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PAGB National Touring Exhibition in Barry

Photographic Alliance of Great Britain National Touring Exhibition  – Art Central Gallery, Town Hall, King Square, Barry, CF63 4RW. Thursday 6 October – Saturday 29 October 2016.

Every year the PAGB organises a selection of images submitted by the 15 regional Federations that cover the whole of the UK. From an entry of about 1500 photographs, 150 prints and 150 digitally projected images are accepted. These are then exhibited in about 4 centres throughout the country and the WPF are delighted that Arts Central in Barry is  hosting the Exhibition throughout October.

The 2016 PAGB SONY Inter- Federation Print and Projected Digital Image Competition, includes thirty Welsh photographers in this exhibition. This prestigious National photographic competition will show the best of the country’s keen photographers who are members of the  numerous photographic clubs across the UK.

The exhibition, supported by the Welsh Photographic Federation, is an exciting eclectic mix of monochrome, colour and digitally enhanced photographs that have varied themes from portraits, wild life, sports, landscape these and the enhanced images that capture the out of the ordinary and unexpected world of photographic art.

The opportunity to see this UK touring exhibition is an absolute privilege. It only happens once every five years so if you are interested in photography or seeing the best of Wales and the UK’s camera club members photographic images, make sure you visit this exhibition at Art Central Gallery!

Art Central gallery is located in the heart of the county is the Vale’s prestigious art exhibition space. The exhibition space is a magnificent place to exhibit, visit and appreciate art.

Gwynfa Pixels 2016 – Entries Invited

Gwynfa Camera Club invites clubs and societies in the WPF and the NWPA to take part in Pixels 2016.

As usual, we are looking for four digital photographs from each participating club. The club with the highest aggregate score will win the coveted Pixels Trophy and awards will also be made for Best Colour Photograph and Best Monochrome Photograph.

The entry deadline is 16th October, 2016 and entries may be made by post or by email. Entry forms & details below.

Competition Details          Conditions of Entry       Entry Form

Pixels 2016 takes place at 2.30 pm on Saturday, 5th November 2016. As usual, the venue is Talbot Green Community Centre, Llantrisant.

We very much hope your club will decide to take part and look forward both to receiving your entry and seeing on the day.

Meanwhile, should you have any questions please contact Leigh Woolford on 01443 491333 / 07800 878782 or email leigh@coform.com

Celtic Challenge 2016

The Welsh Photographic Federation are pleased to host the Celtic Challenge 2016. The following Federations and associated regions will take part; Cornwall, North Wales, Isle of Man, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and the Welsh Photographic Federation.

The event will take place on Saturday 15th October at the Glamorgan Holiday Hotel in Porthcawl,  CF36 3BW. It will commence at 1.00pm and the judge will be Martin Fry, FRPS, APAGB, AFIAP, AV-AFIAP from the Midland Counties Photographic Federation.

The Competition will comprise of 3 parts, Colour Prints, Monochrome Prints and Projected Images. Each parts will require 10 images. All members of the WPF are invited to attend.

In the evening, we will be hosting a dinner at the Glamorgan Holiday Hotel. There will be a 3 course dinner with a choice of menu, and entertainment by the Morlais Male Choir. The cost of this will be £15 per head. Reservations and menu will have to be made in advance,. The menu choices are listed below.

We would be very pleased if you would come to the dinner and meet the visitors. The Hotel is licensed and the meal represents excellent value for money. Please contact Martin Nagle by email at martinnagle1@hotmail.com or on 07773 657296.

Welsh International Salon showings.

Ebbw Vale CC  are hosting a showing on 4 November. All members of other clubs are welcome to attend.

Barry Camera Club are hosting a showing on 18 November. All members of other clubs are welcome to attend.

Eryri Photo Group are hosting a showing on Saturday 26th November 2016 at 2.00pm. Craig-y-Don Community Centre, Llandudno.

