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 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 sixty-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 Glennie Nature Competition
After missing out on last year’s opportunity to compete, HDP returned this year with impressive results! In 2011 we finished tied for 79th Place but with Acceptances of images by Carl, Rich, and Carol, we leaped up to 46th!
Birds – Shore and Sea – Carl’s “Terns Fighting” – 26 points Accepted
Large Mammals – Carnivores / Omnivores - Carol’s “Polar Bear – Churchill” – 26 points Accepted
Birds / Ducks - Carl’s “Proud Father” – 25 points Accepted
Mammals – Other Large - Rich’s “Salmon for Dinner” – 25 points Accepted
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. . .
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 Awards - Ruth Douillette, Joe Kennedy, and George Morse.
Here is a breakdown of how HDP did in comparison to previous years. . .
|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!
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.
HDP finished 46th out of 98 clubs competing.
Four Acceptances – Carl (2), Rich (1), and Carol (1)
HDP finished in a tie for 79th place – with 109 clubs competing.
Steph’s “Bridal Falls” earned a Merit Award for Landscapes / Waterscapes