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BJARNE HYLDGAARD – MFIAP

Bjarne Hyldgaard (DK) has been awarded with the highest distinction in FIAP – “Master Photographer of FIAP” (MFIAP) – in recognition of his entire achievements in the field of artistic photography. Big congrats!

NEW MEMBER

We say welcome to our new member, Norwegian Anita Price, and look forward to sharing her amazing pictures with you. Please check out her gallery. Welcome Anita!

NEW FIAP DISTINCTIONS TO OUR NORWEGIAN MEMBERS

Proud to announce that three of our Norwegian members have been awarded with new FIAP distinctions:

AFIAP – Nina Jonsson
EFIAP/d3 – Atle Sveen
EFIAP/d3 – Roald Synnevåg

Big congrats!

 


NORDIC MASTER DISTINCTIONS 2022

Four of the members of Stella Polaris Photo Group had their MNFFF-portfolio approved in 2022.

The purpose of the photo portfolio is, among other things, to be an alternative to competitions. The photographer displays his/her qualities and creativity, interest in specific topics, and/or the breadth of his/her photography.

MNFFF has 3 different levels:

MNFFF/b – Master of Photography NFFF – bronze:
The applicant shall submit an image portfolio of 10 digital images for assessment by a designated committee. The images do not have to have a coherent theme, but should reflect the photographer’s areas of interest. No emphasis is placed on a coherent presentation. For the distribution of the sign, a qualified majority is required, ie a 2/3 majority.

MNFFF/s – Master of Photography NFFF – silver:
The applicant shall submit an image portfolio of 15 digital images in a coherent theme for assessment by a designated committee. No emphasis is placed on a coherent presentation. For the distribution of the sign, a qualified majority is required, ie a 2/3 majority. 

MNFFF/g – Master of Photography NFFF – gold:
The applicant shall submit an image portfolio of 20 digital images in a coherent theme for assessment by a designated committee. The images must be coherent in their presentation and in their content, and must be accompanied by an introductory text describing the subject and its creative concept. An overview image where all images are displayed must be attached. A unanimous decision is required for the distribution of the sign.

The distinctions may be awarded after the applicant has achieved NSMiF/silver.

MNFFF/b – Master of Photography NFFF – bronze, were awarded to:

Nils-Erik Jerlemar, Sweden
Pekka Salminen, Finland
RoaldSynnevåg,Norway

MNFFF/g – Master of Photography NFFF – gold, were awarded to:

Altle Sveen, Norway

Big congrats to all!

NEW MEMBER

It is sad to say goodbye to friends … Swedish Göran Gärberg, Norwegian Wenche Aune and June Grønseth has chosen to focus on new projects. We say thank you for now and wish them all the best in the future!

At the same time, we say welcome to Norwegian Nina Jonsson and look forward to sharing her amazing pictures with you. Please check out her gallery. Welcome Nina!

ATLE SWEEN NORVEGIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION 2021

Atle Sveen won the Norvegian Championship 2021 in a close race. Only one point better than #2! Big congrats!

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 Freya in Deep Sea II  – bronze medal. Photo: Atle Sveen

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Ilva at the Museum – gold medal. Photo: Atle Sveen

THE MAYBE RAREST DISTINCTION IN THE WORLD (?) AWARDED TO BJARNE HYLDGAARD, DK

It has taken Bjarne Hyldgaard (DK) 20 active years to achieve the distinction Master SDF / gold, as the only fourth person in history. (Master of The Society of Danish Photography / gold)  Three of the only four holders of the MSDF / gold distinction are members of the Stella Polaris Photo Group, as also Ole Suszkiewicz and Søren Skov holds the prestigious distinction. Congratulations!

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BJARNE HYLDGAARD DANISH NATIONAL CHAMPION 2021

As in 2018 it was Bjarne Hyldgaard, who grabbed the title “National Champion” in the national competition in Denmark.  Big congrats!

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EFIAP/PLATINUM DISTINCTION TO GÖRAN ZEBÜHR, SWEDEN

Proud to announce that one of our Swedish members, Göran Zebühr, is awarded with the prestigious distinctions EFIAP/platinum. Big congrats!

