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
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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.
NORTH WALES PHOTOGRAPHIC ASSOCIATION (Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain)
CYMDEITHAS FFOTOGRAFFIG GOGLEDD CYMRU
RULES & CONSTITUTION (December 2017)
1 NAME The Association shall be known as the North Wales Photographic Association. All previous constitutions are superseded. In the rest of this document it shall be referred to as ‘the Association’.
2 OBJECTIVES The objectives of the Association shall be to promote all aspects of photography in whatever form. In pursuance of this the NWPA shall:
a) Be a Federation of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain
b) Organise an exhibition of the club members’ work and lectures, competitions, etc.
as shall be decided by the Executive Committee to help members achieve higher standards.
3 MEMBERSHIP Membership of the Association shall be open to all appropriate photographic clubs and societies in the counties of Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd and Wrexham. Additionally, membership shall be open to individual clubs from neighbouring federations. Applications for membership shall be decided by a majority vote at a meeting of the Executive Committee.
3.1 The NWPA operates an equal opportunities code and conforms to the Equality Act 2010 and shall ensure that all members of the Association and affiliated camera clubs, both actual and potential, are treated equally and as individuals.
3.2 The subscription to the Association shall be decided at the Annual General Meeting. Any club or society three months in arrears shall be notified in writing by the Treasurer and be suspended from membership and privileges of the Association until the subscription has been paid.
3.3 Any club or society which does not conform to the standards of the NWPA shall be suspended.
3.4 Each club or society shall appoint a delegate as its representative on the Executive Committee and at General Meetings of the Association. In their absence the club or society may nominate a deputy to attend in their place, having first advised the General Secretary.
3.5 Any member of a club or society may attend and speak at Annual or extraordinary General Meetings of the Association. Voting can only be from a club’s appointed representative and officers or post holders.
3.6 Special interest groups, which are of benefit to the federation as a whole and whose members are all members of club in the federation, shall be granted the right to pay a nominal affiliation fee to the NWPA.
3.7 Any Complaint shall be notified to the Secretary in accordance with the agreed Complaints Procedure.
4 GENERAL MEETINGS General Meetings of the Association shall be convened not less than fourteen and not more than twenty-eight days notice, in writing, stating the business to be conducted, to the Secretary and Delegate of each member society and club.
4.1 The Annual General Meetings shall be held in December of each year and the business of the meeting shall be:
a) To receive a report from the President
b) To receive a statement of income and expenditure (audited if requested) from the Treasurer
in respect of the financial year ending on the 30th September
c) To receive reports from the officers and other post-holders as required
d) To elect officers and any other post-holders as required
e) To ratify the Constitution.
f) Any other business
4.2 A quorum for General Meetings shall consist of 10 delegates.
4.3 Extraordinary General Meetings shall be called by not less than 3 Delegates/Officers/Post-holders, by
written notice to the General Secretary, stating the business of the meeting. The Secretary shall then advise all member clubs and societies and delegates of the business to be considered not less than 21 day in advance of the meeting.
4.4 Any eligible member wishing to have a matter included in either a General or an Extraordinary Meeting is required to have this item recorded with the General Secretary with a minimum of 21 days notice prior to such meeting.
4.5 All normal business considered at General Meetings shall be decided by a simple majority of votes cast by the Officers, Post-holders and Delegates present. Matters involving changes to the Rules and Constitution
shall only be made at an Annual General Meeting or an Extraordinary Meeting and shall require a two-thirds majority of the votes.
5 ADMINISTRATION Subject to decisions taken at the AGM, the affairs of the Association shall be conducted by the Executive Committee, which shall consist of the officers of the Association, Post-holders and the delegates.
5.1 The Officers shall consist of the President, Vice-President, Past President, General Secretary and
Treasurer. Other Post-holders include Exhibition Secretary, PAGB Delegate, Competition Secretary, Lecturers/Judges Organiser, PAGB Awards Officer, Newsletter Editor, Publicity Officer, Seminar Organiser,
Webmaster or others as deemed necessary by the Executive Committee.
5.2 The Officers & Post-holders shall be nominated from members of the clubs and societies within the Association. Nominations, proposed and seconded by members of the Association shall be sent to the Secretary to arrive not less than 21 days before the AGM and be accompanied by a statement from the nominee that they are willing to stand. If no nomination(s) are received for any officer of the Association by
the due 21 days, nominations can be accepted from among those present at the AGM duly proposed and seconded.
