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
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....