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Novice Cup - What is it?

This Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union event is designed to promote competitions and distinctions to club members who would not generally get involved in the federation annual club competition or club knockout competition.

It will be open to all clubs, but only club members who currently do not have any photographic qualifications or accreditation's can enter, and it would only be open to images that have not already been used in the knockout or annual club competition or received an award in a national or international competition.

The Novice Cup is an un-mounted ‘A4’ print competition, and is in two sections; Open Colour and Open Monochrome with one image per section.

Entry opens on the 6th September 2019 and Closes on the 13th October 2019.

We are also asking entrants to also provide a digital version this year, which will be used during the awards presentation

Each club must enter 6 images from 6 different authors in each section.

Judges this year are Libby Smith MPAGB HonPAGB EFIAP and Neil Smith DPAGB APAGB AFIAP from the Scottish Photographic Federation and our own Past President, Garth Tighe.

Members are invited to attend the event:

During the closed judging sessions, the L&CPU will provide a number of lectures provided by well known and established photographers from our own Federation.

Tickets will be £15.00 and are available through the L&CPU Online Portal from the 6th September 2019. A full catered warm buffet along with Tea and Coffee during the breaks will be provided as part of the ticket price.

9.30 Doors Open and Refreshments
10.00 Introduction by the President of the L&CPU
10.15 Clubs to set out Mono Prints (Judging Starts in-side room)
10.30 1st Speaker – Jane Lines – My Journey though the PAGB Awards
11.15 Tea Break
11.45 2nd Speaker – Annette Hockney from North Cheshire PS – PAGB Distinction Panel
12.30 Mono Prints Available to View
13.00 Lunch
13.45 Clubs to set out Colour Prints (Judging Continues in-side room)
14.00 3rd Speaker – Roy Rimmer ‘Dance to my tune … or we are not dancing’ – Nature Photography
15.00 Colour Prints Available to View
15.30 Results and Presentations
16.30 Close

attached full set of rules and information
link: Novice Cup Rules