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Key dates for SIE 2017

Closing date 12 Feb 2017    
Judging for classes A, B & C 24-26 Feb 2017    
Judging for classes D, E & F 5 Mar 2017    
Report cards 15 Mar 2017    
Official opening 6 May 2017    
Catalogues posted 22 May 2017    
Prints posted 22 May 2017    
Deadline for entrants to report missing items 31 Jul 2017   e.g. missing catalogues, prints or awards

Entry classes

Classes A, B & F are for prints, Classes C, D & E are for digital images (colour or monochrome).
You can enter up to four images in each class.

A - Monochrome print PSA - PPD
B - Colour print PSA - PPD
C - Open digital PSA - PID*
D - Nature digital PSA - ND
E - Photo travel digital PSA - PTD
F - Nature print PSA - ND

* Acceptances in the PSA's PID recognised Colour sections shall be credited towards PID Colour Star ratings and Who’s Who Colour listings. Monochrome images accepted in PID recognized Colour sections shall only be credited towards PID Colour Star Ratings.

All acceptance eligibility shall be in accordance with the PID Star Ratings or the Galaxy/Diamond Ratings requirements as appropriate.

2017 Selection Panels

There are two panels of judges, each handling a different group of entry classes.

  A, B & C D, E & F
Gwen Charnock  FRPS MFIAP  
Phil Charnock  FRPS MFIAP  
Ross McKelvey  EFIAP/b MPAGB FBPE  

Gwen Charnock  both FRPS MFIAP

Phil and Gwen Charnock started in club photography 40 years ago. They founded Wigan 10 Foto Club, which went on to win the World Cup in photography on many occasions. They have also been professional for 34 years, making their whole living from shooting very varied subjects, including travel shoots for major holiday companies. They have both sat on the RPS panels of distinctions for many years and are also on the PAGB panel, along with mentoring future applicants from the Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union.

They love and appreciate all styles of photography, from action and sport to landscape and creative with no bias towards any of these. Photography has been as much part of their lives as much as breathing! They look forward to judging your images.


Phil Charnock  FRPS MFIAP

See above



Ross is thrilled to be judging the Southampton International Exhibition 2017, an exhibition that he has supported and entered for several years, with considerable success. His passion is for prints, with an emphasis towards people pictures and studio portraiture, but he has also achieved salon success in creative sections, and with sports images. Ross does not care if something has been Photoshopped in or out - he judges what is in front of him, regardless of the genre or the technique.

A prolific medal winner in International Salons for several years, Ross looks forward to getting more involved in judging on the national and international scene. This is his fifth salon as a member of the judging panel.



CV to follow



CV to follow



Leo first became interested in photography when a schoolboy and taught himself how to take, process and print films. When colour film became more readily available he changed to colour slide work - though does still create prints, occasionally. He joined his first camera club in 1969 and is currently a Hon Life Member of Spectrum of Guernsey, which he represented at the Southern Photographic Federation and for whom he organised a number of 'road trips', taking top lecturers and judges over to the island to give them a taste of what the mainland clubs take for granted.

He has been twice President of the Southern Photographic Federation (now Southern Counties) and represented them on the PAGB Executive for a number of years. Leo is Secretary to the Awards for Photographic Merit and completed two years as President in 2015. He was awarded a JS Lancaster medal in April 2016 for his services to the PAGB.

Leo classes himself as a 'jobbing amateur photographer', photographing whatever takes his fancy. In recent years, he has shown a special interest in environmental portraiture and natural history subjects, many of which are taken on his annual visits to India. He has judged numerous national and international exhibitions and is also a keen exhibitor himself, with a modicum of success.

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