January 2019
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Ace of Clubs 2019 (DPI) – DEADLINE THIS SUNDAY

It is time to remind you about the WPF ‘Ace of Clubs’ competition. Following on from last year’s attempt at a combined Print and PDI Aces Event we heard what was said and repeated at the AGM so this year we are reverting to 2 separate competitions – the Ace of Clubs for PDIs being the first.

As previously published the Competition will take place in the Talbot Green Community Centre, Cowbridge Road, Talbot Green, CF72 8HS on Sunday 17th February 2019.

Closing date is 20th January 2019 – same date as the Memorial Trophies so you can bring your entry forms and £10 fee to me at the Briton Ferry Community Centre – only if you run out of time that is – you can of course Email me forms and PDIs via something like WeTransfer as soon as you’ve got them ready!

The top two Clubs will be invited to represent the WPF at the Annual PAGB Inter Club PDI Challenge held each year in Warwick.

Here is a copy of the current Rules – any queries don’t hesitate to contact me.

Below you can find the entry forms.

Club Codes PDF
Round 1 Projection List PDF WORD
Master List Page 1 PDF WORD
Master List Page 2 PDF WORD

Remember, each image should have a unique file name in the format:  101_ABC_JohnJones_The Fishes. (i.e. Sequence Number_Club Code_Photographer_title) Only 3 underscores should be used.

Roy Thomas    01639644757/07880710908

Memorial Trophy – THIS SUNDAY

Seventeen WPF Clubs will contest the Memorial Trophies so it should be a great day with 200+ pictures to enjoy.

The Event will be held on Sunday January 20th in the Briton Ferry Community Centre, Shelone Road, Briton Ferry, Neath, SA11 2NS starting at 10.00am.

Tea and Coffee will be available all day – but remember to bring some food with you or obtain it from the local Tesco Express.


2019 Welsh Salon of Photography Now Open for Entries

The 2019 Welsh Salon is now open to receive entries. You can enter here.

The Salon is open to any member of a WPF or NWPA affiliated club and there are numerous prizes and awards on offer. (A list of all the awards from last year’s salon can be seen here).

You can find the new conditions of entry here. Please read them carefully. Please note, there are new file sizes for digital entries and for digital versions of your prints.

As usual, the closing date for entries is 3rd March, 2019, the day of the WPF AGM. Print entries may be delivered to the AGM. Please check with your club if they are delivering all your club prints in one box as this may mean they will impose a slightly earlier deadline.

The selection dates are the 23rd and 24th March, 2019 at Talbot Green Community Centre and our selectors are Vince Penticost, Mike Cullis and Paul Keene.

Detail of the exhibition dates and venue will follow in due course.

I wish you all the very best of luck with your entries.

Cliff Emery Salon Chairman

Neath Photographic Salon 2019

Neath and District PS are again running their popular National Photographic Salon which will open for entries on 01st February 2019 with a closing date of the 21st April 2019.

The salon which is approved by British Photographic Exhibitions (BPE) and also has PAGB Patronage will have four sections. Open Colour, Open Mono, Nature and Creative. The Selectors for the event will be Brian Coleman AFIAP, AWPF, FWPF, Leo Rich ARPS, DPAGB, Hon PAGB, EFIAPg,BPE3* and Brian Swinyard MA (Photography), ARPS, DPAGB, EFIAPb, PSA, BPE3* Minst.M.Mifl

Entry fees for the salon will be £10 for the first section and £2 for each additional section with PAGB and NDPS gold, silver and bronze medals, ribbons and certificates, plus an overall trophy being awarded.

Entries can be made through the club website.

2019 Bridgend 5 to 8 Competition

Bridgend CC 5 to 8 Competition.

The 2019 5 to 8 Competition for digital Photo Harmony audio visuals is open for entries from 23rd November 2018 until 18th February 2019. Entries can be made online or by post.

This years judges are:


Judging takes place on Monday 18th March at Bridgend’s usual venue and all are welcome.

Full details, rules and entry forms are available on Bridgend CC website.

Welsh Photographic Federation AGM

The date of the 2019 WPF AGM is March, 3rd.

Further details to follow when we have them.

Michael Jones QPSA

A third member of New Quay CC has started off 2019 in style by gaining his QPSA from the Photographic Society of America.  Congratulations Michael Jones whose wife also received this award in 2018.

PAGB Handbook Updates

It is time to update the PAGB Handbook, which is updated every two years.

1. Please check your entry in the 2018/19 PAGB Handbook to make sure that your details are correct in both the Judges and the Lecturers Sections.
2. Please notify me if you wish to be removed or included in either of the sections.
3. Please be aware that there is a charge payable to the PAGB through me of £20 if you charge a fee for Lectures/Presentations and wish to appear in the Handbook.

Please note the following:
a. The PAGB Handbook includes contact information about the members of its Executive, the members of Federation Executives, and those volunteering their services as judges or lecturers. The Handbook also includes an archive record of the names of those awarded honours by the PAGB and FIAP.
b. The Handbook is circulated to Member Federations, to Affiliated Clubs, and to those whose contact details are included.
c. The Handbook is provided to those advertising within it, but only as a business record.
d. The contact details of PAGB officials allocated to provide particular services may be published generally.

Please reply to me at ASAP so that I can update the records.

Ed Cloutman,
WPF Judges and Presenters Secretary,
January 2019.

Vale Exhibition

An exhibition of photographs by members of the Vale Photographic Club is now on show at Old Hall, Cowbridge until the end of January 2019.

2019 Bristol Salon of Photography – Closing Date

Closing date imminent – 26 January 2019.

