This is my first blog post on the new website, so what better way than to catch up on exhibition results. Below is the results from my last 4 months exhibition work which show the acceptances, awards and entries in each class (where figures are known)
During my guest speaking evenings, I always try to impress upon people how important exhibition work is to me, in terms of development, and getting hard opinions on your work. Its not for everybody I know, and there are many social media platforms for getting the oohs and the aahs from people, but if you want experienced National and International judges to view your images, and further score and ultimately accept your work into exhibitions, then this really is the only way to do it. To win awards once accepted is another level again. And to pick up any award is a real achievement.
In Nationel Exhibitions there has been 52 acceptances and 20 awards, a 38% award to acceptance ratio.
In International Exhibitions there has been 31 acceptances and 5 awards, a 16% award to acceptance ration.
Clay Cross National Exhibition BPE - 10 images accepted and 2 awards.
Redemption - Creative Class Gold Medal (528 images entered in class)
Bleeding Love - Judges Award (Ray Brammell) (528 images entered in class)
Southport National Exhibition BPE - 10 images accepted and 7 awards.
Redemption - Open Colour Class Gold Medal
After the Music Stops - Open Colour Class Bronze Medal
Lewis - Judges Medal (Christine Widdall)
Watch Dog - Certificate
Bleeding Love - certificate
Quasher - Certificate
Tube Strangers - Certificate
1st Cork International Exhibition FIAP - 14 images accepted and 3 awards.
Redemption - Creative Class Gold Medal (705 images entered in class)
Southbank Smooch - RPS Gold Medal Selectors Choice (Rod Whelans)
Venom - Open Colour Salon Silver Medal (1679 images entered in class)
Bebington National Exhibition BPE - 11 images accepted and 2 awards.
Redemption - Creative PDI Silver Medal
Reaching Rocks - Landscape Commended
Solihull National Exhibition BPE - 12 images accepted and 6 awards.
Losing My Religion - Mono Prints PAGB Gold Medal
Purple Rain - Mono Prints Judges Medal (Tony Wharton)
Over the Sticks - Colour Prints Judges Medal (Tony Wharton)
After the Music Stops - Colour Prints PAGB Ribbon
Lewis - Colour Prints Highly Commended
I Will Not be Caught - Mono Prints Commended
Smethwick International Exhibition FIAP - 8 images accepted 1 award.
Redemption - Colour dpi UPI Ribbon
Wrekin International Exhibition FIAP - 9 images 1 award
Lewis - Open Judges Medal (Paul Keane)
2nd Frome National Exhibition BPE - 9 images accepted and 3 awards.
Redemption - Open Judges 1st place award (Barbie Lyndsey)
Purple Rain - Mono Judges 1st place Award (Russell Lyndsey)
Southbank Smooch - Mono Commended