The accepted images for Redditch Photographic Society into Photofolio 2017 are:-
Open PDI (Required minimum mark 11)
Glynne Harris - Lone Traveller
Mark Chambers - Apprehension
Ian Joseph - Avocet (Recurvirostra Avosetta)
Ian Joseph - Common Snipe (Gallinago Gallinago)
Colour Prints (Required minimum mark 12)
Glynne Harris - Lancaster NX611 Inspection
Ian Joseph - Wren (Troglodytes Troglodytes)
Mono Prints (Required minimum mark 12)
Val Harris - Beggar at My Feet
Mark Chambers - The Old and the New
Mark Chambers - Burnham on Sea Low Lighthouse
May 2017 End of Season events.
Just a quick update, of items in the pipe-line.
Tonight -          16th      Edwin Gumbley “Halesowen to Northfield Railway Line” . (see attached overview)
This Friday -     19th Annual Dinner and Awards Evening – all welcome, plus guests. £8.00 per person. 
Next Tuesday   23rd     End of Season Members Evening – “My Year in 8 Pictures” – we invite members to select 8 PDF images taken over the last year – and feel free to talk through them, why they are special to you.
Then every 2 weeks we have a “trip” planned, again on Tuesday evenings, they are listed below. It would be nice to see as many as possible coming along – we build in a refreshment stop to round the evening off. 
Perhaps the Beoley trip on July the 18th – the skittles session afterwards might prompt another battle of the sexes rivalry.
Summer Programme –Jim Farquhar Cup.
Members can enter their summer work, as PDI’s, taken at these events, for the Jim Farquhar Cup competition in September.
a. Tues 6th June – Davis’s – Stuart to plan
b. Tues 20th June – Birmingham City Centre (we suggest the 17.12 train from Redditch arrives B’ham 17.52)
c. Tues 4th July - Tardebigge Church
d. Tues 18th July – Beoley Village promotional pictures  – drink & skittles at the village hall afterwards.
e. Tues 1 Aug – Upton Warren
f. Tues15 August – Worcester
g.      Sat 19th and Sunday 20th August – Moreton Stanley Park Festival
Midland Bank Interclub – Tuesday 6th December 2016
The results of the Interclub are Bromsgrove 287, Redditch 273 and Studley 267.
So Bromsgrove won it again!  Our scores were:- 
PDI’s: - Master Craftsman (Glynne Harris) = 18, It’s Under the Bed (Robin Jeffs) = 16, George = 17 (Les Tomalin), Lone Traveller (Glynne Harris) = 19, Mr Bojangles (Mark Chambers) = 18, Common Snipe (Ian Joseph) = 18, Captured by the Graffiti (Mark Chambers) = 19, Upwards (Barry Heaven) = 16.
Prints:- NX611 Lancaster “Just Jane” (Glynne Harris) = 17, Broad Body Chase (Val Harris) = 18, Green Eye Focused (Jo Cantelo-Bond) = 15, Homecoming (Mark Chambers) = 18, Castell Dinas Bran (Aleck Coulson) =16, The Old and the New (Mark Chambers) = 16, On the Grid (Jake Swapp-Sweet) = 16, Leader of the Pack (Ian Joseph) = 16.
Programme Amendments/Additions
Please note that Ric Harding “Tiger Tales” will now take place on Tuesday 24th January 2017 and Assignment “Water” will now take place on Tuesday 31st January 2017 – still the same: max 5 PDI’s to Mark Chambers by 16/1/17
Also Lecture on 16th May 2017 has been booked as follows:- Lecture by Edwin Gumbley  ''Halesowen to Northfield Railway Line''.  With his collection of picture post cards which he has collected over the past 40 years.  
Midphot 2017
The website address is:-
If you wish to enter please read the rules etc… on the website.
Then NO LATER THAN FRIDAY 14TH JANUARY 2017 pass your entry to Amanda Chambers.  You should send your PDI’s via wetransfer as normal to Mark Chambers (state in the text they are for Midphot),  email Amanda a list of your entries and their categories  (both for Prints and PDI) and include your name and address in this email, pass Amanda your payment – either cash or cheque (see rules of who to make it payable to), pass Amanda your prints (correctly labelled and in correct sized mounts).  Please note if you are sending prints then you will not have them for quite a while so if you need them for Club competitions for the rest of the season or for an Interclub selection then please make sure you have another copy of that print.  Any questions please ask Amanda or Mark.
