Morpeth CC at PAGB InterClub PDI Championships, Warwick - Saturday 12th July 2014.

On Saturday 12th July 2014, The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain Interclub PDI Championships were held at the
University of Warwick in Coventry. Thirty Camera Clubs, that had won through regional heats to take part were joined
by the eight clubs that were finalists in 2013 Competition.
Northallerton Camera Club and MORPETH CAMERA CLUB had both accepted the invitation to represent the Northern Counties Photographic Federation after finishing 1st and 2nd in the regional Championships in February.
Each of the thirty eight clubs entered eight images in round one and a further eight new images in round two. These images
were projected on a huge screen in the Arts Centre Lecture Theatre in front of an audience of over four hundred people.
Philip Charnock (FRPS, MFIAP), Graham Hodgkiss (ARPS,MPAGB,APAGB,AFIAP) and Tony Potter (ARPS,DPAGB,EFIAP), made
up the panel of judges who viewed and marked every image and each clubs score from both rounds were added together.
The eight highest scoring clubs went forward to contest The Championship Final and the remaining thirty clubs contested
The Plate Competition. Clubs in the final entered twenty images and clubs in the Plate entered a further eight images.
The results were as follows -

Result of The Championship Final.

265 pts - Smethwick Photographic Society
257 pts - Wigan 10 Foto Club
256 pts - Arden Photographic Group
255 pts - Duston Camera Club
254 pts - Chorley Photographic Society
249 pts - Carluke Camera Club
248 pts - Dumfries Camera Club
244 pts - Stafford Photographic Society

Result of The Plate Competition

105 pts - Cannock Photographic Society
104 pts - Derby City Photographic Club
104 pts - Christian Brothers Camera Club
103 pts - Rolls Royce Derby Photographic Society
100 pts - Eryri Photographic Group
100 pts - Chichester Camera Club
 99 pts - Cambridge Camera Club
 99 pts - Catchlight Camera Club
 97 pts - Amersham Photographic Society
 97 pts - North Cheshire Photographic Society
 96 pts - West Wickham Photographic Club
 96 pts - Llandudno PS Photographic Society
 96 pts - Inn Focus Group
 96 pts - Zen Photographic Group
 95 pts - Southampton Camera Club
 95 pts - Dorchester Camera Club
 95 pts - Doncaster Camera Club
 95 pts - Bristol Photographic Society
 93 pts - Poulton le Fylde Photographic Society
 93 pts - Dundee Photographic Society
 93 pts - Wakefield Camera Club
 91 pts - Beyond Group
 91 pts - Tenby & District Camera Club
 90 pts - New City Photographic Society
 89 pts - Isle of Thanet Photographic Society
 89 pts - Godalming Photographic Society
 84 pts - Nottingham & Notts Photographic Society
 82 pts - Crawley Camera Club

This was an excellent day of photography that is very difficult to describe to those who were not present or who have not
been and experienced the sheer quality and quantity of different work on show. The organisation behind such an event and
the work involved all by volunteers was first class. With regards to Morpeth Camera Club a big thank you to those members
who attended and gave their support. Vince Rooker, John Thompson, Davy Bolam, Dave Illingworth, Elaine Illingworth & Mark
Harrison travelled to Coventry on Friday and stayed until Sunday, all at their own expense. A steep learning curve with regard
to what is needed and the gap between club photography as we know it and the kind of images produced by the top clubs in
this competition, but in the end we were not disgraced & scored the same mark as Northallerton, the other NCPF representative.
Thank you to those members who provided images for use in this event and helped us move another step forwards on our
photographic journey.
                              Davy Bolam.