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2019 Memorial Trophies

Here are the entry forms for the 2019 Memorial Trophy competitions:-

1 Past Presidents’ Trophy for four Colour Prints. Entry Form: Word PDF
2 Gwyn Morgan Trophy for a set of four Mono Prints. Entry Form: Word PDF
3 Walter Morgan Trophy for four PDIs. Entry Form: Word PDF

Here are the CLUB CODES.

Here are the new simplified RULES.

Entry Fee £10 per club.

Entry Deadline: 15th December, 2018.

Please note, Clubs do not need to enter for all Trophies.

The Event will take place on Sunday 20th January 2019 at Briton Ferry Community Centre, Shelone Road, Briton Ferry, Neath, SA11 2NS commencing 10.00 am and to finishing by 4.00 pm latest. We’ll provide tea and coffee throughout the day but would have to ask you to bring your own food or obtain it from the local Tesco Express.

Prior to the closing date in December I would be grateful if you could advise your intention to enter, so that we can better plan the day and then Email your PDIs direct to me as below – (No PDI copies of the prints required) and then post or deliver your prints to me at: – 52, Ffrwd Vale, Neath, SA10 7EN – (Just ring me on my mobile before you set out so that I can make sure I am home to meet you.)

Looking forward to seeing you all there for a feast of Photography!!

Any queries contact me as below.

Roy Thomas
Roy17@btinternet.com
01639644757/07880710908

2019 Bridgend 5 to 8 Competition

Bridgend CC 5 to 8 Competition.

The 2019 5 to 8 Competition for digital Photo Harmony audio visuals is open for entries from 23rd November 2018 until 18th February 2019. Entries can be made online or by post.

This years judges are:

Joan Ryder Rathband FRPS FPSSA AFIAP DPAGB and Clive Rathband FRPS FPSSA EFIAP DPAGB

Judging takes place on Monday 18th March at Bridgend’s usual venue and all are welcome.

Full details, rules and entry forms are available on Bridgend CC website.

AWPF Assessments 2018

On the 4th November 2018, the AWPF assessment day was held, there were 23 applications, 21 print submissions and 2 digital submissions. 13 print panels and 2 digital panels were accepted and those photographers were awarded the distinction of AWPF and added to the WPF roll of honour. Congratulations to them all!

Achieving an AWPF is a difficult, and time-consuming task and will tax the skills of any photographer, such is the high standard required, well done to everyone accepted.

Name Club Panel
William Anthony Cooper AWPF Kingswood  P.S Cornhill Prison
Glenn Porter AWPF Barry C.C. Windsurfing
John Tidy AWPF Caerphilly C.C. People of Bangkok’s Khlong Toei Slum
Frank Barber AWPF Beaumaris C.C. Life in Asia
John Dudley AWPF Bridgend C.C. Under
Tony Davies AWPF Conwy C.C. Track Cycling
Margaret Barber AWPF Beaumaris C.C. Women & Children of Rajasthan
Heidi Stewart AWPF Gwynfa Land & Water
Jayne Libby AWPF Cymru Mono Water
Julie Morgan AWPF Abergavenny C.C. At The Jazz Club
Gary Welsby AWPF Gwynfa British Butterflies
Annette O’Connell AWPF Newport & Caerphilly C.C. Birds Of Prey
John Campbell AWPF Morriston C.C. Tracks Through the London Underground
Derrick Mulford AWPF Rhondda C.C. Candidly Ragged
Duncan Steward Norton Radstock Shepton Mallet Prison

We are very grateful to the Five judges, who gave their time, effort and experience to ensure the standard of the award was maintained. Thank you all. They were:

1. Allen Lloyd, (Chairman) ARPS. AWPF.
2. Paul Richards ARPS. AWPF. DPAGB.
3. Brian Coleman FWPS Hon. AWPF. AFIAP.
4. Leigh Woolford FWPF Hon. DPAGB. AWPF. EFIAP. BPE3*
5. Pete McCloskey FRPS. APAGB.

