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The 2019 WPF Carmarthen Conference – New Forms

The 2019 event will take place on the weekend of Friday 30th August to Sunday 1st September, 2019.

The Bank holiday is on the previous Monday 26th August.

New Conference Brochure

New Conference Booking Form

41st Welsh International Salon of Photography

The website is now open for entries. The closing date is September 15th.

The rules can be viewed HERE and are repeated throughout the entry website.

The entry website can be reached by clicking HERE.

AWPF and HonFWPF are available in the distinctions dropdown and entrants can type in any other distinctions that are unavailable.

Entrants will receive a high quality catalogue and there is an opportunity to buy a DVD of every acceptance.

Good luck to you all.

Peter A Young LRPS CPAGB AFIAP APAGB

Welsh International Chairman

Pixels 2019 Open for Entries

Entries are now being accepted for Pixels 2019 which takes place on Saturday, November 2nd in Talbot Green Community Centre.

The entry deadline is 13th October, 2019 but we would appreciate receiving your entries sooner if possible.

All the information your club needs to enter is contained in the following forms.

Competition Details

Entry Form

Conditions of Entry

RPS Distinction Advisory Day in Aberdare

South Wales Region Advisory day for LRPS and ARPS (all five categories). Attending this Advisory day will give you the opportunity to discuss your portfolio with current panel members in a professional but friendly atmosphere. 14 September 2019. 10:00 – 16:00.

Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery Aberdare CF44 8DL, Depot Road, Aberdare, CF44 8DL.

Book tickets here.

Barry Camera Club Exhibition

It’s been 3 years in the making, but this week, we have finally had confirmation that Barry Camera Club has been offered an Exhibition at At Art Central Gallery, Town Hall, King Square, Barry, CF63 4RW this summer. The poster below give details of the opening hours. Note, not open on Sundays.

The Exhibition itself will be open from Saturday 10th August until Saturday 7th September. It will be ‘hung’ on Tuesday 6th August and taken down on Monday 9th September. Here is a link to a news piece on the opening of the Exhibition.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the Club to demonstrate to the general public the quality of work we can produce and hopefully use this to attract new members. (Philippa Evans is putting the finishing touches to the next programme and Heulwen Roberts has developed a publicity leaflet which I hope will both be available to accompany the Exhibition.)

Roy Carr (Chairperson, Barry Camera Club)

Medieval Fayre in Llantrisant

A Medieval Fayre will take place on the Castle Green in Llantrisant on the 24th and 25th of August. It celebrates the opening of the Guildhall.

Digital Printing Workshop

Peter Corbett of Master-Print (also a member of Hay Camera Club) is offering a digital printing workshop on September 21/22.

Master-Print also offers a fine art photo printing service.

Full details can be found on his website.

PSA Distinctions with Ian at Carmarthen

Ian Ledgard the Photographic Society of America Membership Director for Wales will be attending the Saturday sessions of the forthcoming WPF Conference. He will be pleased to meet existing and prospective members.

There are many photographers within the WPF who have achieved FIAP distinctions but may not be aware that PSA also offer their Recognition of Photographic Achievement. This year 4 Welsh phoographers have gained the first level of award the QPSA.

Ian will be happy to explain the process to you and is also available to come to your club to give a presentation on what PSA offers.

Results from Warwick 2019

All the results from the Inter-Club PDI Championships at Warwick can be seen in this edition of PAGB e-News.

The WPF Clubs taking part were Inn Focus, Tenby and Gwynfa.

2019 Ace of Prints

The ISO Group won the 2019 Ace of Prints competition. Gwynfa were second and Tenby third.

More information when we have it.

Results from 2019 Inter-Federation Competition

The WPF finished fairly low down in the order but WPF club members we did achieve some individual successes. The overall results can be seen here. Further details can be found in this edition of PAGB e-news.

Full WPF scores can be seen below:-

Mono Prints Colour Prints PDI Open PDI Nature

Three WPF workers will have mono prints in the exhibition. They are:-

Gillian Mackay (Tenby) – The Last Tram
Leigh Woolford (Gwynfa) – The White Hut
Nick Craddock
(The Vale) – London Experience

Three WPF workers will have colour prints in the exhibition. They are:-

Gareth Martin (Afan Nedd) – In Need of a Wash
Gillian Mackay (Tenby) – Looking Out
Jenny Hibbert (Bridgend) – Water Vole About To Enter Water

Two WPF workers will have Open PDIs in the exhibition. They are:-

Dave Lewis (Tenby) – Catch Me If You Can
Gwynfryn Jones (Gwynfa) – Mean Street

Four WPF workers will have Nature PDIs in the exhibition. They are:-

Dave Rees (Western Valley) – Crested Tit
Dave Edwards (Neath) – Lynx on the Skyline
Neil Thomas (Afan Nedd) – Cukoo with Caterpillar

Phil Morgan (Inn Focus) achieved a PDIs Judge’s Award for:- Red Throated Diver.

