PAGB InterFed Competition 2019: Amanda Wright's report for the CACC

The PAGB Inter-Federation was hosted by Midland Counties Photographic Federation in Burton On Trent Saturday 15th June 2019 attended by all 15 UK Federations and judged by 


Judith Parry DPAGB, HonPAGB, AFIAP

David Gibbons ARPS, APAGB, EFIAP/b, BPE5

Federations are permitted to enter up to 30 images in each of the four categories and the top 15 scores from each are selected for the results.

Sadly things did not go well for CACC. We started the day at 10.00 am with the Open Mono Print section with 426 images entered. There were 8 top scores of 15 awarded across the whole competition which was won by Midland Counties PF. 

The CACC came 14th with a top score of 13 of which we attained 5 

Somewhere Out There by Brian Gough, Amersham

Way Out by Don Lanstone LRPS EFIAP, Amersham

Lonely As A Cloud by David Harris CPAGB, Wycombe

The Caretaker by Brian Gough, Amersham

Midnight Deadline by Peter Wilson, Harpenden

In the Open Colour Print Section 435 prints were entered. There were 21 15’s awarded, 11 of which were Nature and was won by N&EMPF. Scores were notably higher in this round, I believe there were 77 14’s awarded and far less broad a range overall.

The CACC moved up the leader board in this event by 1 place to come 13th with a top score of 14

Mountain Hare in Winter Sun by Julie Mullings DPAGB, Amersham

Ratcatcher by Nigel Cox, Amersham

We had 9 13’s

Making Tracks by David Harris CPAGB, Wycombe

Selfie Time by Justin Grant, Field End

European Rollers Pair Bonding by Mike Walker, Field End

Artists Muse by Dominic Beaven, Field End

Knock Out by Dominic Beaven, Field End

Washing Before Prayer by Peter Jones, Amersham

Bald Eagle Walking On Snow by Julia Wainwright ARPS, DPAGB, Harrow

The Dealer by Lloyd Moore BPE1, Watford

Just The Two Of Us by Peter Stevens DPAGB, ARPS, AFIAP, Harpenden

In the Nature Digital Section the CACC somewhat improved on the leaderboard coming 9th. There were 20 15’s awarded across the competition and the winners were L&CPU.

The CACC managed to achieve 3 14’s and 15 13’s

The 14’s were

 Paddyfield Warbler by Paul Day, Wycombe

Side by Side Bee Eaters by Val Walker ARPS, Field End

Dancing Cranes by Peter Whitehead BPE1*, Harpenden

13’s were

Marbled White on Due Laden Grass by Paul Burwood LRPS, Field End

Three Harvest Mice by Carrie Eva CPAGB, Amersham

Call of The wild by Julia Wainwright ARPS DPAGB, Harrow

One Last Breath by Julia Wainwright ARPS DPAGB, Harrow

Spring Pasque Flower by Dave Martin ARPS DPAGB, Harrow

Leap Of Faith by Ivor Porter, Oxford

Glanville Fritillary by Andy Sands, XRR

Mating Adonis Blue by Andy Sands, XRR

Life’s A Struggle by Nigel Cox, Amersham

Bathtime by Chenxi Ni, Imagez

Roller With Frog by Mike Walker, Field End

Grizzly in Snowy Forest by Joy Rawlins, Kidlington

Squabbling Bald Eagles by Julia Wainwright ARPS DPAGB, Harrow

Bearded Reedling Balancing by Terri Adcock LRPS BPE1*, Watford

Red Legged Partridge Running In Snow by Andy Sands XRR

In the Open Digital Section the CACC slipped back down the board coming12th there were 16 15’s awarded and it was won by L&CPU again.

The CACC achieved a top score of 14

Godafoss In Winter by David Harris CPAGB, Wycombe

and 8 13’s

River Of Light by Kathy Chantler, Imagez

Sea, Sand and Shadows by John Clare, EHHPS

Portuguese Parasols by John Clare, EHHPS

Red Burst by Kristin Mason EHHPS

Sunrise Over Rolling Hills by Alan Graham, Harrow

No Messing by Steve Beckett, Imagez

Two Faced by Kathy Chantler, Imagez

Pearl by Bill Cooper XRR

Congratulations and many thanks to all those who entered and especially those mentioned here. The standard is always extremely high as you would expect from a National Competition the PAGB is comprised of approximately 1000 affiliated member clubs with about 40,000 individual members so well done all.

Amanda Wright

Amanda’s Scoresheets:

Open Colour Print
Open Mono Print
Open Digital
Nature Digital

More details of the competition may be found on the PAGB website.