North Wales Photographic Association
Cymdeithas Ffotograffig Gogledd Cymru
Member of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain
July Newsletter click here
Jan Wison Challon CPAGB
Jan being awarded her CPAGB Certificate by our Vice President, Linda Bell. Congratulation Jan.
Inter-club Print Championship, Warwick
Our representatives this year were Mold and Rhyl, with Mold finishing in 15th in the Plate (out of 28 clubs) tying with Southampton with 98 points for the 8 images, their joint second best score ever, with their best score of the day being 14 for Rich Hainsworth's "Stars over Tryfan".
Rhyl came 22nd with 92 points, a great result for them at their first attempt.
Tony Davies, member of the GPU Governing Board, presenting GPU Crown 3 and VIP1 awards to Andy Polakowski of the Eryri Photo Group and Mold Camera Club
RPS - Documentary Photographer of the Year 2021 Exhibition
Oriel Colwyn, the RPS Documentary Group and the North Wales Region have worked together to bring the Documentary Photographer of the Year 2021 exhibition to North Wales.
The exhibition will open on Monday 13th June 2022, and be on display for four weeks.
The opening event with live and zoom talks will happen on Saturday 18th June, 18:00 BST. Admission to the event is free of charge but because space is limited you will need to book a free ticket through the Oriel Colwyn website: http://orielcolwyn.org/dpoty21/
2022 Exhibition Acceptances Gallery
NWPA Exhibition results
Our Exibition Selection day took place yesterday at Craig y Don, Llandudno, with our selectors for the day being Dave Butler, Gareth Martin and Diana Magor (who stepped in last minute due to Bob Dennis being injured). No issues during the selection as it all ran smoothly, but a huge thanks to all three selectors for being diligent and meticulous in their choosing of the awards.
To view the award winners please click here
A huge thank you to all who helped to make it a very enjoyable day all round.
Ken Lester being awarded his DPAGB award by the Vice Presiden, Linda Bell
Peter Williams being presented with his CPAGB award by the Vice President of the NWPA, Linda Bell.
Facebook Page Live
We now have a Facebook group page for the NWPA, the page is open for all affiliated clubs and their members to use. We also hope to use this page to keep you informed of any relevant news items, invite you to any upcoming events, as well as promote discussion between clubs and members.
Could all NWPA delegates please inform their members and furnish
them with group the link below
Any issues please e mail Chris V Evans
Or message via Facebook messenger Chris V Evans
KEVIN HIRST, LRPS, CPAGB, Hon.NWPA, APAGB
Kevin Hirst is a long-standing member of Mold Camera Club and the Eryri Photo Group in North Wales. He has been on our Judges and Lecturers list for many years and is always welcomed across the federation for his friendly judgements and helpful hints.
He has served as NWPA Secretary and President and is currently Chairman of Mold CC. Recently he has been very involved with the digital side of N.Wales exhibitions and competitions, but has always been willing to give his time to help others, whether beginners groups or participating in club and federation events.
The NWPA is proud that Kevin’s contribution to photography has been recognised with this award of APAGB.
Kevin been presented with his award by Ian O'Neill, NWPA President
The NWPA Exhibition entry portal is now open TO ENTER CLICK HERE
Information, rules and ways to pay are on the Exhibition Rules page click here
Well done to Gary Jones (Mold CC) won the People's Choice Award for his image "Romeo the Puffin" in the recent North Wales Open exhibition at Theatr Clwyd, resulting in a goodly number of sales.
Andy Polakowski (Mold CC) has been awarded GPU-VIP1 status by the Global Photographic Union for gaining Gold Medals with 5 different images in International Salons and GPU-Crown3 for further International Acceptances.
Results of the PAGB Trophy and Cup added to the Newsletter Click here
PAGB Awards in Audio Visual (CPAGB-DPAGB)
From Phil Chadwick Awards Officer (NWPA) has informed us that on Monday 15th of May 2022, the PAGB will be holding an adjudication via Zoom, guidance notes can be downloaded here. If any mentoring is required, our very own AV group will no doubt be able to help, their contact details can be found on our members clubs page HERE.
GUIDANCE FOR THE EXTERNAL COMPETITION SECRETARY
The External Competition Secretary is responsible for the organization of the selection process and for the necessary paperwork to enable NWPA enter external competitions. Currently, these are:
- PAGB Inter-Federation Competition/Exhibition (selection beginning of May for closing date 1st June)
- Celtic Challenge (selection September – event held October/November)
NWPA Selectors are chosen at the AGM after their names have been put forward by their own clubs’ NWPA delegates. Their names must be put forward in writing at least two weeks prior to the AGM.
Selectors remain on the selection panel until such time as they ask to leave or when the NWPA Officers decide to change the selectors for fresh eyes
All the selectors will be notified of the proposed selection dates and venues and asked about their availability. The Competition Secretary will then invite THREE to attend.
Three selectors should be present for the selection of each competition
The competition secretary can invite up to three other non-selectors to help on the day with the putting up of prints, helping with the projection of the PDI’s, recording the chosen images and hospitality.
The Competition Secretary can invite a maximum of 6 observers along to the selection day
These observers must have previously expressed an interest in becoming an NWPA selector and preferably have some experience of entering salons.
These observers must let the competition secretary know at least 14 days prior to the selection day that they would like to attend the selection day
New selectors don’t necessarily have needed to attend this process in the past to become a selector though it would be advantageous
The observers must remain quiet and are not part of the selection process but are there to see how the images are selected
The selectors, observers and helpers must understand that the selection is a closed process, carried out fairly and in the best interest of the NWPA and what happens remains within the walls of the meeting is private
A light lunch will be provided on the day, paid for by the NWPA