Congratulations to them all.

You will be able to see the Exhibition in Maesteg Library during October so don’t forget to go along and enjoy the style and quality of prints that make the exhibition the Best of British! (More details of the exhibition will appear here in due course).

I want to thank everybody for the use of their images and to thank all those from the executive that helped me in selecting the work to put forward and packing & labelling the prints for Peter to transport to England!

Roy Thomas

2019 Barrian Cup Results

We’ve received this from Roy Carr at Barry.

Congratulations to the ISO Group who won this year’s edition of the Barrian Cup, scoring 90 points out of a possible 100. Gwynfa came second with 87 and Inn Focus third with 86. All the scores can be seen here.

Sharon Prenton Jones, a member of the ISO Group walked away with the Mike Lewis Trophy for Pearl and Malcolm Kingswell won the Dave Cowdrey Trophy for best Landscape/Seascape.

Many thanks to Peter Gennard who did a sterling job of judging this afternoon prints, especially since he judged them ‘cold’, adding to the suspense.

Thank you too to all who attended and to fellow members of Barry Camera Club who made the event happen. A good afternoon was had by all.

Stanley Chell 2019

This year’s Stanley Chell competition will be on Saturday 23rd November 2019.

Further details will be circulated in due course.

2019 Welsh Salon Results

Here are the Awards and Acceptances from the 2019 Welsh salon of Photography.

All Awards

Colour Prints

Monochrome Prints

Projected Digital Images

Also, all the non-selected prints are ready for collection from Cliff. Please contact him on 07971 204261 or email cliffemery@ntlworld.com to arrange collection or to report any inaccuracies in the results.

The Salon Exhibition this year is in the The Cynon Valley Museum, Aberdare, CF44 8DL. It opens on May 1st and closes on May 31st.

The official opening and awards presentations are on Saturday 4th May 2.00pm.

Results From 2019 Bridgend 5-8 Competition

This from Roger Daniel at Bridgend & District Camera Club:-

Last night Bridgend & District Camera Club, held it’s annual 5 to 8 International Photo Harmony Competition expertly judged by Joan Ryder Rathband, FRPS,FPSSA, AFIAP, DPAGB and Clive Rathband, FRPS,FPSSA,EFIAP, DPAGB. The competition attracted entries from all over the world with the top three places going to:

1st – Ian Bateman (this is the 3rd time in a row that Ian has won) with his entry – Cathedral

2nd – Jane & Stephen Lee with their entry – Yellowstone Winter

3rd – Lisa Buckalders with her entry – Visions of Africa

Well done to all who entered.

AWPF Assessment 2019

AWPF assessment for the 2019 season is now open for applications.

To apply please use the new application form which has an extra paragraph that indicates you agree to the WPF using the data you have written on the application form so we comply with the new data protection law. It will also allow us to communicate with you regarding your application.

Our Judges for this year will be:-

  1. Gary Shinner (Chairman) AWPF,  LRPS, EFIAP/b, MPSA, BPSA.
  2. Brian Coleman FWPS, Hon.AFIAP.
  3. Leigh Woolford FWPF Hon, DPAGB, AWPF, EFIAP, BPE3*.
  4. Pete McCloskey FRPS, APAGB.
  5. TBA

Dates for your Diary:-

  1. The AWPF workshop is at Talbot Green Community Centre on Sunday 28th April, 2019 at 10am.
  2. The last day for applications is 22nd September, 2019.
  3. The AWPF Assessment day is at Talbot Green Community Centre on Sunday 3rd November, 2019 commencing 10am.

Please be aware that we can only take 25 applications a year, enclose a cheque with your application. £40 to members of WPF affiliated clubs, to anyone else the fee is £50.

The distinction of AWPF is available to everyone on completion of a successful Panel. Over the last few years we’ve had successful panels from England and several countries outside of the UK. Such is the growing reputation of the Distinction of AWPF.

Please don’t leave it to late last year we reached our limit of 25 by the end of April. We will have a reserve list, but not take a chance. SO APPLY NOW!

David Lewis (AWPF Distinctions Secretary).