Still Life Assignment 29th November 2016
Thank you for those members who took part in the Still Life Assignment and for the members who participated in the  judging of the assignment on Tuesday night.
It was decided by the Committee that the STILL LIFE PDI Trophy would be awarded to the winner of this assignment – as this is a category that is not that well supported at the Annual PDI Competition.
I am pleased to announce 1st, 2nd and 3rd places were:-
1st     Jake Swapp-Sweet with Drinking on a Zebra
2nd   Lyn Stockall with Glass Swan
3rd   Stuart Lamb with Valve
This means that Jake Swapp-Sweet will be awarded the PDI STILL LIFE TROPHY at the end of the season at the Annual Dinner Awards Presentation.
PLEASE NOTE: There will still be a STILL LIFE PRINT category at the Annual Print Competition as long as you have entered your PRINT of Still Life in one of the 3 print competitions during the year and it is actually shown in the competition on the night and not cut out due to numbers and your priority.   Also there will only be a category for STILL LIFE PRINT at the Annuals if we have enough entries.
MCPF Photofolio 2016 Acceptances
Fantastic news we have had quite a lot of acceptances into Photofolio and everyone who submitted scored high marks - even if they weren’t accepted.  Well done to everyone who let us choose their work!!!
The acceptances were:-
Keith Watkins with “Look the Other Way” as a Monochrome Print was accepted and was awarded the Certificate of Merit.
Robin Jeffs – “Hyena” as a PDI was accepted.
Heidi Robinson – “Alesha” as a Colour Print  was accepted.
Val Harris – “Banded Demoiselle” as a PDI was accepted.
Glynne Harris – “Emerald Damselfly” as a PDI was accepted.
John Gaffney – “Lightwaves” as a PDI was accepted.
Ray Davies – with two colour prints – “RedPoll” and “Silver Studded Blues” were accepted.
Mark Chambers with a PDI – “Feel the Burn” was accepted.
Amanda Chambers with a PDI – “The Tavern” was accepted.
Jo Cantelo Bond -PDI “Competing for 2nd Place” and Mono Print “Ghost Central Station” were accepted.
Tony Banks – PDI “Champions” and Mono Print “Bonnie & Clyde” were accepted.
Thank you to Len Stockall, Kay Wroe and Mark Chambers who were the Selection Committee members for this event.
Result of Panel Competition 10th May 2016
1st - Ameryllis - Janet Roberts
2nd - Circles - Les Tomalin
3rd - The Penguins - Amanda Chambers
Hannah - Tony Banks
Four Heads One Tail - Les Tomalin
French Windows - Stuart Lamb

Rosebowl Interclub competition-Result
On 25th April 2016, we visited Vale of Evesham PS for our annual battle for local honours  with the hosts and Studley CC. This year, Evesham made home advantage count and secured victory with 265 points, closely followed by Redditch PS in second place with 252 points and Studley third with 236 points.
Results and Images from the Annual Print and Annual PDI competitions, can now be viewed in The Gallery. Congratulation to Heidi Robinson for having the Best Print of the year and to Jo Cantelo-Bond for the Best PDI. Congratulations, also, go  to all the Category winners in both competitions. Well done !
Results of 3rd Club PDI Competition 15th March 2016 , can be viewed in The Gallery together with all the images.
MidPhot 2016

Members did very well with the pictures they submitted for inclusion in MidPhot 2016.
We gained 17 Acceptances -  including 3 Highly Commended which also receive an award.
John Gaffney’s acceptances were:-
Sands of Time – Highly Commended
Light Waves
Heidi Robinson’s acceptances were:-
Sisterly Love – Highly Commended
Amanda Chambers’ acceptance was:-
Mark Chambers’ acceptances were:-
A Bridge Too Far
Feel The Burn
That’s Gonna Hurt
The Old and The New
Robin Jeffs acceptance was:-
Ray Davies acceptance was:-
Redpoll – Highly Commended
Tony Banks’ acceptances were:-
Gull Attack
Bonnie and Clyde
Val Harris’ acceptance was:-
Banded Demoiselle
Gethin Thomas’ acceptance was:-
How are we so Different
If you would like to visit the exhibition it runs from Wednesday 16th March to Sunday 20th March, please see their website for more information. 
It would especially be good for us to attend on the day that Ray, John and Heidi accept their awards!