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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

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).

2019 GB Cup

Congratulations to Inn Focus Group (11th), Afan Nedd CC and Western Valley CC for being in the Top 50 of the GB Cup (Open). Nick Walton of Inn Focus Group took the award for Best Dark Humour.

In the GB Cup (Small Clubs) Bridgend & District CC, Rhondda CC and Carmarthen CC featured in the Top 50.

Congratulations to everyone.

2019 Ace of Clubs Results

It was an enjoyable day at Talbot Green and I would like to thank all 9 Clubs that took part, the 3 Judges Roger and Judith Parry of the MCPF together with Eddy Lane of the WCPF.

I also need to thank those members of the WPF Executive that were there and carried out all the work – including the mundane furniture movement etc.

My congratulations go to Inn Focus who won overall – but as they had already qualified for this year’s PAGB Inter Club PDI Warwick Event we must also congratulate Gwynfa and Tenby who came second and third and as such they too have been invited to represent the WPF on the 13th July.

So again we will have 3 Clubs from the WPF – my best wishes go to all of them for this success and for good fortune in July.

Now that we are back to having a simple PDI Ace and a separate Print Ace in July (As required by the 2018 AGM) it would be nice to see more Clubs enjoy the challenge next year!

Below you can find find summary and detailed results for the three rounds.

Round One Results           Round One Individual Scores

Round Two Results          Round Two Individual Scores

Final Results                   Final Individual Scores

Roy Thomas / CELO

WPF Programme Secretaries – New Facebook Group

If you are both a Facebook user and a Programme Secretary of a WPF Camera Club you may wish to join our newly set-up ‘WPF Programme Secretary’s Group’ where we share information and ideas about how to find great guest speakers.

If you are interested in being added as a member, please go here and click ‘Join Group’ or ask either Leigh Woolford or Gareth Martin to add you.

A day with Antony Penrose.

RPS South Wales are organising a day with Antony Penrose curator of the Lee Miller Archives.

21 July 2019 – 10:30 – 16:00

Talbot Green Community Centre, 93 Clos Springfield, Pontyclun, CF72 8FE.

More information and tickets here.

Dewi in ‘Mastering Film Photography’ book

Last autumn Dewi Jones of Neath & District Photographic Society was approached by a gentleman named Chris Gatcum, a writer of books on photography. Chris had admired the quality of pictures Dewi was producing from an Agfa Clack camera on his Flickr website and asked whether he could have four pictures for inclusion on a book to be published by Ammonite Press. After a few checks allayed any suspicions, Dewi duly sent the pictures and vowed to keep silent until the book was published.

This Monday the book entitled ‘Mastering Film Photography’ duly arrived. It features work from six photographers with two pages each in a book of 176 pages.

Dewi will be giving a talk with print illustrations at the Neath clubhouse on Tuesday, May 28 at the usual 19.30.

If you want to take a look Dewi’s Flickr account can be seen ‘here’.

Congratulations Dewi.

Photo Tour to India

Liz Barry, a photographer based in Swansea is working with a local Travel company NEI UK Ltd to organise a photo tour to India from October 7th to 22nd. Full details on her website.

 

Ken Stoneman

We have received this sad news from Alan Shepherd at Gwynfa.

Ken Stoneman passed away on Tuesday 28th May. Ken has been a member of Gwynfa since the very early days of the club and during that time occupied several committee roles including Chairman and Treasurer. He will be missed by everyone.

Ace of Prints Entry Deadline

Hi Folks,

It has been decided to move the Ace of Prints Competition from Briton Ferry to Talbot Green Community Centre. As this venue has a market there on Saturdays it is also necessary to change the date to Sunday 7th July 2019 with the closing date remaining at 16th June 2019.

I would be grateful if those Clubs considering entering could contact me to let me know their intentions by April – Thanks!

Because there are a few new Clubs and there have been changes of Secretaries in 2019 I have decided to circulate the Rules etc., again.

Rules     Round One Form (Word version)    Round One Form (PDF version)

I do believe that any of our Clubs who have 5 print workers can compete successfully in this competition – and it will expose their members work to a wider audience, the entry must consist of Colour and Monochrome prints with no more than 3 Nature prints. So although the rules say a Club is allowed “Unlimited” numbers of prints this is just to remove any artificial limits. A Club needs 12 prints in round one and if you go through to the second or Plate round you would only need 3 more prints – making a total of 15 prints. Obviously any prints that scored lowly in the first round a Club may want to replace – say 5 more prints making 20 prints a comfortable quantity to compete with.

Now obviously a Club could come along with 40+ prints as it may decide to see what the Judges’ peccadillos or dislikes are in the First Round so that they can choose effectively for the final. I have to say I think that would be overkill as print quality is what counts.

So to summarise:– 5 print workers with 4 prints each would enable a Club to partake and enjoy the Competition. For a small £10 entry fee you could enjoy a feast of Welsh Photography and measure yourself against your Federation Clubs. I’ve even attached the First Round Entry Form so that you can start listing the great work you see in your Club right now!

Remember the Olympics motto: Taking part is what it’s all about – not just winning!

Looking forward to hearing from you before or during April – any queries contact me as below!

Roy Thomas
Roy17@btinternet.com
01639644757/07880710908