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.
WHAT IS THE NWPA?
The NWPA was formed in 1981 to represent the photographic clubs in North Wales and to co-ordinate the activities of our 24 clubs in Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flint, Gwynedd & Wrexham.
We are one of fifteen federations which make up the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB). We have an Executive Committee which meets 4 times a year and is made up of Officers, Organisers and also a delegate from each club.
The role of the delegate is to liaise between their club and the Executive Committee, to raise any matters of concern, seek advice & distribute information.
The following benefits and events are organised by the Federation:
Public Liability Insurance cover and Trustee Indemnity Insurance are arranged annually.
The NWPA Directory lists Judges & Lecturers willing to visit your club. Updated lists should be obtained from the Judges and Lecturers Organiser (Email Phil Here) as he maintains the list.
Up-dated lists can be requested from our secretary.
An Exhibition is held annually to showcase the best work from club members.
Two Inter-Club competitions are held each year, usually in April and October. The winning clubs are invited to represent the NWPA in the relevant PAGB’s Inter-Club Championships
Newsletters are sent by e-mail to club Secretaries & Delegates for distribution to club members. These give details of forthcoming events and results from competitions and exhibitions.
Through the PAGB our members are eligible to apply for Awards for Photographic Merit.
Adjudications are held twice a year at 3 levels - Credit, Distinction and Master.
Our members may also gain distinctions with the Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographique (FIAP).
An Inter-Federation Competition and Exhibition is also held annually.
Recorded Lectures are available to hire to augment club programmes.
e-news is a free online mailing to the Federation club Memebrers, approx every month. Subscribe by registering on the website: www.pagbnews.co.uk
The main PAGB website www.thepagb.org.uk contains information on all their activities and advice on numerous photographic topics.
For further information on any or all of the above contact: Secretary