With some different interpretations of categories in this exhibition, it was interesting to see the images that were accepted and awarded. Five DAPA members entered this competition and achieved 20 acceptances and 7 awards. Alan Ranger was Highly Commended for Desole and Rivers of Snow. Dave Shrub was Highly Commended for Clarkes Anemone Shrimp and Bubble Coral – special congratulations also, to Dave Shrubb who achieved his BPE2*. John Powell was Highly Commended for Andy Capp. Harry Wentworth was Highly Commended for The Foolishness of Youth and Commended for Harvest of The Skies and Devotion.
Well done to all who entered and commiserations to those who weren’t awarded any acceptances – the competition was high! ‘Despite all the awards DAPA members have gained in this exhibition – well done each and everyone of you, all very well deserved, ‘ said John Powell.
DAPA members achieved 18 acceptances and 3 awards. Harry Wentworth received the Peter Yeo Selectors Awards for Working Girl. David Meredith was Highly Commended for Gloucester Cathedral. Dave Shrubb was Commended for Grand Central Terminal. Harry Wentworth was particularly please with an acceptance of his new work: ‘Selling My Soul… got it’s first acceptance this is good news as it is a new image and I spent many hours putting it together!’
We didn’t win, but were just 8 points behind the winners – a superb achievement which included entries from seasoned and new members just learning their craft. Well done to the winners, Amersham Photographic Society and all those who entered. Thanks to Will Cheung for organising and arranging the judging.
I’ve included our highest scoring entries from each of the five rounds below. The competition took place over a number of months and 5 different members were required to enter an image relating to a given theme, over a total of 5 rounds. A list of participants is shown below… you’ll see by the scores that it was a close-run race, with just a single point between first and second place.
The first theme was water, Jon, John and Harry achieved 17/20
The second theme was weather, Jon and Cherry achieved 17/20
The third theme was close-up, Alan achieved 19/20
The fourth theme was travel, Alan achieved 17/20
The fifth theme was trees, Cherry achieved 18/20
The competition was tough in this exhibition with many DAPA members drawing a blank – will it disillusion them? No! They’ll be creating and tweaking as I type and will live to enter another day. DAPA members achieved 11 acceptances and 3 awards. Harry Wentworth received a PAGB Ribbon for Working Girl, Dave Shrubb was Highly Commended for Up on the Rings and Alan Ranger for Front Runner.
Entering panels is a very different animal to selecting single images for an exhibition, as one must ensure that each image works well with the company it travels in. Over the years only a couple of DAPA members have entered this exhibition, so it gives me great pleasure to announce that David Meredith achieved two acceptances, and was awarded Silver for his panel, Dandelions.
Many thanks to John Cartlidge EFIAP/p APAGB BPE4*, Bob Dennis CPAGB AFIAP APAGB and Mike Edwards ARPS BPE5, for judging this BPE Exhibition and to South Birmingham Photographic Society for organising. It takes a huge amount of volunteers and man hours to keep BPE exhibitions running smoothly, so well done South Birmingham. Onto the results… 24 acceptances for the seven members that entered, plus Working Girl by Harry Wentworth was awarded a PAGB Gold. David Meredith and John Powell were both awarded a PAGB Ribbons, David for Isabella and John for Life! Back on the Streets.
Another day, another set of results. Well done to all DAPA members who entered. Twenty-eight acceptances were achieved by the six members who entered. A special mention for member Dave Shrubb, who not only won an award for the stunning image shown below, but achieved his BPE1* at this exhibition also – congratulations Dave. And also John Powell who’s acceptance tally has risen to 471 (no that isn’t a typo) with this exhibition. Dave Shrubb was Highly Commended for Clarkes Anemone Fish with Bubble Coral. Last but not least, member Alan Ranger was awarded Bronze for Hartland Dusk.
As Spring approached BPE is getting into full swing (note to self, to enter more this year!). Six DAPA members entered this exhibition and achieved 11 acceptances and 3 awards. Dave Shrub’s gorgeous natural history image Clarkes Anemone fish with Bubble Coral, was awarded Silver in the Nature section and Jon Baxter’s stunning landscape, Woolacombe Rocks achieved a PAGB ribbon and also recently achieved his BPE1. Harry Wentworth’s creative image also achieved second place with Working Girl. Well done to all who entered.
A new year and a new season to start collecting BPE distinction points. Five DAPA members entered this exhibition and came away with 12 acceptances and one award. Very well done to Dave Shrub who was selected for the Malcolm Ranieri Medal for Clarkes Anemones fish with Bubble Coral in the Nature section. Dave’s image was scored 14/15, plus he received another 4 acceptances in addition to his medal. Dave, who has been diving and taking underwater photographs since 2007 was, ‘a bit chuffed’! And so he should be. We hope you like his picture as much as we do.
As Christmas approaches it’s easy to forget we still have salon results arriving in our inbox. The results for DAPA are 13 acceptances and 2 awards. Roger Evans won Bronze in the Colour Section for Paulina Mantila on Ferro S and a Highly Commended for Spellbinding.