I received a certificate this week from the Northern Counties Federation regarding this ‘creative’ image based on a ship we saw as we left the island of la Gomera one evening some years ago.  The systems and processes of the various competitions at club, area and national level are quite complicated,  but I think I have now worked out what the certificate is referring to. The photo did quite well in the Northern Counties comp, so will be on a DVD they send round all the clubs.   However, It was also selected to be part of the set of digital images that they then submitted to represent them in the Inter Federation Competition.  This is through the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.  All very confusing, (but gratifying)!