2022 Stanley Chell Entries Invited

Aberdare Camera Club is pleased to announce the return of The Stanley Chell 2022, the first since 2019. It remains a print competition, details of the various trophies and rules can be seen below.

Invitation           Poster         Entry Form/Rules

It will be held at 1pm on Saturday 3rd December 2022 and this year we’re changing location to a facility called Cynon Linc. This new venue is a far bigger hall which will, for the first time, allow us the opportunity to display the prints after they’ve been judged. (May we thank our friends at Barry CC for the generous loan of their boards). It is located near the centre of Aberdare, with plenty of parking available across the road behind the town library, which at the moment is free on a Saturday after 10am. We will be providing tea and welsh cakes, and we are negotiating to have the onsite cafe open.

We are still discussing ways of collecting all your prints from around Wales, and will hopefully make use of our friends at various locations to act as collection hubs, Please contact me to discuss options on delivery/collection. More information will be provided when we determine best option.

For those clubs holding trophies from 2019, can you please contact Huw Edwards at Aberdare Camera Club.

All clubs have been through a very difficult few years, and hopefully this will prove the ideal opportunity for us all to come together and meet again as friends. As a small club this competition is our way of contributing to the WPF family, we truly hope that you will support us, enter The Chell, and be back with us on the day.

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)

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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

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.

Barrian Cup 2022

Barry Camera Club are pleased to be able to announce they will be running their Barrian Cup event for 2022, and would like to invite your club to participate.

This will be a DPI only competition for this year only.  The main reasons for this decision: to try and cover all eventualities should we still be under some sort or Covid restrictions; and knowing that some clubs are not yet back in their club rooms.

We do hope that you will join us on Saturday 11th June 2022 where we can once again meet and enjoy each other’s photography, friendship and healthy competitiveness!

All the details can also be accessed online here.

The entry form can be downloaded here.

Closing date for entries is 6th May 2022.

If there are any issues please email our Competition Secretary on barrycameraclub.compsec@gmail.com

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

Barrian Cup 2022

Barry Camera Club are pleased to be able to announce they will be running their Barrian Cup event for 2022, and would like to invite you to participate.

This will be a DPI only competition for this year only.  The main reasons for this decision: to try and cover all eventualities should we still be under some sort or Covid restrictions; and knowing that some clubs are not yet back in their club rooms.

We do hope that you will join us on Saturday 11th June 2022 where we can once again meet and enjoy each other’s photography, friendship and healthy competitiveness!

All the details can also be accessed online here.

The entry form can be downloaded here.

Closing date for entries is 6th May 2022.

If there are any issues please email our Competition Secretary on barrycameraclub.compsec@gmail.com