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

2022 Welsh Salon – Exhibition of Photographs

The Exhibition of images selected for the 2022 Welsh Salon of Photography will be held at the Cynon Valley Museum, Depot Rd, Gadlys, Aberdare CF44 8DL from the 6th May to the 28th May. The museum is opposite Tesco’s store in Aberdare.

Museum opening times are Tuesday to Saturday 10:00am – 3:00pm. It is closed every Sunday & Monday.

The official opening and trophy presentation will be on Saturday 7th May at 1:00pm. Note, an AWPF workshop will be held in the same venue on the 7th May from 10:00 – 14:00pm.

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 – e-news@thepagb.org.uk

AWPF Distinctions and Workshop

The prestigious AWPF award is open for a maximum of 25 applicants annually and is available to photographers worldwide. Obtaining the distinction involves creating a cohesive panel of 12 images, either print or DPI.

We are now ready to accept applications for 2022 and the AWPF assessment day will be held on the 6th of November 2022. The application form can be found here.

Further information can be found in the dropdown menu above WPF>AWPF-Distinctions and you can view successful panels from previous years in this gallery.

Don’t miss the opportunity to take on this great challenge and work towards this sought-after award.

Please register your interest in the award or the workshop so that we have an idea of the numbers for room size. Please email: distinctions@thewpf.co.uk

Jim Yendle (1935-2022)

The passing, last month, of Jim Yendle, one of the most esteemed members of Rhiwbina Camera Club in north Cardiff, came as a shock to all RCC members. Although he had been unwell for some time, no-one had been prepared for the sad news of his passing. Jim had been a prominent member of RCC for more than 60 years, during many of which he served on the club committee, mostly as Secretary, but also as Treasurer, Programme Secretary and Competitions Secretary. In addition to his friends within the camera club, over the years Jim made many acquaintances within the wider photographic community in south Wales and in the Welsh Photographic Federation. In appreciation of his outstanding loyalty and service to Rhiwbina Camera Club, he was presented with a commemorative plate during the 2017/18 season. In further recognition of his exceptional contribution to the club for over six decades, he was granted Life Membership two years ago.

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73rd Midland Salon Open for Entries

Prints are back! They can be forwarded to the Welsh International then onto Smethwick International and Southampton International.
Full details of how to enter this prestigious salon can be found here.

Entries close on 25th June.

The Exhibition of Prints and Projected Digital Images will be held at the UK FIAP Exhibition Centre at the Old School House, Churchbridge, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 2AS, UK from 13th to 21st August 2022.

RCT Photo Marathon 2022

The 2022 Rhondda Cynon Taf Photo Marathon takes place on Saturday 11th June 2022  starting at 10am. It is sponsored by, among others, the RPS and Olympus.

It is an event that allows its participants to express creativity through the medium of Photography. In a 24 hour time frame you will receive 12 topics that will require a single image submission for each.24 hours – 12 images. From wherever you are.

Prizes include an Olympus Tough TG6 Camera and a Royal Photographic Society Annual Membership.

Full details of how to take part are availble here.