North Wales Photographic Association
Cymdeithas Ffotograffig Gogledd Cymru
Member of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain
Welsh Photographic Federation Distincions
Congratulations to Tom Dodd, Robert Prenton Jones & Ralph Pinch who gained their AWPF distinctions. Tom is a member of Blaenau Camera Club, Robert is a member at Conwy Camera Club & Ralph is a member of Deeside Camear Club.
NWPA Exhibition 2021
Please note the Exhibition '21 entry portal will open on the 27th February and close on midnight April 10th. Selection will be online, due to the CORONA virus, and will take place Saturday May 8th. This year we will have only PDI entries, again due to the CORONA virus.
Link to the portal will appear here and in Exhibition rules (found here) on 27th February.
There will be 5 sections:
Guidance and Nominations form
The latest guidance and nomination form for HonNWPA has been uploaded and can be downloaded from the documents part of the menu within the web site or click here
Asia Photo Festival has just started
December Newsletter is read for your perusal. click here
Congratulations to Phil Tugwell who is a member of both Rhuthin and Mold camera clubs, on his success, in gaining his LRPS.
Andy Polakowski APAGB
Earlier this year the PAGB approved the award of APAGB to our own Andy Polakowski for his 40 plus years of
service to the photographic community of North Wales and beyond. Congratulations Andy a well deserved accolade.
Royal Photographic Society Distinction
We are delighted to report that Iona O’Neill of Blaenau Camera Club was awarded her Licentiate with Royal Photographic Society.
Congratulations are offered to the following who have been succesfull in this year's FIAP Distinctions announcement:
EFIAP/platinum Robert Prenton Jones (Conwy CC)
EFIAP/platinum Sharon Prenton Jones (Conwy CC)
EFIAP/gold Andy Polakowski (Mold CC)
Irish Photographic Federation Distinctions
On Saturday 29 February the Irish Photographic Federation held their Distinctions Assessment Day in Portlaoise. This was a well-organised and well-attended day with very interesting panels at all three levels. We are delighted to report that Iona O’Neill was awarded her Licentiate and Ian O’Neill was awarded his Fellowship. Many congratulations to both of them.
Congratulations to Sian Davies for acheiving the goal of PPSA from the Photographic Society of America, well done.
Congratulations must got to Sharon Prenton-Jones for her success as the Bristol International where she was awared the FIAB Blue Pin Best Author Award.
She had 14 acceptances including 5 awards as follows: Silver for Memories, Silver for Pearl, Judge’s Award for The Secret Diary, HM for Merlin, Judge’s Award for The Olive Branch. The other acceptances were - Fallen Angel, Framed, Guinevere’s Vigil, Penance, Samhain, Oslo Opera House, Broken Doll, Night Hunter, Night Life.
2019 AWPF Distinctions
The Associateship of the Welsh Photographic Federation assessments were held on Sunday 3 November at Talbot
Green, South Wales. There were 21 assessments in total, 20 Print and 1 PDI, resulting in 12 new AWPF awards being
Congratulations to the successful North Wales applicants:
Pammy Sheldon - Mold Camera Club
Iona O’Neill - Clwb Camera Blaenau Ffestiniog
Congratulations to Tony Davies (Conwy CC) for achieving his GPU Aphrodite.
A change to BPE "last call" to enter... and Results, can now be found on separate pages. Last Calls here with the Results available here. Both can be found under " Exibitions and Salons" - BPE on the above menu. Hope this will make things a bit easier.
Vanguard World is trying to help local photography and support the clubs and PAGB. Having said this we as a company strive to support photographers of all levels. We have decided to give the NWPA and any of its members a discount on our website, as well as provide a prize here and there just for sponsorship to have our name in a newsletter and on the sponsor link of the website. We can also provide Demonstration sessions, where members can get a feel for the products and ask whatever questions they may have, try kit in bags to make sure they are fit for purpose. Should they wish to see a range they can visit Cambrian Photography or Jason Wharam email me by clicking here
The voucher code is 30% off entire order at checkout.
This means if it is below the min for delivery there will be a delivery charge.
The NWPA would like to thank Vanguard for their kind offer and sponsorship.
MPAGB - What is it?
The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) is a membership organisation that co-ordinates activities for
photographic Clubs in England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland (including the Channel Islands and Isle of Man)
through 15 geographical Federations, of which the NWPA is one.
Within their scheme of Awards for Photographic Merit (APMs) their third award is Master of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain and is held for life, a holder being entitled to insert the letters MPAGB after their name. The APMs are only open to members of Clubs affiliated to the PAGB through their Federations and they must have been an active member of an affiliated Club for a minimum of 5 years for MPAGB. It necessary to already be a holder of the DPAGB for at least 11 months in order to apply for the MPAGB.
Submissions are assessed at least twice a year by 6 assessors selected from the PAGB list of judges. Applicants may attend if they wish unless it is one of the occasional, closed "catch-up" sessions.
Each application will be assessed as individual pieces of work and should consist of the following: 20 monochrome prints or digital images OR 20 colour prints or digital images OR a mixture of 20 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: “Highest standard of UK Amateur Photography: photographs which would enjoy a very considerable level of success in International Exhibitions, including consistent and frequent acceptances.”
Cost is a one-off £120 (2018), no annual subscription is required.
Further details are to be found on the PAGB website.
Applications must be made through the current NWPA Awards Officer: Phil Chadwick.
Info to follow....