PSA Interclub 2021-2022 Round 2 Results

We have received some excellent results from Round 2 of the PSA Interclub with the following images receiving awards:

Jennifer Sui - Foggy Morning
Jennifer Sui – Foggy Morning

Vicki Moritz - Urban  canyon 7
Vicki Moritz – Urban canyon 7

Felix Shparberg - Full Moon Myths
Felix Shparberg – Full Moon Myths

Geoff Shaw - Splendid leaf frog
Geoff Shaw – Splendid leaf frog

Tim Keane - Architecture
Tim Keane – Architecture

Vicki Moritz - Snow Capped
Vicki Moritz – Snow Capped

Helen Warnod - Duelling zebras
Helen Warnod – Duelling zebras

Stephen Hilton - Water Fun
Stephen Hilton – Water Fun

Helen Warnod - Alley kitchen
Helen Warnod – Alley kitchen

Xiaobo Yu - Beijing Front Gate
Xiaobo Yu – Beijing Front Gate

We don’t have Photojournalism results yet, but the good news is that we are coming first in both Creative and Travel for our section!

Our next round of images can be viewed in the Round 3 galleries, this is the last round for the current season, with the new round 1 starting back in November.

Any member who has received a award for their image during the year, will have their image put into a final round of judging to determine the best of the year.

Portrait Photography with Craig Wetjen

On Tuesday March 15 we have our monthly workshop being held at the Mount Waverley Community Centre in the main hall commencing at 7:30PM. This month our guest will be Craig Wetjen presenting Portrait Photography.

You are right to be thinking that Craig’s name seems familiar to you – he was our judge for the club’s end of year competitions last year. Craig has over three decades of experience in the industry and has won countless awards. He has published his own book in the portrait genre, Men and Their Sheds, and has been involved in teaching at a tertiary level for many years. Craig is an enthusiastic and engaging presenter and we are thrilled that Craig is joining us again for this workshop.

You may note that our set subject for the club’s May competition (due for submission on April 5th) is “Portrait”, making this a very timely workshop and I am sure Craig will be providing plenty of valuable tips.

With regards to COVID-19, Monash Council have advised that masks are no longer mandatory in the Hall, although other restrictions are still in place:

  1. Attendees must be fully vaccinated to enter a community facility & provide proof to your group representative;
  2. attendees must check into the facility via the QR Code or register via the manual registration provided; and
  3. use hand sanitiser on entry & through your occupation of the facility.

We hope to see you there from 7:30PM tomorrow (March 15).

March competition night back in the Main Hall

We will be back in the Main Hall at the Mount Waverley Community Centre for our competition night on Tuesday 1st March 2022.

Monash Council have confirmed the following requirements:

  • Attendees must be fully vaccinated to enter a community facility & provide proof to your group representative
  • Attendees must check into the facility via the QR Code or register via the manual registration provided
  • Use hand sanitiser on entry & through your occupation of the facility
  • All persons over the age of 8 years must wear a mask when inside a community facility

If there is any change to these requirements notified to us before the meeting on Tuesday night, members will be notified ASAP.

We would also like to clarify that a 7:30pm start time means that you should arrive at 7:15pm and the meeting will start at 7:30pm sharp. This is especially important this week with the additional COVID procedures detailed above.

February Competition night now via Zoom

The committee has been continuously monitoring the progress of the ongoing situation in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in particular the potential risks to our members of returning to in person meetings. As such the committee has decided that we will not be returning to in person meetings until at least the beginning of March.

This means that the February Competition Night on Tuesday 1st February will be held via Zoom (link to be advised in the Watson on Sunday) and not at the Mount Waverley Community Centre as previously advertised.

In regard to prints, your EDI versions of entries for March will still need to be uploaded by midnight on 1st February, however the physical prints for March can be dropped off at the entrance to the MWCC between 6:30pm and 7:30pm the following night, Wednesday 2nd February. The February Print entries will also be available for pickup on the Wednesday at the Hall.

We hope you will understand the reasons for this late change, and apologise of any inconvenience it may cause.

Social event on Tuesday 11th January 2022

Our first activity of 2022 will be a social event at Brickmakers Park in Oakleigh on Tuesday 11th January 2022 from 6:30pm. Keeping in mind the current COVID Safe guidelines we will leave it up to individuals to determine if they will be using the BBQ, just bringing their own meal or even just stopping by.

This is also the due date for our February competition, so bring along your print entries and make sure you are a paid up member!

Our venue:
Brickmakers Park
23-29 Stamford Road, Oakleigh 3166