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Kent County Photographic Association Annual Exhibition 2013

Nicholas Hill's portrait of a Cuban boxer "Olympic Contender" won a PAGB Gold medal at the KCPA Exhibition 2013
The Kent County Photographic Association Annual Exhibition opened last night (28 March 2013) at the Maidstone Museum and Bentliff Art Gallery. The exhibition runs until 19 May.

The exhibition attracted 1368 print entries, of which 212 were accepted. Three judges who are extremely well known on the national scene selected the pictures that made up the exhibition: Gwen Charnock FRPS, MFIAP, Phil Charnock FRPS, MFIAP, and Rosemary Wilman HonFRPS, AFIAP, BPE5*. Given an acceptance rate of less than one in six entries, many congratulations are due to all the photographers who had their work accepted.

Two of the winners from Ashford after receiving their awards. (Left to right) Clive Tanner, KCPA President, Bob Devine, Rosemary Wilman (representing the judges) and Nicholas Hill.
Ashford Photographic Society had major successes in this exhibition. 26 prints from members were accepted, and, of these, one was awarded a PAGB gold medal, two were awarded PAGB ribbons and six were highly commended.

Nicholas Hill ARPS was awarded the PAGB gold medal in the Portraiture category for "Olympic Contender". This picture was featured on the front cover of the exhibition catalogue (see image at the top of this post). He was also awarded a PAGB ribbon for "Lady of the House" in the Colour Pictorial section. Bob Devine ARPS, DPAGB was awarded a PAGB ribbon for "Lioness and Cub" in the Nature category. Two further pictures from Nicholas (“Between Rounds” and “The Street Fighter”) and Bob (“Hoopoe with Lizard” and “Cheetah with Kill in Massai”) were highly commended; prints by David Marsh (“Cuillins from Elgol Beach”), and Stephen Cheek (“Lioness”) were highly commended.

Bob had one further picture accepted in the exhibition; Nicholas had three. Members of Ashford Photographic Society who were also successful in having pictures accepted were: George Pearson CPAGB (four), Martin Till LRPS, Philip Hinton LRPS, Sue Chapman ARPS, CPAGB (two), Jim Moody-Smith (two), Stephen Cheek (two) and Anthony Baines ARPS CPAGB.  
Nicholas Hill's Gold Medal image "Olympic Contender"
Nicholas Hill's "The Lady of the House" was awarded a PAGB Ribbon

Bob Devine's "Lioness and Cub" was awarded a PAGB Ribbon


Sue said…
A great exhibition to go and visit if you can spare the time. All the work is of a very high standard much of it to a National level. Go be inspired!
Sue Chapman