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Gwynfa Pixels 2016 – Entries Invited

Gwynfa Camera Club invites clubs and societies in the WPF and the NWPA to take part in Pixels 2016.

As usual, we are looking for four digital photographs from each participating club. The club with the highest aggregate score will win the coveted Pixels Trophy and awards will also be made for Best Colour Photograph and Best Monochrome Photograph.

The entry deadline is 16th October, 2016 and entries may be made by post or by email. Entry forms & details below.

Competition Details          Conditions of Entry       Entry Form

Pixels 2016 takes place at 2.30 pm on Saturday, 5th November 2016. As usual, the venue is Talbot Green Community Centre, Llantrisant.

We very much hope your club will decide to take part and look forward both to receiving your entry and seeing on the day.

Meanwhile, should you have any questions please contact Leigh Woolford on 01443 491333 / 07800 878782 or email leigh@coform.com

Pair of Aces Competitions 2017

The Pair of Aces Competition (print & digital) will take place on Sunday 19th February. 2017. The winning club and the runners-up will be invited to represent the WPF at the PAGB Inter Federation Competitions in 2017.

It’ll be an all day event held at Maes y Haf Community Hall, Trealaw, Rhondda. Full details coming next month.

The Memorial Trophies 2017

The venue will be Newtown Llantwit Community Centre, Crown Hill, Llantwit Fardre, Pontypridd CF38 2NA and the date will be Saturday 14th January 2017. All details and conditions of entry will be published by 8th October.

Please note, the WPF executive have decided to move the Walter Morgan Trophy and the Glyn Morgan Trophy away from the Welsh Salon next year and into the Memorial Trophy. The was unease and discontent over the way that the selections were made and displayed in the last Salon so it was agreed to try a different approach.

Henceforward there will be 3 separate competitions held on the same day. The Walter Morgan Trophy for Mono Prints, The Glyn Morgan Trophy for Digitally Projected Images and Thw WPF Memorial Trophy for Colour Prints. They will all be judged on the same day.

Celtic Challenge 2016

The WPF are proud to be hosting this event this year at the Glamorgan Holiday Hotel in Porthcawl. It takes place on Saturday 15th October commencing 1pm. Full details soon. Everyone very welcome to attend.

We are hosting a 4 course dinner for the visitors from the other regions at the Hotel, together with entertainment from the Morlais Male Choir. There are a limited number of tickets available for the evening dinner at £15 per head (with a choice of menu). Pyle and Porthcawl Photographic Society meet there every week and have their Christmas Dinner there. They speak highly of it. If you would like to join us for a convivial evening with our visitors. please email me at martinnagle1@hotmail.com First come first served!

PAGB Inter-Federation Print and DPI Exhibition

This exhibition will be held in Arts Central Barry Town Hall from October 5th to October 30th About 300 images will be on display and represents the best amateur photography in the UK. 30 of the images are from WPF members, a truly great achievement, (there were 2 last year).

The WPF will be hosting an Official Opening and Presentation Afternoon on Saturday 8th October at 2.00pm and all members of Affiliated WPF Clubs are invited to come along. The photographers whose work achieved Medals and Ribbons will be presented with them, and all other photographers whose work was selected for display will be presented with a Certificate and a very nice Catalogue.

Welsh International Salon showings.

Ebbw Vale CC  are hosting a showing on 4 November. All members of other clubs are welcome to attend.

Barry Camera Club are hosting a showing on 18 November. All members of other clubs are welcome to attend.

Eryri Photo Group are hosting a showing on Saturday 26th November 2016 at 2.00pm. Craig-y-Don Community Centre, Llandudno.

Pixels entries arriving

Entries for Pixels 2016 have started to come in.

Make sure your club enters.

Full details here.

Through the Lens Competition

Through the Lens, the annual Millennium Hotels and Resorts photography competition is aiming to celebrate all of the things that make Britain beautiful.

UK entrants will all be in with a chance of winning £5000 worth of top of the range camera equipment.

So if you think you’ve got what it takes, find out everything you need to know about entering the competition here.

Entry deadline is 3rd October.

Towy Valley Exhibition & Viewing

Towy Valley Camera Club are holding their photographic Exhibition at Aberglasney between the 27th September and 5th October 2016. and invite camera club members you to their private viewing evening on the 30th September 2016 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm (Free Entry to viewing but for the duration of the exhibition Aberglasney entry fees apply).

Photo Competitions

We’ve received this from Colin Jones at The Societies of Photographers in Rhyl.

We would like to invite all members to enter September’s Photography Competitions. If you could forward this email on to your members we would really appreciate it. This month’s Photographic Competitions are:

My Voyage of Discovery – Images from anything on your travels, whether it’s street photography through to stunning places.

Best of Nature – All things of ‘Nature’, whether it be the force of Mother Nature or animals living their daily lives.

Equestrian Events – Equestrian events photography, anything from dressage, in-hand showing, cross country and show jumping to name a few.

The Human Form – The study and appreciation of the beauty of the human body.

Lampeter Convention – 2016

The Convention took place over the weekend of the 2nd to 4th of September at Trinity College, Lampeter. It was attended by 58 delegates from across South and West Wales who were entertained by 4 incredibly talented Photographers.

Putting this together with a number of trade stands, good company and good food made for a fabulous weekend.

If you didn’t attend you missed something special!

You can see photos from the event and details of the speakers here.

Smethwick International open for entries

The Smethwick International Exhibition of Photography is now open.

Entries can be made online here. You can read the rules here.

It is the UK’s Largest International Print & Projected Digital Image Exhibition and is displayed at one venue, with visitors from all over the UK. The re are low entry fees and a special rate for club entries. Also, you only pay for each section entered. And you will receive an 84 Page A4 Colour Catalogue. The exhibition has international patronage from FIAP, PSA, GPU, RPS and PAGB and there are over 180 medals and ribbons to be won plus FIAP blue badge for best entrant.

There are three Print Sections – Open Colour, Open Mono & Nature. (Prints can be forwarded to Southampton International).

There are also three Projected Image Sections – Open Colour, Open Monochrome & Nature

Closing date 10th November 2016.

Print Workshop – Capture to Output at Swansea CC

On Saturday, 1st October 2016 Swansea Camera Club are holding a Print Workshop with Fotospeed. Full details here.

It runs from 10.30am to 4.00pm at Swansea Yacht and Sub-Aqua Club, Downstairs Room, The Clubhouse, Pockett’s Wharf, East Burrows Road, Swansea, SA1 1RE.


Margaret Salisbury, FRPS, MFIAP, FIPF, AWPF, APAGB. FITTPS, FINWPS  who will be showing wide range of her award winning images covering many different subjects with a particular focus on her favourite subject “People”.

John Herlinger, Managing Director of Fotospeed & The Fine Art Print Room.John with over 40 years’ experience of printing, MD of Fotospeed and The Fine Art Print Room will share his knowledge on Printing, mounting and framing. Learn the “Dark Arts of Colour Management” – getting the most from your Printer, choosing the right paper for the image. Trade secrets will be unveiled on printing and presenting your images. There will also be a trade stand with special offers on Fotospeed Papers.

Ticket Price £15 places are limited so book early. Contact John Campbell 0793 660 0466 or email: john@thecjc.com