Upcoming Events

AWPF Workshop

Date: April 26, 2020

Time: 10:30 - 16:00

Location: Talbot Green Community Centre

Welsh Salon – Official Opening

Date: May 2, 2020

Time and Venue TBA

Only Mono Battle

Date: May 16, 2020

Ace of Prints Entry Deadline

Date: June 22, 2020

Ace of Prints Competition

Date: July 5, 2020

2020 Carmarthen Conference

Start date: August 21, 2020

End date: August 23, 2020

Pixels 2020

Date: November 7, 2020

Stanley Chell Competiton TBC

Date: November 28, 2020

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Ieuan Llewellyn

Gwynfa CC is very very sad to report the passing of their friend and former member, Ieuan Llewellyn.

His funeral details are as follows:
Friday 28th February.
12.00 Service at Hope Chapel, Pontyclun.
13.45 at Bridgend Crematorium

June Grundy

We’ve received the sad news from Chrisine Starnes that June Grundy passed away just before Christmas.

Her and her husband Bill, were members of both Hay CC and Merthyr Tydfil CC for many years.

PAGB Event Rule Changes

The PAGB Executive has reviewed and agreed changes to the General Conditions for all events, the Monochrome definition and the Nature definition have changed and new rules have been introduced for ‘out of area’ members.

The rules for each event and the guidance on image repetition have been updated to match the changes. The object is to make compliance by entrant federations and clubs and photographers easier to understand, and so reduce problems arising between entrants and event organisers.

See the individual documents via the competitions page or by viewing them in the links below.

General Conditions (for all events)

PAGB (FIAP) Monochrome Definition (for some events).

PAGB Nature Definition (for some events).

Guidance about Image Repetition in Events (for all events).

There are also new rules for ‘Out of Area Photographers‘. For the PAGB Events with Club Entrants (Print Championship, Projected Digital Images Championship, GB Trophies, GB Cups), a Club may not enter the work of more than one Photographer who resides more than thirty miles outside the boundaries of the Club’s Federation. See the ‘General Conditions’ here.

PSA News

Welsh photographers have achieved good results in the New Year Circuit in Serbia. PSA Member Neville Thomas had 16 acceptances and won a Bronze Medal and an HM. Ian Ledgard had 7 acceptances and was also awarded an HM.

Three other Welsh based photographers also had successes and might perhaps consider seeking PSA recognition of their achievements John Bell and Matthew Jones both collected 16 acceptances and Anthony Baggett 8. How about it folks?

Ian Ledgard
PSA Membersip Director, Wales

2020 Memorial Trophy Results

Hi Folks,

About 60 people turned up to see this event at Bridgend Camera Club and I’m sure that they all enjoyed the day – I guess the winners enjoyed it the most though! I want to express my thanks to Bridgend for hosting the event and looking after us all so well, shame it was such a sunny day – unusual in that part of Wales! ;>))

Continue reading 2020 Memorial Trophy Results

The RCT Photomarathon

We’ve received the following information about the RCT Photomarathon, a 24 hour photography competition that will take place across the RCT on the 18th of April this year. Tickets go on sale on February 1st at 10am.

The Rhondda Cynon Taf Photo Marathon 2020 (RCT) is an event that allows its participants to express creativity through the medium of Photography. In a 24 hour time frame you will receive 12 topics that will require a single image submission for each. 24 hours – 12 images. NB. It is not a requirement that that participants live in the RCT area. 

It is being organised by Gaby Bromage, who is currently studying BA Press & Editorial Photography at Falmouth University and previously studied at Coleg y Cymoedd in Ystrad Mynach.

Their website contains more information.

Update of Club Data

Hi Folks

Please can you check your club’s data, just in case I have made a typing error.

Clubs A-C

Clubs D-O

Clubs P-Z

Thanks

Dave Condon

Neath & District PS UK Salon 2020

Neath & District PS UK Salon 2020 – Closing date Saturday 18th April 2020

Neath & District PS invite you to enter our 2020 Exhibition. We are a BPE (British Photographic Exhibitions) Member Exhibition so images accepted into the 2020 Exhibition will count towards BPE Crown Awards.

This year we are also pleased and honoured to announce PAGB Patronage. There will be separate PAGB Medals and Ribbons in each of the entry classes as well as the NDPS Medals and Ribbons.

There are four entry classes this year: Open Colour, Open Monochrome, Creative, and Nature. Please be sure to read the Class definitions so that images are entered into the appropriate Class(es). We’re accepting entries via our online entry website or by post. You can pay for your entry using PayPal, or by Debit or Credit Card.

You can access the exhibition website by clicking HERE where you can also view the entry terms and conditions, including the Class definitions.

Colin Kelly (Exhibition Secretary)

Diary Date – 2020 WPF Carmarthen Conference 21-23 August.

The virus emergency is unfolding at such speed that it is difficult to predict the situation even a month ahead.

However we are still some time away from the critical dates for the Conference.

All parties in our project partnership are committed to the success of the Conference and will keep matters under review.

Updates will be posted here and on our social media if any changes become necessary.

Thank you for your understanding.

Del Jones – WPF Conventions Officer.

The 2020 Ace of Prints

To give you plenty of time to prepare please find below links to the rules for our Ace of Prints Competition.

Continue reading The 2020 Ace of Prints

PAGB – Awards for Photographic Merit

After the recent success of our Tenby duo, Gillian & Charlie, YOU could be the next WPF photographer to gain a PAGB distinction and have CPAGB, DPAGB or MPAGB after your name!

Continue reading PAGB – Awards for Photographic Merit

DPAGB for Gillian & Charlie

Gillian Mackay and Charlie Kidd, both of Tenby & District Camera Club, attained their DPAGB distinctions on the PAGB APM day at Watford last Sunday.

Continue reading DPAGB for Gillian & Charlie

PAGB Recorded Lecture Service

WPF programme secretaries may be interested to know that the PAGB offer a good selection of recorded lectures for purchase and download direct from their website. Prices range from £0 to £15 for a lecture.

You can access a full list here.

You can set up a log-in for your club here.

AWPF Awards 2019 Successful panels

The successful AWPF panels for 2019 are now available to view in the awards gallery.

Congratulations to all the successful photographers

Results of 2019 Stanley Chell

This years Stanley Chell Trophy was won against fierce competition by Llanelli Camera Club. Twenty five clubs entered with a range in scores from 75 to 66. Afan Nedd were second followed by Cymru Mono in third.

Continue reading Results of 2019 Stanley Chell

Sad News – Terry O’Connell

Many of you will have known Terry O’Connell who was a regular presenter on the camera club circuit with his long time friend and AV partner David Harris. Together with David, Terry presented his AV shows in his own style for nearly 40 years. On 22nd November, 2019 Terry passed away peacefully with his family around him. He was 96 years old.

I first saw Terry and David in the early 1980s giving a show at Gwynfa Camera Club, the first time I had ever seen AV and it was that show that started my interest in AV. He and his wife Mary were loyal supporters of the South Wales RPS AV Group. Terry and his sometimes quirky AVs will be sadly missed. The funeral is on 12th December at 1:15 pm at Thornhill Crematorium.

Edgar Gibbs FRPS MPAGB AV-AFIAP