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Stanley Chell 2017

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

Everything you need to enter can be found below.

Invitation      Entry Form & Rules      Poster

Entries can be delivered to Pixels 2017 at Talbot Green Community Centre on November 4th. Please see the entry form for alternative delivery details.

Pixels – November 4th.

Gwynfa’s Pixels 2017 Competition takes place on Saturday 4th November and we are pleased to report it does not clash with any of the Wales matches in the Autumn Internationals.

Doors open at 1.45pm and kick off is at 2.30pm. The judge will be Mr Brian Swinyard MA(Photo), ARPS, EFIAP/b, DPAGB, BPE3*, PPSA.

We’ll also have a buffet break around 4pm as well as some very special raffle prizes including some from Fotospeed, Permajet and Carmarthen Cameras.

A total of 39 clubs have entered Pixels 2017, just pipping the previous best of 38. Clubs entering are: ABERDARE, ABERGAVENNY, AFAN NEDD, BARGOED, BARRY, BLAENAU FESTINIOG, BRIDGEND, CAERNARFON, CAERPHILLY, CARDIFF, CARDIGAN, CARMARTHEN, COLEFORD, CONWY, CWMBRAN, CYMRU MONO, DEUDRAETH, DWYFOR, EBBW VALE, GWENT, GWYNFA, HAY, LLANELLI, MERTHYR, MOLD, MONMOUTH, MORRISTON, NEATH, NEW QUAY, NEWPORT, PORT TALBOT, PYLE & PORTHCAWL, RHONDDA, SIRHOWY VALLEY, SWANSEA, TENBY, TOWY VALLEY, VALE and WESTERN VALLEY.

You are more than welcome to join us even if your club has not entered. So why not come along and see some great photography?

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AWPF Assessment Day

The AWPF Assessment day is Sunday the 5th November 2017, at the Talbot Green Community Centre, Nr Llantrisant (Postcode CF72 8HS). Everyone is welcome.

The Hall will be open at 9.am, and the assessments start at 10 am, there will a lunch break at 1pm, recommencing at 2pm. Refreshments will be available, in the form of Tea and Coffee, and biscuits, but It is recommended that you bring a packed lunch, there are shops near, but they may not be open on Sundays.

Directions: Coming from the M4, take Junction 34 toward Llantrisant on the A4119, just past the retail stores and at the lights turn left into Talbot Road, through the town then at the second mini roundabout turn left onto Cowbridge Road, the Centre is on the right and parking is free and available.

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. 

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Dobson Henry Medal for Linda & Edgar

Gwynfa Camera Club Members Linda Gibbs MPAGB, AV-AFIAP and Edgar Gibbs FRPS, MPAGB, AV-AFIAP have each been awarded the Royal Photographic Society’s Dobson Henry Medal.  This award is for outstanding contributions in the Audio Visual medium. This not only includes organising events at national and international level, but helping and advising others. They were each presented with a medal at the National Audio Visual Championship on Saturday 23rd September, only the fourth couple to receive the award.

Linda and Edgar, who have been involved in the medium for nearly 30 years, said that they were delighted and honoured to be awarded their Medals, which were presented to them by RPS President Robert Albright FRPS.

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The Newport Photomarathon

A family friendly marathon of creativity!

From high noon on October 28th. Newport will come alive through photography! Suitable for ages 10+ and for all budding photographers of any abilities, this will be a chance to have fun by taking pictures around 12 topics of discussion, be in a chance to attend one of 6 taster workshops lead by specialist photographers as well as have their pictures exhibited in a large public exhibition.

The most exciting pictures will receive prizes and will feature in a Newport publication. Limited number of tickets will go on sale on September 28th via the website. More information can be found on the website and on social media.

Full details here.

Alun Lewis

Sad news from Llanelli Photographic Society. Alun Lewis passed away last Saturday, he was 68.

His funeral will be held on 19 October at the Llanelli Crematorium at 11 am.

He was Llanelli’s current external competition secretary and as such would be familiar to many of the clubs in the WPF.

PAGB Exhibition at Maesteg

The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain Inter Federation Print and Projected Images Exhibition will be held at Maesteg Library and Sports Centre, off Castle Street , Maesteg CF34 9DS (this is a shared site with Tesco Store, Maesteg 7777 Rugby Club and Maesteg Library and Sports Centre).

The Exhibition will run from Thursday 5th October to Tuesday 24th October, not 25th as previously advertised.

We shall also be displaying 48 Award winning prints from from the Welsh International Salon.

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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.

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Smethwick International now open for entries

The 43rd International Smethwick Exhibition of Photography is now open for online entries here.

It is the UK’s Largest International Print & Projected Digital Image Exhibition, all displayed at one venue, with visitors from all over the UK. It offers low entry fees and a special rate for club entries.

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

Over 180 Medals and Ribbons will be awarded as well as a FIAP Blue Badge for best entrant. An 84 Page A4 colour catalogue will be sent to each entrant.

Closing date 3rd November 2017. For further details e-mail: chairman@smethwickinternational.com    

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.

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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