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NEW NORDIC DISTINCTIONS 2021

The Nordic Society of Photography has awarded distinction to four of our members.

Nordic Grandmaster in Photography/Gold NSMiF/g
Mats Grimfoot (S)

Nordic Grandmaster in Photography/Platinum NSMiF/p
Søren Skov (DK)

Nordic Grandmaster in Photography/Diamond 1 NSMiF/d1
Atle Sveen (N)
Bjarne Hyldgaard (DK)

Big congrats to all!

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EFIAP/DIAMOND 2 DISTINCTION TO ROALD SYNNEVÅG, NORWAY

Proud to announce that one of our Norwegian members, Roald Synnevåg, is awarded with the prestigious distinctions EFIAP/diamond 2. Big congrats!

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NORDIC MASTER DISTINCTIONS 

2021 was the year when the Nordic Association for Photography for the first time ever awarded the Master distinctions for portfolios. Distributions were made at all three levels and five of the members of Stella Polaris Photo Group had their portfolio approved.

The purpose of the photo portfolio is, among other things, to be an alternative to competitions. The photographer displays his/her qualities and creativity, interest in specific topics, and/or the breadth of his/her photography.

MNFFF has 3 different levels:

MNFFF/b – Master of Photography NFFF – bronze:
The applicant shall submit an image portfolio of 10 digital images for assessment by a designated committee. The images do not have to have a coherent theme, but should reflect the photographer’s areas of interest. No emphasis is placed on a coherent presentation. For the distribution of the sign, a qualified majority is required, ie a 2/3 majority.

MNFFF/s – Master of Photography NFFF – silver:
The applicant shall submit an image portfolio of 15 digital images in a coherent theme for assessment by a designated committee. No emphasis is placed on a coherent presentation. For the distribution of the sign, a qualified majority is required, ie a 2/3 majority. 

MNFFF/g – Master of Photography NFFF – gold:
The applicant shall submit an image portfolio of 20 digital images in a coherent theme for assessment by a designated committee. The images must be coherent in their presentation and in their content, and must be accompanied by an introductory text describing the subject and its creative concept. An overview image where all images are displayed must be attached. A unanimous decision is required for the distribution of the sign.

The distinctions may be awarded after the applicant has achieved NSMiF/silver.

MNFFF/b – Master of Photography NFFF – bronze, were awarded to:

Göran Zebühr, Sweden
Ole Suszkiewicz, Denmark

MNFFF/s – Master of Photography NFFF – silver, were awarded to:

Mats Grimfoot, Sweden

MNFFF/g – Master of Photography NFFF – gold, were awarded to:

Søren Skov, Denmark
Bjarne Hyldgaard, Denmark

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NEW NORDIC DISTINCTIONS

The Nordic Society of Photography has awarded distinction to several of our members.

Nordic Grandmaster in Photography/Gold NSMiF/g
Arne Bergo (N), Leif Alveen (DK), Nils-Erik Jerlemar (S), Pekka Salminen (SF), Jan-Thomas Stake (S) and Göran Zebühr (S).

Nordic Grandmaster in Photography/Platinum NSMiF/p
Benny Rytter (DK), Ole Suszkiewicz (DK), Atle Sveen (N) and Roald Synnevåg (N).

Big congrats to all!

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EFIAP/d3 DISTINCTION TO ONE OF OUR DANISH MEMBERS

Bjarne Hyldgaard, DK, has been awarded with the Excellence FIAP/diamond 3 (EFIAP/d3) distinction – the highest distinction in the FIAP community – as the only second Dane ever.  Congratulations to Bjarne Hyldgaard.

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NEW DISTINCTION TO MOST MEMBERS

The Nordic Society of Photography has awarded distinction to several of our members.

