Cwm Rhondda Battle Live on YouTube

The Rhondda Camera Club is pleased to confirm details for the forthcoming “Cwm Rhondda Battle” on Saturday, 18th November, commencing at 15:00 GMT. There will be clubs competing from U.K, Ireland, Canada and South Africa.

The judge will be Roger Parry ARPS, EFIAP, MPAGB, Hon PAGB.

The competition is an exclusively online event and can seen live on YouTube at this location.

You can also watch it later if you aren’t able to watch live.

2021 Summer Freedom Competition Results

The results of this Competition as judged by Leo Rich are: –

1st – In the Light – Glenn Porter – Gwynfa
2nd – Free as a Bird – Neville Thomas – Afan Nedd
3rd – Ice Cream Treat – Tina Conyard – Carmarthen
HC – Freedom from COVID – Jo Ashburner – Afan Nedd
HC – A Time to Dream – Paul Branchflower – Afan Nedd

Afan Nedd doing particularly well!

I must say that just listening to Leo’s appreciation of the pictures without wondering what the scores were was particularly refreshing and his comments were kind and on point.

Thanks for your support – much appreciated!

Roy Thomas

Results From 2019 Bridgend 5-8 Competition

This from Roger Daniel at Bridgend & District Camera Club:-

Last night Bridgend & District Camera Club, held it’s annual 5 to 8 International Photo Harmony Competition expertly judged by Joan Ryder Rathband, FRPS,FPSSA, AFIAP, DPAGB and Clive Rathband, FRPS,FPSSA,EFIAP, DPAGB. The competition attracted entries from all over the world with the top three places going to:

1st – Ian Bateman (this is the 3rd time in a row that Ian has won) with his entry – Cathedral

2nd – Jane & Stephen Lee with their entry – Yellowstone Winter

3rd – Lisa Buckalders with her entry – Visions of Africa

Well done to all who entered.

Results of Bridgend CC 5 to 8 Competition 2018

This years 5 to 8 Competition for digital PhotoHarmony AV sequences was held on the 19th March and despite the snowy conditions the Judge Howard Bagshaw ARPS MPAGB, safely made it to Bridgend. This years competition attracted it’s largest ever entry with sequences from a number of countries.

After a short introduction the evening continued with the showing of sequences. A brief critique of the sequence then follows. At the end of an entertaining evening Howard had the unenviable task of picking the top sequences, his choice was:

Ian Bateman – Going Underground – Exmouth PG

Runner Up
Martin Addison – Finding Narnia – Worcestershire CC
Norman Horsham – Autumn – Mid Thames AV

Highly Commended
Martin Addison – Glassworks – Worcestershire CC
Martin Fry – Winter White – Cheltenham CC

Nellian Bekker – Impressions – South Africa
Bert Schmitz – Abandoned – Housatonic CC USA

Congratulations to all, in particular to Ian Bateman on his second successive win and to Martin Addison for his double success in this year competition.

Bridgend CC would like to thank Howard Bagshaw for all his hard work in judging the entries and for providing helpful and constructive criticism of every sequence. A big thank you must go to all who braved the wintery weather to support the evening.

Cymru Mono – 2017 Mono Only Battle Result

This report from Gareth Martin:-

Cymru Monochrome’s biggest, and possibly the largest and the only monochrome print battle of its kind held in the UK ever, was held on Saturday 13th May at St. Paul’s Centre, Port Talbot. More than 100 people turned up at “Only Mono” with 41 clubs from all over the UK taking part and with 164 prints of the highest standard to be judged we knew we were in for a treat.

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Gwynfa Wins 2017 Vale Battle

The Vale Camera club once again provided a warm welcome and a very enjoyable evening for their annual 7 Way Battle. There were some great images on show from the seven clubs that took part and all expertly judged by Mr Colin Harrison MFIAP, EFIAP/p, FRPS, FIPF, MPAGB, APAGB.

Gwynfa CC came out on top and also won the awards for Best Mono Print (Jack Tar by Gwynfryn Jones) and Best Colour Print (Kingfisher on Fencepost by Alec Stewart).

The results were as follows and the full scoresheet can be seen here.

Thanks to Mike Baker of the Vale PC for providing the photograph and Terry Verrinder for the scoresheet.

1. 154 points – Gwynfa

2. 146 points – Bridgend & Rhondda.

4. 143 points – Vale.

5. 140 points – Morriston, Pyle & Porthcawl

7. 137 points – Barry


2016 Bridgend 5-8 Results

The judging for the 2016 5 to 8 Competition took place on Monday 14th March. Our judge, Malcolm Imhoff FRPS FACI(M), commented on the excellence of the sequences with a high standard of photography, good choice of music and excellent production. A close fought competition was decided as follows:

Searching for the Light – A Norwegian Quest by Jane and Stephen Lee (Dorchester)

Joint Runner Up
Reflections – a Feeling of Eternal Longing by Bill Bruce (Norway)
Wiseman’s Wood by Ian Bateman (Exemouth)

Joint Highly Commended
Winter Light at Waddesdon Manor by Ian Bateman (Exemouth)
Under Norfolk Skies by Brian Harvey (Norwich)

Colours of Spring by Malcolm Moorehead (Antrim)
Alpine Seasons by Malcolm and Jenny Gee (Norwich)

Bridgend CC would like to thank all who supported the evening and in particular the many members of the RPS South Wales AV group who attended.

Abertawe defend 2015 Ken Adams Memorial Trophy

Gower PS had its largest attendance in many years when it hosted the 29th Ken Adams Memorial Trophy on 4 November. Congratulations go to Abertawe who successfully retained the Trophy with 212 points, closely followed by Gower on 207 and Morriston on 202.

Many thanks to Ian Ledgard for judging so well and to everyone else from the three clubs who helped make it such a memorable evening.

The photo shows Ian Ledgard (on the left of photo) presenting the trophy to Mike Evans (Abertawe).