The UK’s Largest International Projected Digital Image Exhibition. Four Projected Image Sections (Open, Monochrome, Photo Travel & Nature). Approximately 300 Medals and Ribbons to be won + FIAP Blue Badge for Best Entrant.

Low entry Fees. Generous discounts for club/group entries. A4 Full Colour Printed Catalogue sent to each entrant.

On-line entry system here.

FIAP: 2019/022.  PSA: 2019/024.  GPU: L190011.  IUP: 2019/001

Barrian Cup 2019

We’ve received this from Roy Carr at Barry:-

Just a quick note to confirm that the Barrian Cup will be going ahead on Saturday 8th June, 2019. It will be judged by Peter Gennard, MFIAP, EFIAP/Platinum.

As usual, it will be held at St Francis Millennium Centre, Park Road, Barry, CF62 6NX, starting 2pm..

If folk need to know more they can contact me via my e mail address: or by phone 07919271883. I would welcome expressions of interest by e mail and I will start to send out e mails to clubs in the New Year.

AWPF Assessments 2018

On the 4th November 2018, the AWPF assessment day was held, there were 23 applications, 21 print submissions and 2 digital submissions. 13 print panels and 2 digital panels were accepted and those photographers were awarded the distinction of AWPF and added to the WPF roll of honour. Congratulations to them all!

Achieving an AWPF is a difficult, and time-consuming task and will tax the skills of any photographer, such is the high standard required, well done to everyone accepted.

Name Club Panel
William Anthony Cooper AWPF Kingswood  P.S Cornhill Prison
Glenn Porter AWPF Barry C.C. Windsurfing
John Tidy AWPF Caerphilly C.C. People of Bangkok’s Khlong Toei Slum
Frank Barber AWPF Beaumaris C.C. Life in Asia
John Dudley AWPF Bridgend C.C. Under
Tony Davies AWPF Conwy C.C. Track Cycling
Margaret Barber AWPF Beaumaris C.C. Women & Children of Rajasthan
Heidi Stewart AWPF Gwynfa Land & Water
Jayne Libby AWPF Cymru Mono Water
Julie Morgan AWPF Abergavenny C.C. At The Jazz Club
Gary Welsby AWPF Gwynfa British Butterflies
Annette O’Connell AWPF Newport & Caerphilly C.C. Birds Of Prey
John Campbell AWPF Morriston C.C. Tracks Through the London Underground
Derrick Mulford AWPF Rhondda C.C. Candidly Ragged
Duncan Steward Norton Radstock Shepton Mallet Prison

We are very grateful to the Five judges, who gave their time, effort and experience to ensure the standard of the award was maintained. Thank you all. They were:

1. Allen Lloyd, (Chairman) ARPS. AWPF.
2. Paul Richards ARPS. AWPF. DPAGB.
3. Brian Coleman FWPS Hon. AWPF. AFIAP.
4. Leigh Woolford FWPF Hon. DPAGB. AWPF. EFIAP. BPE3*
5. Pete McCloskey FRPS. APAGB.

The day was made possible because of the help given by many dedicated people and I would like to thank them all

Our commiserations to those applicants who were not successful this time. The standard was very high this year and those candidates, all of which were so close to gaining the award, are recommended to address the constructive comments made by the judges and apply again next year.

David Lewis
AWPF Distinctions Secretary

2019 Arena Seminar

Friday 8th to 10th March 2019 at the Riviera Hotel, Burnaby Road, Alum Chine, Bournemouth, BH4 8JF

Arena has announced details of their 2019 seminar. The Seminar has become established as a major weekend event in the photographic calendar and brings together a first-class group of speakers and photography enthusiasts for a weekend of lectures, discussion and the opportunity to share inspirational photography.

This year they have another excellent line-up of speakers: Janey Devine, Jeremy Walker, Jon Tonks, Hongbo Chen, Chris Roche and Vanessa Winship.

In addition to the lectures we will be running the hugely popular ‘Print Walk’ where guests can show their work to other delegates. The seminar will also feature the well-received ‘Arena Print Raffle’.

Full details of the 2019 Arena Seminar can be found here.

Results from the 2018 Stanley Chell – It’s Inn Focus

Aberdare CC thanks all those who took part in this years Stanley Chell 2018. Congratulations to all the winners and all all those who entered.

Stanley Chell Winners – Inn Focus

Hans Hoyer Trophy for best Monochrome – “Safe Hands” – Ian Munro of Inn Focus

Glyn John Trophy – Best Colour Print – “In The Palm of My Hand” – Phil Morgan of Inn Focus

Glan and Mair Trophy – Best Landscape – “First Light at Llandwyn Island” – Heidi Stewart of Gwynfa.

Doris Shell Memorial Trophy – “Did It Escape” – Charlie Kidd of Tenby.

Congratulations to everyone.

The full results Can be seen here.

CPAGB for Chris Tidman

This from Gwynfa Camera Club:-

Congratulations to Chris Tidman of Gwynfa CC who has just achieved her CPAGB distinction.

Chris also recently got her EFIAP so it’s been a good couple of months for her.

Well done Chris!


Three Afan Nedd Members Achieve PAGB Distictions

This from Gareth Martin…

Three Afan Nedd members have gained PAGB distictions:-

Jayne Libby DPAGB
Heather Digweed CPAGB
Gerald Henry CPAGB

Heather and Gerald are also members of Bridgend.

Jayne has achieved AFIAP, AWPF and DPAGB in one month so I’m wondering what’s she doing in December.

Congratulations to all three.