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Newsletter #42, 01/01/2021

Happy New Year Everyone!

Let’s hope 2021 can get us somewhere back to “normal”, but in the meantime we just need to keep connecting with one another to help keep our sanity. In that vein the way we “Togs” do that is by making photos and sharing them with one another and so it’s great that some members have already sent their images through or KF1 and CharlesHosken. For those that haven’t I enclose the details again below. Once piece of good news is that the entry fee this year is to be waived so you can enter the CH for FREE !

PCC News of the Week:

Free Show - Reminder

The free show “The making of landscape photographs” by photographer Charlie Waite (founder of “Light and Land” travel photography specialists) is at 10.30am on Friday 8th January 2021 and if you wish to join in on Zoom I really DO need numbers please by THIS Sunday Evening latest please.

Competition News

a) The Ken Farnell KF1 – digital Colour/Mono/Off Camera – subject Open – Hand-In Thursday 7th January 2021; Send sized and titled images to Mandy at If you need help sizing etc send them to Victor at b) Prepare images for the Charles Hosken competition – Hand In anytime before 14th January 2021 to me at as I am collating the entries to send off. Rules enclosed below

CORNWALL PHOTOGRAPHIC ALLIANCE THE CHARLES HOSKEN MEMORIAL COMPETITION The West Cornwall Photographic Alliance was formed in May 1971. Committee members in the first year of office included Les Ashworth and Charles Hosken. Charles Hosken passed away suddenly in March 13th 1995.

The idea of the Charles Hosken Memorial Cup, devised by Bryan Crick, was to encourage Club Members from beginners upwards to not only take part in the competition but also to be able to participate as judges thereby keeping the whole competition on a local level. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

This is an open subject competition with the exception of Wildlife and Nature. Wildlife and nature images are NOT to be entered into this competition

There is a maximum entry of four images per club member.

All images to be selected by individual club members – this is a member entry not a club entry.

Entry fee of 50 pence per image has been waived for 2021.

The Cornwall Photographic Alliance reserves the right to reproduce the images for publicity Reproduction will be without payment and copyright remains with the photographer. The CPA reserves the right to exclude any unsuitable image.

Members may not enter a digital image of the same or substantially similar content to any image previously entered by them into the competition.

Judges - 3 Judges will be selected and will judge the images remotely.

Awards 1st - The Charles Hosken Memorial Award - Silver Cup and replica 2nd - Plaque and replica cup 3rd - Plaque and replica cup Highly Commended Certificates at the discretion of the judges

CPA Charles HoskenDigital Image Entry Rules The image must be a maximum of 1600 pixel wide and 1200 pixel high including any border. The files must be in jpeg formatsRGBcolour space. Max size 3mB.

Image rotation examples

Landscape images should be no larger than 1600 pixels wide x 1200 pixels high Portrait images should be a maximum 1200 pixel high

Members should enter wildlife and nature images into the CPA wildlife and nature competition. Image files must be named in the following format

Sort Code-Image Title-Photographers Name-Camera Club

Image 1 – Sort Code D1

Image 2 – Sort Code D2

Image 3 – Sort Code D3

Image 4 – Sort Code D4

e.g. D1-Bradford Church-Ann Other-Cornish CC


  • Note upper and lower case as shown and hyphens between title and name and club

  • No spaces between words and hyphens. Note hyphens not underscore.

  • The file name as presented will be used for projection in the competition.

Please check that the title is spelt correctly All images are projected onto a black background. Images less than 1600 pixel x 1200 pixel with dark areas could merge with the background. To define the outline of these images consider using a border.

Picture Copyright In all cases the original image(s) must have been taken using a photographic process and be the sole Copyright of the entrant.

Any modification of the original image must be made by the photographer or under his/her personal direction. The use of clip art, downloaded textures, frames created by photo editing software, or elements from any other photographer’s image is not permitted. If persons and/or property are included within an image, the photographer accepts the responsibility that any necessary permission has been obtained for usage. The Cornwall Photographic Alliance assumes no liability for any breach of copyright by the entrant.

Delivery of images and entry fees Member entries should be collected by their camera club and put into one folder. A Dropbox and entry spreadsheet has been provided to each club rep.

Images to be delivered to CPA by 21st January 2021



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