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FROM THE DESK OF THE PRO
AUG 2020


OVERALL WINNERS OF THE MONTHLY COMPETITIONS JUL 2019 - JUN 2020
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLUBS AND THE AUTHORS
IN THE SENIOR AND JUNIOR IMAGES


SENIOR WINNER - Congratulations to Shaun Frances from On the Rocks Camera Club with "I see you"
 

SENIOR RUNNER-UP - Congratulations to Des Kleineibst from Knysna Photographic Society with "Tidal Pool"


JUNIOR WINNER - Rosie de Jager from Vanderbijlpark Fotografiese Vereniging with "Dit was nie ek nie"


JUNIOR RUNNER-UP - Congratulations to Geoff Jamieson from Fish Hoek Photographic Society with "Damselfly"


WEBSITE WINNER - Congratulations to Gerbus Vermaak from Krugersdorp Camera Club with "Red-billed Teal taking off"


WEBSITE RUNNER-UP - Congratulations to Leon Venter from Bethal Fotografie Klub with "Old Bull drinking"

Thank you to the judges – Francois Venter from National Photographic Club, Alta Oosthuizen from Pretoria Photographic Society and Corine Ross from Krugersdorp Kameraklub, not an easy job but thanks and appreciation must go to them for their time and effort in doing this task.  The winners and the runners up will receive a PSSA Silver Medal as the winner and a PSSA Bronze Medal as the runner up.  WELL DONE ALL.

Click here to see the images larger on our website.


NEW WEBMASTER
 
 

You might have seen this announcement on our website and facebook pages.

A great big thank you to Francois Rousseau for his hard work with our web site for the past few years, enjoy your extra work that is keeping you busy now Francois.  

A big welcome back to Melanie Loubser who was our previous webmaster, we are all looking forward to working with you again.


MONTHLY COMPETITIONS
 
 
This month was the start of the Monthly Competitions for the year July 2020 to June 2021 – CONGRATS to all the winners.   The Senior Winner came from AFO Club,
“Skimmer Reflections” by Johan Greyling. Please take a trip over to our website and view all the entries and the winners.  Once again some really great images and it seems that more clubs have entered this month as well as more of our members entering the web site competition (which is for members only).   This is great and especially with the situation for our clubs not being able to meet physically, it is keeping the camaraderie going for all of us.


IMAGE MAGAZINE
Our June edition of Image is at the printers at present but as we are all experiencing with our postal services, we just cannot guarantee when you all,  as members, will receive it.  

Unfortunately it is out of our hands, as I am sure you will all understand, at this present time in our country.   

It is a very good Magazine with some great tutorials, so something really for us all to look forward to.   Thank you Hein, as always for your time and effort in putting this Magazine together.
 
 


PSSA AV SALON 2020
The PSSA AV Salon 2020 has been postponed until further notice due to the present COVID-19 situation.
 
Anne will keep us up to date on further info on this.  Keep practising with your AVs during this lockdown.


PSSA INTERCLUB, MAGAZINE AND WEBSITE COMPETITIONS
The closing date for these Competitions has been extended to 15th August 2020 – Anne has sent out to all the Chairpersons this information and it is also on the home page of our web site.


YOUTH DIVISION -
CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCE

The COEs, this has also been extended to 14th August 2020 – entries are already in for this but due to the Schools situation it was felt that this should also be extended.

Thank you Leo for this latest information. You will find it here on the website.


HONOURS JUDGING - MESSAGE FROM JILL
We are managing to do live judging in small groups, while adhering strictly to the correct COVID-19 protocols.   There will be a final Zoom discussion once all the groups have judged in order to finalise the results.   We anticipate that the results should be out by the end of August.  Please be patient, we will let you know if there are any further delays. THANK YOU.


FIAP INFORMATION
An update has been made with regard when applying for your EFIAP, please check the FIAP Distinctions Info sheet our web site here for this recent update.


IMPALA TROPHY RULES UPDATED
These have also been updated recently and you will find it here on our web site.


PHOTOVAULT ONLINE
We are aware that members have been experiencing problems with Photovault when entering for clubs, salons etc. – this is being looked at very seriously but Firefox and Chrome browsers seem to be the suggested browsers to use as a lot of our members are being successful with them.


GENERAL
Lots of information this month to divulge and digest, which is great as it is showing us that our clubs, our members and the Board of PSSA are being kept very busy which is great for PSSA and makes us all very proud to be a member of our Society. 

It certainly was a great honour for me to be interviewed by Quintin Mills on Hunters of Light FB page and promote PSSA which I feel was great for PSSA to be asked to do this and be featured on this FB page. You can click on the image below if you want to  listen to the interview.  



TO FINISH..
SOME TIPS TO KEEP US ALL MOTIVATED DURING OUR TOUGH TIMES IN OUR COUNTRY AT PRESENT.
  1. Remember your mission ……..
  2. Visualise a successful outcome ……..
  3. Take a break and treat yourself ………
  4. Break down big and scary challenges ……….
  5. Celebrate each small victory …….
  6. Share your challenges and ask for support …….
  7. Get inspired with your favourite movie/book and songs ……..
  8. Promise yourself a big reward once you reach your goal.
 
TILL NEXT MONTH – KEEP SAFE, KEEP WELL AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO ALL YOUR INSPIRATIONS THROUGH OUR COMPETITIONS, ETC. EVERY WEEK AND EVERY MONTH.
 
EVELYN – PRO.
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