Grand Shield 2011

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by Mrs Fruity, May 8, 2010.

  1. Mrs Fruity

    Mrs Fruity Member

    Can anyone tell me the date of NEXT year's Grand Shield? I've had an enquiry for wedding photography on 14th May 2011 and although I'm hoping I won't need to keep the date free (and one in September instead!) I have an awful suspicion that will be the Spring Festival weekend.

  2. Di B

    Di B Member

    Would suggest you get the organisers number from your secretary.

    Or.... if you can wait for a week the date may be in the programme!
  3. Mrs Fruity

    Mrs Fruity Member

    Thanks Di...didn't think of that. Booked the wedding anyway-I'll have to negotiate with one of my assistants cos I can't miss the Shield!!!
  4. aqua76

    aqua76 Member

    It was in programme yesterday - 14th May 2011
  5. paddo

    paddo Member

    be careful of booking a wedding and knowingley not going to do it, you do have a contractual obligation and as a wedding photographer myself would never not do the wedding. We have been invited to the englich nationals this year but alas I have a wedding and so cannot do the contest. After all they have booked you to photograph their wedding, not an assistant!
  6. Mrs Fruity

    Mrs Fruity Member

    Thanks, Mark, I'm aware of that. I explained the situation at the time and the couple have met myself and my other first photographer at previous weddings and are happy to have either of us (when I said assistant I should have said associate-sorry). I generally turn down weddings on contest dates, but the Spring Festival is usually the first weekend in May. Thanks for the advice. :D
    Last edited: May 16, 2010
  7. paddo

    paddo Member

    if thats the arrangment, then no worries but for the past few years spring festival has either been2nd or 3 rd weekend... i nearly missed it this year as all other weekends are booked out

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