Nordic Grandmaster in Photography/silver NSiF/s
Mats Grimfoot S, Leif Alveen DK, Arne Bergo N, Nils-Erik Jerlemar S, Pekka Salminen SF, Jan-Thomas Stake S and Göran Zebühr S

Nordic Grandmaster in Photography/Gold NSMiF/g
Roald Synnevåg N, Søren Skov DK, Ole Suszkiewicz DK and Benny Rytter DK

Nordic Grandmaster in Photography/Platinum NSMiF/p
Atle Sveen N and Bjarne Hyldgaard DK

Big congrats to all!

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NSMiF/SILVER DISTINCTION AWARDED TO ARNE BERGO, NORWAY

The Nordic Grandmaster silver distinction, NSMiF/s, was awarded to Arne Bergo (right), Norway, by the secretary of the Nordic Society of Photography, Mr. Roald Synnevåg, Norway. Big congrats to Arne!

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EFIAP/DIAMOND 1 DISTINCTION TO ROALD SYNNEVÅG, NORWAY

Proud to announce that one of our Norwegian members, Roald Synnevåg, is awarded with the prestigious distinctions EFIAP/diamond 1. Big congrats!

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NEW DISTINCTIONS FROM THE FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE L’ART PHOTOGRAPHIQUE

That the members of the Stella Polaris Photo Group had some successful years in international photography can be seen in the awarding of the prestigious distinctions from FIAP.

Norwegian Roald Synnevaag and Atle Sveen were both awarded with the EFIAP/diamond 1 distinction, and Danish Bjarne Hyldgaard was awarded with the EFIAP/diamond 2 distinction. Big congrats!

 

ATLE SVEEN – ENSFF/P & MNSFF

Proud to announce that one of our Norwegian members, Atle Sveen, is awarded with the prestigious distinctions ENSFF/platinum and MNSFF (master distinction) from the Norwegian Photographic Society. Big congrats!

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IT ONLY TAKES THREE

It only takes three members to win the Danish regional championchip for clubs. It was Søren Skov, Leif Alveen and Bjarne Hyldgaard who grabbed the title “Best Club” in the regional competition in the mainland of Denmark – very excited with that!

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NEW DISTINCTIONS FROM THE NORDIC SOCIETY OF PHOTOGRAPHY

That the members of the Stella Polaris Photo Group had some successful years in international photography can be seen in the awarding of the prestigious distinctions from the Nordic Society of Photography. A total of 11 out of 16 members were awarded a distinction.

NSMiF/bronze to Leif Alveen, Göran Zebühr, Jan-Thomas Stake, Mats Grimfoot and Nils-Erik Jerlemar.

NSMiF/silver to: Benny Rytter, Ole Suszkiewicz, Roald Synnevåg and Soren Skov

NSMiF/gold to: Alte Sveen and Bjarne Hyldgaard

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ONE OF THE RAREST DISTINCTIONS IN THE WORLD AWARDED TO BJARNE HYLDGAARD

It has taken Bjarne Hyldgaard (DK) 18 active years to achieve the distinction MSDF / silver, as the only fourth person in history. Three of the only four holders of the MSDF / silver distinction are members of the Stella Polaris Photo Group, as also Ole Suszkiewicz and Søren Skov holds the prestigious distinction. Congratulations to Bjarne!

 

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ANNUAL MEETUP

Our annual meeting has just been held. This time in Aalborg, Denmark. It’s always good to meet new friends and see old ones. See you again next year!

Photo: Roald Synnevåg

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SØREN SKOV AWARDED ONE OF THE RAREST DISTINCTIONS IN THE WORLD

Søren Skov (DK) has just been awarded the highest Danish distinction, MSDF / platinum as the only third Danish author ever (since 1957). It has taken Søren 41 years to meet the requirements.

Two of the only three holders of the MSDF / platinum distinction are members of the Stella Polaris Photo Group, as also Ole Suszkiewicz holds the prestigious distinction. Congratulations to Søren!

 

ANOTHER TOP RESULTS IN THE PSA INTERCLUB COMPETIONS

We are extremely excited to take first place in the Monochrome Small Print section second year in a row! Big congrats to all who has participated.

