8th and 9th November 2019 – Annual Exhibition

Lights, prints action 10 am Friday morning the doors are open and the public started to view the images on display. This calm opening was the result of the hard hard work of the volunteers on Thursday evening. Putting up lights, collecting and erecting exhibition boards, setting up computers and TV’s for the DPI presentation and mounting the images on the boards took a band of club members around three hours to achieve. The result was appreciated by everyone who walked through our doors.

Saturday, better weather and the weekend market meant that footfall was larger than expected and our lovely meet and greeters were kept busy. Comments form the public contained the words ‘superb’ ‘wow!’ ‘great images’ ‘amazing’. Club members supporting the exhibition commented on the range of images as did many members of the general public. 5pm doors closed. Exhibition dismantled and room back to normal in 40 minutes. Special mention to the board delivery team who still had to return boards to storage before going home.

The statistics 240 images from 33 club members. Over 400 visitors and some 1200 individual votes counted. What a fantastic weekend!

Review by Karen Laws.

Full results are available here.

Some of the winning images:

A huge thank you to everyone that helped, supported, exhibited and visited our exhibition.

5th November – Swavesey 2-Way Battle

A good friendly competition last night between Swavesey Camera Club and St Ives with 12 Prints and 12 DPIs from each club all by different authors.The competition was judged by Jonathan Vaines from Cambridge Camera Club who gave some great feedback on the images presented as well as some good advice. Last year we tied after the DPI round but Swavesey had the better prints beating St Ives by 3 points. Coincidentally this year we again tied after the DPI round but St Ives had the better prints making a win for St Ives this year by 16 points.

Swavesey Score St Ives Score
DPI 200 200
Prints 181 197
TOTAL 381 397

Here are some of the images which scored a maximum of 20 points.

Full Results are available here.

Internal Competitions

Traditionally our competitions open 3 weeks before and close 1 week before the competition. However, there is no rule as to when a competition can open so the committee have decided that all competitions will now open at the start of the season which will allow members on holiday to upload their photos to the Photo Entry system at any time and avoid Alice having to hold onto entries and submit at the correct time.

All competitions are now open.

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Michaelmas Fair Photo Challenge

Members photographs of Michaelmas Fair are here.

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Annual Exhibition

Our Annual Exhibition is on the 8th to 9th of November. There is some useful information on options and supplies of prints and mounts on this page.

DPI Entries for the Annual Exhibition will be displayed on a TV at the exhibition and if you would like your images displayed then they should be uploaded using this link

This year we asking the public to enter DPI images to be displayed at the exhibition by tagging instagaram posts with with the hashtag #sipcjudgeme. Please share this to get the word out.

Upcoming Events

Local events

Now is a good time to take some Autumn photography so why not visit Anglesey Abbey. Details on their Website.

PAGB news

See the latest news from the PAGB here.


Smethwick 45th International Exhibition of Photography is open for entries. Closing date is 13th November 2019. See here for details.
British Photographic Exhibitions encourage members to exhibit their images and gain awards for successful entries. See List of Exhibitions.
The Royal Photographic Society. Events.
The Photographers Gallery, London. Whats On.
The Photographic Angle. List of Exhibitions.

External Competitions

The World Photography Competitions. Details here.
The Societies of Photographers invite all members of our Club to enter their monthly photography competitions. Details here.

Club Members Offers

Timeline events are a company who arrange photo shoots and training. They have offered club members a discount of 10% off your first bookings.
Use the following discount code at the point of checkout on the website: CW1016

If anyone is interested in ordering Permajet printing paper at 25% discount please have a look at the Permajet Website to decide what you want to order and then send the president a list of what you want by Friday 8th November.

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