Inter-Club Competitions

HDP Inter-Club Competitions and International Salons

 

For the 2011/2012 season the competition committee decided to expand our competition interests to go beyond our doors and into the world of inter-club competitions. One of our first group ventures was into the world of the International Salon. Back in Year One, we ran a workshop for anyone interested in submitting to the Greater Lynn International Salon. The Wednesday evening session paid off well with numerous acceptances! We recently added the Ocean State International to our repertoire of salons.

We have broken the ice with our involvement in the Glennie and the NECCC Circuit but now it is time to extend our talents further.

 

Both PSA and NECCC offer several opportunities to submit images for open and / or nature categories. So which competitions? And, when are they happening?? And, how are we selecting our entries???

 

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2013 / 2014  PSA Nature Inter-club Competition

The PSA Nature Inter-club competition for 2014 has ended. Hockomock Digital competes in Class B with thirty-eight other clubs world-wide! For most of the year we have been in the top ten.

Good News /Bad News

Good News:

Round IV earned HDP enough points to tie for eighth place! Carl’s “Loon with Crab earned an honorable mention!

Loon with Crab

More Good News we tied for third place only one point out of second!

Bad News:

PSA has promoted us to Class A with the likes of Greater Lynn, Merrimack Valley, Cape Cod Viewfinders, and Boston West! 

 

 

 

2014 Glennie Nature Competition

 

Each year HDP is invited to participate in the George W. Glennie Memorial Nature Salon.

The Competition Committee has decided to use the Nature Class A and Class B Images of the Year as our entries.

 

Well, the results are in and Hockomock Digital made a huge leap from its 46th place finish in 2013 to 26th this time around! Oddly enough, we scored almost one hundred points less but still managed to sit in a tie for 26th place with our 179 points.

 

The Glennie continues to draw international interest, as eighty-five clubs entered this year’s competition. HDP finished in the upper third of the popular inter-club salon which was quite an accomplishment.

 

Also, HDP garnered two Merit Awards:

Rick’s “Red-Breasted Nuthatch” took the award in the Perched Bird genre

HDPC-07-Red_Breasted_Nuthatch-Rick_Alvarnaz

 

Rich’s “Here Fishy, Fishy, Fishy” was so honored for the Large Carnivore 

Here Fishy Fishy Fishy_Rich_Reynolds

 

 

2013 Results:

HDP finished 46th out of 98 clubs competing.

Four Acceptances – Carl (2), Rich (1), and Carol (1)

2012 Results;

HDP did not submit images.

2011 Results:

HDP finished in a tie for 79th place – with 109 clubs competing.

Steph’s “Bridal Falls” earned a Merit Award for Landscapes / Waterscapes

 

 

 

2013 / 2014 PSA PID Inter-club Competition

HDP is tied for Fifth Place!

HDP competes in Group E with thirty-three other clubs. Round One’s November competition awarded us 60 points. For Round Two we scored 57 points – good enough for a tie for fifth place. Round Three was our best as we garnered 66 points (two Honorable Mentions).

Jeremie’s “Forgotten Pottery” HM

Forgotten Pottery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carl’s “Under Construction” HM

Under Construction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 PSA Nature Inter-club Competition

Six images from our End-of-the-Year Competition were selected to compete in the October Round. HDP is one of thirty-five clubs in Class B. The scores from our submitted images are tallied up to determine our place in the standings. Our aggregate score was 71 points which meant a most respectable tie for FOURTH PLACE! Just ONE point out of third and two from finishing second. Here is the breakdown but first let’s acknowledge our top finishers:

Rich’s “Here Fishy, Fishy, Fishy!” which amassed a perfect fifteen points and earned an Award of Merit

Carl’s “Osprey Adding to Nest” garnered 13 points and an Honorable Mention

 

Joe’s “Otter Rocks at Sunrise” (12); Ruth’s “Mule Deer Meal” (11 points); Carl’s “Terns Fighting” and Rich’s “Tundra Wolf” (10 points) rounded out the scoring. 

 

 

2013 Annual Greater Lynn International Workshop

If it’s January, it has to be the Greater Lynn International workshop at HDP! Once again we set up five stations with members who are more experienced in submitting for this salon. Interested members were asked to bring in eight to ten potential images to be reviewed at their station. Counting in the station masters, we had about twenty-one HDPers entering the 2013 competition. Here are a few of who were there and who was doing what. . .

Station One – Donna, Lena, George, Dick, and Rick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Station Two – Lynne, Jame, Gail, Al, and Ron

 

 

 

 

 

Station Two – Ron and Carl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Station Three – Pat, Rich, Ed, Kathy K., and David

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Station Four – Jeff T., Kathy E., and Maghan (Matt was off-cam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Station Five – Steph, Jeff W., Jim, Phil, and Mike

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jac and Marian sitting this one out. . .

 

2013 Greater Lynn International Salon Results

The workshop paid dividends as 2013 was our best year to date! Some 5600 images were reviewed by the GLI panel of judges. HDP finished 9th out of 46 clubs. As a club we had 23 Acceptances and garnered three Greater Lynn Photographer’s Association Honor AwardsRuth Douillette, Joe Kennedy, and George Morse.

"Caretaker's Cat" - Ruth

“Caretaker’s Cat” – Ruth

 

 

 

"Enriched Sunflower" - Joe

“Enriched Sunflower” – Joe

 

"The Guardian" - George

“The Guardian” – George

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a breakdown of how HDP did in comparison to previous years. . .

 

 

Year Ranking  Points Entrants  Acceptances Honors
           
2011 13th 309 pts. 34 18 / 12.5% 0
           
2012 10th 317 pts. 27 19 / 17.5% 3
           
2013 8th 318 pts. 23 24 / 26% 3

 

 

 

2012 Ocean State International Salon 

Ten HDP members decided to compete in this annual event sponsored by Photographic Society of Rhode Island. We finished in the middle of the pack of contributing clubs amassing 264 points.

 

Acceptances were earned by Rich (3), Rick (3), Joe (3), Carl (1), Ron (1), and Lynne (1). Rich was the top scorer for HDP with a total aggregate of 47 points!

 

2012 Ocean State Results