North Wales Photographic Association
Cymdeithas Ffotograffig Gogledd Cymru
Member of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain
WELSH INTERNATIONAL SALON OF PHOTOGRAPHY
On Sunday 20th February at 7.00pm Peter Young, the Chairman of the Salon will show,via Zoom, acceptances from the Salon together with a commentary.
This will be available to all NWPA club members and the link will behttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/85020451960
Several NWPA club members had acceptances and even awardsand it will be good to see the standards and variety of images.
The first Newsletter of the year is out... Click here
40 minute Zoom lecture by Nigel Beidas
Nigel has informed us of his available lecture, it is a 40 minute talk available to do either on Zoom or in person (circumstances allowing) entitled Sheepfolds of the Carneddau. The talk includes drone pictures and covers the use and history of sheepfolds in the area.
If interested you may contact Nigel direct via his email Click here
United Photographic Postfolios
We have been requested to advertise a long running and highly rated club, United Photgaphic Postfolios, which send portfolios to you, to critique and enjoy. Should you be interested in joining, please contact Ray Grace Email me here
PAGB Cup & Trophies for clubs
Opening date 18th Oct '21, Closing date 14th Jan '22. Judging to take place 22nd & 23rd 'Jan '22.
Rules & how to enter can be downloaded here
A huge congratulations to Ken Lester, Deeside, in achieving his DPAGB, as well as Peter Williams also of Deeside, in acheiving his CPAGB.
Congratulations must go to Anne McDonald of Deeside, who has achieved her BPE1.
Next Years APM (CPAGB, DPAGB & MPAGB) dates
APRIL 2022 ADJUDICATION – REDNAL, BIRMINGHAM
Applications are slowly coming in for the next Adjudication due to take place in Birmingham
over the weekend of 23/24 April, organised by the Midland Counties Photographic
Federation. There is therefore plenty of space at the moment in all sections.
NOVEMBER 2022 ADJUDICATION – ANTRIM, N.I.
This event is planned for the weekend of 26/27 November 2022 in Antrim, Northern Ireland,
hosted by the Northern Ireland Photographic Association. I have a few applications already
for this Adjudication.
If anyone is interested please contact Phil Chaddwick first, our Awards Officer.
Our very own PDI Challenge was run for the first time in two years (due to Covid), with Phil Abbot, Rhyl, being the organiser, Past President of the PAGB and L&CPU Gordon Jenkins HonPAGB being the judge for the day. A tie in first place meant that, Mold and Rhyl had to go tie break, with Mold the successful club, congratulations to them for winning. Results are in the november newsletter, here or download a PDF result file here.
Congratulation to Emyr Roberts of Dyffyn Ogwen, as he was presented with a long service award from the NWPA, to mark his 40 years continued service to the photographic comunity in North Wales. Unfortunatly for us, Emyr is due to leave Wales and move down south to be closer to family, we all wish him the very best in his new venture over the border.
November Newsletter can be viewed here
Congratulation to Ken Lester, Deeside, for being awarded his AWPF distinction from the Welsh Photographic Federation.
It gives me great pleasure to announce that Sharon Prenton-Jones, of the Conwy Camear Club, has been awarded the highest award possible from the PAGB, MPAGB. Well done to Sharon, we look forward to seeing the 20 images she has to put before the Judges to get the award. A soon as we receive the images they'll be posted on the MPAGB gallery. Sharon being presented with her Award by Ian O'Neill, NWPA President with Phil Chadwick, Awards Officer for the NWPA.
2021 Exhibition award winners, receiving their awards can be viewed here.
August Newsletter is now available here
Congratulation to Michael Dyment, of Hawarden PS, for being awarded a CPAGB.
We are pleased to announce that Robert Prenton Jones has been awarded an LRPS from the Royal Photographic Society, cangratulations on his success.
Frontiers - A Project in collaboration with the RPS
The North Wales Region of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) and the North Wales Photographic
Association (NWPA) launch a joint project. We want to support photographers of all levels to work on a photography project, and to engage with fellow photographers.
Click here for more info also found under "Events" in the menu
To Register Click here
NWPA EXHIBITION RESULTS
We are pleased to announce that the Selection for the Exhibition took place on Saturday 8th May without a hitch. Everyone who enterd should have had an email with their score, if not please contact the organisers.
All acceptances and Award winners are now on the web for all to view, from the menu above in "Exhibition & Salons > NWPA > Results > 2021 > Gallery...or click here
A huge thanks should go out to Kevin Hirst who has been outstanding running the Photocomp software in the background.
Club Walks and COVID19 Restrictions
With all the restrictions being slowly lifted, and clubs can now think about normality, Mold CC has sent the NWPA a small guide for Club walks and trips, these are precautions that the NHS has handed out, but in a handy handout format. Click here to download the editable Word document.
Congratulation to Dave Jones of Deeside Camera club, seen here being awared his HonNWPA award by the Vice President Linda Bell, Dave was the founder member of Deeside Camera Club and has been active in the club and the NWPA for many years.
Entries closed at Midnight Saturday 10th April, and we are pleased to announce there are 1005 entries over the five catagories.
Selection day will be on the 8th May, and the results will be sent out by no later than the 10th May to all who entered.
Awards and succesfull images will be available to view from the 10th May on web site.
Good luck all who entered.
Congratulation to Mike Heller of the Caernarfon Club, seen here being awared his HonNWPA award by the President Ian O'Neill, for all his 40 years of services to the Caernarfon Camera Club as well as his support to the NWPA.
It is our pleasure to announce that Phil Chadwick of Eryri Photo Group has been awarded the HonNWPA for his services to the NWPA and for clubs he's been a member of, over the last 17 years. He is seen here being awarded his plaque and badge by our President Ian O'Neill.
