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Dobson Henry Medal for Linda & Edgar

Gwynfa Camera Club Members Linda Gibbs MPAGB, AV-AFIAP and Edgar Gibbs FRPS, MPAGB, AV-AFIAP have each been awarded the Royal Photographic Society’s Dobson Henry Medal.  This award is for outstanding contributions in the Audio Visual medium. This not only includes organising events at national and international level, but helping and advising others. They were each presented with a medal at the National Audio Visual Championship on Saturday 23rd September, only the fourth couple to receive the award.

Linda and Edgar, who have been involved in the medium for nearly 30 years, said that they were delighted and honoured to be awarded their Medals, which were presented to them by RPS President Robert Albright FRPS.


Clive Minnitt Hangs Up His Boots

Well known lecturer Clive Minnitt has decided to retire from giving club lectures.

Clive says “I have been a speaker on the WPF circuit for many years (although infrequently speaking) and I have decided to hang up my boots, as it were, to concentrate my efforts on leading photographic tours for Light & land.”

We all wish him well in the future and thank him for the very enjoyable lectures he brought to clubs all over the WPF.

New members on the WPF Executive

At the AGM in March, we were not able to elect sufficient members to the Executive to bring it to its full complement.  Since then, I am delighted to announce that Howard Evans AWPF and Ron Lines AWPF have been co-opted onto the Executive.  Their contact details are on the contacts page.

I hope you will join with me in thanking them for working on behalf of all our member societies.

Peter A Young LRPS CPAGB AFIAP APAGB – Vice President

Mike Stokes

We have been informed of the very sad news that Mike Stokes, immediate past Deputy Chairman of the Bridgend Camera Club, passed away last Monday.

His funeral will be held at Coychurch Crematorium at 1.15pm on Friday 3rd November. Donations to Y Bwthyn Newydd at Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend.

Congratulations to Jenny Hibbert

Congratulations to Jenny Hibbert who had a photograph selected in the inaugural PAGB Masters of Print Competition. This was a highly competitive event. No photographer was allowed to win more than once. Jenny’s winning entry was “Hawk Owl Hunting Over Snow” and was awarded a Silver Medal by judge Gwen Charnock.

There are superb photographs and photographers who have been accepted into this, the first masters of print exhibition. The exhibition will be held at the Robert Burt Gallery at 57-61 Union Street, LONDON, SE1 1SG from Tue 5th – Fri 15th Dec, (10.00-16.00, closed Sat & Sun), with an opening and private view on Monday 4th December from 2.00 p.m.

Although the PAGB are looking at the possibility of staging the exhibition at other UK venues, this is the one to visit. Do, please, make the effort, most people can do London and back in a day by public transport.

The WPF are looking to host the exhibition of about 60 prints in our area in the New Year if a suitable venue can be found.

Neath UK Salon Entry Deadline

Neath and District PS UK Salon will be open for entries from 1st February 2018 until 21st April 2018.

This year we have PAGB and BPE Patronage and there will be PAGB Medals and Ribbons as well as NDPS Ribbons and Medals as well as acceptances being eligible for BPE Crown points.

All information can be found at

Alun Lewis

Sad news from Llanelli Photographic Society. Alun Lewis passed away last Saturday, he was 68.

His funeral will be held on 19 October at the Llanelli Crematorium at 11 am.

He was Llanelli’s current external competition secretary and as such would be familiar to many of the clubs in the WPF.

2017 Welsh International Salon Results

The adjudication for the Welsh International Salon took place a short while ago and the lists of acceptance can be seen below.

Continue reading 2017 Welsh International Salon Results

WISP 2017 – Colour Print Awards

Welsh International Salon of Photography 2017 – Colour Print Awards

WISP 2017 – Mono Print Awards

Welsh International Salon of Photography 2017 – Mono Print Awards

WISP 2017 – Mono PDI Awards

Welsh International Salon of Photography 2017 – Mono PDI Award Winners 

WISP 2017 – Colour PDI Awards

Welsh International Salon of Photography 2017 – Colour PDI Awards

WISP 2017 – Nature PDI Awards

Welsh International Salon of Photography 2017 – Nature PDI Awards

WISP 2017 – Photo Travel PDI Awards

Welsh International Salon of Photography 2017 – Photo Travel PDI Awards

Royston Kneath

As many of you will already know, Royston Kneath has sadly passed away.

Roy was a very active person on the Swansea camera scene and a WPF speaker and judge of long standing.

His family wishes to thank everyone for their thoughts, wishes and sympathy which has meant so much to his wife Laura, and daughters Suzy Richards and Jennifer Kneath.

They would like to invite you to join them in celebrating his life on Tuesday 5th September 2017. Full details below.

  • 11.15 Hill United Reformed Church , North Hill Road, North Hill SA1  6YB
  • 12.30 Swansea Crematorium, SA6 6BY
  • 1.30 Landore Social Club, Neath Road, SA1 2LE (turning next to Thrifty Car Rental and Garage)

All are welcome at any or all of the services/reception above

Family Flowers only but donations may be made in lieu of flowers if desired.

Roy was passionate about Swansea’s history and was an enthusiastic supporter of the Royal Institution of South Wales charitable work acting as the Friends of Swansea Museum. Donations will help preserve Swansea’s past for future generations.

c/o D.G Attwell Funeral Directors, 95 Eaton Road, Brynhyfryd, Swansea, SA5 9JH, 01792 650205.

John B. Davies

More sad news. John B. Davies of Swansea has passed away after the swift onset of Leukeamia.

John was a WPF lecturer and many will know him from the talks he gave.

More information when we have it.