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.
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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.
Pixels 2019 Result
Pixels 2019, the 15th running of the competition, took place at Talbot Green Community Centre on Saturday 2 November
and was a very well attended and enjoyable competition.
It was a high scoring affair and a particularly good day for RPC who, with 79 points from a possible 80, won by one point on the very last picture of the competition. They finished one point ahead of Mold CC on 78 with Gwent PS third on 75 points. Three more clubs finished tied for 4th place, Gwynfa CC, Rhondda CC and Cyrmu Mono.
The Pixels 2019 judge was Michael Krier ARPS AFIAP MA (phot.) who kept the audience entertained with his inciteful critique and humourous comments . He made the job of judging 156 images look easy and his entertaining approach meant that time flew.
Michael selected Memories by Sharon Prenton-Jones of ISO as Best Monochrome Photograph and The Plasterer by
John Bell of Mold Camera Club as Best Colour Photograph.
The following are the 10 NWPA clubs' scores for their 4 images and overall positions:
2nd 78 points - Mold
7th= 73 points - Caernarfon
12th= 72 points - Dyffryn Ogwen
12th= 72 points - Rhyl
18th= 71 points - Blaenau Ffestiniog
22nd= 70 points - Conwy
22nd= 70 points - Deeside
26th= 69 points - Dwyfor
26th= 69 points - Ruthin
38th 65 points - Deudraeth
Gwynfa Camera Club would like to thank everyone who attended the competition (over 100 people) and all 39 clubs that entered.