Rules and PDI preparation changes

In addition to the rule changes that have been introduced for this season please be aware that in preparing PDI images for our competitions in future the image size should be
1600 pixels x 1200 pixels.

The reason for this is that there are some external competitions which we enter where the club/organisation are using the latest projectors which use this increased size of image and we don’t want to be disadvantaged when competing.


The new rules with highlighted changes have been placed on several other pages throughout this site but are also downloadable here.


Amit - now LRPS, CPAGB, seen on the left receiving a certificate for his PAGB award from the President of the EAF Paul Radden DPAGB, EFIAP/b, PSA2* at the recent EAF PDI Championships held at Fulbourn.

Amit was one of five from the region to receive awards at the event.

External Events

External Events

EAF Exhibition Entry Forms for CPS Members

This is one event where you can choose what images you want to submit, the club selection committee have no say in it.

The rules and an entry form can be found below; please read them carefully. You can submit a maximum of 4 PDIs and 3 Colour  and 3 Mono Prints.  The cost is 60p per image.

The Club has to submit all the PDIs submitted by club members onto one disc and all the PDIs of your print entries (see rules) onto a separate disc. Your discs/sticks, along with your completed entry form and entry fees, must be with Steve Robinson by Tuesday 5th March, so that he can collate all the entries onto the club discs.  However, you can e-mail both sets of PDIs and your entry form to Steve Robinson at :  
This will save Steve some work. Please pay your entry fees directly to Steve, preferably by cash please. No late entries please.

Prints can be handed to Vic before, but no later than Tuesday 12th March, which is the ‘Three on a Theme/Digital Triptych evening’. Again, No late entries please.

Prints not selected by the selectors will be returned to you on Tuesday 2nd April.


The accepted Images will be displayed at Wingfield Barns, Church Road, Wingfield, Eye, Suffolk, IP21 5RA from:- Saturday 4th May to Sunday 19th May 2019 (including weekends and Bank Holiday Monday {6 th May} – but CLOSED ON MONDAY 13th MAY AND TUESDAYS). The Gallery Opening times will be:- 11.00 a.m. (N.B. one hour later than previous years) to 4.00 p.m. up to the final day of Sunday 19th May - when it will close at 12.00 Noon, to allow dismantling in the afternoon.

The official opening by Paul Radden LRPS. EFIAP/b. DPAGB. PSA2* (Federation President) will take place on Saturday 4th May at 14.00 hrs. followed by the presentation of awards and Projection of the Digital Images.

Entry forms can be downloaded here:

Rules can be downloaded here:



Salons, Exhibitions and Circuits


Images submitted are judged to standards set by whomever they have received patronage from and a week or two later, the results for the salon are published. Photos that have won awards, commendations or honourable mentions are then sent certificates, small trophies/medals and in rare cases a salon may offer cash prizes. The rest of the images are either accepted or declined and each photographer is given a report card showing how well they did.

The notion of an acceptance is an important one as the goal of most photographers entering a salon is to earn acceptances. This means your photograph is officially recorded as meeting a minimum standard by the salon judges and they want to include it in that year's suite of exhibited images. The letters after photographer's names come from and indicate how "successful" someone has been in salons over time.

Vale of Evesham open for entries, Closes 28th February 2019
Basingstoke CC open for entries, closes 2nd March 2019

South Birmingham open for entries, closes 3rd March 2019

Workshop / Demonstration Day with Paul Gallagher

On this one day workshop, PAUL GALLAGHER will cover aspects of post processing and image editing using Adobe Camera RAW, Lightroom and

Photoshop. You will learn important considerations you need to make throughout your digital work flow, to arrive at a superb image file ready to print or publish.
Digital files of support notes will be available afterwards to those who attend the day, which will save the problem of trying to take notes and then missing the next vital step, hint or tip!
REFRESHMENTS - morning coffee/tea with biscuits and afternoon tea/coffee with cake will be

provided. A “Social Club” adjoins the Hall and you will be able to get “refreshments” there at

Lunchtime including drinks, food, sandwiches and soup. Hot meals may also be pre-ordered

before the day, or you can of course bring a packed Lunch and drink.

APPLICATIONS may be made individually on this application form and handed to Steve Robinson together with a cheque made payable to the EAF.

Please note tickets will not be available on the door.

Download full details of the day here.

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