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The return of the Welsh International Salon

Welsh International Salon

Report and Invitation

It was a pleasure to be invited to be Chairman of the International. No sooner had I been elected to the WPF Executive than my 30-odd years’ experience of running exhibitions at Federation, National and International levels was recognised and I was pressed into service. Not much pressure was needed – I love it. It is a source of great regret that we shall be running a PDI exhibition only in 2016 but, next year, provided I have completed a house move into South Wales, I hope that we shall have sections for both Prints and PDI’s.

Entries will be invited, by online submission only, from 1 May 2016 and selection will take place at the clubrooms of Neath & District PS from 5 to 7 August 2016. The selectors are Jan Cawley EFIAP/s Hon.FWPF, Bill Hall AFIAP DPAGB ABPE, Paul Keene FRPS EFIAP/p MFIAP MPAGB, Ian Ledgard EFIAP/s MPSA LRPS AWPF, Barry Mead FRPS EFIAP/p MPAGB APAGB and Leigh Woolford DPAGB EFIAP AWPF. There will be 6 sections, Open Colour, Open Mono, Nature, Creative/Experimental, Photo Travel and Photojournalism.

Medals and Ribbons will be awarded from PSA (Photographic Society of America), FIAP (International Federation of Photographic Art), GPU (Global Photographic Union, previously known as UPI – United Photographers International) and PAGB (Photographic Alliance of Great Britain). Additionally, some of the new WPF Ribbons will be awarded – they had their first outing at the recent Pair of Aces competitions.

I hope that many members of WPF clubs will submit entries. We plan to produce a catalogue of high quality that can be used as a source of inspiration to improve our photography. That catalogue will be sent to every entrant.

An offer from a member club to show some of the accepted and all of the award-winning photographs at a club evening has been received. I invite further offers from clubs to hold a showing to which a general invitation can be issued to other clubs in the Federation, preferably before the end of November 2016. Please contact me by email at welshinternational@thewpf.co.uk or on the WPF Facebook Group if your club would like to discuss this with me.


Chairman of the Welsh International Salon


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