It’s That Man Again!

The WPF Convention Trophy Shield has been reclaimed by Dennis Russ for the fifth time. Dennis also won 4 packs of printing papers donated by Fotospeed.

Dennis’ print was selected by Bill Ward, one of the guest speakers at the Convention. Thanks to Jeff Howe for the photo below.

2023 Stanley Chell – Entries Invited

Aberdare Camera Club are pleased to announce the Stanley Chell 2023 Competition which will be held in the comfortable and spacious Cynon Linc in the centre of Aberdare on the afternoon of Saturday 25th November at 2.00pm.

Your Club is invited to submit an entry of 4 prints in either monochrome, colour or any combination of both, Maximum frame size 50cm x 40cm. Only 1 print per member allowed and must not have been entered in a previous Stanley Chell Competition. Our aim is to encourage new work as much as possible. We will ask an entry fee of £15 to cover our expenses. The closing date for entries is Saturday 4th November.

Here is the entry form:   WORD      PDF

The judge will be Peter Weaver LRPS, CPAGB, APAGB from Bristol.

This was a very successful competition when we held it last year. I am sure that this year it will be even better, and I look forward to receiving your entry, and meeting you on the day.

Martin Nagle
Competition Secretary,
Aberdare Camera Club.

Important Notice about email scams

Watch out for those tired old ‘substitution’ email scams, they are doing the rounds again.

What happens is that you get an email from someone pretending to be an officer of your club or your Federation and they are asking you for some kind of help, financial of course. The latest one targetted our Federation President.

Note, emails are not being hacked. They just pretend to be someone else by covering up the actual send email. The latest emails came from but a name familiar to you is being used to disguise that bit.

Report all such emails by forwarding them to:

49th Smethwick International Opens

On-line entry System NOW OPEN

3 Print Sections: Open Colour, Open Monochrome, Nature.
Prints can be forwarded to Southampton International

3 Projected Image Sections: Open Colour, Open Monochrome, Nature,

Over 210 Medals and Ribbons to be won.

Patronage: PSA 2023-543, FIAP 2023-579, GPU L230140, PAGB 2023-031

Low entry Fees. Only pay for each section entered. 68 Page A4 Colour Catalogue to each entrant.

Rules Here  Enter at:

PSA News from Ian Ledgard

Two Welsh PSA members have enjoyed great success in the Essence Circuit in India, a 5 judging circuit.

WPF member David Edwards gained 17 acceptances including a PSA Gold medal and three merit awards

Sharon Prenton-Jones from North Wales gained 21 acceptances with 3 PSA Gold medals anone Gold and three Silver Salon medals.

Both help to keep the profile of Welsh photography alive and kicking – congratulations to both photographers.

Ian Ledgard
PSA Membership Director Wales

2023 Natonal PDI Inter-Club Championships (Warwick)

Congratulations to Gwynfa and Bridgend who represented the WPF in the Natonal PDI Inter-Club Championships at Warwick. They qualified by finishing in the top two places at the WPF Ace of Clubs back in February.

Chorley PS and Wigan 10 shared the spoils in the Grand Final. The WPF clubs didn’t make it to the grand final so they contested the Plate final. Gwynfa finished joint 5th and Bridgend Joint 16th.

Overall results and individual awards can be seen here.

The event was judged by Steven LePrevost FRPS MPAGB AFIAP FIPF (SCPF), Sue Sibley ARPS DPAGB EFIAP/s BPE4 (SCPF) and Libby Smith MPAGB EFIAP HonPAGB HonSPF (SPF).