2017 Chairman’s report

Welcome to the 42nd Solihull Open Exhibition catalogue. This is the fourth year of the digital-only version which exists solely on DVD and on-line via the Exhibition website at www.solihullopenexhibition.co.uk . It joins the 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 catalogues and these and subsequent catalogues will remain available on this site. There is a useful search function too.
Grateful thanks again to our hosts Solihull School, this is our sixth year at the school and their facilities and assistance have been invaluable in enabling us to hold the exhibition in Solihull town centre.
I am pleased to be able to say that the total entry increased by about 13% this year when compared to the 2019 exhibition and this was spread across both Digital and Print categories.
This was our second year with the Scapes category, which regular entrants will recall replaced the Creative section last year. Once again it has proved a popular category.
Our selectors this year were Peter Gennard MFIAP, EFIAP/p, Diane Seddon ARPS CPAGB BPE3*, and Ralph Duckett MPAGB, EFIAP, we are very grateful for their time and efforts in choosing the lucky award winners.
There were no infringements of the strict rules applying to entries in the Nature categories.
I am indebted to the team of hard working members from Solihull Photographic Society without whom this exhibition would not happen. The full team are credited elsewhere in this catalogue together with their specific roles/jobs as appropriate.

Jim Hiscox,
Chairman of the Exhibition
February 2017

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