May 3rd – Annual Awards Dinner
To celebrate the successes of the 2023-2024 Winter Season, our Annual Awards Dinner was held at Slepe Hall in St.Ives on Friday 3rd May.

A great evening was had by all who attended and we are now looking forward to our Summer events.

Here are the final awards for the season:

April 4th – A45 Inter-club PDI Competition
Nine clubs participated in this year’s A45 competition, each submitting 7 PDI images for judging by Ken Payne. The event was won by Cambridge Camera Club with a total of 134 points, while Ely Photographic Club secured second place with 131 points, and SIPC finished a creditable 3rd with 125 points.
This was a solid result to finish this season’s external competitions; thanks go to our hard working competitions team for selecting images and managing entries, and for all the members images and prints that have represented the club this year.

March 10th – EAF Inter-club Print Championship
19 Clubs competed in the EAF Print competition and the winner was PICO on a countback from Beyond Group – both with 192 points. Norwich was 3rd with 179 points. St Ives finished in 16th place with 164. Thank you to everyone who’s images were included and a huge congratulations to Gary Dean for achieving the top score of 15 for his Kingfisher, and to Steve Laws for achieving a 14 for Osea Beach Huts.

February 25th – Interprint
Yesterday we held another successful Interprint Competition and Exhibition with 23 clubs entering this year, and excellent judging by Erica Oram CPAGP AFIAP BPE3*

Congratulations to the winners:

For full results please see our Interprint web page

February  21st – Interprint is this Saturday
Don’t forget our Interprint Competition and Exhibition is this Saturday, 24th February.
Clubs will be competing for the prestigious Mark Pink Interprint Trophy

Did you know that although our Interprint competition is an Inter-Club competition, we also present PAGB Medals and Ribbons to the best individual prints?

February 11th – EAF PDI Club Championship
28 clubs competed in the EAF digital competition, with 11 going through to the second round. The competition was won this year by PICO, with 308 points. Beyond Group came 2nd with 302 points and Norwich was 3rd on 295. Unfortunately, St Ives did not make the 2nd round on this occasion, and finished joint 21st.

January 23rd – 1st Houghton Scouts Photography evening
St Ives Photographic Club were asked if we could help support the 1st Houghton Scouts with their photography badge.

On Tuesday 23rd January, SIPC members Steve Laws, Alice Kendrick and Peter Hayward joined the Scouts for an evening focussing on photography.  Starting with a short talk from Alice on the basics of photography and some inspiration for the budding photographers. This was followed by rotation through 3 practical sessions with Steve demonstrating depth of field, Alice working with them to capture motion using different shutter speeds and Peter taking them through the theory of directional light.
The Scouts were enthusiastic and took some great images during the evening, some of which may feature in a pop up exhibition in the Houghton Village Shop in a few weeks time.
The Scouts will spend a few weeks taking photos and learning how to edit the images on their phones before being assessed for the Photography Badge.
We wish them luck.

January 20th – Cambridge Digital Competition
This year the annual Cambridge Camera Club Inter-Club Digital competition was once again held at Whittlesford Memorial Hall with Judge Barbie Lindsay MPAGB EFIAP/S FBPE

Following a very close competition, SIPC were placed 5th by points, 9th overall (with 3 clubs each tying for 3rd & 4th) out of 28 clubs, only 6 points behind the eventual winners PICO.

Congratulations to PICO and we look forward to next year’s competition.

The full results and images can be found on the CCC website here

December 24th – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Wishing all our members, their families, our club supporters, speakers, judges and social media friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Image by Brian Sibley

November 14th – 4-Way Competition
This year the annual 4-way competition between Ely, St. Neots, St. Ives and Swavesey was held at St. Ives Photographic Club with Judge Colin Mill.

After the Print round SIPC had a slender 3 point lead, but following an incredibly close DPI round the overall winner had to be decided on countback with St. Neots & Ely tied on 291 points!

Overall Results:
1st – St Neots & District Camera Club – 291 (With 3 x 20 point scores)
2nd – Ely Photographic Club – 291 (With 2 x 20 point scores)
3rd – Swavesey Camera Club – 288 (With 3 x 20 point scores)
4th – St Ives Photographic Club – 288 (With 2 x 20 point scores)

Congratulations to St. Neots and commiserations to Ely, we look forward to next year’s competition.

The full results can be found here

November 4th – Annual Exhibition – Winner of the Public Vote

Thank you to everyone who visited our Annual Exhibition over the last two days and voted for their favourite image.
We are very pleased to announce that the winner is……The Cygnet by Nicky Cope
Congratulations to Nicky!
Full results can be found here: Annual Exhibition 2023 Score Sheet Totals 


October 17th – Swavesey Friendly
The external competitions have kicked off with our annual friendly against Swavesey, at home on 17th October.   It was a close-run competition, with St Ives coming out on top this time:

DPI – St Ives 200, Swavesey 198

Prints – St Ives 192, Swavesey 191

As always, thanks to Swavesey for a good friendly competition and we look forward to next year.

Thank you to the selection panel and to everyone who’s images were selected to represent St Ives.

Full Results can be seen here

October 15 2023 – Annual Exhibition 2023 Announcement
We are pleased to announce that our 2023 Annual Exhibition will be held in the Free Church, St Ives on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th November.
With 200 Prints on display, a selection of Digital images and once again an opportunity to vote for your favourite print, there is something for everyone.

October 13 2023 – Interprint 2024 Date announced

We are very pleased to announce that our inter-club print competition, Interprint 2024 will be held on Saturday 24th February 2024 in the St.Ives Free Church, Cambs.
The free exhibition opens at 10am and is open to the general public with some of the very best photographic prints from the eastern region on display!
Judging will be from 6pm with Erica Oram CPAGP AFIAP BPE3*
For more information, visit the Interprint page


August 29 2023 – New Season – As the summer events come to an end, the new season is rapidly approaching. Starting on Tuesday 5th September, Our President and Vice-President, Brian and Graham will kick off the new season with a review of the summer programme and award certificates for the best summer images.

All our meetings are planned to be in the Free Church for the new season. The programme can be found now on the programme page

Please join or renew your membership before 30th September by completing the membership form on the website: and pay your subscription to the club bank account

May 20th 2023 – We’re please to announce our Pop-Up Exhibition is now open in the windows of the old Just Sharing shop in Free Church Passage.  Many thanks to our friends at the Free Church for allowing us to use this space.

May 7th 2023 – Club members acted as official photographers for the MAGPAS Obstacle Dash event at Abbots Ripton.  We took a few thousand photos, and provided many of them to MAGPAS for their social media and publicity purposes.  You may even see some of them in club competitions next season! Action shots courtesy of Graham Shirra and Gary Dean.


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