North Wales Photographic Association
Cymdeithas Ffotograffig Gogledd Cymru
Member of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain
March's Newsletter is available ... click here
PAGB Inter-Federation Competition
I've sent Terry and Christine the letter and guidance I'd like added to the next NWPA newsletter and circulated to all clubs.
The selectors will be meeting in May- date yet to be agreed Online entry on the PAGB website goes live 19th April and closes 1st June with judging taking place soon after.
Can we please encourage as many members as possible to let us have prints and PDI’s as Id like us to beat last years results.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE
Southampton International Salon Results
5 NWPA members achieved a total of 21 Acceptances including 5 Awards (all Lynne Morris).
A list of the Acceptances can be seen here:
Basingstoke National BPE Exhibition Results
9 NWPA members achieved a total of 39 Acceptances including 7 Awards (Sharon Prenton-Jones 4, Linda Bell 1, Lynne
All Acceptances and Award Winners can be seen here:
Bristol International Salon Results
12 NWPA members achieved a total of 42 Acceptances including 6 Awards (Sharon Prenton-Jones 3, Robert Prenton-Jones 2 and Lynne Morris 1).
All the Acceptances and Award winning images can be seen here: http://www.bristolsalon.co.uk/gallery_2019/gallery.html
Clay Cross National BPE Exhibition Results
NWPA members achieved 33 Acceptances including 4 Awards (Sharon Prenton-Jones 3, Lynne Morris 1).
All the Acceptances and Award winning images can be seen here: http://photoexhib.co.uk/cxe/results-2019/results.htm
Awards for Photographic Merit in Audio Visual adjudication taking place at Wilmslow on the 18th and 19th May with the possibility of an Advisory Day or evening session.
If you wish to apply for the award – then you need to contact Phil chadwick, the APM Awards Officer as soon as possible.
NWPA Battle News
John Smith, Rhyl PS has volunteered to run it this year, and it's Prints only...more information can be found in the latest Newsletter ... click here
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL CLUBS ... Third article in the latest Newsletter .... click here
SOUTHAMPTON INTERNATIONAL SALON
This UK-based International closes on Sunday 28 February.
Patronage is from FIAP, PSA and GPU (for those aiming for any of those Distinctions).
Print Sections are: Colour - Mono - Nature (up to 4 images in each).
Prints may be mounted or unmounted.
PDI Sections are: Open (Colour & Mono) - Nature - Landscape (up to 4 images in each).
Sizes are 1600 x 1200 max.
Cost is £11 for first Section, £3 per Section thereafter.
The entries portal for the Exhibition is now open: www.photocompentries.net?org=NWPA
If you should encounter any problems please feel free to contact Dave Flitcroft or Jean Chadwick Click here to email them both
The PAGB holds an Inter-Federation Competition/Exhibition each year and, following questions about how the NWPA selects an entry for this and any other external competitions, we have drawn up a Guidance Paper which can be found by clicking here
CONGRATULATIONS: After the Adjudication in South Wales for the Associate of the Welsh Photographic Federation we can add three more names to the list of successful candidates from North Wales:
Margaret Barber AWPF
Frank Barber AWPF
Tony Davies AWPF
More information can be obtained here on how to obtain your AWPF.
PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit
Congratulations to Rich Hainsworth for gaining his DPAGB
More information can be obtained here on how to obtain your Distinctions.
The Pixels competition was judged in South Wales on 3rd November by Phil & Gwen Charnock
Out of a total entry of 41 clubs, nine were from North Wales - an impressive entry.
Deeside with 70 points finished =4th
Our other clubs were: Llandudno (69), Blaenau (67) Dwyfor (65), Ruthin (65) Mold (54), Rhyl (61), Deudraeth (59) & Conwy (59)
AND we had a award winner - Dan Muckle-Jones of Ruthin won the Best Monochrome trophy with his image “The Space Between Us”
Well done to all of the clubs who entered from North Wales.
PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA
Hello PSA members in Wales:
I have been asked to publicise the PSA Individual Portrait Competition; it would be good to
have a few Welsh members taking part.
Here is the link https://psa-photo.org/index.php?divisions-pid-individual-portrait-competition
There is no fee. Two entries each at 1024 x 768. Just another opportunity to put up your work for judging. Why not have a go?
Ian Ledgard, GMPSA, PSA Membership Director Wales
Awpf - What is it?
The Welsh Photographic Federation (WPF) is an affiliation of over 50 camera clubs in South Wales, ie the area of Wales
not covered by the NWPA.
Their Distinction Award is known as the Associateship of the Welsh Photographic Federation and is held for life, a holder being entitled to insert the letters AWPF after their name. The distinction is awarded annually and is open to al lphotographers throughout the world.
Submissions are assessed once a year, typically in November, by 5 assessors selected from the WPF/PAGB list of judges or persons of equivalent standing. Applicants may attend if they wish.
Each application will be assessed as a complete Print Panel /or Digital Sequence and not as individual pieces of work, usually with a single theme of the author's choosing, and should consist of the following: a set of 12 monochrome prints or digital images OR a set of 12 colour prints or digital images OR a mixture of 12 monochrome and colour prints or digital images - it cannot contain a combination of prints and digital images, it's either one or the other.
The standard required is summarised thus: “A very high standard of imaging that would be appropriate for National and International levels, demonstrating an understanding of what constitutes good photography, including camera technique, composition and design, presentation and finish and an empathy with the subject matter.”
Cost for non-WPF members (ie, us) is a one-off £50 (2018), no annual subscription is required. Only 20 assessments are carried out each year so early application is advised.
Further details are to be found on the WPF website.
The current AWPF contact is David Lewis: Tel: 07855 786565, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.