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EPG AGM, Awards & Chairman's Challenge 18 April 2018

The AGM was completed in seven minutes with no issues. The Club are pleased to welcome on the Committee Michael Gillan as "a member less than 4 years". The awards for the monthly, panels and set subject competition were also handed out and below are Images of members receiving their different awards - images supplied by John Perriam. Ian Bateman awarded the Chairman's Shield to Christine Chittock for all her assistance to the club especially in preparing the programme.

We were then entertained the rest of the evening with images from the Chairman's Challenge which this year was "Create a triptych on Exmouth" . There were a variety of different ideas to depict Extmouth and after much consideration by Ian the chosen triptych was snow images by Chaz Madge..

Christine receiving the Chairman's Shield

Peter Hyett receiving the Set Subject Trophy

Derrick Holliday receiving the Mono Print Panel frame

John Wickett receiving the Colour Print Panel cup


Carol Hyett receiving the cup for the DPI Panel

Sheila Haycox receiving the cup for the Monthy Digitally Projected Image Competition

Derrick Holliday receiving the cup for the Monthly Colour Print Competition

Ian Bateman receiving the Shield for the Monthly Mono Print Competition


Success for EPG Members in both Members Exhibition and AV Competition

AV 4 Way Battle

The AV Group entered a 4 way battle against Wantage, Cardiff and Melbourne and the results are in. Each club entered five sequences and each gave points to their opponents sequences. It looks as though we were tougher in our scoring!! Exmouth came first with Wantage 2nd, Cardiff 3rd and finally Melbourne. . Click here for all the titles and scores. You will note that out of the 20 sequences entered we had all our five in the top ten so well done to those of you who had their sequences entered.

WCPF AV Competition

Ian Bateman, Sheila Haycox, Christine Chittock, Jenny Baker and Derrick Holliday were all winners in some form or another, well done to you all. Ian was awarded the Innovation Trophy for his Going Underground and this sequence also won the MAD Trophy which is for the audience popular vote. Ian also won the Photo Harmony for his Winter Light sequence. Sheila won the Coote Challenge Cup which is for the short sequence section with her Loch Ewe sequence plus gained 3rd place in the long sequence section with Theresienstadt. Christine got 3rd place with her Green sequence in the Photo Harmony section. Jenny had H/C for her St Matthews Glass Church in the short sequence section and Derrick commended for his sequence Tommy in the Photo Harmony section. Pretty good I would say especially as Christine, Jenny and Derrick are fairly new to audio visuals.

The Judges were Edgar Gibbs FRPS MPAGB AV-AFIAP and Linda Gibbs MPAGB AV-AFIAP. They had a difficult job choosing the winners out of the 33 entries and did a good job.

Christine took a few images of the occasion which are below:


WCPF Members Exhibition Acceptances

Ian Bateman (3)Christine Chittock (3), Sheila Haycox (10), Peter Hyett (1)and John Perriam (3) all received acceptances with Ian gaining a Ribbon in the Creative Digital plus Sheila also being awarded a Ribbon in the Creative Digital plus a Certificate in the Nature Digital. We gained 20 acceptances between which included the 3 awards. Well done to you all.

For more information on all awards and acceptances click here where you can see either by entrant, club or awards galleries. The Exhibition will be on show at Bovey Tracey Golf Club, just north of Bovey Tracey on Monks Way/A382, TQ13 9NG in the main function rooms and will be open on Sunday 13th May for the award ceremony taking place at 14.00. It will then be open daily until Sunday 27th May between 10 am and 16.30 pm. We have been asked to steward one of the days, yet to be decided.

Remembering Jean Mary King CPAGB

It is with great sadness that Jean King passed away on the 2nd March at Torbay Hospital. She had a chest infection which developed into pneumonia. Jean and Ernie were active members of Exmouth Photo Group and when car travel become too painful they returned to Dawlish Camera Club. Both Jean and Ernie still kept in touch and members met them often at WCPF events.l Jean always had a happy smile to her face; she will be missed.

Her funeral was held at Torbay Crematorium on the 21 March 2018 and I am pleased that sixteen of our members were able to attend. A casual get together was held after at The Smugglers Inn after.

The Committee had previously decided that Ernie should be given Life Membership of Exmouth Photo Group as Jean was very keen for Ernie to still keep attending photography clubs. At the gathering Ian Bateman presented Ernie with a Framed Certificate giving him Life Membership and Ernie was absolutely delighted.

Jean receving trophy for Mono Panel Competition

Jean on EPG Summer Walk

Jean on EPG Summer Walk

Ian presenting Life Membership to Ernie (photo Ann Owens)


Mix & Match

On 8 March we held our annual Mix and Match competition between Exeter and ourselves which was hosted by Exeter. We entered quite a variety of images many of which were creative and unfortunately for us the judge did not like creative at all hence our score being 45 with Exeter getting 55 points. However the evening still proved fun with some banter in the audience trying to persuade the judge that images were a match.

WCPF DPIC Competition - 18 February 2017

The WCPF Interclub Competition was held at The Corn Exchange on 18th February. Over 1000 images were shown with 57 clubs taking part. We came equal 10th with Mid Somerset Club. For more information and images click here.


1st January 2018

Wishing all members a very Happy New Year and plenty of photography







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