** NIPA Annual Exhibition Success **

07th July 2017
Catchlight Camera Club actively encourages its members to get involved in exhibitions - whether at local, National or International level. Many members now participate in the National British Photographic Exhibitions that run throughout the year, as well as the International FIAP exhibitions.

Locally, the NIPA Annual Print and PDI exhibition is open to all members of camera clubs in Northern Ireland. This year it was selected by a panel of 3 selectors, Kieran Murray (Banbridge), Denis Whelehan (Dundalk) and Judy Boyle (Drogheda). Their task was to select 100 colour and monochrome prints from the overall entry, trying to ensure a varied exhibition in terms of content (ie avoiding repetition, and selecting images to cover the full genre of photographic subjects from portraiture, to sport, nature, still life, travel, architecture and landscape etc). Full marks to the 3 judges for producing what must be the best NIPA print exhibition to date!

The exhibition has now been framed and is up on display at the Artcetera Gallery, Rosemary Street, Belfast. Of the 100 selected prints, Catchlight Members have contributed a remarkable 51, equating to 51% of the total exhibition. Laurie Campbell won the Trophy and PAGB Gold Medal for the Top PDI, and Ross McKelvey won the Trophy and PAGB Gold Medal for Top Colour Print. Keith Elgin won 2 medals - bronze in Mono prints and silver in PDI. In mono prints, Bob Given won a remarkable 3 PAGB ribbons and was also successful in having all 8 prints accepted into the exhibition! In total, Catchlight members won 11 awards.

Alone with my Thoughts by Laurie Campbell - Gold Medal PDI

Autumn Cape by Ross McKelvey - Gold Medal Colour Prints

Syncro Pair by Keith Elgin - Bronze Medal Mono Prints

Swan Dive by Keith Elgin - Silver Medal PDI

Baker Street by Bob Given - Ribbon mono Prints

Ebony Dove by Ross McKelvey - Ribbon mono Prints

Kingfisher with minnow by Hugh Wilkinson - Ribbon PDI

Rough and Smooth by Bob Given - Ribbon Mono Prints

Fernando by Raphael Mason - Ribbon PDI

Gentle Touch by Bob Given - Ribbon Mono Prints

Togetherness by Laurie Campbell - Ribbon PDI