The ranking in the categories were:
Large color #4
Large mono #7
Small color #5 and 
Creative altered reality #4

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OLE SUSZKIEWICZ – 8th in the world

It seems like 8 is our lucky number! Our Danish member, Ole Suszkiewicz, has had a successful year in which his artistic skills have been rewarded with a #8 ranking on the Who’s-Who list in Projected Image Division at the Photographic Society of America, PSA! Big congrats to Ole and best wishes for 2019.

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NILS-ERIK JERLEMAR – 8th in the world

Our Swedish member, Nils-Erik Jerlemar, has had a successful year in which his diligence and photographic skills have been rewarded with a #8 ranking on the Who’s-Who list at the Photographic Society of America, PSA! Big congrats to Nils-Erik and best wishes for 2019.

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LEIF ALVEEN – MPSA2

Stella Polaris member Leif Alveen has been awarded the destinction of MPSA2 (Master of Photographic Society of America, stage 2). The MPSA2 acts as a mid point between the Master and the Grand Master destinctions and requires 2.250 documented acceptances in PSA approved salons.

Photo: Leif Alveen

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NORDIC CHAMPION 2017 – 2018 – 2019

As in both 2017 and 2018 it was a member of the Stella Polaris Photo Group who grabbed the title “Nordic Champion”. Three times of three possible did Bjarne Hyldgaard from Denmark grab the prestigious title. Big congrats!

Also has he been awarded with the Nordic Grandmaster/gold distinction “NSMiF/g”, as one of the first authors ever. 

Photo: Bjarne Hyldgaard, EFIAP/d1, NSMiF/g

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NEW MEMBER

It is sad to say goodbye to friends … Swedish Mikael Bengtsson has chosen to focus on new projects. We say thank you for now and wish him all the best in the future!

At the same time, we say welcome to Swedish Mats Grimfoot and look forward to sharing his amazing pictures with you. Please check out his gallery. Welcome Mats!

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TOP RESULT IN THE PSA INTERCLUB COMPETIONS

Three awards in the final round of PSA Interclub Competition Creative 2018-2019. A Honourable Mention to Nils-Erik Jerlemar (S), a Award of Merit til Søren Skov (DK) and a Best of Show to Bjarne Hyldgaard (DK). Big congrats to all!

The end of year results was a third place in the PSA Interclub Competition Creative 2018-2019 – one step up from 2017-2018 result – very excited with that!

Photo: Bjarne Hyldgaard, EFIAP/d1, NSMiF/g

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SØREN SKOV NEW DANISH REGIONAL CHAMPION

As in 2018 it was a member of the Stella Polaris Photo Group who grabbed the title “Regional Champion” in the regional competition in the mainland of Denmark. Big congrats to Søren Skov!

Søren is the most winning author of this regional competition and his pictures are a great source of inspiration to many photographers. 

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WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBER COUNTRY, FINLAND

Stella Polaris photo group was created as an organisation to aid Scandinavian photographers, who competed in photography do better in these competitions. The idea was to unite the relatively small – in terms of population – countries to form a group that could take on the best from the bigger countries, and create a network where we could meet on occation and learn from each other. The membership has right from the beginning been limited to five members from each country, and by invitation only.

With that in mind, it is our destinct pleasure to announce that we have begun our expansion to Finland, so that we when completed will be 20 members, as opposed to the 15 we have been so far. The first of our Finninsh members is Pekka Salminen, EFIAP/b, who is also a member of the board of the Nordic photographic federation NFFF. We all extend the warmest welcome to you and your countrymen to follow soon.

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ROALD SYNNEVAAG – MPSA2

Proud to announce that one of our founding members, Roald Synnevaag from Norway, has been awarded the MPSA2 distinction from the Photographic Society of America

A big congratulation to Roald for his achievement!

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EFIAP/d3 DISTINCTIONS TO TWO OF OUR SWEDISH MEMBERS

Nils-Erik Jerlemar, S, and Jan-Thomas Stake, S, has been awarded with the Excellence FIAP/diamond 3 (EFIAP/d3) distinction – the highest distinction in the FIAP community.

A very big congratulation to Nils-Erik Jerlemar and Jan-Thomas Stake!

Photo: Nils-Erik Jerlemar, EFIAP/d3, GMPSA, HonNFFF

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NEW DISTINCTIONS TO OUR DANISH MEMBERS

On the last day of 2018 we received great news from FIAP. Three of our Danish members has been awarded with new distinctions!

Ole Suszkiewicz has as the first Dane ever been awarded with the EFIAP/diamond 3 (EFIAP/d3) distinction. He now holds both MFIAP and EFIAP/d3 together with the Danisk MSDF/p distinction. All three distinctions are the highest level you can achieve!

Bjarne Hyldgaard has as the second Dane ever been awarded with the EFIAP/diamond 1 (EFIAP/d1) distinction.

Leif Alveen has as the fourth Dane ever been avarded with the EFIAP/platinum (EFIAP/p) distinction.

A very big congratulation to Ole, Bjarne and Leif!

Photo: Ole Suszkiewicz, EFIAP/d3, MFIAP

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NILS-ERIK JERLEMAR – PSA Galaxy 1 in Small Color Print Section

Nils-Erik Jerlemar, S, has been awarded with the PSA Galaxy 1 in Small Print Color Division. It takes some time and a dedicated effort to achieve this goal, as there are not many small print competitions a year.

A very big congratulation to Nils-Erik Jerlemar!

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OLE SUSZKIEWICZ – HonMSDF & Master SDF platinum!

Ole Suszkiewicz has been awarded the very rare HonMSDF distinction for his outstanding efforts to spread the knowledge of Danish photography worldwide. Ole also was awarded with the highest Danish photographic distinction, Master SDF Platinum, MSDF/p, as the only second Danish author ever. The distinctions was handed over by the president of The Society of Danish Photography, Mr. Per Valentin.

A very big congratulation to Ole for his outstanding achievement!

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Distinctions from the Nordic Society to Stella members

Benny Rytter DK, Roald Synnevåg N, Søren Skov DK and Ole Suszkiewicz DK has been awarded with the NSMiF/b distinction (Nordic Grandmaster in Photography/bronze).

Atle Sveen N and Bjarne Hyldgaard DK has been awarded with the NSMiF/s distinction (Nordic Grandmaster in Photography/silver).

A big congratulation to all.

 

NEW MEMBER

It is sad to say goodbye to friends … Danish Henrik R. Kristensen has chosen to focus on new projects. We say thank you for now and wish him all the best in the future!

At the same time, we welcome the well known Danish photographer, Søren Skov. We look forward to sharing his amazing pictures with you. Please check out his gallery. Welcome Søren!

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NEW EXHIBITION IN NORWAY – CHECK IT OUT!

Our Norwegian friends from Bergen invites everybody to participate in the 1st Fjord-Bergen Exhibition.

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END OF YEAR RESULTS FROM PSA

Members of Stella Polaris did well in the End of Year Competition in PSA Small Print Interclub competition. All pictures awarded throughout the year participated in this competition to decide the best of the best. Stella Polaris joined for the first time.

Göran Zebühr bagged a second place in monochrome with his picture “Wine tasting.”
Mikael Bengtsson bagged an Honourable Mention in monchrome with his picture “Man in window.”
Bjarne Hyldgaard bagged two third places with his pictures “”Black beauty 2690MCT” in monochrome and “Natalie 1297CVT” in color.

Congrats to all!

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NEW DISTINCTIONS FOR OUR NORWEGIAN MEMBERS

Arne Bergo EFIAP-G and ENSFF,  Wenche Aune EFIAP-S and HonENSFF, Roald Synnevaag ENSFF-P,  MNSFF,  HonENSFF and HonENFFF, Atle Sveen ENsFF-S, EsNSFF, HonENSFF og EFIAP/G – big congrats!

 

TOP RESULTS IN THE PSA INTERCLUB COMPETIONS

A first place in the Monochrome Small Print section, a second place in the Color Small Print section and a fourth place in the Creative section rounded our first year of competing in the PSA Interclub Competitions in the best way. We are extremely proud and pleased and looking forward to next years competitions!

