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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.


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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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.


WPF 2021 AWPF Awards

The Welsh Photographic Federation  held the 2021  AWPF assessment on Sunday 7th November. Thirteen panels were submitted and eight panels were successful. Congratulations to all the successful candidates. They were:

Andrea Hargreaves of Pontefract CC with a panel entitled “A prophecy of Dragons”. Kevin Robertson of Bridgend CC with a panel entitled “The Royal Airforce […]

2022 Arena Seminar – Booking Now Open

The details of next year’s Arena Seminar have been announced. It has become established as a major weekend event in the photographic calendar.

The seminar dates are: Friday 4th to Sunday 6th March 2022 at the usual venue: The Riviera Hotel, Burnaby Road, Alum Chine, Bournemouth, BH4 8JF.

The Seminar brings together a first-class group […]

Baglan Bay Virtual Exhibition 2021

Baglan Bay are currently holding their 2021 Virtual Exhibition. It is a collection of work submitted by their members for their second Anniversary Trophy Competition.

You can view it here.

The selector was Peter Young LRPS CPAGB AFIAP HonPAGB.

Swansea Digital Exhibition

Swansea Camera Club are currently holding an online exhibtion. You can view it here.

They’ve been hosting an annual exhibition of displaying prints in Swansea since 1900 but this is their first annual online exhibition. It was judged by Kylie-Ann Martin EFIAP BPE2 CPAGB LDPS.



Jenny Hibbert in the BBC Countryfile Calendar

Welsh Photographic Federation President, Jenny Hibbert, has had an image selected for inclusion in the 2022 BBC Countryfile calendar. You can buy a copy at just £9.99, UK postage included.

All proceeds go to “Children in Need”.

The closing date for calendar orders is 31st of January 2022 so act quickly if you wish to […]

PSA News

Congratulations to PSA member Neville Thomas who has just gained the EPSA award. This requires a minimum of 700 acceptance in PSA recognised salons. Well done Nev

I have had success in the Vidin spring Circuit in Bulgaria with 13 acceptances, a Salon Gold, Salon Bronze and two HM’s.

The rewards are there but you […]

WPF Zoom Licence

Dear Club Secretary,

You are probably aware that the WPF purchased a Zoom licence and made it available for use by all WPF Clubs, and several Clubs have made use of the service, sometimes before purchasing their own licence.

This Zoom facility requires a host to open the meeting, admit attendees, and deal with any […]

Lancaster Medals for Peter Young & Roy Thomas

The PAGB have awarded the J S Lancaster Medal to 2 WPF members, namely Peter Young, and Roy Thomas. This award is for Exceptional Service to the PAGB and is a very rare honour.

Since the inception of the award in 1998 there have only been 33 recipients. The last time the honour was bestowed […]