FIAP Distinctions awarded - report by Dick Prior
Last week I received 2 envelopes in the post from FIAP. One of them had a hand written label addressed to me containing John Harding’s EFIAP/b certificate sent to me to deliver personally to his widow Trish and the other was my EFIAP certificate. Stewart and I visited her on Wednesday (3 June) to present her with John’s Award on behalf of the PAGB and FIAP.
To get this John had to gain over 400 acceptances with a minimum of 100 different works and 4 awards in 3 different countries. He had also very nearly satisfied the criteria for EFIAP/s but sadly could not apply for that before next year.
Trish is very thankful for all the messages and support that she has received from SPG at this difficult time. The Harding family are to donate a trophy in John’s name to be awarded for the first time at the AGM 2016. She has donated a large number of print frames (many pre used but in good condition) to the club for the use of members so if you would like some they are available at £1 per frame.