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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.

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).

Graham Meaker FRPS

We’ve received this sad news from David Jones.

Newport Photographic Club is deeply saddened to report the recent passing of lifelong member Graham Meaker.

Graham fully deserved his FRPS. A panel of butterflies and cactii secured this recognition. Images taken on “slide film” before the age of digital technology, when exposure, focus and composition all had to be set in the camera, and there was no delete button! An FRPS is still a great achievement, but to secure one on slide film in macro-photography was remarkable.

Graham was also a respected authority on cactii: he grew them in two greenhouses in his garden and displayed them both to photographic clubs and cactus societies.

In Newport Photographic Club, Graham was highly respected by his peers and provided inspiration to new members over many years. He has been greatly missed since ill health prevented him from attending regular club meetings.

When the club introduced Honorary Life Memberships, Graham was the first to be given this award.

The Meaker family tradition in photography will continue to be kept alive by his son Chris, who is a committee member at our neighbouring club, Western Valley.

Our thoughts are with Chris and the rest of his family at this time.

Graham’s funeral took place at Langstone Crematorium at 11.30 am on Friday 29th March.

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.

New Monochrome Print Salon Announced

We’ve received this news from the good folk at Smethwick PS.

We are excited to announce the new website for the 1st Midland Monochrome exhibition, part of the group of British Photographic Exhibitions (BPE). It has received PAGB Patronage No 2019-25. It will see more than 20 Awards being given and acceptances will be eligible for the BPE Crown Awards scheme.

The Midland Monochrome seeks to give a broader platform and exposure to monochrome prints. These can be traditional wet prints or modern giclee or laboratory prints. We have four categories, with something for everybody. The four categories are:

1. Open Monochrome

2. Portraits and Figure Studies

3. Scapes (Landscape, Seascape, Cityscape)

4. Wet Prints Silver Prints plus Alternative Processes (e.g. Cyanotype, Salt Print, Wet Colodian)

Online entry will open on 20th March. Until then, feel free to revisit the website for any announcements or additional content. All major updates will be announced in the ‘News’ section of the site.

Thanks to Dave Lingham for the heads-up.

Cyrmu Mono – Only Mono Battle

We have received this from Gareth Martin…

Cymru Monochrome are holding the third National Monochrome Competition on May 18th, To be held in Port Talbot, South Wales. Closing date May 7th.

4 Prints per club.
1 Print per photographer.
£12 Entry Fee.
Judge: Roger Parry, ARPS,MPAGB hon PAGB, EFIAP.

In 2017 41 clubs took part, in 2018 42 Clubs took part, in 2019 will we have more.

I will send more info out to the clubs taking part.

If you want your club to take part contact Gareth Martin, AWPF,CPAGB Chairman, Programme Secretary Cymru Monochrome cortez34@virginmedia.com

Margaret Salisbury – RPS Talk Cancelled

Due to unavoidable circumstances Margaret Salisbury’s talk to the RPS South Wales group on Sunday 14th April 2019 has been cancelled.

Those who have already paid will be reimbursed by the RPS.

Regards,

Dennis Russ