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January 2022

Welsh Salon 2022 – Open For Entries

Prints Are Back

I am pleased to announce that the Welsh Salon of Photography 2022 is now open for entries with a class for PDIs and two Print classes.

Sections will comprise Monochrome Prints, Colour Prints and Projected Images.

The closing date for entries will be the date of the WPF AGM, 13 March 2022.

Please read the Rules here and entries can be made here.

Good luck to all entrants.

Cliff Emery – Welsh Salon Chairman

The 2022 Memorial Trophies

The 2022 Memorial Trophy Competitions will take place via zoom on the afternoon of Sunday 23rd January 2022, with doors to the zoom meeting opening at 12.45. Twenty-one clubs have entered so there will be 168 images (84 Mono and 84 Colour) to be reviewed by our esteemed judge Leo Rich ARPS DPAGB Hon PAGB EFIAP/g.

The proposed itinerary is as follows:

12.45 – Zoom meeting opens.
13.00 – Introductions.
13.10 – Judging of the Gwyn Morgan Memorial Trophy (Monochrome).
15.15 – 15 min comfort break.
15.30 – Judging of the Walter Morgan Memorial Trophy (Colour).
17.35 – Commendations, final scores and votes of thanks.
18.00 – Meeting closes.

The 21 Clubs are:- Aberdare, Abergavenny, Abertawe, Aberystwyth, Afan Nedd, Baglan Bay, Bargoed, Bridgend & District, Cardigan,  Cwmbran, Gwent, Gwynfa, Maesycwmmer, Monmouth, Neath & District, Pyle & Porthcawl, Rhondda, RPC, Swansea, Tenby & District and Towy Valley.

If you have a second computer screen or device, you can use the following self adding scoresheets to record the scores as the competition progresses:

Gwyn Morgan Memorial 2022 Scoresheet (monochrome)

Walter Morgan Memorial 2022 Scoresheet (colour)

For the Zoom meeting details please click on ‘Continue reading the 2022 Memorial Trophies’ below.

Continue reading The 2022 Memorial Trophies

Barrian Cup 2022

Barry Camera Club are pleased to be able to announce they will be running their Barrian Cup event for 2022, and would like to invite your club to participate.

This will be a DPI only competition for this year only.  The main reasons for this decision: to try and cover all eventualities should we still be under some sort or Covid restrictions; and knowing that some clubs are not yet back in their club rooms.  

We do hope that you will join us on Saturday 11th June 2022 where we can once again meet and enjoy each other’s photography, friendship and healthy competitiveness!

All the details can also be accessed online here.

The entry form can be downloaded here.

Closing date for entries is 6th May 2022.

If there are any issues please email our Competition Secretary on barrycameraclub.compsec@gmail.com  

2022 Ace of Clubs Entries Invited from WPF Clubs

Now the New Year has finally started – may I wish you & Yours a Safe, Healthy & Happy New Year.

This is formal notice that we are running a COVID 19 Virtual Ace of Clubs again this year because of the current situation and the Welsh Government restrictions – closing date 30th January 2022 and Judging to take place on the 20th February 2022 – I’m looking forward to seeing your images!

Remember the 2 top Clubs will represent the WPF at the PAGB Event to be held in Warwick later this year – attended COVID permitted!

Here are the forms your Competition Secretary will need.

COVID-19 Ace of Clubs Rules – Issue A – 2022

COVID19 ACE of CLUBS Entry Form 2022 in PDF Format

COVID19 ACE of CLUBS Entry Form 2022 in WORD format


Any queries don’t hesitate to contact me as below!

Roy Thomas Email: Roy17@btinternet.com

COVID-19 and Government Advice

The WPF urges all clubs and members to follow Welsh Government advice.

The PAGB has issued guidance here.

We hope you all keep safe and healthy.

Updated List of Online Judges & Lecturers

List last updated 25th September, 2021.

Huge thanks to Susan Surridge, WPF Judges & Presenters Secretary who has taken considerable time and trouble to compile a list of WPF judges and lecturers who are prepared to do online judging or presenting during the current pandemic.

You can find the updated list here.

2022 Neath & District PS UK Salon

Neath & District PS are pleased to announce that their 2022 NDPS UK Salon will be open for entries from 1st February 2022. This is their 7th year as a BPE exhibition and they are also pleased to announce PAGB patronage again this year.

The Salon dates are as follows:–
Entries open 1st Feb 2022.
Entries close 16th April 2022.
Selection weekend 23rd & 24th April 2022.

There will be 4 sections – Open Colour, Open Mono, Nature and Creative.


