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Covid-19 Update – weekly meetings commence!

We will start meeting again from the next week on. First in person meeting will be 9th June, that is the next Tuesday.

Program for next Tuesday will be the showing of the current competition, Set Subject – Kitchen Utensils.

Also Tuesday is the due date for the next Open competition, so bring your prints and submit your digital images as usual.

National PJ 2020

National PJ 2020

2020 is certainly a difficult year to get your head around. Some things have changed drastically, but some things stay the same. One of these is the National Photojournalism competition we host, and 2020 is no exception.

So get your images ready, entry is open from 1st June to 31 July 2020.

All you need to know is on the National Pj 2020 page here

Good luck!

Covid-19 Update

The club started the year as usual, and we had the first Open competition and some field trips, but then COVID-19 hit New Zealand as all the other countries, and we are now all in lockdown, currently level 4.

Our competition secretary team managed to get the second competition (the set subject ‘Found on the Beach’ into a format easily digestable from you isolated home, thanks for that! I think that worked quite well with the YouTube results video and the pdf comments.

At the moment there are no physical club meetings at our club rooms, we will let you know once that changes. We all have our role to play to break the chain of transmission.

Stay safe!

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
Monochrome
Portrait
Landscape
Open
Natural History
Photojournalism

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: