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Smethwick Photographic Society is one of Great Britain's leading photographic societies. Each year it holds an international competition for which there is strong interest worldwide; the standard is very high. Ashford Photographic Society is pleased to announce that three its members have had success in this year's competition, as follows:

Bob Devine ARPS, DPAGB, BPE4*, - 3 Acceptances including awards
EFIAP.                              -silver medal, 'Lion with cub' [2nd in row]
                                                                 -highly commended, 'Cheetah with kill' [3rd in row]

Nicholas Hill ARPS.                          - 10 Acceptances including awards
                                                                 -PSA Ribbons; 'The lady of the house' [2nd in 1st row]
                                                                  and 'Manhattan stands 13 feet above me' [1st in 2nd row]

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2012 Inter-schools print competition

The awards ceremony for the 11th Ashford Photographic Society Inter-schools Print Competition was held at Highworth School yesterday. Six local schools took part - the highest number to date.

A brilliant array of work was on display, with a total of 458 submissions covering 6 major areas of photography: Artistic Interpretation (71 entries), Landscape  (88 entries), Natural History (90 entries), Photojournalism (36 entries), Pictorial (104 entries) and Portraiture (69 entries).

This year a special new award was donated by The Mayor Ashford, Councillor Bob Davidson, for a student showing exceptional promise This was won by Megan Motmans from Homewood.

Congratulations to overall winners Highworth School, finishing narrowly ahead of Homewood.

Full results are available to view as a PDF.

Special thanks go to:Givaudan UK for their generous sponsorship of the competition Highworth School for hosting the event, and in particular Jenny MoretonThe APS sub-committee of Gordon Chapman…