  • PAGB Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards for each Section.
  • NDPS Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards for each Section.
  • Award for Best in Exhibition.
  • PAGB and NDPS Ribbons for Selectors Choice.
  • BPE Ribbons for Highly Commended.
  • Commended Certificates.
  • Club Awards for Neath & District PS Members.

This year they will again be using remote judging for the Salon and the selectors will be: Robert Millin DPAGB, David Russell AFIAP and Paul Keene FRPS MPAGB EFIAP/d1 MFIAP

Entries can be made via the online portal through our website www.neathphotographicsociety.org or by postal entry.

Information will be made available from 1st February.

FIAP Successes for WPF Members

I am pleased to say that all five candidates have gained their distinctions this year. The successful candidates are:

David Kitson AFIAP
Kevin Robertson AFIAP
David Hopes EFIAP
Margaret Jones EFIAP
Christine Tidman EFIAP bronze

Congratulations to all – well done!

I have your certificates and badges which will be presented at our AGM. This may change depending on the current Covid conditions.

Ed Cloutman.

WPF AGM 2022

Due to unforeseen circumstances the 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Welsh Photographic Federation will be held on Sunday 13th March 2022 at 2.30pm. This is 1 week later than previously announced.

The meeting will be held in the Talbot Green Community Centre Talbot Green. I will send out formal notice of this together with other relevant documents not less than 4 weeks before the date of the meeting.

Obviously because of ongoing Covid regulations we may have to change to a Zoom meeting, but we will give you formal notice of this if necessary.

Prints for the Welsh Salon of Photography can be brought to the meeting if required.
I hope this change of date doesn’t cause you any inconvenience, and I look forward to meeting you and your delegates at the meeting.

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Martin Nagle – WPF General Secretary.

WPF Annual Forms Sent to Clubs

The 2022 registration forms and datasheets for 2022 were sent out to all clubs on Tuesday 7th December.

If you have not received them, to please contact Dave Condon via email at treasurer@thewpf.co.uk

2021 Welsh International Salon of Photography – Catalogue and exhibition

The catalogue of acceptances can be found here.

This takes you to the Creative photographs.

This takes you to the Nature photographs.

This takes you to the Open Colour photographs.

This takes you to the Open Monochrome photographs.

This takes you to the Photo Travel photographs.

This takes you to the Scapes photographs.

And here are all the Awards


Thanks to our Judges & Lecturers

I am reliably informed that Sunday 5th January was International Volunteer Day so there is no better time to thank each and every one of you for all you have done – voluntarily, for our WPF Clubs during 2021. 

It has been another difficult year and once again we are very grateful for Zoom which has kept so many clubs up and running. I know that many of you have judged and/or presented via Zoom to clubs across the country (or even further afield) which we would not have dreamed possible a few years ago.

It is very encouraging to see that some face to face meetings are being reintroduced, however we understand that this is not an option everyone will feel comfortable about just yet. I have been asked (but declined) to produce a list of Judges and Presenters who are prepared to offer their services face to face. This is very much a personal decision and will vary greatly depending on the venue, number of attendees etc. etc. and most importantly the health and safety of the Judge/Presenter. Whatever your decision, we will respect your personal choice.

Once again, on behalf of the Welsh Photographic Federation, thank you all.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a hopeful, healthy and happy New Year.

Susan Surridge (WPF Judges & Presenters Secretary).

PAGB Awards for two WPF Photographers

Congratulations tothe following WPF Photographers who achievd distinctions at the recent PAGB APM day.

David Hopes of Bridgend & District CC achieved his DPAGB

Gary Welsby of Gwynfa achieved his CPAGB

2022 Vale of Evesham Exhibition

Click on the image below to be directed to the website of the salon.

Southport Exhibition of Photography

Click on the image below to be directed to the website of the salon.






PAGB Cups Open for Entries

Attention all External Competition Secretaries: The combined GB Trophy and Cup event is now open for entries. There are two categories in each section: Open and Nature. As in 2021, Trophy entries are free to encourage more prints.
The closing date is 14th January 2022.
Full details of how to enter here.

2022 Bristol Salon

Bristol Salon of Photography is now open for entry.

There are large discounts for club/group entries. Email the Salon Chairman at chairman@bristolsalon.co.uk for details.

Closing Date is 30th January 2022.

More details and online entry here.

Brian Rees

Kidwelly Camera Club sadly report the passing of our Founder and Chairperson Mr Brian Rees.

Brian had an unquenchable thirst for any photographic knowledge, and with his great sense of humour and passion he shared this with all his members, he will be much missed.

Our thoughts and sympathies go out to his family.