North Wales Photographic Association
Cymdeithas Ffotograffig Gogledd Cymru
Member of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.