Barrian Cup 6th June 2015

Barry Camera Club would like to thank all the Clubs who have entered the Barrian Cup and Dave Cowdrey Trophy this year. We have had an excellent entry from 26 Clubs each entering a great selection of prints, competition will be tough this year.

The Barrian Cup takes place on Saturday 6th of June 2015 at Barry Camera Club Rooms. Start time is 2.00pm doors open from 12.30pm.

Refreshments will be available after the competition.

It will be a great day of photography please come along and enjoy the day even if your club has not entered this year. We look forward to seeing you again.

Swansea Salon Opens

Swansea Camera Club invites you to enter the 11th Swansea International Salon 2015.

You can make your entry online by clicking here, or you can visit their website at for full details.

Entries close on 20-Sep-2015 at 23:59 GMT Standard Time. FIAP 2015/298 —  PSA 2015-230 — UPI L150033

Sections:- Open Colour. Open Mono. Nature. People. £9 for the first section, then £0.50 per extra section.


Lampeter Booking Form

Each year the W.P.F. organises a photographic convention at the University of Wales, Lampeter, Ceredigion. It is the only one of its kind to be held in Wales! This year it will be held on the 29th and 30th August.

For details of the speakers booked and to download the  2015 Convention Booking Form please click here.

The Convention is a chance for photographers from the whole of Wales to get together to share their enthusiasm, exchange ideas and maybe learn something new along the way.Each year we bring in the very best guest speakers and presenters and provide a full and varied programme for the whole weekend.

Ace of Prints Entries Invited

Attention Competition Secretaries: - Your club is invited to take part in the third Ace of Prints Competition.

This is an inter-club print competition and is our means of selecting two WPF clubs to go forward to the PAGB Inter-federation Club Print Championships (on 25th October 2015, at Ellesmere Port). The competition is run on the same lines as the PAGB event so as to prepare the winning clubs and give them the best chance to do well.

There has been a change to the invited judges. They are now:  Bob Moore FRPS MPAGB Hon. PAGB; Pete McCloskey FRPS APAGB & Graham Reeves FRPS EFIAP.

Our thanks go to Hay-On-Wye Camera Club who will be hosting this year. Date: Sunday, 05 July 2015. Venue: Swan Hotel, Church Street, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5DQ. Tel. 01497 821 188. Doors will be open at 9.30 am and 1st round judging will commence at 11 00 am.

The Rules and Entry Forms can be found below.

Rules       WORD       PDF

Round 1 Form       WORD       PDF

Plate Form       WORD       PDF

Final Round Form       WORD       PDF

Closing date is midnight, 20 June 2015 and the entry fee is £10.00 per club. Please submit your entry fee, Round 1 Entry Form and CD-R of Round 1 PDIs to arrive with me before the closing date. Food and refreshments will will be available for purchase from the bar.

We look forward to another good day’s competition and the opportunity to see the best of WPF print photography, in pleasant company. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact David Paskin – WPF CELO.

New Quay Print Exhibition

New Quay Camera Club are holding their 2015 Exhibition of prints from Saturday 23 to Sunday 31 May in the Tabernacle Chapel Vestry, Glanmor Terrace, New Quay.

The exhibition runs from 11am to 5pm every day and entry is free.

Judges Training Day

Jan Cawley and Ed Cloutman are holding a Judges Training Day at Rose Cottage, St Athan.

There are two spare places for anyone who is interested and two dates are offered: Wednesday 10th June or Sunday 14th June. If interested, please reply as soon as possible giving your preferred date. Full details here.

Since we originally published this, the date has been confirmed as Sunday 14th June and there is only one place left….

Pennant PC Exhibition

Pennant Photography Club are holding their annual Exhibition on the weekend of 29th to 31st May.

Friday 29th May, 2015 – 7.00pm entry by ticket £5.00 with wine and nibbles during the evening.

Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st May 2015 – 10.00am to 4.00pm.- entry free.

It will be held at Pennant Community Centre, Pennant, Llanon, SY23 5PA.  Contact Malcolm Sumner 01545-571547 if any further information required or to reserve tickets for Friday.

Old Bridge Spring Exhibition

The Old Bridge Photographic Society are holding their Spring Exhibition at Pontypridd Museum, Bridge Street, Pontypridd, CF37 4PE.

It runs from May 6th to May 29th. The museum opens Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.

Welsh Salon Opens

The 2015 Welsh Salon of Photography Exhibition was officially opened on Saturday 2nd May by Jane Hutt AM. A good sized audience browsed the photographs on display in this excellent venue and saw the salon awards presented by Vince Penticost AWPF, President of the WPF.

You can see the exhibition at Barry Library, Kings Square, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF63 4RW. It runs until 30th May. Opening hours are: Monday to Saturday from 10am till 4pm. Directions here.

RPS South Wales Events

Sunday 17th May 2015 – The reorganised RPS South Wales Region will be holding Colour and Monochrome print presentations by Susan Brown FRPS, Judith and Roger Parry ARPS.

Susan Brown FRPS has recently held an exhibition of her photography at RPS HQ in Bath and also had her photography published in the RPS Journal in January 2015. A photographer with 30 years experience Susan sits on the Licentiate and Visual Art Panels and her work has been published widely, including a recent Arena book The Coast. Susan is also a member of the Arena Group. Susan will be showing Colour and Monochrome prints.

Judith and Roger Parry ARPS have had many International Awards and Acceptances. The presentation will contain Portraits and Art Nudes shot both in the studio and on location plus Still Life, Landscapes and Travel Photography, Roger and Judith will show sets of prints showing different styles of working.

You do not have to be a member of The RPS please come along and enjoy a great day of photography.

Start time 11.30am -4.30pm, St Francis Millennium Hall, Porth y Castell, Barry Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 6NX.

Note from the WPF Judges & Presenters Secretary

We’ve received this from Ed Cloutman.

There has been one or two cases where I have received duplicate returns from clubs where there has been a battle. This makes life very difficult for me and so I ask that THE HOST CLUB ONLY puts in a return in the case of battles. We have to trust the integrity of the person responsible for the returns as we do in all cases. 

Many thanks to all the clubs who participate in the returns.

Based on your returns, Judges should be getting their feedback over the last six-months in the near future.

AWPF Workshop

A very good day was had by all and I enjoyed meeting prospective candidates.  The standard of the work that we saw was very encouraging and I hope that everyone found the day interesting and that they received helpful advice.

I should like to thank all the helpers, those that took the time and trouble to offer one-to-one advice, and the participants who brought in their work.

If anyone finds that further advice is needed, please get in touch.

I wish all prospective AWPF candidates every success in November.

John Cooke (AWPF Distinction Secretary)

Kidwelly Camera Club Exhibition

Kidwelly Camera Club are holding an exhibition at the Princess Gwenllian Centre, Kidwelly on Saturday 16th May (10am–6pm) and Sunday 17th May (10am–5pm). More details here.