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
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