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2016 Welsh Salon – Entries for Individuals

Please find below all the information and forms that individual club members will need to enter the 2016 Welsh Salon.

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2016 Welsh Salon Master Forms

Dear Club Secretary

Please find attached all the paperwork needed to compile your club’s Welsh Salon entries. Please forward this email, or supply prints to your Competition Secretary, or the member responsible for collating your club’s entries. All the forms you need can be found below.

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2016 Welsh Salon – Club Trophy Competition Entries

Dear Club Secretary

For the first time, the club Print and PDI Trophy Competitions are entirely independent of the individual Salon entries. This was brought about by a desire to involve more clubs in the Welsh Salon, even smaller clubs with few or no members entering the main competition. The numbers of photographers per club, and images per photographer allowed, have been adjusted to give even the smallest clubs as much scope for entering as possible.

The entries are chosen by the club and do not have to be Welsh Salon entries. If any are already Welsh Salon entries, a second copy must be used in the Trophy Competition.

Clubs may enter either the Print Trophy or the PDI Trophy, or BOTH for the single payment of £10.00.

All the paperwork you will need is below; please pass it to your Competition Secretary. Have a good look at the new rules and have a go! (Please used the EXCEL version of the entry form where possible).

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NDPS UK Salon 2016

The 2016 NDPS (Neath & District Photography Society) UK Salon is now open

The Salon has 4 categories and is for digital images only.  The categories are Open Colour, Open Monochrome, Nature and Industry & Commerce.  There are Medals and BPE ribbons for all the sections and acceptances are eligible towards BPE Awards.

Full details and Terms & Conditions are available from the NDPS Salon website. Closing date for all entries 11 April 2016.

Port Talbot Salon – Entry deadline approaches

The 5th Port Talbot Salon for Digital Images is open for entries. The closing date is February 14th so not long to go. There are 4 Sections, 163 awards and 12 Gold Medals! Also, all entrants will receive a 4* full colour printed catalogue.

Full details can be found by clicking the following links:-

Salon Entry Page Here

Rules of Entry Here

Bridgend 5 to 8 – Entry deadline approaches

The Bridgend CC 2016 5 to 8 Photo Harmony competition for digital AV sequences is now open for entries. Entries may be submitted on-line or by post. Full details including revised rules and entry forms are available here.

Closing date is 15th February 2016 and the top entries will be shown on the evening of the 14th March 2016. The judge is Malcolm Imhoff FRPS FACI(M)

Have you got it taped…?

The Welsh Salon rules seem to be causing a little consternation on the subject of tape so the editor of this website offers this advice.

Do a search on Google for ‘Framers Tape’ and you will find a multitude of people selling the tape you should be using, the proper stuff…. For example, you can find it for sale here, here or here. My club buys a supply of tape in bulk and offers it to members at cost price so we don’t have all the associated problems of using the wrong stuff.














Please DO NOT use the following:- paint masking tape, parcel tape (the shiny stuff) or sellotape. All three will, over time, become sticky on the facing side and can damage other people’s prints.

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RPS South Wales Regional Workshop

RPS South Wales Regional Workshop. Saturday 27th February 2016. St, Francis Millennium Centre, Park Road Porth-Y-Castell Barry CF62 6NX. 10.00am-4.00pm.

The South Wales Region of RPS (Royal Photographic Society), in conjunction with Fotospeed, cordially invites you to a workshop titled ‘From Planning to Printing’.

Professionals from Fotospeed, specialist manufacturers and suppliers to the public and trade of traditional darkroom and digital merchandise, including papers, inks, software and hardware, will host the event.

Colour management, calibration, profiling and printing will be the order of the day. The workshop is aimed at the beginner as well as advanced print workers who have a passion and desire for the printed work.

You are invited to bring a couple of prints to be critiqued by the professionals, all intended to develop your own skills and understanding in what makes a perfect print.

For more information please look at rps.org South Wales Region.

Mike Lewis (RPS South Wales Regional Organiser)

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RPS South Wales Region – LRPS Assessment Day

If you would like to submit a print panel for LRPS Assessment or you are working towards distinctions the RPS are holding LRPS assessments on Sunday 22nd May 2016 in Barry.

You will need to book if you are submitting a panel for LRPS assessment, you do not need to be a member of The RPS.

Come along to an assessment day to see portfolios being examined and learn what makes a successful submission you will need to book tickets in advance to attend. (Tickets are free for applicants and Society members, non members £5 in advance.)

Please look at rps.org/events or email distinctions@rps.org or call 01225 325733

Mike Lewis Hon FWPF (RPS South Wales Regional Organiser)

A Pair of Aces – No Charge

Please note, contrary to previous information circulated, there will be no charge for attending the Pair of Aces Competition. The is also no entry fee for clubs to take part.

The WPF ‘Pair of Aces‘ championships take place on 20 February 2016 in Newport. It is a combination of the old ‘Ace of Clubs’ (for DPI) and ‘Ace of Prints’ competitions.

The venue is the Ancillary Hall, Regional Swimming Pool and Tennis Centre, Newport International Sports Village, Newport NP19 4RA and the judges will be Peter Cheetham APAGB (N&EMPF}, Pete McCloskey FRPS APAGB (WCPF) and Graham Reeves FRPS EFIAP (WCPF). There will be no charge for attending. No buffet will be provided, but there is a cafeteria on the premises for the purchase of food and drink.

The two highest placed clubs in the Print section and the two highest placed clubs in the DPI section will be invited to represent the WPF in the equivalent PAGB Championships, namely the PAGB Print Championship in October and the PAGB DPI Club Championships at Warwick in July. (Note, Inn Focus have already pre-qualified for both these Championships so two more WPF places in each event are up fo grabs).

A Pair of Aces – Entries received

Entries have been received as follows:

Club Print PDI
Barry CC   X
Bridgend CC X X
Cardiff CC   X
Ebbw Vale CC   X
Gwynfa CC   X
Inn Focus Group X X
Newport CC   X
Swansea CC   X
Tenby & District CC X X
The Vale PC X X
Western Valley CC X X

If you believe that your club has entered more than the sections indicated above or if your club’s name is not shown above and you think it should, please contact Dave Paskin, WPF CELO by email at mokeyjo@sky.com

WPF Email Problems – Club Secretaries please read

To all Club Secretaries….

The recent Registration exercise proved to be even more problematic than ever. More Email service providers treated the despatches as spam, more people are using tablets and phones to access their email – which does not appear to work in the same way as email on a PC or laptop.

To try to remedy the problem and to ensure that your club does not miss out on something important, would you try these steps, please?

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Gwynfa sneaks the Memorial

Thanks to Rob Beynon of Gwynfa for this information.

Another successful day out for Gwynfa, this time at the WPF Memorial trophy in Kidwelly. They finished joint 1st with Tenby (72 points) but Gwynfa won the trophy due to two 20’s being scored.

‘Brown Eyed Girl’ by Margot Rowlands of Gwynfa won the trophy for Best Colour Print. The trophy for Best Monochrome Print was won by Brian Merry of the Rhondda for ‘Be Very Afraid’.


Final Scores for all prints

Great hospitality from Kidwelly camera club made for an entertaining day with some outstanding prints being shown from 24 clubs. The competition was expertly judged by Leo Rich ARPS, DPAGB, EFIAP/g, APAGB.

The WPF Convention – Lampeter 2016

The Lampeter University venue has been booked for the 3rd/4th September 2016 and we are currently looking for the four speakers to be invited.

If you don’t want to miss out on a really good photographic weekend then add these dates to your diary.

Information on the convention is available on the WPF website or contact Fred Davies by email at fred.j.davies01@gmail.com