The day was made possible because of the help given by many dedicated people and I would like to thank them all

Our commiserations to those applicants who were not successful this time. The standard was very high this year and those candidates, all of which were so close to gaining the award, are recommended to address the constructive comments made by the judges and apply again next year.

David Lewis
AWPF Distinctions Secretary

2019 Arena Seminar

Friday 8th to 10th March 2019 at the Riviera Hotel, Burnaby Road, Alum Chine, Bournemouth, BH4 8JF

Arena has announced details of their 2019 seminar. The Seminar has become established as a major weekend event in the photographic calendar and brings together a first-class group of speakers and photography enthusiasts for a weekend of lectures, discussion and the opportunity to share inspirational photography.

This year they have another excellent line-up of speakers: Janey Devine, Jeremy Walker, Jon Tonks, Hongbo Chen, Chris Roche and Vanessa Winship.

In addition to the lectures we will be running the hugely popular ‘Print Walk’ where guests can show their work to other delegates. The seminar will also feature the well-received ‘Arena Print Raffle’.

Full details of the 2019 Arena Seminar can be found here.

Results from the 2018 Stanley Chell – It’s Inn Focus

Aberdare CC thanks all those who took part in this years Stanley Chell 2018. Congratulations to all the winners and all all those who entered.

Stanley Chell Winners – Inn Focus

Hans Hoyer Trophy for best Monochrome – “Safe Hands” – Ian Munro of Inn Focus

Glyn John Trophy – Best Colour Print – “In The Palm of My Hand” – Phil Morgan of Inn Focus

Glan and Mair Trophy – Best Landscape – “First Light at Llandwyn Island” – Heidi Stewart of Gwynfa.

Doris Shell Memorial Trophy – “Did It Escape” – Charlie Kidd of Tenby.

Congratulations to everyone.

The full results Can be seen here.

CPAGB for Chris Tidman

This from Gwynfa Camera Club:-

Congratulations to Chris Tidman of Gwynfa CC who has just achieved her CPAGB distinction.

Chris also recently got her EFIAP so it’s been a good couple of months for her.

Well done Chris!

 

Three Afan Nedd Members Achieve PAGB Distictions

This from Gareth Martin…

Three Afan Nedd members have gained PAGB distictions:-

Jayne Libby DPAGB
Heather Digweed CPAGB
Gerald Henry CPAGB

Heather and Gerald are also members of Bridgend.

Jayne has achieved AFIAP, AWPF and DPAGB in one month so I’m wondering what’s she doing in December.

Congratulations to all three.

Pixels 2019

A date for your diaries…..

The next Pixels competition will take place on Saturday 2nd November, 2019.

Further details in due course…

Results of Pixels 2018 – Tenby Win

Pixels 2018, the 14th running of the competition, took place at Talbot Green Community Centre on Saturday 3rd November and was a very well attended and enjoyable competition.

It was a particularly good day for Tenby Camera Club who, with 77 points from a possible 80, were clear winners and became the first club to win the competition three times. They finished four points ahead of Afan Nedd (73 points).  Inn Focus were third on 72 points. Top North Wales club were Deeside who finished fourth, tied with Gwynfa on 70 points.

Click here to see the final Pixels 2018 score sheet.

The Tenby photos were: ‘Go’ by Mike Cullis (19), ‘Loving Life’ by Al Rees (20), ‘Water Rail at Sunrise’ by Charlie Kidd (18) and ‘Newly Emerged Four Spot Chaser’ by Gary Jenkins (20). Click here to see them.

The judges were Phil Charnock (FRPS MFIAP) and Gwen Charnock (FRPS MFIAP) who kept the audience entertained with their inciteful critique, humourous comments and a little bit of marital bickering. They made the job of judging 164 images look easy and their entertaining approach meant that time flew.

Gwen & Phil selected The Space Between Usby Dan Muckle-Jones of Ruthin Camera Club as Best Monochrome Photograph and ‘Wild Fox cubs, Early Eveningby Jenny Hibbert of Bridgend & District Camera Club as Best Colour Photograph. Click the links to see the photographs. A further nine photos scored twenty points and were in contention for the awards. You can see them here.

