PAGB Inter Federation & Exhibition Results

Please find below links to the spreadsheet showing all the scores (out of 15) achieved by WPF club members in the recent PAGB Inter-Federation Competition. The WPF entries were chosen and collated by our President, Jenny Hibbert – thanks Jenny!

WPF Scores – Excel File
WPF Scores – PDF File

I should particularly like to congratulate those members who have work exhibited in the highly prestigious 2022 Inter-Federation Exhibition they are: –

Colour Section
Roger Daniel  – Horses in the Glade  – Bridgend & District CC
Gwynfryn Jones – Beauty in the Catacombs – Gwynfa CC
(Gwynfryn also achieved a Judge’s Choice Award from David Gibbons).

Monochrome Section
Lynda Sharples – In Conversation – Monmouth PC
Charlie Kidd  – Artistic Movement – Tenby & District CC
Charlie Kidd  – A Cover Up – Tenby & District CC

Nature Section
Jenny Hibbert – Brown Bear Guarding Kill – Bridgend & District CC
Susan Carter – Sika Deer – Monmouth PC
David Bolton – Honeybee Flies Home – Tenby & District CC

The Exhibition – Don’t forget to visit the 150 Print Exhibition in the Quadrant Shopping Centre, Dillwyn St, Swansea SA1 3QW from 4th July to 30th July 2022. Open 7 days a week!

Roy Thomas

2022 Ace of Prints

The event will take place at Talbot Green Community Centre, Clos Springfield, Talbot Green, Pontyclun CF72 8FE on 3rd July at 10am. The proposed timetable is as follows:

1. Doors Open 10.00am (not 9am as previously suggested).
2. Team to Sequence 5 sets of prints by 10.30am
3. Judging 60 prints start at 10.30am
4. Judging complete by 11.00am
5. Tea, Coffee & Biscuits 11.00am
6. Clubs select their 15 second round prints by 11.30am
7. Team to Sequence second round prints by midday
8. Second round judging start midday
9. Complete before 1.00pm

The clubs taking part are:

Bridgend & Dist. CC
Gwent PS
Monmouth PC
Swansea CC
Tenby & Dist. CC

2022 Barrian Cup Won by Gwynfa

Gwynfa Camera Club has won the 2022 Barrian Cup by one point from Afan Need and Tenby who finished joint second. Hay & Thornbury were joint third on 90 points.

The winner of the Dave Cowdrey Trophy (Best Landscape & Seascape image) was “Ogmore Castle & Stepping Stones” by Neil Holman of Afan Nedd.

The winner of the Mike Lewis Trophy (Best Image in the Competition) was “The Golden Hour” by Jan Sullivan of Tenby. (See below).

The judge was Les Loosemore ARPS AWPF DPAGB

The full scoresheet can be seen here.

Stanley Chell Competition 2022

Aberdare Camera Club are pleased to announce that the Stanley Chell 2022 Competition will take place in November of this year. It is expected to be the first print competition open to all WPF Camera Clubs for almost 2 years.

Final details are still to be agreed, but it will require an entry of 4 prints per Club with a requirement of 1 print per Club member. The only other rule is that an image previously entered in the Stanley Shell competition should not be entered again. Prints can be in colour or monochrome, or a combination of both. We will appoint a non WPF judge, and we are seeking a new larger venue in Aberdare for the Competition where the images can be displayed at half time and the end of the event.

Wea are advising you of this now so that everyone has the opportunity to prepare an entry during the summer months. As soon as we have a confirmed date and venue for the Competition we will advise you, and an entry form and full entry rules will be sent to all Club Competition Secretaries in September.

Our committee are excited about being able to stage this event after such a long absence, and we hope that all WPF Clubs will participate.

The Societies Roadshow in Cardiff

The Societies of Photographers invite you to attend their photographic roadshow in Cardiff at the All Nations Centre, Sachville Avenue, Cardiff, Wales, CF14 3NY on Wednesday 29th June. These roadshows are an opportunity to catch up with the latest products and services from the trade and gain education from a series of talks. Opening Times: 09:30-15:30.

You can attend these days free of charge and they are open to members and non-members alike. Register for yor free tickets here:

Masterclass speakers include Damian McGillicuddy, Emma Jane and Scott Johnson. Exhibitors include – Aaduki Multimedia Insurance, Camera Centre UK, Canon (UK) Ltd, Click Props Backdrops, Digitalab, Fotospeed, Fujifilm, Hoodman, Loxley Colour, One Vision Imaging Ltd, PermaJet, Sony, The Societies of Photographers.

Entries Invited for 2022 Ace of Prints

It’s that time again! The 2022 Ace of Prints Competition is now open for your entry – full rules are here!

In order to encourage entry we are, as we have throughout the Pandemic setting the entry fee as £0 – i.e. nothing! – we need to encourage a return to printing once again.

Closing date is 19th June 2022 when the entry form for Round 1 must be in my possession – the prints can be brought on the morning of the competition which will be 3rd July 2022 at the Talbot Green Community Centre – doors open at 9.00am.

Two rounds 12 prints in the first round, 15 prints in the second round – you can bring as many prints as you can carry for your 2nd round choice! If there are enough Clubs entered we will run a Plate Competition. The two top Clubs overall will be invited to represent the WPF at the Annual PAGB Club Print competition in October.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all there and to witnessing a feast of prints!

Roy Thomas

The Photography Show – Registration Now Open

As the destination for anyone whose business is photography, video or content production, The Photography Show & The Video Show, from the 17 – 20 September, will offer four days packed with kit, inspiration and creativity.

You can register here. More details here.

PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit – Once again the PAGB will have a team at The Show to help you with your potential submission for an Award for Photographic Merit, CPAGB, DPAGB or MPAGB. Bring along your Prints or PDI for expert advice which can greatly increase your chances of success! For more information and to book an appointment –