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Pixels 2019 Open for Entries

Entries are now being accepted for Pixels 2019 which takes place on Saturday, November 2nd in Talbot Green Community Centre.

The entry deadline is 13th October, 2019 but we would appreciate receiving your entries sooner if possible.

All the information your club needs to enter is contained in the following forms.

Competition Details

Entry Form

Conditions of Entry

Please note, due to holiday commitments entries submitted by email between September 27th and October 6th will not be acknowledged until October 7th.

PAGB Masters of Print Open for Entries

The Masters of Print entry for 2019/20 is now open.

You can find the rules, timetable and how to enter here.

The cost of entering is only £3 per Print – with a minimum fee of £15, for both Individuals and Clubs.

This year, there is a facility to enter via your Club and there will be a trophy, and maybe prizes, for the Best Clubs. The more your Club enters, the better chance you have of winning!

Smethwick International Open for Entries

The Smethwick International, now in its 45th year, is one of the largest International Exhibitions of Photography held in the UK. Held each year in January at their club buildings which are the FIAP Exhibition Centre for the UK, every year it attracts visitors from all over the UK during its ten-day run.

They offer all entrants an 84-page A4 catalogue illustrated with well over 250 pictures from the exhibition.

Full details and entry portal can be found here.

PAGB Recorded Lecture Service

WPF programme secretaries may be interested to know that the PAGB offer a good selection of recorded lectures for purchase and download direct from their website. Prices range from £0 to £15 for a lecture.

You can access a full list here.

You can set up a log-in for your club here.

Congratulations to Cardiff’s Tony Charles

Cardiff Camera Club member Tony Charles has one of his fine art black & white images of influential Welsh musician, poet and television producer Geraint Jarman selected for inclusion in a major new exhibition RECORD: Folk, Protest & Pop at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. The iconic image was shot by Tony last year as part of a project shooting pioneers of Welsh pop dating from the 1960s.

The exhibition uses the Welsh Music Archive and the Screen and Sound Archive of the National Library to trace the history of Welsh music from the crwth to Catatonia, looking at the early tradition, the influence of individuals like Meredydd Evans at the BBC and how Welsh record labels have worked tirelessly to produce revolutionary folk, protest and pop music. The exhibition is on until 1stFebruary 2010.

Tony said, “I was delighted when the National Library of Wales purchased my fine art portraiture collection of my iconic Welsh artists for the Library’s photo archive earlier this year and thrilled that this image of Geraint has been selected for the key exhibition about Welsh music and culture.”

Tony’s images of Geraint have previously featured on the cover of weekly magazine “Y Golwg” and on the cover of Geraint’s latest music CD.

Photo: Tony Charles talks about his portrait of Welsh icon Geraint Jarman to the exhibition curator Wil Troughton.

Results from Warwick 2019

All the results from the Inter-Club PDI Championships at Warwick can be seen in this edition of PAGB e-News.

The WPF Clubs taking part were Inn Focus, Tenby and Gwynfa.

Digital Printing Workshop

Peter Corbett of Master-Print (also a member of Hay Camera Club) is offering a digital printing workshop on September 21/22.

Master-Print also offers a fine art photo printing service.

Full details can be found on his website.

2019 Ace of Prints Results

The ISO Group won the 2019 Ace of Prints competition. Gwynfa were second and Tenby third.

More information when we have it.

Results from 2019 Inter-Federation Competition

The WPF finished fairly low down in the order but WPF club members we did achieve some individual successes. The overall results can be seen here. Further details can be found in this edition of PAGB e-news.

Full WPF scores can be seen below:-

Mono Prints Colour Prints PDI Open PDI Nature

Three WPF workers will have mono prints in the exhibition. They are:-

Gillian Mackay (Tenby) – The Last Tram
Leigh Woolford (Gwynfa) – The White Hut
Nick Craddock
(The Vale) – London Experience

Three WPF workers will have colour prints in the exhibition. They are:-

Gareth Martin (Afan Nedd) – In Need of a Wash
Gillian Mackay (Tenby) – Looking Out
Jenny Hibbert (Bridgend) – Water Vole About To Enter Water

Two WPF workers will have Open PDIs in the exhibition. They are:-

Dave Lewis (Tenby) – Catch Me If You Can
Gwynfryn Jones (Gwynfa) – Mean Street

Four WPF workers will have Nature PDIs in the exhibition. They are:-

Dave Rees (Western Valley) – Crested Tit
Dave Edwards (Neath) – Lynx on the Skyline
Neil Thomas (Afan Nedd) – Cukoo with Caterpillar

Phil Morgan (Inn Focus) achieved a PDIs Judge’s Award for:- Red Throated Diver.

Congratulations to them all.

You will be able to see the Exhibition in Maesteg Library during October so don’t forget to go along and enjoy the style and quality of prints that make the exhibition the Best of British! (More details of the exhibition will appear here in due course).

I want to thank everybody for the use of their images and to thank all those from the executive that helped me in selecting the work to put forward and packing & labelling the prints for Peter to transport to England!

