External Competitions

Great efforts were made by organizers to continue to challenge the skills of photographers by having external competitions. The PDI format allowed entries to be sent in and the use of ZOOM for presenting them allowed more photographers than usual to see the results.

NEMPH EXHIBITION was held as usual in January 2021 minus any Print Entries. 40 clubs entered 2627 images and 22% of entries were accepted. Our entry of 58 images had 30% acceptances for a total of 17. We were 9th out of the 40 clubs that entered.

A ZOOM version of the Sheffield Knock Out took place in March 2021, 25 clubs entered, and we came 8th over 150 people watched the judging live on Zoom.

The NEMPH club digital competition held normally at Arnold was also a Zoom version. The marking by 3 Judges was done offline and the Zoom presentation showed all 500 images. We came 11th out of the 25 that entered, and it was seen by over 300 people

The PAGB DIGITAL Cup was delayed until March and through a miss understanding on the final date I did not enter. Instead David Gibbins is currently assessing our entry of 49 Images to a high standard I will pass on the individual marks to all
our members shortly.