FIRST PLACE - SMALL MONOCHROME PRINTS

SECOND PLACE - SMALL COLOR PRINTS

 

PSA INTERCLUB SMALL PRINT COLOR COMPETITION – round 4

Members of Stella Polaris Photo Group participated and bagged a 1st place with the picture “Natalia 1297CVT”.

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PSA INTERCLUB SMALL PRINT MONOCHROME COMPETITION – round 4

Members of Stella Polaris Photo Group participated and Göran Zebühr bagged a 1st place with the picture “Wine tasting”. Roald Synnevåg bagged a 3rd place with the picture “Brumlebass”.

Congrats!

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PSA INTERCLUB PHOTO JOURNALISM COMPETITION 2017-2018 – round

Members of Stella Polaris Photo Group participated succesfully in this competition! Leif Alveen was awarded with a 3rd place for his picture “Infernal 851”. Jan-Thomas Stake was awarded with a HM for his picture “My boy” and Henrik R. Kristensen was awarded with a HM too for his picture “Rugby Boys” – congratulations!

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PSA INTERCLUB CREATIVE COMPETITION 2017-2018 – round 2

Members of Stella Polaris Photo Group participated succesfully in this competition! Mikael Bengtsson was awarded with a HM for his picture “Dolphin surfer” and Ole Suszkiewicz was awarded with a HM too for his picture “Foggy walk” – congratulations!

After two rounds Stella Polaris Photogroup holds the third place with 128 points. The first place have 133 points.

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STELLA POLARIS PHOTO GROUP IS TAKING THE LEAD

After three rounds of judging is the Stella Polais Photo Group taking the lead in the PSA Small Monochrome Print Division, third place in the PSA Small Color Print Division and fourth place in Creative. First year we are participating, and we are thrilled with this great result among other top clubs.

Congrats to Mikael Bengtsson, Leif Alveen, Nils-Erik Jerlemar and Bjarne Hyldgaard on their awards.

Photo: Mikael Bengsson, EFIAP/b, MPSA

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EXHIBITION – WENCHE AUNE

Our Norwegian member Wenche Aune exhibits a selection of her works at Gallery SG in Trondheim, Norway, from March 3rd to March 25th. Drop by and have a look …!

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Photos: Wenche Aune, EFIAP/b

 

NILS-ERIK JERLEMAR & JAN-THOMAS STAKE – EFIAP/D2

Our two Swedish members, Nils-Erik Jerlemar and Jan-Thomas Stake have been awarded the EFIAP/D2-distinction. Both members are massively participating in international salons and have won a number of prizes over time. To be awarded the EFIAP/D2 distinction, you must have 100 awards with 30 works in 7 different countries. But they have won far more than that! You can see some of their pictures on the FIAP page. They will receive the diplomas at the Swedish national congress this spring.

A big congratulation to both Nils-Erik and Jan-Thomas!

Please visit their websites
Link to Nils-Eriks website.
Link til Jan-Thomas website.

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Photo. Nils-Erik Jerlemar, EFIAP/D2

 

ASAHI SHIMBUN

Members of Stella Polaris performed well at this year’s Asahi Shimbun exhibition. Five authors had sent print for evaluation, and all five received accepts.

Asahi Shimbun is a Japanese print salon. Although submitted about 9,000 images, they only accept 130 images, half from Japan and half from the rest of the world! It’s almost easier to win in the lottery than to get an acceptance here. All accepted images receive a gold medal.

The high jumpers in Stella Polaris are Ole Suszkiewicz, who through the time has 13 acceptances in total, including nine consecutive years, as well as Nils-Erik Jerlemar, who has impressive eight accept. Then follows Jan-Thomas Stake with four, Roald Synnevåg with two and finally Bjarne Hyldgaard, who received the first acceptance this year.

You can see Nil-Erik Jerlemars accepts here. Enjoy!

