The 2018 SxPF PDI Championship, in conjunction with our partners, Seven Sisters Camera Club, takes place at the King’s Centre, Burgess Hill on 17th November 2018.

We look forward to welcoming members from all affiliated Sussex clubs on the day. Please encourage as many members from your clubs to attend as possible for what promises to be another exciting day of high-quality photography.

Day Timetable

Morning Assessment

  • 9:00 – Doors Open (am)
  • 9:30 – 10:15 – Assessment Part 1
  • 10:30 – 11:15 – Assessment Part 2
  • 11:15 – 12:00 – Assessment of Awards (closed)

The morning session is open to view whilst assessors score the images independently. This session is of interest if you wish to see the assessment process in action and to see individual image scores. Whilst scores will be individually recorded, no results will be available until the afternoon session.

Afternoon Commentary

  • 13:00 – Doors Open (pm)
  • 14:00 – 17:00 Commentary
  • 17:00 – 17:30 Awards Presentations

During this session all of the images will be projected. Our assessors will comment on all the club sets and some individual images. The awards will be presented at the end of the afternoon.

Admission and Refreshments

Admission on the door is £5, which includes readmission if you attend in the morning.

Refreshments  – tea, coffee etc. – will be available. You may wish to bring a packed lunch with you if you are visiting in the morning session, or of course there is a wide choice of pubs and cafés in nearby Burgess Hill town centre.


We have three top assessors for this year’s championships and would like to welcome them to Sussex. They are:

Sue lives in the New Forest, is with Southampton and New Forest camera clubs and is currently chair of the Southampton International Exhibition, one of the most prestigious in the UK. Sue runs her own photography workshops programme and is a senior judge with Southern Counties Photographic Federation (SCPF).

Roy is with New Forest and Viewfinders camera clubs and is also a senior judge with SCPF, assisting in the judging training programme over many years. He was awarded the APAGB for over forty years’ club service in 2016.

Walter Benzie HonFRPS
Walter is a well-known and popular appraiser with many Sussex clubs. Walter is a recent past-President of the Royal Photographic Society (2015-17) and sits on the RPS Licentiate panel. He lives in Chichester and has a long history with Guildford Photographic Society and the Surrey Photographic Association (SPA).


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Our partner club for this event is Seven Sisters Camera Club in Eastbourne. Very many grateful thanks to the club and their team for their excellent work in organising the refreshments, raffle and door administration.

Seven Sisters Camera Club is Eastbourne’s genuinely friendly and progressive photographic scene. Founded in 2013, and with more than 60 members, the Club offers a full programme of events and is nationally and regionally affiliated.

On behalf of SxPF
October 2018