Permajet Roadshow in Cardiff

Permajet come to Cardiff with their Art & Framing Roadshow. 10am – 4pm, 12th October 2016, All Nations Centre, Heath.

The chance to chat with a “real person” – face to face is often far more illuminating than just browsing a product spec online and the Art & Framing Roadshow is the perfect place to pick up the latest advice, products and support.

More information here.

Pixels entries arriving

Entries for Pixels 2016 have started to come in.

Make sure your club enters.

Full details here.

Through the Lens Competition

Through the Lens, the annual Millennium Hotels and Resorts photography competition is aiming to celebrate all of the things that make Britain beautiful.

UK entrants will all be in with a chance of winning £5000 worth of top of the range camera equipment.

So if you think you’ve got what it takes, find out everything you need to know about entering the competition here.

Entry deadline is 3rd October.

Towy Valley Exhibition & Viewing

Towy Valley Camera Club are holding their photographic Exhibition at Aberglasney between the 27th September and 5th October 2016. and invite camera club members you to their private viewing evening on the 30th September 2016 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm (Free Entry to viewing but for the duration of the exhibition Aberglasney entry fees apply).

Photo Competitions

We’ve received this from Colin Jones at The Societies of Photographers in Rhyl.

We would like to invite all members to enter September’s Photography Competitions. If you could forward this email on to your members we would really appreciate it. This month’s Photographic Competitions are:

My Voyage of Discovery – Images from anything on your travels, whether it’s street photography through to stunning places.

Best of Nature – All things of ‘Nature’, whether it be the force of Mother Nature or animals living their daily lives.

Equestrian Events – Equestrian events photography, anything from dressage, in-hand showing, cross country and show jumping to name a few.

The Human Form – The study and appreciation of the beauty of the human body.

Pair of Aces Competitions 2017

The Pair of Aces Competition (print & digital) will take place on Sunday 19th February. 2017. The winning club and the runners-up will be invited to represent the WPF at the PAGB Inter Federation Competitions in 2017.

It’ll be an all day event held at Maes y Haf Community Hall, Trealaw, Rhondda. Full details coming soon.

The Memorial Trophies 2017

The venue will be Newtown Llantwit Community Centre, Crown Hill, Llantwit Fardre, Pontypridd CF38 2NA and the date will be Saturday 14th January 2017. All details and conditions of entry will be published by 8th October.

Please note, the WPF executive have decided to move the Walter Morgan Trophy and the Glyn Morgan Trophy away from the Welsh Salon next year and into the Memorial Trophy. The was unease and discontent over the way that the selections were made and displayed in the last Salon so it was agreed to try a different approach.

Henceforward there will be 3 separate competitions held on the same day. The Walter Morgan Trophy for Mono Prints, The Glyn Morgan Trophy for Digitally Projected Images and Thw WPF Memorial Trophy for Colour Prints. They will all be judged on the same day.

Lampeter Convention – 2016

The Convention took place over the weekend of the 2nd to 4th of September at Trinity College, Lampeter. It was attended by 58 delegates from across South and West Wales who were entertained by 4 incredibly talented Photographers.

Putting this together with a number of trade stands, good company and good food made for a fabulous weekend.

If you didn’t attend you missed something special!

You can see photos from the event and details of the speakers here.

Smethwick International open for entries

The Smethwick International Exhibition of Photography is now open.

Entries can be made online here. You can read the rules here.

It is the UK’s Largest International Print & Projected Digital Image Exhibition and is displayed at one venue, with visitors from all over the UK. The re are low entry fees and a special rate for club entries. Also, you only pay for each section entered. And you will receive an 84 Page A4 Colour Catalogue. The exhibition has international patronage from FIAP, PSA, GPU, RPS and PAGB and there are over 180 medals and ribbons to be won plus FIAP blue badge for best entrant.

There are three Print Sections – Open Colour, Open Mono & Nature. (Prints can be forwarded to Southampton International).

There are also three Projected Image Sections – Open Colour, Open Monochrome & Nature

Closing date 10th November 2016.