Images (L to R) by Rob Jones, Margaret Barber, Philip Chadwick, Tony Davies & Ian O'Neill

North  Wales  Photographic  Association

Cymdeithas  Ffotograffig  Gogledd  Cymru

Member of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain



A warm welcome to the NEW NWPA web site. We hope you find it informative and interesting and that you enjoy some of the best photography available in North Wales.


In the next few weeks there will be constant changes and modifications to the site, some small, some a little bit more in depth;

Should you however find a glaring problem...spelling mistakes, or incorrect information, can you please let the webmaster know by Clicking Here.

Thank you for you patience.


A s a member of your local camera club you are a part of a wider photographic community which looks to promote and expand your experience and enjoyment of photography.

The North Wales Photographic Association (NWPA) was formed in 1981 to represent all the photographic clubs in North Wales and is one of fifteen federations which together make up the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB).

We provide the following benefits for clubs and their members:

an Exhibition held annually to showcase the best work from Club members

Inter-Club Competitions held in Spring and Autumn, the winning clubs being invited to represent the NWPA in the relevant PAGB National Inter-Club Championships

advice and guidance for clubs including Public Liability and Trustee indemnity Insurance cover

the NWPA and PAGB directories listing Judges and Lecturers willing to visit your club for just travelling expenses.

occasional Lectures and Workshops

regular NWPA eNewsletters giving details of forthcoming events and Salon and competition results

a Recognition Award Scheme for individuals who have significantly contributed to the North Wales Club scene

Club members are able to apply for PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit at three levels: Credit - Distinction - Master

FIAP distinctions (Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographique) can also be achieved with acceptances in International Salons and Exhibitions with FIAP Patronage

a chance to enter the prestigious Masters of Print Exhibition

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The adjudication for the Photographic Association of Great Britain will take place at Coleg Llandrillo Llandudno Road Rhos on Sea LL28 4HZ over the weekend of 27th /28th April. This is in the Penrhyn Sports Hall, with adequate parking. There will be markers  from the entrance.
The doors will open at 9.30 all to be sitting for 10.00, each day will close at 4.30-4.45. Hot Drinks will be available from the college staff, and please bring along a picnic lunch.
Tickets are now for sale for a modest £6 per day, available at the door.
On day one you will see entries for the award CPAGB then on day two entries for DPAGB & MPAGB
If you are thinking of going for one of these awards in the future this is a great opportunity to see what standards are for the various awards, the adjudication only comes to north Wales every seven years so don’t miss this opportunity to meet other like minded photographers, and see some fantastic prints and images.
I look forward to hearing from you
Kind regards
Philip Chadwick DPAGB AWPF BPE5* AFIAP
Awards Officer NWPA