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Pair of Aces Competitions

The Pair of Aces 2017 will be held on Sunday 19th February at Maes y Haf Community Centre, Brithweunywdd Rd, Trealaw, Rhondda, CF40 2UD commencing at 10.15am. Bring a packed lunch.

2017 Welsh Salon Open for Entries

The Welsh Salon of Photography is now open for online entries here.

Please note, when you log into the Salon entry website using the link above, the first thing you will see are the conditions of entry for the salon.

It is a showcase of the best work from photographers of clubs affiliated to the Welsh Photographic Federation or the North Wales Photographic Association. It is not a way to gain points for FIAP, PSA or BPE awards.

The cost of entering is unchanged at £1.50 per image.

The entry deadline is 5th March the same day as the WPF AGM and prints can be delivered at the AGM. (NB. Clubs may require their members to bring their prints to a club meeting earlier than this date so the club can deliver them en bloc to the AGM. See your club competition secretary for more details).

Selection will take place on 25th and 26th March.

Note, the memorial trophy (club panel) competitions have been taken out of the Salon and were held separately on the 14th January.

2017 Gwynfa Winter Exhibition

The 2017 Gwynfa Winter Exhibition will take place at Garth Olwg Life-Long Learning Centre, St. Illtyd Rd., Church Village, Pontypridd, CF38 1RQ from 21st February until 9th March.

Opening hours are Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 9:30pm and Friday  9:00am – 7:30pm. Entry is free.

Thanks to the exhibition selector, Gareth Martin who has chosen a lovely set of images. It is well worth a visit.

Gwynfa Wins Vale Battle

The Vale Camera club once again provided a warm welcome and a very enjoyable evening for their annual 7 Way Battle. There were some great images on show from the seven clubs that took part and all expertly judged by Mr Colin Harrison MFIAP, EFIAP/p, FRPS, FIPF, MPAGB, APAGB.

Gwynfa CC came out on top and also won the awards for Best Mono Print (Jack Tar by Gwynfryn Jones) and Best Colour Print (Kingfisher on Fencepost by Alec Stewart).

The results were as follows and the full scoresheet can be seen here.

Thanks to Mike Baker of the Vale PC for providing the photograph and Terry Verrinder for the scoresheet.

1. 154 points – Gwynfa

2. 146 points – Bridgend & Rhondda.

4. 143 points – Vale.

5. 140 points – Morriston, Pyle & Porthcawl

7. 137 points – Barry


GB Cup Results

Here are the individual club results of the 2017 GB Cup Competitions.

GB Cup for Large Clubs

GB Cup for Small Clubs

GB Cup for Nature

Top Photographers

We’ll let you have further information as soon as it is released.

Towy Valley Exhibition & Viewing

Towy Valley Camera Club are holding their photographic Exhibition at Aberglasney Gardens between the 1st March and 15th March 2017 and invite camera club members to their private viewing evening on the 3rd March 2017 from 6.30pm to 8.00pm (Free Entry to viewing but for the duration of the exhibition Aberglasney entry fees apply).

Cheltenham Salon Open For Entries

The Cheltenham International Salon of Photography 2017 is now open for entries.For instructions and on Line Entry please go here.

Closing date Sunday 23rd April 2017.

Rhondda Exhibition 13-23 February

The Rhondda Camera Club will be having a exhibition of members work on display at the Factory(Pop Factory) in Porth from the 13th – 23rd February. The venue is only open from 10 to 4 Monday to Friday.  If you fancy a day out on a month when there’s nothing to do then pop along.


Newport Host Bristol Salon

Newport Photographic Club will once again be hosting the screening of the Bristol Salon 2017.

This prestigious event will be held at the Riverfront, Newport on Friday April 21st 2017.

Newport looks forward to welcoming all club members at what is always an enjoyable event.

If you wish to print a flyer (which contains full details of how to order tickets) for your club noticeboard please click here.

The Bristol International Salon of Photography

Congratulations to Eric & Arthur

Congratulations to Eric Pearce and Arthur Mallett having received their AFIAP Distinctions Awards from The WPF President. (From left to right, Eric Pearce AFIAP, Vince Penticost and Arthur Mallett AFIAP).

AFIAP Photos 2017


AMENDED Rules for the Pair of Aces Competitions


Following representations from a number of WPF Members, I have made a number of changes to the rules and entry requirements which, I hope, will make it easier for your club to enter one or both of these competitions.

I apologise for the short notice given to you regarding the entry date, but I hope that it will not deter your Club from submitting an entry.

These amended rules were published on the 25th January.

The Pair of Aces 2017 will be held on Sunday 19th February at Maes y Haf Community Centre, Brithweunywdd Rd Trealaw in the Rhondda. CF40 2UD. All the details and rules are on the attached documents together with an entry form.

Closing date for entries is Friday 10th February.

Please click on the ‘continue reading’ link for full information….

Continue reading AMENDED Rules for the Pair of Aces Competitions

WPF Photographic Weekend – Lampeter 2017

Now that we are in to 2017 it’s time to add the Lampeter weekend to your diary.

Subject: WPF Photographic Weekend – Lampeter University 2017.

Date: Saturday 2nd September  to Sunday 3rd September

The speakers will include Barry Mead FRPS EFIAP/p MPAGB APAGB and Bill Hall AFIAP DPAGB ABPE.

More details of the weekend will become available through the WPF website at (http://thewpf.co.uk/?page_id=18174 ) or email Fred Davies at fred.j.davies01@gmail.com