North Wales Photographic Association
Cymdeithas Ffotograffig Gogledd Cymru
Member of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain
Tony Davies, member of the GPU Governing Board, presenting GPU Crown 3 and VIP1 awards to Andy Polakowski of the Eryri Photo Group and Mold Camera Club
RPS - Documentary Photographer of the Year 2021 Exhibition
Oriel Colwyn, the RPS Documentary Group and the North Wales Region have worked together to bring the Documentary Photographer of the Year 2021 exhibition to North Wales.
The exhibition will open on Monday 13th June 2022, and be on display for four weeks.
The opening event with live and zoom talks will happen on Saturday 18th June, 18:00 BST. Admission to the event is free of charge but because space is limited you will need to book a free ticket through the Oriel Colwyn website: http://orielcolwyn.org/dpoty21/
2022 Exhibition Acceptances Gallery
NWPA Exhibition results
Our Exibition Selection day took place yesterday at Craig y Don, Llandudno, with our selectors for the day being Dave Butler, Gareth Martin and Diana Magor (who stepped in last minute due to Bob Dennis being injured). No issues during the selection as it all ran smoothly, but a huge thanks to all three selectors for being diligent and meticulous in their choosing of the awards.
To view the award winners please click here
A huge thank you to all who helped to make it a very enjoyable day all round.
Ken Lester being awarded his DPAGB award by the Vice Presiden, Linda Bell
Peter Williams being presented with his CPAGB award by the Vice President of the NWPA, Linda Bell.
Facebook Page Live
We now have a Facebook group page for the NWPA, the page is open for all affiliated clubs and their members to use. We also hope to use this page to keep you informed of any relevant news items, invite you to any upcoming events, as well as promote discussion between clubs and members.
Could all NWPA delegates please inform their members and furnish
them with group the link below
Any issues please e mail Chris V Evans
Or message via Facebook messenger Chris V Evans
KEVIN HIRST, LRPS, CPAGB, Hon.NWPA, APAGB
Kevin Hirst is a long-standing member of Mold Camera Club and the Eryri Photo Group in North Wales. He has been on our Judges and Lecturers list for many years and is always welcomed across the federation for his friendly judgements and helpful hints.
He has served as NWPA Secretary and President and is currently Chairman of Mold CC. Recently he has been very involved with the digital side of N.Wales exhibitions and competitions, but has always been willing to give his time to help others, whether beginners groups or participating in club and federation events.
The NWPA is proud that Kevin’s contribution to photography has been recognised with this award of APAGB.
Kevin been presented with his award by Ian O'Neill, NWPA President
The NWPA Exhibition entry portal is now open TO ENTER CLICK HERE
Information, rules and ways to pay are on the Exhibition Rules page click here
Well done to Gary Jones (Mold CC) won the People's Choice Award for his image "Romeo the Puffin" in the recent North Wales Open exhibition at Theatr Clwyd, resulting in a goodly number of sales.
Andy Polakowski (Mold CC) has been awarded GPU-VIP1 status by the Global Photographic Union for gaining Gold Medals with 5 different images in International Salons and GPU-Crown3 for further International Acceptances.
Results of the PAGB Trophy and Cup added to the Newsletter Click here
PAGB Awards in Audio Visual (CPAGB-DPAGB)
From Phil Chadwick Awards Officer (NWPA) has informed us that on Monday 15th of May 2022, the PAGB will be holding an adjudication via Zoom, guidance notes can be downloaded here. If any mentoring is required, our very own AV group will no doubt be able to help, their contact details can be found on our members clubs page HERE.
DPAGB - What is it?
The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) is a membership organisation that co-ordinates activities for
photographic Clubs in England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland (including the Channel Islands and Isle of Man)
through 15 geographical Federations, of which the NWPA is one.
Within their scheme of Awards for Photographic Merit (APMs) their second award is Distinction of the Photographic
Alliance of Great Britain and is held for life, a holder being entitled to insert the letters DPAGB after their name. The APMs are only open to members of Clubs affiliated to the PAGB through their Federations and they must have been an active member of an affiliated Club for a minimum of 3 years for DPAGB. It is not necessary to already be a holder of the CPAGB in order to apply for the DPAGB, you can go straight in at Distinction level if you wish.
Submissions are assessed at least twice a year by 6 assessors selected from the PAGB list of judges. Applicants may attend if they wish unless it is one of the occasional, closed "catch-up" sessions.
Each application will be assessed as individual pieces of work and should consist of the following: 15 monochrome prints or digital images OR 15 colour prints or digital images OR a mixture of 15 monochrome and colour prints or digital images - it cannot contain a combination of prints and digital images, it's either one or the other.
The standard required is summarised thus: “Photography that would be likely to achieve a high level of acceptance in Open Exhibitions.”
Cost is a one-off £90 (2018), no annual subscription is required.
Further details are to be found on the PAGB website.
Applications must be made through the current NWPA Awards Officer: Phil Chadwick.