 

OLE SUSZKIEWICZ – EFIAP/D2

As the first Dane ever, Ole Suszkiewicz is awarded the EFIAP/D2 distinction.

Ole says: “Since I was a young man I have always taken photos, when I had the opportunity. It started with monochrome in the kitchen of my parents, then many years slides and finally digital. I am not a good technician, however, I have a good feeling how to make a picture in a simple way using a few steps in Photoshop Elements 5. I take almost all kind of subjects, however, afterwards I prefer to make experimental pictures. I like to create my own reality. Normally it starts with the background, it could be a bit of a wall with a special colour. Then I think: Do I have a figure, which would do well there? And so on . .l feel like a painter coming more and more details on the screen.”

A big congratulation to Ole for his achievement!

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PSA INTERCLUB OPEN COMPETITION 2017-2018 – round 2

Members of Stella Polaris Photo Group participated succesfully in this competition! Jan-Thomas Starke was awarded with a HM for his picture “Bongoline Black Beauty No 2” – congratulations.

 
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ROALD SYNNEVAAG – GPSA

Proud to announce that one of our founding members, Roald Synnevaag from Norway, have gotten his portfolio approved and is awarded the GPSA distinction.

“I have chosen to follow the footsteps of the Norwegian composers Edvard Grieg and Harald Sæverud, who found their inspiration in the dramatic nature that is in the landscape of Western Norway. It’s not sunny days that have fascinated me og the composers, but the drama that follows the shift in weather conditions.”

A big congratulation to Roald for his achievement!

Link to pictures in high res

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NEW FIAP DISTINCTIONS

Four of our Danish members have been awarded with FIAP distinctions this December.
Ole Suszkiewicz – EFIAP/d2
Bjarne Hyldgaard – EFIAP/p
Leif Alveen – EFIAP/g and
Henrik R. Kristensen – EFIAP/b

 

PSA INTERCLUB PJD COMPETITION 2017-2018 – round 1

Members of Stella Polaris Photo Group participated succesfully in this competition! Jan-Thomas Starke was awarded with two HM, Roald Synnevåg and Mikael Bengtson with one each – congratulations.

 

PID Interclub End of Year Video

Video presentation of the PID Interclub competition 2016/2017. Big congrats to Atle Sveen and especially to Ole Suszkiewicz, who took silver in his group!
See the video presentation here.

 

NEW MEMBER

It is sad to say goodbye to friends … Norwegian Håkon Grønning has chosen to focus on new projects. We say thank you for now and wish him all the best in the future!

At the same time, we welcome the super talented Norwegian photographer, June Grønseth. We look forward to sharing her amazing pictures with you. Welcome June!

Photo: June Grønseth, N.

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PSA INTERCLUB SMALL PRINT MONOCHROME COMPETITION

Members of Stella Polaris Photo Group participated in this competition for the first time. Bagged first, second and third place so maybe we should try another one …

First place: Ole Suszkiewicz, DK, “Crosses”.

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Second place: Bjarne Hyldgaard, DK, “Black Beauty”

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Third place: Roald Synnevaag, N, “The weekend is over”

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THE WORLD’S FIRST TO RECEIVE THE NSMiF/B DISTINCTION

In October 2017 Stella Polaris member Bjarne Hyldgaard (Denmark) received the first ever Nordic Grandmaster distinction “NSMiF/bronze” at a ceremony in Zealand, Denmark. The title was handed over by the chairman of the Nordic federation NFFF, Mr. Nils-Erik Jerlemar, Sweden.

Photo. Kim Sørensen

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Honorary Consciousness for Extensive Nordic Work

HonENFFF is a hallmark of which NFFF allocates individuals in the member countries for extensive and long-term administrative work for amateur photography in the Nordic countries.

The first two who receive this honorary character are both members of Stella Polaris Photo Group.

Göran Zebühr, Sweden
Nils-Erik Jerlemar, Sweden

Monica Wennblom (NFFF) handles the distinctions to Göran (left) and Nils-Erik. This happened at RSF’s National Photomeeting in May 2017. Big congrats!

Photos: Rune Larsson

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