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Richard Nicoll to exhibit at Ely Photographic Club Annual Exhibition
30th August 2014
Come and see Richard's award winning photography and that of other talented local photographers at the Ely Photographic Club Annual Exhibition on Saturday the 6th & Sunday the 7th of September 10am and 4pm at the Cathedral Centre, Palace Green, Ely, Cambs, CB7 4EW. See http://www.centre.elycathedral.org/ for details of how to get there. Refreshments will be available.
Richard Nicoll wins four awards at the Beyond Group National Exhibition 2014
10th August 2014
Richard Nicoll has been awarded a Selector's Medal and won a further three Highly Commended awards at the Beyond Group 7th National Exhibition 2014. Liz Cutting chose the image "Brown Hare running in the Snow" for her Selector's award and "Cuckoo flying amongst Reeds", "Cuckoo flying with Caterpillar" and "Little Egret eating prawn" were all Highly Commended.







Richard Nicoll wins two awards at Midland International
29th July 2014
Richard Nicoll has been awarded an MCPF Selector's Medal for his image of a Brown Hare running in the snow with all four paws off the ground and an FIAP Ribbon for his image of a Cuckoo flying amongst the reeds at The MIDLAND SALON 65th International Exhibition of Photography.



Richard Nicoll quoted in RPS Journal
20th July 2014
A news item talking about the new Nature definition agreed by the FIAP, PSA and RPS in the July 2014 issue of the RPS Journal features a quote from Richard Nicoll regarding his investigations into ineligible images in International Exhibitions.




Image Copyright 2014 Miles Whitworth. This image was especially created for the article. Can you spot where this image breaks the rules?
Richard Nicoll gets two acceptances at Edinburgh International
30th June 2014
Richard Nicoll's images of a Cuckoo flying amongst the reeds at the National Trust's Wicken Fen nature reserve and of a Hare running in the snow have both been accepted in the 152nd Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography - 2014. This exhibition is one of the hardest to get into as they accepted only 202 images from several thousand entries. The exhibition is held during the Edinburgh International Festival between Sunday 3rd August and Sunday 31st August.



Iris Magazine publishes new article on suspect nature images in International Exhibitions
27th June 2014
Richard Nicoll has had a new article about investigations into suspect images in International Exhibitions published in the Royal Photographic Society Nature Group's magazine "The Iris". This article is a follow up from a previous one and updates readers on the size and scale of the problem, highlights just a few of the images and the awards they have won and finally gives a call for exhibition organisers and patronisers to do more to combat the problem.

You can download a pdf of the article here.
Richard Nicoll wins Silver Medal at PAGB Inter Federation Print Competition
17th June 2014
Richard Nicoll's image of a Cuckoo flying amongst the reeds at the National Trust's Wicken Fen reserve has won a Silver Medal at the annual PAGB Inter Federation Print Competition and Exhibition 2014.

Richard Nicoll gains EFIAP Distinction
03rd June 2014
Richard Nicoll has been awarded the Excellence FIAP (The International Federation of Photographic Art) distinction for gaining over 250 acceptances, with over 50 different images, in over 30 different exhibitions in over 20 different countries. Although it is not a requirement to do so Richard also gained 33 different awards including 5 Gold Medals.

Cuckoo Image shown live on BBC Springwatch
29th May 2014
Richard Nicoll's image of a Cuckoo with a caterpillar in its beak was shown live on the BBC's Springwatch programme (broadcast on 2014-05-29) to illustrate how a Cuckoo appears to mimic a Sparrowhawk as part of its evolutionary battle with its host species.

Richard Nicoll wins two awards at the GDPU National 2014
29th May 2014
Richard Nicoll's image of a Highland Cow with its breath condensing in the cold evening air has been given a Selector's Award at the Glasgow District Photographic Union National Projected Image Exhibition 2014.



In addition Richard's image of a Cuckoo flying amongst the reeds at Wicken Fen was Highly Commended.

Richard Nicoll wins two awards at the Robin Hood National 2014
23rd May 2014
Richard Nicoll's image of a Highland Cow with its breath condensing in the cold evening air has been given a Selector's Award at the Robin Hood National Open Photography Exhibition 2014.



In addition Richard's image of a Brown Hare running in the snow with all four paws off the ground has been Highly Commended.

Richard Nicoll receives 7 awards at EPC Annual Prize Giving
15th May 2014
Richard Nicoll has received 7 awards at Ely Photographic Club's Annual prize giving including winner of the Print of the Year, Projected Digital Portfolio and second place in the Monochrome Serial Print, Bedford House Cup, Jeff Gardiner Cup and DPI of the Year competitions.
Richard Nicoll receives 19 awards at CCC Annual Prize Giving
13th May 2014
Richard Nicoll has received 19 awards at Cambridge Camera Club's Annual prize giving including winner of the Colour Serial Print, Monochrome Serial PDI and second place in the Monochrome Serial Print, Colour Serial PDI and Projected Sequence competitions.
Richard Nicoll wins two awards at the Cheltenham International 2014
29th April 2014
Richard Nicoll's image of a Brown Hare running in the snow with all four paws off the ground has been awarded an FIAP Ribbon at the 2nd Cheltenham International Salon of Photography 2014.



In addition Richard's image of a Cuckoo flying with a caterpillar in its beak at Wicken Fen was awarded a PSA Ribbon.

BBC Nature publishes Coot image as part of 100th "Picture of the Day" Video
25th April 2014
Richard Nicoll's image of a Coot running across the water at Wicken Fen has been published by BBC Nature as part of a video to celebrate the publication of their 100th Picture of the Day. This is the 3rd of Richard's images chosen for this feature out of the hundred.





Richard Nicoll Commended at Neath & District National Exhibition
22nd April 2014
Richard Nicoll's image of a Brown Hare running in the snow with all four paws off the ground has been Commended at the Neath & District PS UK Salon 2014.
Richard Nicoll wins Gold Medal and HM at 91st Scottish International
09th April 2014
Richard Nicoll's image of a Brown Hare running in the snow with all four paws off the ground has been awarded an SPF Gold Medal at the 91st Scottish International Salon of Photography.



In addition Richard's image of a Cuckoo flying amongst the reeds at Wicken Fen gained an Honourable Mention.

Richard Nicoll's Cuckoo image Highly Commended at EAF Exhibition 2014
04th April 2014
Richard Nicoll's image of a male Common Cuckoo flying with a caterpillar in its beak has been Highly Commended at the East Anglian Federation (EAF) Annual Exhibition 2014.

BBC Nature publishes Coot image on News front page
19th March 2014
BBC Nature have published Richard Nicoll's image of a Coot running on water just after sunrise at Wicken Fen. It was also their picture of the day. You can find the image here.
Richard Nicoll wins award at 101st Southampton International
06th March 2014
Richard Nicoll's image of a male Cuckoo flying amongst the reeds at Wicken Fen has been awarded a Southampton Camera Club Certificate at the Southampton International Exhibition 2014.