CANCELLATION OF MEETINGS
Newark & District Photographic Society are sad to inform you all that the meetings for the remainder of the programme (March and April) have been cancelled due to rising concerns over COVID-19.
The Committee are consulting with the Photographer of the Year Heat 6 PDI and Heat 6 Print judges, as well as the Annual Exhibition judge, and shall make further announcements regarding these and the Society’s AGM as soon as possible.
At this point in time, we are planning to go ahead with the meetings in March and April.
All attendees will be asked to go to the toilets to wash their hands on entering the building and before approaching the welcome table. We will be treating the door handles and plates, the counter, tables and any other hard surfaces with which you are likely to come into contact with an anti-bacterial cleaner. The Showground have been asked to ensure the toilets and hand basins have been disinfected.
PLEASE DON’T COME IF YOU HAVE RETURNED FROM ABROAD, OR A RISK AREA IN THE UK, OR BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH ANYONE WHO HAS, UNLESS 14 DAYS HAS PASSED.
PLEASE DO NOT COME IF YOU HAVE A HIGH TEMPERATURE, COUGH, SHORTNESS OF BREATH – EVEN IF YOU BELIEVE IT TO JUST BE A COLD OR FLU.
Change of judge for Photographer of the Year Heat 6 PDI
Phil Newman ARPS, CPAGB, who was to judge, has unfortunately had to cancel. David Kissman OBE has kindly stepped in.
Results of the 2019 AGM
The 2019 AGM was attended by 30 of the Society's 69 members, the following decisions were made.
Proposal #1 – Dropping of Themed sections of the Annual Exhibition.
Proposal #2 – Change to definition of beginners, General Competition Rule 7.
Proposal #3 – Introduction of rule covering Society use of members' pictures.
—carried by a vote of 29 for, with 1 abstention.
Proposal #4 – Change of financial year end from April 5th to August 31st.
Members were advised to expect changes to The Society's website in respect of the proposals above.
Change of activity for 4th March 2019
The International Exchange has had to be postponed as the other clubs have experienced problems collecting their entries, judging shall be arranged for a later date. Instead we shall be showing the print entry AV (with commentary) of our Federation's annual competition.