5.3 Each member club or society of the Association shall be entitled to one vote to be cast by the respective delegate or nominated deputy in their absence. Officers & Post-holders are also eligible to vote.
In the event of a tie, the President shall have the casting vote.
5.4 The President shall not hold office for more than two consecutive years.
5.5 The President shall take the chair at all General and Executive meetings of the Association. In their
absence, the chair shall be taken by the Vice-President, if available, or the Past-President. If none of them is present within 15 minutes of the advertised start of the meeting, those present shall elect a Chairman from among the delegates present.
5.6 The Executive Committee shall meet not less than four times in each calendar year to conduct business and receive reports from the officers on the affairs of the Association. If any officer is absent from more than three consecutive meetings,they shall be asked by the president to account for their absence in
5.7 The President, in consultation with the Officers, shall be empowered to authorise any action requiring urgent attention on behalf of the Association.
5.8 The Executive Committee shall have the power to appoint and co-opt individuals or sub-committees as required.
5.9 A bank account shall be kept in the name of the Association into which all monies shall be paid as soon as possible after receipt by the Treasurer. Withdrawals and payments from the account shall be made on the signature of two of the three signatories appointed by the Executive Committee.
5.10 Proposed expenditure or potential financial liability exceeding £100 on any item shall be approved in
advance by the Treasurer or, in his absence, by the President, Vice-President or General Secretary. Any of these shall have power of veto over any expenditure.
5.11 If at any time a majority of the Executive decides that it is advisable to dissolve the Association, an EGM shall be called for which not less than 21 days’ notice shall be given. If a simple majority of those present and voting at such a meeting shall confirm such a decision, then the assets shall be sold and debts repaid upon authority of the President and any funds or debts remaining shall be distributed to or paid by the member clubs and societies on a basis pro rata to their membership numbers as recorded at their last annual NWPA subscription.
5.12 A record of ALL proceedings and voting shall be kept for future reference.
5.13 Neither the General Secretary nor the Executive can be held responsible for a member not receiving any notice sent out from the NWPA to any of its members.
6 ADOPTION OF CONSTITUTION This Constitution was adopted on December 2018 And approved by Andy Polokowski
President -- shall represent the Association at various events, such as competitions, exhibitions, etc. And shall chair Executive Committee meetings and Annual General Meetings
General Secretary -- shall keep records of attendance at meetings, minutes of meetings, deal with correspondence and keep a register of all member clubs and societies and their addresses which shall be available for inspection by any member society on application.
Treasurer -- shall receive and pay all monies on behalf of the Association, including subscriptions and insurance premiums, keep an accurate record of all income and expenditure for each account and prepare a statement of income and expenditure (audited if requested by the Executive Committee) for presentation to the AGM.
PAGB Delegate - shall represent the Association as a member of the PAGB Executive and report to the Executive Committee actions and decisions of the PAGB, shall also raise any matters of concern with the PAGB Executive.
Exhibition Secretary -- shall organise the exhibition on behalf of and as directed by the Executive Committee and co-ordinate the work of the exhibition committee.
Competition Secretary -- shall arrange collection, selection and return of NWPA entries for the PAGB Inter-Federation Exhibitions and Competitions and any other events as may be required by the Executive Committee.
PAGB Awards Officer -- shall promote the PAGB Awards, such as the Awards for Photographic Merit and the Award for Meritorious Service and any other awards that may arise. Shall also give guidance and ensure that all candidates meet the appropriate requirements to be considered for these awards.
Lecturers & Judges Organiser -- shall prepare and distribute lists of NWPA lecturers and judges to clubs and societies and send this information to the PAGB for the Handbook as required and shall send this list annually to all NWPA judges and lecturers for amendments as required. Shall also ensure that up-to-date lists are available on the NWPA website.
Website Editor -- shall maintain the NWPA website as necessary.
Newsletter Editor -- shall prepare newsletters for distribution electronically. The Executive Committee may co-opt members for other posts as required.
The following documents are held by the Secretary: Complaints Procedure Risk Assessment -Health & Safety Policy Discrimination & Equality Policy In case of emergency PAT testing.