North Wales Photographic Association
Cymdeithas Ffotograffig Gogledd Cymru
Member of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain
PAGB APMs held at Nottingham
Congratulations to the following NWPA members who were successful at the APM this weekend:
Pauline Jones of Rhyl PS who achieved BPAGB in prints
Paula Potts and Kay Newman both of Deeside, who achieved CPAGB in prints
Congratulations to Mold for winning our very own PDI Challenge on Sat 4th, with a score of 152pts, with Conwy coming second with 140pts.
Thank you to all the 12 clubs who took part.
Richard Hainsworth was awarded the best image of the day by the judge of the day, the Excllent Christine Widdall, for not only giving a superb talk and showing the variety of her work, but in pre-judging and then judging all the images on the day.
PDI CHallenge results... CLICK HERE
Mold Charirman, Andy Polakowski receiving the Salver for the Winning club from Christin Widdall.
Congratulations to Janet Davies of Mold Camera club who has been awarded the HonNWPA, being presented by our Charman Linda Bell.
Also a huge congratulations to John Williams for his work keeping Grws camera club boyant as their Treasurer for many a year, being awarded his HonNWPA by the Vice Charman, Jason Wahram.
Clwb Camera Cefni
Are proud to announce the have a new web site, please feel free to visit https://clwbcameracefni.org/
Abergele Camera Club
With a very heavy heart we have to inform you that Abergele camera club is no longer, they have disbanded effective immediately. We are deeply saddened by this, and wish the members all the best in the future, hoping they might find another club to join!
Apply now for the AWPF 2023 - Link to site
Cefni Camera Club
Some wonderful news, Cefni Camera Club has been brought back to life, after a lot of hard work in the background by previous members, they will be meeting at Canolfan Ebeneser, Bridge Street, Llangefni, Anglesey, LL77 7PN - 19:00-21:00 on the last Wednesday of the month; September thru June inclusive. The first meeting being February 22nd 2023. Welcome back to the fold.
The NWPA Executive Committee approved the proposal to honour members for exceptional and/or long service. Since then our Secretary, Terry Mills has worked hard to co-ordinate the nominations and at the Executive Meeting on Sunday 3rd March the first presentations were made by our President, Andy Polakowski,
Margaret Barber being awarded her HonNWPA by the Vice President, Ian O'Neill
Frank Barber being awarded his HonNWPA by the Prsidient Andy Polakowski, for his contribution as Exhibition Frame Storage and Exhibition Hanging and organising, Judge, Exec Rep.
Peter Carlyon being awarded his HonNWPA by the Presidient Andy Polakowski
Peter Carlyon of the Llandudno Photographic Society has been providing technical expertise for many years for the NWPA
and his own club in an efficient and pleasant manner which goes unseen but is vital to the smooth running of events.
Phil Chadwick being awarded his HonNWPA by the President Ian O'Neill.
Phil has been active in all aspects of the NWPA for 17 years including Judges and Lecturers Oganiser for the last 3 years, and is currently the Awards Officer for the region, which has held for four years.
A small presentation was held, where Andy Polakowski (NWPA President), presented Rhodri with a certificate and lapel badge commemorating this award. Susan Clark (Conwy Camera Club Chair), Tony Davies (CCC NWPA Rep) and Peter & Sylvia Jones were also in attendance.
Simon Cotter being awarded his HonNWPA by the President Linda Bell.
Janet Davies being awarded her HonNWPA by our Chairman Linda Bell.
Tom Dodd being awarded his HonNWPA by the Vice President Ian O'Neill, for his work as Six years as Exhibition Secretary. Many, many years as Judge & Lecturer around all N.W. clubs.
David was awared HonNWPA for NWPA Website constructor and management, IT manager for Club and Federation, Judge and Lecturer.
John Gorman being presented with his award by the Vice President Ian O'Neill.
Edyth Harrison being presented with her Award by the Vice President, Ian O'Neill.
Mike being awarded his HonNWPA by the President Ian O'Neill. Mike has been a member of Caernarfon CC for nearly 40 years, holding many posts including Competition Secretary, Delegate but his biggest role, held for many years, was Club Secretary. He has also been very active with the NWPA, running the Exhibition for three years, including producing the catalogue of the Exhibition.
Member for 25 Years and Chairman last 6. Runs a beginners section. NWPA judge and lecturer.NWPA Vice President 2000/2, President 2003/4, Secretary 2005/9
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.
Morris Jones being awarded his HonNWPA by the Vice President Ian O'Neill, awarded for Long term (over 30 years) President of Deudraeth, Judge.
40 years of unbroken service as Photographic Club Treasurer. Involvement of various committees both within own club and others.
Christine Langford being awarded his HonNWPA by the Prsidient Andy Polakowski, awarded for Long term administration officer for Dwyfor and Secretary for Eryri Group, NWPA Exec Officer and Rep to PAGB. Organiser of exhibitions, battles and instigator of PDI Challenge.
Terry was awared his HonNWPA for Chairman, Prog Secretary, General Secretary Deudraeth. Chairman Eryri. NWPA Exec Rep. PAGB Rep (2years). President NWPA. Judge and Lecturer.
Ian O'Neill being presented with his award by the President Andy Polakowski
Joined Blaenau 2010
Member of Eryri Photo Group, Treasurer NWPA since 2019, (also Blaenau).
Wyn was awarded his HonNWPA for Prominent Long officer of Grwst, Exec Rep and Webmaster.
Andy Polakowski being awarded his HonNWPA by the past-President, AE Dave Jones, awarded for 30 odd years as Judge & Lecturer around all N. W. Clubs and onto the Wirral. Always encouraging members to further their photography. Exec Rep, Vice President.
Linda Bell Vice Chirman handing the award over to Ram Patel, Chariman of Hawarden Photogarphic Society.
Unfortunatly Geoff passed away before receiving his award, but Ram Patel was please to hand over the award on our behalf to Geoff's wife, who was delighted, and said Geoff would have been thrilled with it.
Paul was a member in the early 1970’s of Hawarden Institute Camera Club. In 1977 he was appointed Secretary of the
club, a post which he held until the formation of the Hawarden Photographic Society in 2011 – a total of 34 years. In
2011 he was appointed again, as Club Secretary for Hawarden Photographic Society, a position he holds to this day,
making a total of 42 years of unbroken service as a Photographic Club Secretary.
David Kay became a member of the Hawarden Institute Camera Club in the early 1970s and was made Club Treasurer in
1978, a position that he held until 2011 and continued to hold when the Hawarden Photographic Society was formed,
making a total of 41 years of unbroken service as a Photographic Club Treasurer.
Emyr Roberts being awarded his HonNWPA by the Prsidient Andy Polakowski, awarded for being the Mainstay of Dyffryn Ogwen for many, many years. Organiser of the annual Battle for many years.
John Roberts being awarded his HonNWPA by the Vice President Ian O'Neill, awarded for Long term judge and lecturer, Exec Rep and past President NWPA, Mentor at club.
Margaret Salisbury being awared her HonNWPA by the Prsident, Andy Polakowski.
Founder member of Mold 1963. Held post of Treasurer. Supported NWPA founding and donated the OK Trophy for NWPA exhibition
41 years of unbroken service as a Photographic Club Secretary. Involvement of various committees both within own club and others.
John Williams being awarded the HonNWPA from the Vice Chairman, Jason Wahram.