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Gwynfa Pixels 2017 – Entries Invited

Gwynfa Camera Club wishes to invite your club to take part in Pixels 2017. The invitation is open to all clubs in the WPF and the NWPA.

As usual, we are looking for four digital photographs from each participating club. The club with the highest aggregate score will win the Pixels 2017 Trophy and awards will also be made for Best 2017 Colour Photograph and Best 2017 Monochrome Photograph.

Pixels 2017 takes place at 2.30 pm on Saturday, 4th November 2017. As usual, the venue is Talbot Green Community Centre, Llantrisant.

The entry deadline is 15th October, 2017 and entries may be made by post or by email.

Everything you need to enter can be found below.

Competition Details        Conditions of Entry        Entry Form

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

Stanley Chell 2017

Aberdare’s Stanley Chell Competition will be held on Saturday 2nd December 2017.

Invitations to clubs will be forwarded in September and will also be able to be downloaded from their web site.

Further details will follow.

Cardiff Camera Club Exhibition

Cardiff Camera Club is holding an exhibition of members’ prints in the Futures Gallery  at The Pierhead, Cardiff Bay, from Sunday 3rd September until Wednesday 27th September 2017. The Gallery is open Mon- Sun from 10.30 am. It closes promptly at 4.30 pm, so last admission is at 4.00 pm.

Despite an unforeseen hiccup last weekend , the 2017 Exhibition will be open at the  Pierhead in Cardiff Bay until 27th September . Opening hours are 9.30am to 4.30pm Mon-Fri and 10.30am to 4.30pm Sat and Sun. Last entry is at 4.00pm

The Club meets every Thursday at 7.30pm at the Rumney Partnership Hub, Llanstephan Road, Rumney, Cardiff CF3 3JA. New members are always welcome.

2017 Welsh International Salon Results

The adjudication for the Welsh International Salon took place a short while ago and the lists of acceptance can be seen below.

DPI – Open Monochrome         Award Winners Gallery

DPI – Open Colour           Award Winners Gallery

DPI – Nature         Award Winners Gallery

DPI – Photo Travel         Award Winners Gallery

Prints – Open Colour         Awards Winners Gallery

Prints – Open Monochrome         Award Winners Gallery

Galleries of the award winning images can also be seen in posts below…

Pair of Aces Competition – February 2018

Dear Club Secretary,

On behalf of the WPF, I would like to invite your Club to take part in the Pair of Aces Competitions which will be held on Saturday 17th February 2018. The event will be held at the Regency Hall in Saundersfoot. (Post code and how to get there details to follow). There are 2 competitions, namely the  Ace of Clubs (for PDI’s) and Ace of Prints. The winners and runners up in each section will be invited to represent the WPF at the PAGB Championships in Warwick and Blackburn respectively later in 2018. I have not appointed judges for the Competition yet, and will let you know who they are later.  The rules are slightly different this year. The aim is bring them more in line with the PAGB rules.

The full rules can be seen here, and will be presented to you again early in December. 

This was a very successful competition when it was held in Trealaw in February this year, and produced teams to go forward to the national events. There was a large attendance on the day, and the large number of WPF members who were there reported a very enjoyable competition. I hope that you and your Club members will join in this Competition in 2018.

If you wish to discuss any of this with me please contact or call 07772 657296, or speak to any WPF Executive member.

Best wishes,

Martin Nagle CELO WPF

LAST CALL for the AWPF Distinction

If you are thinking of gaining the distinction AWPF this year, this is the last call.

Applications close on the 21st September, with the panel being submitted on the 21st October, ready for assessment on the 5th November.

Application form and further information, can be found on the WPF web site.

David Lewis AWPF
Distinction Officer.

WISP 2017 – Colour Print Awards

Welsh International Salon of Photography 2017 – Colour Print Awards

WISP 2017 – Mono Print Awards

Welsh International Salon of Photography 2017 – Mono Print Awards

WISP 2017 – Mono PDI Awards

Welsh International Salon of Photography 2017 – Mono PDI Award Winners 

WISP 2017 – Colour PDI Awards

Welsh International Salon of Photography 2017 – Colour PDI Awards

WISP 2017 – Nature PDI Awards

Welsh International Salon of Photography 2017 – Nature PDI Awards

WISP 2017 – Photo Travel PDI Awards

Welsh International Salon of Photography 2017 – Photo Travel PDI Awards

The 2017 Celtic Challenge

Invitation Follow Up and Timetable – Celtic Challenge 2017. It is being held on Saturday 18th Nov 2017, at Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling FK9 4LA.

The Scottish Photographic Federation are delighted to host the Celtic Challenge 2017. We hope to catch up with the many friends we have in the ‘Celtic’ group of Federations, Associations and Societies, and hope you will all be able to join us over the weekend of 18th and 19th Nov 2017, and take part in the Celtic Challenge Competition 2017. The main event will take place on Saturday 18th November 2017 at Stirling Court Hotel (SCH), University of Stirling, FK9 4LA. The full timetable program for the Saturday /Sunday is now available here.

Continue reading The 2017 Celtic Challenge

Venice with the Byrams

This from Tony and Jenny Byram…

Following a period of uncertainty – mainly about Jenny’s new hip – I am pleased to say that there will be a Venice Carnival Trip next February.

The final cost, which does not include flights but covers all accommodation (B&B) at Gatwick and in Venice, plus all the usual ‘extras’ is dependent on the latest £/€ rate but should be around £900. 

If you are interested send me an email and I’ll send you further details. 

Tony Byram.

FIAP Distinctions Deadline

A reminder to all those applying for FIAP distinctions this year that the closing date is midnight 10th October 2017.  By this time all your acceptances must be with me for checking.

Note that I can only count acceptances from salons that have sent their salon files to FIAP. This can be checked by following this link FIAP FILE.

I will be contacting all those who have already sent in their applications for checking individually to make sure you have sent in all the relevant info.

Please email me images of your accepted works (these are all your accepted titles) with titles clearly visible (1024x768x72dpi).

Ed (FIAP liaison Officer for the WPF)