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By SPS News Editor, Dec 21 2018 10:39AM

Congratulations to Alison Fryer for winning our 1st Mobile Phone Competion.

A total entry of 73 images gave our esteemed judge Dave Lowe a bit of a headache, but finally settled on an evocative image by Alison

Thanks to all entrants for a great entry

We hope to run this competition next year.

You can see all the images here

By SPS News Editor, Dec 17 2018 02:37PM

I am delighted to let you know that I have attended the MASTERS OF PRINT, wonderful, friendly, busy, inspiring, joyously crowded day on the 7th of December, for the official opening of the masters of print exhibition at the R K Burt Gallery in London to collect my unique badge for the accepted image Amber featured in 2018 MASTERS OF PRINT CATALOGUE.

By SPS News Editor, Dec 9 2018 10:43AM


Smethwick finished 17th in the 13th FIAP CLUB’S WORLD CUP held in Italy last weekend.

Not a very good result. However, British clubs didn’t fare very well. Rolls Royce (Derby) were the highest club in 4th place. See table below.

188 clubs took part from 37 different clubs with a total of 3,760 pictures.

There were only two photographers from Great Britain to win awards. They were Gareth Jenkins from Inn Focus and Peter Gennard, from Smethwick who both won Honourable Mentions (Individual)


4th Rolls Royce, Derby 378

8th Eastwood, 369

9th Catchlight 368

10th Inn Focus 367

11th= Wigan 10 366

11th= Chorley 366

17th Smethwick PS 358

See the winning images HERE

By SPS News Editor, Nov 23 2018 10:44AM

The result of the PAGB Open & Nature Print 2018 are now available.

SPS were placed 5th in the Open competition but only 13th in the Nature, this was a result of only entering 5 prints out of a permitted 12.

Thanks to all the entrants and supporters.

Table of results can be seen HERE

By SPS News Editor, Oct 30 2018 09:30AM

Thanks to everyone for their support on Sunday 28th October at the PAGB Inter Club Print 2018 Competition at Blackburn.

Peter said not the result we were hoping for on this occasion.

The results table can be seen HERE

By SPS News Editor, Sep 5 2018 11:33AM

Congratulations to Michael Windle for his recent awards in the 2018 Welsh Salon.

He was awarded a FIAP gold medal and FIAP ribbon in the Open Monochrome Section.

By SPS News Editor, Aug 8 2018 07:55PM

Congratulations to Andy Fryer for his award of a Gold Medal in the Humanity section of the SRGB print celebration.

Well done Andy.

By 0122-johnmoore, Jul 18 2018 09:27PM

Great Success for SPS members in the Midland Salon. 21 Awards in total.

Congratulations to all.

Peter Siviter: FIAP Gold in the Open PDI Colour

FIAP Gold in the Creative PDI

PSA Bronze in Creative PDI

MCPF Medal in Creative PDI

Peter Gennard: GPU Silver in Mono PDI

PAGB Silver in Creative PDI

Mike Sharples: FIAP Gold in Colour Prints

MCPF Medal Colour Prints

PSA Silver Creative PDI

FIAP Silver in Mono Prints

PSA Bronze in Open Colour PDI

Hilary Roberts: PSA Gold in Colour Prints

MCPF Medal Colour Prints

MCPF Medal Mono Prints

Michael Windle: FIAP Gold Mono Prints

PSA Ribbon Mono Prints

MCPF Ribbon Mono Prints

David Wheeler: GPU Gold Open Colour PDI

Colin Close: MCPF Ribbon Open Colour PDI

Barbara Hawthorne: PSA Ribbon, Colour Print

MCPF Ribbon, Colour Print.

By 0122-johnmoore, Jul 16 2018 07:08AM

At the PAGB Inter Club PDI Championships on Saturday 14th July SPS were awarded 4th place in a very tight contest with only 4 points covering the first 4 places.

Thanks for the help and support.

A full table of results can be seen HERE

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