Annual Club Competition 2017 – Rules, Drop-off points

Annual Club Print and PDI Competitions are to be held over the weekend of 4th 5th March 2017.

The venue for this year’s competition is Lowton High School, Lowton.

This event will be open for all your club members to view the judging and join in the excitement on both days.

Prints entries, for your convenience can be handed-in on the morning of the first day of competition and then collected after Judging on the second day.

Download the 2017 Club Annual Competition Rules 

L&CPU Adopt New Standard Resolution

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You are probably aware that the PAGB have taken a decision to adopt a new standard resolution of 1600pixel by 1200 pixel for images entered into competition from July 2017.

At a recent L&CPU, executive committee meeting it was decided that we should also adopt and phase in this new resolution beginning with the next Annual Club Competition in March 2017.

We will continue to accept the 1400 x1050 format in L&CPU Competitions, along with smaller image sizes.  However, we strongly suggest that you do not submit image sizes smaller than 1400 x 1050, as they will be significantly smaller when projected onto the screen.

This proposed move however does not mean your club need to upgrade your projector, as the increase in pixel size is only a requirement of entry into L&CPU & PAGB competitions.

Further reading on this subject can be seen in the PAGB e-news issues 161 extra April2016 and 169 August 2016.

L&CPU Success in the recent PAGB Awards

Many congratulations to the L&CPU candidates who were successful in the recent PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit at Stirling on 26th and 27th November 2016 CREDIT PRINT Barbara Foley, Leyland PS Michael Whittaker, Nelson CC   CREDIT PDI Peter Knight,…

DPI Knockout 2016 results: Win for Chorley!

Chorley PS win L&CPU Digital Slide Knockout 2016

Chorley PS win L&CPU Digital Slide Knockout 2016 – Jane Lines collects the trophy from Peter Gennard MFIAP, EFIAP/p

Chorley P.S. win the 2016 Knockout competition held on 19th November Preston P.S. and The Evolve Group came equal second.

Martin Jump from Preston P.S won best in competition with his image entitled Starling Squabble.

45 clubs entered this year’s competition making this the largest entry ever.

Having so many clubs in the mix, we could only use the first four images from each club; this gave 180 images in total put before the judge.

Wigan 10 win PAGB 20th Inter-club Print Championship

pagb_logo_smallToday the PAGB held it’s 20th Inter-club Print Championship in Ormskirk and I am happy to report that all our L&CPU representatives performed well with Wigan 10 Foto Club finishing worthy winners just ahead of Dumfries. Robert Millin from Wigan 10 said “We are very pleased to have represented the L&CPU bringing home the trophy and adding it to the PAGB PDI Inter-club trophy that we won in July. It is a stunning achievement to hold both of the PAGB’s major club trophies at the same time and we are proud of that fact for both our club and our federation.”

The Great Northern Audio Visual Festival 2016

gnfThe Great Northern Audio Visual Festival Weekend takes place from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th December at the Hough End Conference Centre just off the end of the M56 and close to the M60 orbital motorway in the south of Manchester.

On the Friday at 7.30pm we are pleased to present ‘An Evening with Ashley Franklin’ .

Ashley’s voice will be instantly recognisable to anyone who attended the Royal Photographic Society’s National Audio Visual Championships in 2015 as he narrated the Introductory Sequence. His voice has also been heard on many well know AV’s.