North Wales Photographic Association
Cymdeithas Ffotograffig Gogledd Cymru
Member of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain
NWPA Exhibition LINK for entries:
Link will open on Midnight 27th February and close Midnight 10th April. NO LATE ENTRIES.
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.
NWPA Exhibition 2021
Please note the Exhibition '21 entry portal will open on the 27th February and close on midnight April 10th. Selection will be online, due to the CORONA virus, and will take place Saturday May 8th. This year we will have only PDI entries, again due to the CORONA virus.
Link to the portal will appear here and in Exhibition rules (found here) on 27th February.
There will be 5 sections:
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
The voucher code is 30% off entire order at checkout.
This means if it is below the min for delivery there will be a delivery charge.
The NWPA would like to thank Vanguard for their kind offer and sponsorship.
NWPA Exhibition 2021 - Rules
NWPA 2021 EXHIBITION - FREE TO ENTER
The ENTRANT must be recognised as a member of an affiliated camera club or society affiliated to the NWPA.
EVERY constituent image forming part of an entry must be originated by photographic means by the author, who must hold the original copyright of all such constituent parts.
Please could you make sure when entering the exhibition that you put your last name first on the online entry form and you must put your email address. This is the only way we will have of contacting you.
By entering you must abide by the rules of the exhibition, and if entry is successful that you agree for the said entry to be shown on the NWPA web site.
By entering the exhibition you give the NWPA consent to use the images for the purposes of publicity and to be used in the catalogue. Copyright will remain with the author.
Your personal details will be kept on file by the NWPA for record purposes. (The NWPA data protection policy is available to view elsewhere on this site.
The Judges this year will be:
Christine Widdall, MPAGB, EFIAP, FBPE
Leigh Woolford DPAGB, EFIAP, AWPF, HonFWPF
Des Clinton FIPF, FRPS, MFIAP
The selection date is Saturday May 8th, judging will now be online due to the coronavirus.
The exhibition entry portal will open on 27th February for entries, and will stay open until midnight on the April 10th:
Link will appear here when portal is open for entries
This year THE EXHIBITION includes 5 sections, all PDIs–
There are 5 sections. You may enter up to 4 images in each section. ALL images must have a title, "Untitled" is not a title and will be discarded. Image size 1600px x 1200px max, SRGB at any DPI.
Entry will be via the on-line entry form accessed through the NWPA website
Photojournalism (incl. Street & Sport):
The image should record the event as seen without major alterations. Minor cloning is permissible as is spot removal and 'normal' adjustments. The image may be in Mono or Colour.
Anything that your imagination can conjure is eligible in this section.
Basically, if it looks like nature, then it is nature..
New PAGB Nature rules apply and can be read on page 5 of the following link.
As it says OPEN but must show colour.
As it says OPEN, but must follow PAGB mono rules as follows:
New PAGB Mono rules apply and can be read on page 5 of the following link..
IMAGES which are indistinguishable from one another by the same author, or with the same title, are ineligible. Images which have been accepted in any previous NWPA Exhibition will be disqualified.
A PDF catalogue will be sent to all entrants. The accepted images will be displayed on the NWPA website for a year.
Best Mono PDI;
Best Colour PDI;
Best Nature PDI;
Best Digital Art Image
Best Scape PDI;
Best Photojournalism (incl. Street & Sport) PDI;
Best Overall Score Trophy;
HM’s, C’s and Judges Awards
You may enter the exhibition from 27th February until it closes on 10th April 2021.
This year the entry fee will be FREE
If you should encounter any problems, please feel free to contact Ian O'Neill Click here if you need to email Ian
Ian O'Neill FIPF ARPS DPAGB AWPF HonNWPA