INTERNATIONAL SALON OF PHOTOGRAPHY
The 38th Northern Counties International Salon of Photography 2017 will consist of four PDI Sections, comprising Open Colour, Open Monochrome, Nature and Photo-Travel. From this our regular supporters will realise we have dropped the two Print Sections. This has been done with the greatest reluctance on our part but, in the absence of volunteers to take on the work, it was a necessary decision to ensure the future success of the salon.
However it is extremely pleasing to be able to report that last year's event was a success, with a contuinued increase in the number of entries, especially in the PDI Sections.
The Salon has been organised by the NCPF and its federated clubs for 38 years. For 27 years the Salon was open to Colour Slides only, and known as the "Northern Counties International Slide Exhibition".
In 2007, at the invitation of South Shields PS, we incorporated their Print salon into our Exhibition. Since then, Colour Slides had to be dropped in 2011 and Projected Digital Images (Electronic Images) have become firmly established. After a ten year adventure with Prints, the salon is now returning to its roots as a Projected Image Salon.
The Salon awards FIAP, PSA, RPS, GPU and NCPF medals, and includes awards for specific subjects in most Sections. We also produce a full colour catalogue, which is sent free of charge to ALL entrants.
There are also awards in each section, known as the Northumbria Trophies for the best entries by members of NCPF clubs, who also enjoy discounted entry fees.
All Acceptances and Awards (except the Northumbria Trophies, as they are not available to all entrants) in the Northern Counties Salons count towards Distinctions granted by FIAP, and UPI and towards Star Ratings and Distinctions granted by PSA.
We will continue to provide an excellent Exhibition of accepted and awarded entries to every club in the NCPF and to neighbouring clubs and societies.
To achieve this requires an enormous amount of work and commitment by a large band of willing volunteers, to whom our thanks are sincerely extended for their efforts.
Hon Exhibition Chairman
MRS JANE H. BLACK ARPS, FPSA, Hon.PAGB
9 Cardigan Grove, Tynemouth, Tyne & Wear, NE30 3HN
Tel:- 0191 2522870