of those 2 had gained awards from 2 different countries. Gill found that the rules kept changing so quite a challenge to work out what was required!
Very well done Gill for persevering through all the rule changes and gaining the award.
One of Gill's accepted images 'Great Grey Owl sitting in Snow' right
Many congratulations also to Joan Ryder Rathband FRPS FPSSA AFIAP DPAGB who had one of her images selected by the PAGB to represent England in the PDI Biennial Competition
The competition was organised by FIAP with 20 countries taking part.
Twenty images were selected for the theme 'Females in Imagined Places' Joan's selected image was titled 'The Single Red Rose' (left) and was awarded 10 points.
All of the images which gained over 7 points will be on display in Norway.
The results have been recently announced and England were delighted to be placed second and awarded a Gold Medal.
(Russia came first and were awarded the 'World Cup')
Very well done to Joan and also to England as the standard of photography was very high from all the countries that entered.