December 2017
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Abertawe Exhibition

Abertawe have an exhibition at the Grand Theatre Swansea from 8th Dec until 22nd Dec.

Bristol Salon Open for Entries

The UK’s Largest International Projected Digital Image Exhibition – Closing date 27 January 2018. Low entry fees. Generous discounts for club/group entries. Please contact Salon Chairman for details – chairman@bristolsalon.co.uk

Four Projected Image Sections – Open, Monochrome, Photo Travel & Nature. Approximately 300 Medals and Ribbons to be won plus a FIAP Blue Badge for Best Entrant.  A4 Full colour printed catalogue sent to each entrant.

On-line entry system www.bristolphoto.org.uk

PAGB APM Assessment Day in Neath.

The WPF Exec have arranged an APM Assessment Day on Saturday, 20th January, at Shalone Road Community Centre, Britten Ferry, Neath, SA11 2NS.

The team will consist of Rod Wheelans Hon PAGB, AMPA, FIPF,  MPAGB, MFIAP, Ann Greiner MPAGB, Gordon Jenkins APAGB  and Richard  Speirs DPAGB APAGB.

The cost of the day will be £15 for members bringing prints and images along for assessment and £5 to attend as an observer.

There will be a limit of 35 members for the assessments but no limit for observers.  FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.

You will need to bring a packed lunch or travel out for lunch.  Tea and coffee will be provided.

Please email Jan Cawley asap to book your space.

Stanley Chell 2017 – Results

Firstly on behalf of Aberdare Camera Club can we thank you for your clubs participation at today Stanley Chell, for what I believe was an exceptional competition of the highest standard.

Getting members to present images as prints is becoming an increasing challenge, but we at Aberdare CC believe it to be the best format, the most creative, the most skilled, and when done well a pleasure for all to enjoy.

In the past years we’ve tried to challenge the norm in terms of judges, and so we  wish to thank Walter Benzie for accepting our invitation to judge, and bringing a fresh view and presentation style. His first score of 9.5 brought audible gasps from all attending, until we all recognised that he was scoring to ten. His comments, anecdotes and critiques  were well thought through, and communicated in a means that we all learnt a bit more. To get a former President of The Royal Photographic Association to our part of Wales was a true honour, and in conversation he was heartened by his warm welcome and is now keen to explore more of Wales. Thank you Walter.

We also wish to thank the following sponsors of today’s event and donating so generously.

  • Nomad Cases
  • PaperSpectrum
  • EOS Magazine

We also wish to thank the club members for their efforts in delivering a well presented competition, with yet again the best catering on the circuit. Aberdare always tries to give a true valleys welcome to our friends and guests, especially our secret recipe of “Bara Brith” (it all depends on the brew of the tea ;-) )

So now for the bit that you’ve all been waiting for, the results and scores.

  • Stanley Chell 2017  -Best Club – Inn Focus
  • The Hans Hoyer Trophy – Best Monochrome – Six Pack One Pack – Coltraine Koh – Inn Focus
  • The Glyn John Trophy – Best Colour – The Apple Woman – Gwynfryn Jone – Gwynfra
  • The Glan and Mair Trophy – Best Landscape – Horses at Kenfig – Jayne Libby – Cymro Momo
  • The Doris Chell Trophy – Best Image – The Historian – David Norton – Rhondda

A few Images attached of the winners can be seen below and the scoresheet can be seen here

Thank you all for entering, and  see you all at Stanley Chell 2018.


Stanley Chell 2017

Aberdare’s Stanley Chell Competition will be held on Saturday 2nd December 2017.

Invitations to clubs will be forwarded in September and will also be able to be downloaded from their web site.

Further details will follow.