** 5 Prints Awarded in Southampton International 2015 **

12th March 2015
Southampton International was one of the first International print exhibitions I entered back in 2012. I became aware of the Exhibition when I picked up a copy of its excellent Catalogue at the PAGB Print Championships at Connahs Quay, and wondered if I could ever reach the standard required to feature in such a quality Exhibition. In fact I have won awards of one kind or another in Southampton for the last 3 years, but this year was a bit special!

When I had printed and mounted my entry of 8 prints for Southampton 2015, I made my own judgement call, that the prints were of a standard that should do very well in competitive photography. (As a 'Judge,' it can be hard to assess your own work with the same level of detachment that you can assess others - but in my opinion, if you can learn to critique your own work from the same detached viewpoint, your ability to pick your own 'winners' will improve). Certainly I would have been disappointed if at least 6 of the 8 were not accepted. As it turned out, all 8 prints were accepted into Southampton 2015, and in fact no less than 5 of them received Awards!

Chainmail Profile - Southampton Medal

A Fine Pear - Commended

Play Misty for Me - Commended

Irish Harp - Commended