North Wales Photographic Association
Cymdeithas Ffotograffig Gogledd Cymru
Member of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain
Have you entered yet?
The new NWPA Print Battle
John Smith, Rhyl PS Secratary has'volunteered' to organise this year's NWPA Battle and I would like to invite your club to take part..
This year the ‘Battle’ is slightly different in that it is to be a ‘print only’ competition.
Clubs are invited to enter the competition with just 8 prints each mounted on a 50x40 board.
Clubs with less than 20 members can have two pieces of work by one member.
Clubs with more than 20, then it is one print per member.
The competition is taking place at Craig y Don, Llandudno on Saturday 6th April commencing at 2pm and the judge is David Butler MFIAP, ARPS, EPSA from the Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union
I know that some clubs are non-competitive but if so, please will you consider entering - even if it is just this once!
Then, importantly, maybe have a club outing and come along on the day, meet the members of the other clubs taking part and enjoy seeing the entries and hearing the judge’s comments.
Whilst I will need a list of the titles and a photograph of each print for showing to the audience, the actual prints can be brought in on the day so there is no postage or expense involved.
It really is an enjoyable social occasion meeting up with like-minded photographers from all over North Wales.
Initially, can you please let me know if your club is willing or not to take part so that I can get an idea of numbers?
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL CLUBS
The PAGB Handbook gives advice concerning communications with judges/lecturers and a summary is given below:
On the night:
Remember:Judging and lecturing take a lot of preparation and standing talking all evening is hard work.
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.
2019 Welsh Salon of Photography Now Open for Entries
The 2019 Welsh Salon is now open to receive entries with a closing date of 3 March.
You can find the new conditions of entry on the website: www.thewpf.co.uk.
The selection dates are the 23rd and 24th March, 2019 at Talbot Green
Detail of the exhibition dates and venue will follow in due course.
Sharon Prenton Jones was the only North Wales award winner last year -
2019 Bridgend 5 to 8 Competition
The 2019 5 to 8 Competition for digital Photo Harmony audio visuals is open
Entries can be made online or by post. This year’s judges are:
Full details, rules and entry forms are available on Bridgend CC website
Pixels 2019 - A date for your diaries…..
2019 Bristol Salon of Photography – Closing Date Imminent
Closing date – 26 January 2019.
The UK’s Largest International Projected Digital Image Exhibition. Four Projected Image Sections (Open,
Low entry Fees. Generous discounts for club/group entries.
Entries on line www.bristolphoto.org.uk
North and East Midlans Photographic Society
Come and join us in
Sat 16th and Sun 17th February 2019
Exciting and unusual lectures which includes very big prints
Sat 16th and Sun 17th February 2019
If you are interested please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MASTERS OF PRINT
4-28 February at the Old Schoolhouse, Oldbury (Smethwick P.S)
All 60 prints will be on view (including Linda Bell’s)
THE NORTHERN EYE
ADDITIONAL DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES
Sunday 13 October - Welsh International Salon showing at Craig-y-Don
PAGB AWARDS ADJUDICATION 23RD/24TH November 2019 – WATFORD
As you know the Awards are becoming more and more popular and the Credit category for the November 2019 Adjudication is almost full.
In order to try to keep up with demand and, to ensure that an entrant does not have to wait more than a year to have their application assessed, I am writing to all the Credit entrants for the November 2019 Adjudication to enquire whether they would be interested in their application being brought forward to a “closed” Adjudication, possibly in September 2019, if they are not planning to attend the event in Watford.
I have given a deadline of 15 February for their response and, as soon as the numbers are known, a decision will be made whether or not to run the “closed” event.
Yours sincerely, Daphne Hanson DPAGB APAGB, PAGB Awards Secretary
Reply to:Email Daphne - click here
The PAGB’s GB Cups were judged recently and North Wales results are: Dwyfor bravely entered the Open section and finished =60 out of a total of 68 clubs, having scored 150.
In the Open section Lynne Morris won the Best Humour award for her “My Life is Pants”
The Small Clubs section was won by Mold with 120 points and Conwy finished =13 with 105 points out of an entry of 56 clubs.
Andy Polakowski was awarded the Tillman Kleinhams Choice with “Me and my Dog”
Jan Wilson-Chalon’s “Winston” won the Best Like George award
Sharon Prenton Jones won Best Medieval award with “Arya Stark” and also the best Graham Curry award with “Merlin”
Many congratulations to all involved, but why did only three NWPA clubs enter?
WEBSITE - OUR NEW WEBSITE IS UP AND RUNNING
Ian O’Neill has spent many, many, many hours building this for us.
You will find it under the same address: www.nwpa.co.uk and www.cffgc.co.uk
You will find all sorts of information and links to other sites. Most importantly, you will find lots of photographs. After all, this is what we are about. Ian is compiling galleries of pictures from members who have gained distinctions. Please have a look at these and send your images to Ian if you are able to add to these and give the year of your success.Click here to email Ian
NWPA EXHIBITION 2019
A timely reminder that the online entry will be able to be used from March 1st, and we hope for an excellent year!
There will be six sections. Two will be prints, mounted on 50cmX40cm card ONLY. One section will be open colour, the other open mono. The best of these will be able to be displayed in Venue Cymru during July.
The other four sections will be PDI's: open colour, open mono, scapes and nature, the rules of which can be seen on the website.
Four images can be entered for each section, so 24 images can be entered for just £12.
There are awards for best images and for each of the judges’ choices for each section, there will be a ribbon; also there will be Honourable Mentions.
We believe that there might be young members who would like to enter. We would love to welcome you and wish you well in your quest for an acceptance. Whilst we haven't got a specific section just for juniors, please let us know if you were successful, then we can publicise it.
The online entry will continue until April 5 and the prints can be taken to the NWPA battle the following day, or dropped off at my house in Rhos on Sea by arrangement before that date. Tel no 01492 525919.
All that remains is to wish everyone good luck.
Jean Chadwick. Exhibition Secretary
PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW 16-19 MARCH
If you are planning to visit the Photography Show don’t forget that you can get a discount on the tickets by quoting PAGBTPS19