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The SPA Biennial Exhibition 2018

        Once again, this year, the Surrey Photographic Association (SPA) returned to Guildford House Gallery with a superb exhibition of

        stunning photographic prints and projected digital images, selected from entries from 48 photographic clubs in Surrey, West Sussex and

        Northeast Hampshire.

        Once again, in order to give more members the opportunity of having prints selected, the Exhibition was split into two parts, each

        lasting 10 days, with the award winning prints remaining on display for the duration of the Exhibition. Several clubs organised trips

        and many individuals managed to visit Guildford to view an excellent selection of prints, along with a PDI slideshow of accepted digital

        images. The print categories were Colour, Monochrome and Nature with Open and Nature categories for the PDIs. A CD of all accepted

        images will be produced and made available to participating clubs at no charge, providing an evening of entertainment for a club


        The accepted images were the result of a rigorous selection process, performed by three highly respected judges from outside the

        region - Dr Anne Sutcliffe FRPS EFIAP PPSA, Roger Hance FRPS AFIAP BPE5* and Gordon Jenkins APAGB. These selectors had quite a

        task, choosing the best images from a submission of 1,718 entries with 184 club members submitting 372 monochrome prints, 444

        colour prints and 200 nature prints together with 442 Open PDIs and 260 Nature PDI entries. I am certain you will agree that the

        selectors ensured that the images chosen represented the highest standard possible for the SPA Exhibition to fully demonstrate the

        range of skills and talent we have within the SPA.

        A big thanks has to be extended to the volunteers who gave up their time to help out on the sorting and selection days, as well as

        those who hung and took down the prints from the two hangings. My thanks also go to all the member clubs who have once again

        demonstrated their willingness to participate by submitting their work and to the co-ordinators within each club, who worked hard to

        ensure all the entries were received and delivered on time. I would also like to to thank the whole team at Guildford House Gallery for

        all the assistance given to the SPA in staging this exhibition.

        Congratulations to all the award winners, those in receipt of Highly Commended and Commended Ribbons and Certificates and to all

        individuals who had their photographs accepted for this Exhibition. My thanks also go to all the club members who submitted images

        and I do hope that having been inspired by the the quality of work on show this year, even more members will submit images in 2020.

        I hope you enjoy looking through this catalogue of the best of the 2018 SPA Biennial Exhibition.

        Kathy McLenaghan, President, Surrey Photographic Association
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