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 mailing79joo@gmail.com but a name familiar to you is being used to disguise that bit.

Report all such emails by forwarding them to:  report@phishing.gov.uk

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).

Ace of Prints Entry Reminder

The Closing Date for this Competition is 18th June 2023 with the Competition taking place on the 2nd July at the Briton Ferry Community Hall, Briton Ferry, SA11 2NS.

24th May – Change of instructions: please send your entries to Peter Young peterayoung@outlook.com

For completeness I have again attached the Rules (Word or PDF) and the Entry Form (Word or PDF) for your use. You’ll also need to arrange a payment of £10 entry fee to the WPF Treasurer David Condon.

The Competition is in two Rounds. Round 1 for 12 prints and Round 2 for 15 prints. You will need to have selected your first Round of 12 prints in time to Email me the completed form prior to midnight on the 18th June, you will need a printed copy to accompany the prints in the carrying box in the correct sequence– they need to be delivered at 9.00am on Saturday 2nd July 2023 to the Judging Venue in Briton Ferry. (Because choosing the Second Round only takes place after Round 1 is Judged there would be a need for attendance at the Event by one or more of your Committee members.

When the first round has been judged you will then make your selection of the 15 prints for Round 2 – you will need to fill out 3 copies of the Round 2 entry form – one to accompany the prints, in sequence, one to give to the team running the Judging and one for yourself. You should by now  have a better appreciation of what the Judges preferences and predilections are to better select your Round 2 entry – timing will be announced on the day.

The top two Clubs on the day will be invited to represent the WPF at the PAGB Inter Club Print Competition normally held in Blackburn in October.

Roy Thomas Roy17@btinternet.com 01639644757 / 07880710908

2023 PAGB Inter-Club Print Championship

The 2023 PAGB Inter-Club Print Championship will be held in the Croston Theatre at Westholme School, Blackburn on Saturday 21 October 2023. The finalist clubs and the Plate winners from 2022 qualify automatically and each Federation will be selecting clubs which to represent them.

The WPF Ace of Prints competition will be used to determine the clubs representing the WPF. Details here.

Landscape Photographer of the Year

Entries for the 2023 Landscape Photographer of the Year photography competition opened on February 14th 2023.

Now in its 15th year, Landscape Photographer of the Year celebrates the wonder of the British landscape and showcases the work of many talented photographers. The competition aims to inspire profound engagement with the British landscape through photography.

With a prize fund worth over £20,000, a full-colour book of best entries and a touring exhibition, Landscape Photographer of the Year inspires us all to experience the wonderful diversity of the UK.

Full details here.