Barrian Cup 2023 – 10th June 2023

Barry Camera Club invite you to join them at 2pm on Saturday 10th June 2023 for the Barrian Cup competition!

It takes place at St. Francis Millennium Hall, Porth-y-Castell, Barry, CF62 6NX and refreshments will be provided and raffle tickets will be on sale.

The judge will be Dennis Russ.

Return of Welsh Salon Prints

A BIG thank you to all who entered this year’s Welsh Salon. We look forward to you entering again next year.

The salon prints into their boxes and are ready for collection. Please contact Cliff Emery on 07482672241 or email him at to make arrangements to collect.

Alternatively, let him know if you’d prefer to collect them from the Barrian Cup next Saturday, 10th June.

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

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 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.

See Joe Cornish & Michael O’Sullivan in Bristol

Bristol PS are holding an event in memory of their past President, Bob Faris FRPS MPAGB AFIAP.

They’re offering you the opportunity to see to extraordinary photographers, Joe Cornish & Michael O’Sullivan, free of charge on 21st May, 2023.

It’s first come first served, so get your skates on! Full details here.

2023 Barrian Cup – Club Entries Invited

Barrian Cup 2023 – 10th June 2023

Barry Camera Club are pleased to announce they will be running their Barrian Cup event for 2023 and Prints are back!

They would like to invite your club to participate and hope that you will join them on Saturday 10th June 2023 where once again clubs can meet to enjoy each other’s photography, friendship and healthy competitiveness!

They are delighted to be able to confirm that Dennis Russ will be judging the Barrian Cup this year, so it promises to be another great competition.

All the details can also be accessed online here.
The entry form can be downloaded here.  Word   PDF

Closing date for entries is 6th May 2023.

If there are any questions, please email Pat Hollis, Barry Camera Club Competition Secretary on

Invitation to enter the 2023 Ace of Prints

Your Club’s is invited to compete in the annual WPF Ace of Prints competition on 2nd July, 2023.

The location is yet to be confirmed but will probably be in Talbot Green or Briton Ferry, unless there is a Club out there that would host the event for us. If you have a hall available and are interested contact Roy Thomas (details below).

Closing date for entries will be 18th June 2023. Please notified Roy Thomas of your intention to enter as soon as possible.

The competition is in two rounds. Round one is for 12 prints and the list of prints for must be given to Roy Thomas by the closing date. Round two is for 15 prints and this list is to be prepared on the day, after seeing the first round judging.

Each club may bring an unlimited ‘bank’ of prints but please read the  conditions of entry relating to their use.

Prints can be delivered to Roy Thomas or brought to the venue by 9.00am on the day of the competition. The competition would then start following sorting and interleaving of all Club prints. (Note, all prints need to be labelled with Club name, photographer’s name and title).

The top two Clubs in the competition will be invited to represent us at the PAGB Inter Club Print event held every year in Blackburn.

Roy Thomas
01639 644757 / 07880 710908

2023 Memorial Trophy Results (Corrected)

Here are the results of the 3 Memorial Trophy competitions that made up an entertaining day at New Quay!

The Gwyn Morgan Trophy was won by Bridgend & Dist. CC – Results Here Note, the results of the Gwyn Morgan Trophy were corrected on 21st February.

The Past Presidents’ Trophy was won jointly by Afan Nedd CC and Bridgend & Dist. CC – Results Here

The Walter Morgan Trophy was won by Tenby & Dist. CC – Results Here

Big thanks must go to the members of the New Quay Camera Club who looked after us so well on the day and to the members of the WPF Executive that came along and helped carry out the slightly modified sequence and kept everybody’s spirits up! But especially to our Judge for the day John Tilsley who whilst on his feet all day gave us an excellent appraisal of all the images and kept the audience in rapt attention throughout – Thanks John!

Bridgend Market Exhibition – the detail sheets will show that in the mono competition 6 Clubs will be exhibited (24 prints) and in the colour print competition 23 prints will be exhibited (Those scoring 17 or more points).

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.