Gwynfa Camera Club wishes to thank everyone who attended the competition (over 140 people) and all 41 clubs that entered. Without you, this event would not be possible.

We’d also like to thank very much indeed everyone who supported the event by buying raffle tickets as this is a significant part of helping us to finance the event. Huge thanks to all those who donated such amazing raffle prizes especially Fotospeed, Permajet and Carmarthen Cameras. Also special thanks to Crystal Vision Locks and Trophies for providing the Pixels Trophies and to Fun Fillings & Valley Catering for providing such a tasty (and plentiful) buffet.

We also wish to thank everyone from Gwynfa who helped to organise and run Pixels 2018. It was a real team effort.

A slideshow of all the photographs entered can be seen on the Gwynfa home page.

Report by Leigh Woolford of Gwynfa.

Kidwelly Camera Club Exhibition

The Kidwelly Camera Club Exhibition will be held on Saturday the 17th November from 10.00 till 6.00pm and Sunday 18th November from 10.00 till 5.00pm.

The Exhibition will be held in the New Events Room at the Princess Gwenllian Centre, Hillfield Villas, Kidwelly. SA17 4UE.

The 2019 WPF Carmarthen Conference

By popular request here is the advance date for the 2019 Carmarthen Conference so you can add it to your calendars, planners or/diaries

The 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.

RPS Event – Martin Parr in Saundersfoot

We have received this from Dave Paskin….

Would you be so good as to inform your club members that the RPS will be holding a day with “World famous Photographer Martin Parr” in Saundersfoot Hall on 30th March, 2019. He will be showing some photos of Tenby that he takes whilst living in his holiday home there .

If any members book before the 1st December they will get an early bird price of £5 discount.

Click here for full details.

Hope to see a lot of members there.

Best Regards

David Paskin  (R.P.S  RO South Wales Region)

Forthcoming RPS Events

To find out about forthcoming RPS (South Wales Region) events (featuring Mari Owen, Margaret Salisbury and Martin Parr, please click here.

2018 Celtic Challenge Results

Here are the results from the 2018 Celtic Challenge.

Region MONO COLOUR PDI Total Rank
Northern Ireland Photographic Association 185 184 178 547 1st Place
Irish Photographic Federation 178 186 172 536 2nd Place
Scottish Photographic Federation 176 179 174 529 3rd Place
Welsh Photographic Federation 171 176 174 521 4th Place
North Wales Photographic Association 173 170 165 508 5th Place
Isle of Man 157 170 166 493 6th Place

Full PDI Results

Full Colour Results

Full Mono Results

 

Congratulations to Margaret Jones

Congratulations are in order for Margaret Jones of New Quay Camera Club who has just gained the QPSA honour from the Photographic Society of America. Margaret is the second New Quay member to achieve this award this year.

If any other photographers are interested in trying for PSA honours then I will be very pleased to assit them.

Ian Ledgard, GMPSA
PSA Membership Director Wales
ian.ledgard@talk21.com

‘The People of the Rhondda’ Exhibition

Tony Smith of Phoenix (Rhondda) Camera Club has a forthcoming roving exhibition entitled ‘The People of the Rhondda’. The exhibition includes snapshot photos of people from all walks of life living, working or coming from the Rhondda. The idea for the project came about when he once said the words ‘I hate doing portraits’. This resulted in a self-inspired challenge to prove himself wrong.

The roving exhibition starts with Tonypandy Library on the 5th November (with the official opening at 5.30 pm on the 6th by local councillor Gareth Hughes). It then moves to Treorchy Library on the 26th November. It will be on display for at least 2 weeks at each of these venues.

It then moves to Porth Library from the 7th January and Ferndale Library on the 28th January.

Fifty portraits will be on display at Tonypandy and Treorchy but the available space dictates that number be reduced for Porth and Ferndale.