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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]

Sue Holness                                         - 3 Acceptances

In addition, throughout 2012 Bob Devine has achieved considerable success with other exhibitions:

  • International exhibitions: 393 Acceptances, including 18 medals, 5 of which are gold, and 43 other awards
  • National competitions: 27 Acceptances including 3 awards
  • Bob has achieved a 5* rating in the nature division and been awarded PPSA
  • In The Royal Photographic Society biennial exhibition one of Bob's entries was accepted into the group of the best 100 images out of over 8500 images that were entered
Congratulations to all!


Nicholas Hill ARPS.

Sue Holness