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.
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,
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.
Margaret Barber being awarded her HonNWPA by the Vice President, Ian O'Neill
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.
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.
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.
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
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.