Roy Thomas

2019 Barrian Cup Results

We’ve received this from Roy Carr at Barry.

Congratulations to the ISO Group who won this year’s edition of the Barrian Cup, scoring 90 points out of a possible 100. Gwynfa came second with 87 and Inn Focus third with 86. All the scores can be seen here.

Sharon Prenton Jones, a member of the ISO Group walked away with the Mike Lewis Trophy for Pearl and Malcolm Kingswell won the Dave Cowdrey Trophy for best Landscape/Seascape.

Many thanks to Peter Gennard who did a sterling job of judging this afternoon prints, especially since he judged them ‘cold’, adding to the suspense.

Thank you too to all who attended and to fellow members of Barry Camera Club who made the event happen. A good afternoon was had by all.

Stanley Chell 2019

This year’s Stanley Chell competition will be on Saturday 23rd November 2019.

Further details will be circulated in due course.

2019 Welsh Salon Results

Here are the Awards and Acceptances from the 2019 Welsh salon of Photography.

All Awards

Colour Prints

Monochrome Prints

Projected Digital Images

Also, all the non-selected prints are ready for collection from Cliff. Please contact him on 07971 204261 or email cliffemery@ntlworld.com to arrange collection or to report any inaccuracies in the results.

The Salon Exhibition this year is in the The Cynon Valley Museum, Aberdare, CF44 8DL. It opens on May 1st and closes on May 31st.

The official opening and awards presentations are on Saturday 4th May 2.00pm.

Results From 2019 Bridgend 5-8 Competition

This from Roger Daniel at Bridgend & District Camera Club:-

Last night Bridgend & District Camera Club, held it’s annual 5 to 8 International Photo Harmony Competition expertly judged by Joan Ryder Rathband, FRPS,FPSSA, AFIAP, DPAGB and Clive Rathband, FRPS,FPSSA,EFIAP, DPAGB. The competition attracted entries from all over the world with the top three places going to:

1st – Ian Bateman (this is the 3rd time in a row that Ian has won) with his entry – Cathedral

2nd – Jane & Stephen Lee with their entry – Yellowstone Winter

3rd – Lisa Buckalders with her entry – Visions of Africa

Well done to all who entered.

AWPF Assessment 2019

AWPF assessment for the 2019 season is now open for applications.

To apply please use the new application form which has an extra paragraph that indicates you agree to the WPF using the data you have written on the application form so we comply with the new data protection law. It will also allow us to communicate with you regarding your application.

Our Judges for this year will be:-

  1. Gary Shinner (Chairman) AWPF,  LRPS, EFIAP/b, MPSA, BPSA.
  2. Brian Coleman FWPS, Hon.AFIAP.
  3. Leigh Woolford FWPF Hon, DPAGB, AWPF, EFIAP, BPE3*.
  4. Pete McCloskey FRPS, APAGB.
  5. TBA

Dates for your Diary:-

  1. The AWPF workshop is at Talbot Green Community Centre on Sunday 28th April, 2019 at 10am.
  2. The last day for applications is 22nd September, 2019.
  3. The AWPF Assessment day is at Talbot Green Community Centre on Sunday 3rd November, 2019 commencing 10am.

Please be aware that we can only take 25 applications a year, enclose a cheque with your application. £40 to members of WPF affiliated clubs, to anyone else the fee is £50.

The distinction of AWPF is available to everyone on completion of a successful Panel. Over the last few years we’ve had successful panels from England and several countries outside of the UK. Such is the growing reputation of the Distinction of AWPF.

Please don’t leave it to late last year we reached our limit of 25 by the end of April. We will have a reserve list, but not take a chance. SO APPLY NOW!

David Lewis (AWPF Distinctions Secretary).

2019 GB Cup

Congratulations to Inn Focus Group (11th), Afan Nedd CC and Western Valley CC for being in the Top 50 of the GB Cup (Open). Nick Walton of Inn Focus Group took the award for Best Dark Humour.

In the GB Cup (Small Clubs) Bridgend & District CC, Rhondda CC and Carmarthen CC featured in the Top 50.

Congratulations to everyone.

2019 Ace of Clubs Results

It was an enjoyable day at Talbot Green and I would like to thank all 9 Clubs that took part, the 3 Judges Roger and Judith Parry of the MCPF together with Eddy Lane of the WCPF.

I also need to thank those members of the WPF Executive that were there and carried out all the work – including the mundane furniture movement etc.

My congratulations go to Inn Focus who won overall – but as they had already qualified for this year’s PAGB Inter Club PDI Warwick Event we must also congratulate Gwynfa and Tenby who came second and third and as such they too have been invited to represent the WPF on the 13th July.

So again we will have 3 Clubs from the WPF – my best wishes go to all of them for this success and for good fortune in July.

Now that we are back to having a simple PDI Ace and a separate Print Ace in July (As required by the 2018 AGM) it would be nice to see more Clubs enjoy the challenge next year!

Below you can find find summary and detailed results for the three rounds.

Round One Results           Round One Individual Scores

Round Two Results          Round Two Individual Scores

Final Results                   Final Individual Scores

Roy Thomas / CELO