We are pleased to announce that Sharon Prenton Jones, Conwy CC, has been awarded MFIAP, This is the highest award for photographic merit that FIAP grants and requires photography of the very highest standard and equates to a “doctorate” in educational terms. She was required to submit a C.V., an introductory text explaining her Portfolio and the creative concept, plus a Portfolio of 20 images.
She is only the second to be awarded this accolade in NWPA, CONGRATULATIONS from all of us in the NWPA.
Welsh Photographic Federation Distincions
Congratulations to Tom Dodd, Robert Prenton Jones & Ralph Pinch who gained their AWPF distinctions. Tom is a member of Blaenau Camera Club, Robert is a member at Conwy Camera Club & Ralph is a member of Deeside Camear Club.
Guidance and Nominations form
The latest guidance and nomination form for HonNWPA has been uploaded and can be downloaded from the documents part of the menu within the web site or click here
Asia Photo Festival has just started
December Newsletter is read for your perusal. click here
Congratulations to Phil Tugwell who is a member of both Rhuthin and Mold camera clubs, on his success, in gaining his LRPS.
Andy Polakowski APAGB
Earlier this year the PAGB approved the award of APAGB to our own Andy Polakowski for his 40 plus years of
service to the photographic community of North Wales and beyond. Congratulations Andy a well deserved accolade.
Royal Photographic Society Distinction
We are delighted to report that Iona O’Neill of Blaenau Camera Club was awarded her Licentiate with Royal Photographic Society.
Congratulations are offered to the following who have been succesfull in this year's FIAP Distinctions announcement:
EFIAP/platinum Robert Prenton Jones (Conwy CC)
EFIAP/platinum Sharon Prenton Jones (Conwy CC)
EFIAP/gold Andy Polakowski (Mold CC)
Irish Photographic Federation Distinctions
On Saturday 29 February the Irish Photographic Federation held their Distinctions Assessment Day in Portlaoise. This was a well-organised and well-attended day with very interesting panels at all three levels. We are delighted to report that Iona O’Neill was awarded her Licentiate and Ian O’Neill was awarded his Fellowship. Many congratulations to both of them.
Congratulations to Sian Davies for acheiving the goal of PPSA from the Photographic Society of America, well done.
Congratulations must got to Sharon Prenton-Jones for her success as the Bristol International where she was awared the FIAB Blue Pin Best Author Award.
She had 14 acceptances including 5 awards as follows: Silver for Memories, Silver for Pearl, Judge’s Award for The Secret Diary, HM for Merlin, Judge’s Award for The Olive Branch. The other acceptances were - Fallen Angel, Framed, Guinevere’s Vigil, Penance, Samhain, Oslo Opera House, Broken Doll, Night Hunter, Night Life.
2019 AWPF Distinctions
The Associateship of the Welsh Photographic Federation assessments were held on Sunday 3 November at Talbot
Green, South Wales. There were 21 assessments in total, 20 Print and 1 PDI, resulting in 12 new AWPF awards being
Congratulations to the successful North Wales applicants:
Pammy Sheldon - Mold Camera Club
Iona O’Neill - Clwb Camera Blaenau Ffestiniog
Congratulations to Tony Davies (Conwy CC) for achieving his GPU Aphrodite.
A change to BPE "last call" to enter... and Results, can now be found on separate pages. Last Calls here with the Results available here. Both can be found under " Exibitions and Salons" - BPE on the above menu. Hope this will make things a bit easier.
Vanguard World is trying to help local photography and support the clubs and PAGB. Having said this we as a company strive to support photographers of all levels. We have decided to give the NWPA and any of its members a discount on our website, as well as provide a prize here and there just for sponsorship to have our name in a newsletter and on the sponsor link of the website. We can also provide Demonstration sessions, where members can get a feel for the products and ask whatever questions they may have, try kit in bags to make sure they are fit for purpose. Should they wish to see a range they can visit Cambrian Photography or Jason Wharam email me by clicking here
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The NWPA would like to thank Vanguard for their kind offer and sponsorship.
GUIDANCE FOR THE EXTERNAL COMPETITION SECRETARY
The External Competition Secretary is responsible for the organization of the selection process and for the necessary paperwork to enable NWPA enter external competitions. Currently, these are:
- PAGB Inter-Federation Competition/Exhibition (selection beginning of May for closing date 1st June)
- Celtic Challenge (selection September – event held October/November)
NWPA Selectors are chosen at the AGM after their names have been put forward by their own clubs’ NWPA delegates. Their names must be put forward in writing at least two weeks prior to the AGM.
Selectors remain on the selection panel until such time as they ask to leave or when the NWPA Officers decide to change the selectors for fresh eyes
All the selectors will be notified of the proposed selection dates and venues and asked about their availability. The Competition Secretary will then invite THREE to attend.
Three selectors should be present for the selection of each competition
The competition secretary can invite up to three other non-selectors to help on the day with the putting up of prints, helping with the projection of the PDI’s, recording the chosen images and hospitality.
The Competition Secretary can invite a maximum of 6 observers along to the selection day
These observers must have previously expressed an interest in becoming an NWPA selector and preferably have some experience of entering salons.
These observers must let the competition secretary know at least 14 days prior to the selection day that they would like to attend the selection day
New selectors don’t necessarily have needed to attend this process in the past to become a selector though it would be advantageous
The observers must remain quiet and are not part of the selection process but are there to see how the images are selected
The selectors, observers and helpers must understand that the selection is a closed process, carried out fairly and in the best interest of the NWPA and what happens remains within the walls of the meeting is private
A light lunch will be provided on the day, paid for by the NWPA