2023 Ace of Clubs Entries Invited

Please find below all the details you require to allow your Club to enter this year’s Ace of Clubs event to be held in Talbot Green Community Centre. We have 19 for the Memorial – wouldn’t it be nice to exceed that number for this Event!

Rules Word Doc PDF
Entry Forms Round One Word Doc PDF
Entry Forms Round Two Word Doc PDF
Entry Forms All 40 Images Word Doc PDF

Key dates:
15th January 2023 – Advise me if your club is entering.
12th Feb 2023 – Closing date.
19th February 2023 – Date of the Event.

Roy Thomas

WPF Memorial Trophy Competitions

The 2023 Memorial Day competitions will be hosted by New Quay CC and will be held at the Memorial Hall, Towyn Road, New Quay, Ceredigion, SA45 9QQ on 22nd January 2023.

There are 3 separate Competitions starting at 10.00am. If you wish to attend all 3, we recommend that you bring a packed lunch.

2022 Stanley Chell Results

The winners of the 2022 Stanley Chell competition, organised by Aberdare Camera Club, were Bridgend & District CC.  Second were Cwmbran and third, Neath. The judge was Ian Bateman FRPS MPAGB AV-AFIAP APAGB of Exmouth.

The Doris Chell Memorial Trophy for Best Overall Image was won by Jenny Hibbert of Bridgend with her image “Brown Bear Guarding Kill.

The Glyn John Trophy for The Best Colour Print was won by Kevin Morgan of Cwmbran with image entitled “What You Looking At”.

The Hans Hoyer Trophy for Best Monochrome print was “The Girl the Fan” from Chris Tidman of Gwynfa.

Glan and Mair Trophy for best landscape was won by Julie Morgan of Abergervenny with the image entitled “Misty White”

The full Scoresheet can be seen here and the other awards winners can be seen here.

Memorial Trophy Exhibition.

Some good news; following on from our PAGB Exhibition in the Quadrant Shopping Centre in Swansea, Urban Foundry (who arranged the Swansea exhibition) have now organised a space for us to hold an Exhibition in Bridgend Indoor Market from January to March.

We intend to use the 50 best prints from the Memorial Trophy Competition to hang at this venue for February and March.  In January we will use the space for an ad-hoc exhibition. This will bring our Federation, its photographers and their images to a new audience.

We will also be looking at the practicality of displaying the PDIs from this event on a monitor at the same time – but details need checking.

Roy Thomas

Memorial Trophy Information

I have been asked by a number of people the details of this event. So for clarity: –

1. Notify me that your Club intends to enter the Memorial Trophy. 18th December 2022 – To allow for planning.
2. Closing date is ( I must have your entry forms for all 3 trophies & PDI Entries) 8th January 2022 – via Email or We Transfer.
3. Prints – can be delivered by 9.30 am to the competition venue in New Quay on the day 22nd January 2022 – or delivered to me prior to that day.

Any queries my contact details are below.

Good Luck to all that take part.

Roy Thomas / Roy17@btinternet.com

2023 Memorial Trophies Competitions

We are pleased to announce that the 2023 Memorial Day competitions will be hosted by New Quay CC and will be held at the Memorial Hall, Towyn Road, New Quay, Ceredigion, SA45 9QQ on 22nd January 2023. The closing date for entries will be 8th January 2023 and there will be a £ 10 per club entry fee.

Please notify Roy Thomas, before December 18th, to let him know if you intend to take part, or not. (Roy17@btinternet.com)

Below you can find information, conditions of entry and entry forms.

Memorial Day Rules Issue A 2019
Memorial Colour Print Entry Form Excel PDF
Memorial Mono Print Entry Form Excel PDF
Memorial PDIs Entry Form Excel PDF

Roy Thomas

Tenby & Gwynfa represent the WPF at Warwick

Well done to Tenby and Gwynfa who made the journey to Warwick to represent the WPF in the National Inter-Club PDI Championships.

In the WPF grudge match, Tenby finished the Plate competition in joint 5th (15th overall) place on 103 points and Gwynfa just two points behind in joint 10th place (20th overall). Of the North Wales clubs, Mold finished joint 15th (25th overall) and Rhyl joint 22nd (32nd oveall)

Continue reading “Tenby & Gwynfa represent the WPF at Warwick”

Results of the 2022 Ace of Clubs Competition

The competition was held on 20 February 2022 on Zoom.  13 clubs each submitted 30 PDI entries and each of 3 judges scored all 390 entries in the range of 2 to 5 so the minimum score was 6 and the maximum was 15.

The judges, who made a fine job of the scoring, were:

Carol McNiven Young FRPS DPAGB EFIAP BPE4 (from N&EMPF);

Barry Mead FRPS MPAGB APAGB EFIAP/d3 (from WCPF); and

Michael Krier ARPS MA(Photography) AFIAP (from MCPF).

The participating clubs were Aberystwyth, Afan Nedd, Baglan Bay, Bridgend, Cwmbran, Gwent, Gwynfa, Monmouth, Pontypridd, Rhondda, RPC, Swansea and Tenby.

Congratulations to all the clubs that participated but especially to Gwynfa CC and Tenby CC who were 1st and 2nd repectively and were invited to represent WPF at the PAGB Inter-Club PDI Championship.

Congratulations also go to the photographers who scored 15 and to the winners of the 5 awards that were on offer.

The detailed results can be found here.

Results from the 2022 Memorial Trophies

Sunday was a great show of Welsh photography, the range and quality shown was quite remarkable – 21 Clubs took part and up to 80 members attended the Zoom Event; we never had that response pre-COVID. I see great hopes for the future once this pandemic is put to bed.

My special thanks must go to our outstanding Judge Leo Rich who spent the afternoon commenting on 168 images without missing a beat and those comments were always positive and detailed – quite a “Tour de Force” – thanks a bunch Leo I’m sure everyone enjoyed the afternoon listening to you whilst viewing the images – Brilliant!

The Gwyn Morgan Trophy for Mono PDIs was won by Tenby CC who will receive the Trophy. There were also 3 Ribbons awarded to images scoring 20: –
Tenby CC Dave Bolton Face to Face 20
Baglan Bay CC Marian Dixon The Flying Wing 20
Abertawe CC Jeff Driscoll Mermaid 20

The Walter Morgan Trophy for Colour PDIs was won jointly by Gwynfa CC & Rhondda CC both of whom will receive a Trophy! There were also 8 Ribbons awarded to images scoring 20: –
Gwynfa CC Gwynfryn Jones Beauty in the Catacombs 20
Rhondda CC David Norton Still Raining 20
Rhondda CC Brian Merry I Nailed It 20
Gwynfa CC Glenn Porter Freestyle Kayaking 20
Bridgend CC David Hopes Safe Landing 20
Cardigan PC Dyfed James Four Spotted Chaser 20
Cwmbran CC Dave Kitson Oystercatchers Mating 20
Rhondda CC Mal Durbin F15 at Dusk 20

Here are the detailed results for your delectation!

The Gwyn Morgan Trophy Results
The Walter Morgan Trophy Results

My personal congratulations to all who took part and to those winning Clubs and those who had Ribbons for their images. Well Done!!

Now onward and upward to the Ace of Clubs competition. The closing date is the 30th January with judging on the 20th January. Entries are already coming in and I look forward to another big Event!

Roy Thomas / Roy17@btinternet.com