Hoylake Photographic Society is affiliated to the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union (L&CPU)         Website: http://lcpu.org/

There are 96 associated clubs with a membership of over 4,000 photographers



The objects of the Union shall be to foster and encourage the advancement of the science and practice of the art of photography, to provide means for such to federated societies and to provide means for the mutual benefit and protection of federated societies and to form a link between them and the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.

The Union further shall: –

Many of the judges and lecturers we use are from the lists provided by the L&CPU.  John & Margaret Sixsmith and Diana Magor are official L&CPU judges.  If any member would like to see them in action judging, you only have to ask and something can be arranged.  The L&CPU arrange training sessions for judges, and members may apply to go on one of these sessions – even  if you only want to find out how things work. Find out more . As a club we take the showing of the Hoylake International Exhibition to clubs in the L&CPU area and others in Wales

Bury Photographic Society                  6th September            http://www.buryps.co.uk/

Warrington Photographic Society      18th September          http://www.warringtonps.co.uk/

South Liverpool PS                               20th September           http://slps.co.uk/

Hawarden PS                                        18th October                 www.hawardenphotographicsociety.com

St Helen’s PS                                         26th November            http://sthelenscameraclub.org.uk/


The L&CPU run Competitions for Clubs and Individuals

This years Big Day and Novice Cup will be on Sunday 14th October 2018.
There are four exciting Speakers: – Andrea Hargreaves MPAGB (YPU), Steve Proctor DPAGB (Chorley PS), Christine Johnston DPAGB (Warrington PS) and Eddie Leach CPAGB (Oldham PS).
They will each be giving a presentation which will include their recent successful PAGB Award Panels for Photographic Merit.

There will also be the 2nd Annual Novice Cup with an experienced Judging Panel  :- Howard Tate, Andrew Pell and Stephanie Cook.

The ticket price (£15.00) will include lunch.

The Novice Cup is a club competition for the newer, less experienced club member. The images submitted cannot have received an award outside of our own club and the members cannot hold a Photographic Distinction.  Each club can submit 6 unmounted A4 prints from 6 different authors in each category (colour prints and mono prints) .  We had nearly 30 clubs competing for the trophy last year. As well as the trophy for the top scoring club, there will be medals for the best mono and colour images, with ribbons and certificates for runners up

Ticket sales and online entry will open from the beginning of August 2018.