Certificate Night and Final Night

The last two club nights in the year are dedicated to celebrating the members successes. As there were so many, we had to distribute the event to two nights since last year, the first one is for displaying all entries to the end-of-year (EoY) competitions and the awarded honours images. Certificates for the awarded honours images are handed out that evening. We had a total of 92 honours images!

Among the honours images there was one image selected to be the champion image per competition. The EoY competitions are:

Field Trip
C Grade Unseen
Natural History

So we had 16 champion images selected (8 digital projected images, 8 prints), but they were only revealed at the final night one week later, to keep the tension. In addition to the EoY competitions, we also had the Highland Trophy competition images on show, also leaving the announcement of the winner to the next week.

The final night then revealed the champions, grade advancements and Cup/Trophy winners. We had a total of 32 Cups/Trophies to award to the successful club members. 16 are from the EoY competitions, and then we have a number of additional trophies for e.g. accumulated points during the year or special achievements.

First time this year we also had a competition for the new A+ Grade, for which A Grade members had to fulfill a number of requirements and had to present a portfolio of 8 images (digital or print). The 4 successful A+ grade members for the next year 2020 are

Nadine Campbell
Frithjof Moritzen LPSNZ
Tracey Perrin
Rosemary Simpson

And congratulations to all members who participated in the various competitions throughout the year! You all deserve a pat on the back, and with every image you enter you put a bit of yourselve out there for all to see and for judges to assess. A special thank you goes out to the judges who spent their free time (a lot of it!) to assess our images and give their opinion! Also a big “Thank You!” to the committee and President who work tirelessly in the background to keep the club running smoothly.

Well done all!

We have now a break until first Tuesday of February 2020, so time to think about your plans for the next year.

Merry Christmas and a happy new Year!

Field Trip Orton Bradley Park

Field Trip Orton Bradley Park

The last field trip of the year was at Orton Bradley Park, not far away from Christchurch. We had to wait until lambing season was over to be able to use the tracks, but I think most people did not get far anyway. There were heaps of photo opportunities, and I think we all had a great day out.

Some images from the trip:

National PJ results night

Today was the showing of the National PJ 2019 competition. We all enjoyed watching the AV with the winning images, and the award ceremony and socializing afterwards.

Congratulations to all winners! And… after the competition is before the next one, so start working on your entries for the next year, we will have a new Trophy (Maree Turner Trophy) for one section of the competition (Street and Social Commentary), the Ted Walker Trophy will then permanently for the Sports & Action section of the competition. You could be the first Name on the new trophy!

See you all next year!

I will upload the winning images soon here:

PSNZ Judging workshop and inhouse judging night

PSNZ Judging workshop and inhouse judging night

Another eventful week and weekend lies behind us. It was all about assessing images and how to do it. First we had another round of inhouse judging on Tuesday night (club evening), following for some of us (actually, quite a lot of us) this weekend with a full-on PSNZ Judging Workshop weekend.

I think the workshop was very successful in driving home some key messages, and it gave us a renewed appreciation of what the judges do for our club when they assess our images. Well done, Bruce and Shona, I think you did a great job!

Eventful week

Eventful week

This week is full of events for the club. We already had our Midwinter Brunch last Sunday after a lovely Sunrise trip to Godley Head. Tuesday was club night with the presentation of the 3rd Open Club Competition results (thank you Julia Home for assessing over 100 images for us!), the awarded images are in the Gallery section here:

Next Sunday is another Field Trip in the CBD area, details to be announced.

Stay warm!