75th Midland Salon of Photography

The 75th Midland Malon, organised by the Midland Counties Photographic Federation is open for entry. It has PSA, FIAP, GPU & PAGB patronage and you may enter prints & projected images.

There are over 200 awards and low entry fees – only pay for sections you enter and all entrants receive an A4, 68-page colour catalogue.

There are six sections:
Open monochrome prints.
Open colour prints.
Open colour projected images.
Open monochrome projected images.
Nature projected images.
Scapes projected images.

The online entry system is now open at www.midland-salon.com

Closing date 24th June 2024.

Neath & District 2024 Salon

Neath & District PS are pleased to announce that our 2024 NDPS UK Salon is now open for entries.

This is our 9th year as a BPE exhibition, and we are also pleased to announce PAGB patronage again this year.

Salon dates are as follows –
Entries open 1st Feb 2024
Entries close 20th April 2024
Selection weekend 27th & 28th April 2024.

Christine Widdall  MPAGB  EFIAP  FBPE  APAGB  HonCPU
Martin Patten  DPAGB  BPE5*  EFIAP  QPSA

Details can be found on our website www.neathphotographicsociety.org from 1st Feb 2024


PSA News

In Wales there are just 16 individual members of which 12 are members of WPF clubs.  These members have entered many International Exhibitions and as a result gained  honours recognition offered by the PSA ROPA ( Recognition of Photographic Achievement) scheme which offers various levels each more challenging.

These members have gained many of these honours:-
8 at the first level of QPSA
10 at PPSA
5 at EPSA
2 at MPSA
1 at MPSA2
1 at GMPSA
1 at GMPSA/B
All the above predominantly for DPI’s.
1 at BPSA  which is an award for a panel of either prints or DPI.
That is a great achievement.

New Year is the time for making new resolutions so why not set yourselves the target of seeking PSA recognition.Some of you are seeking FIAP awards and many of the exhibitions entered will also have PSA recognition.

If you need help or guidance then I will be most happy to assist.

Ian Ledgard (PSA Membership Director, Wales).

CPAGB Congratulations

Congratulations to the following WPF photographers on attaining their CPAGB at the recent PAGB APM adjudications.

Elisa Best CPAGB of Monmouth PC
Paul James CPAGB of Bridgend & District CC

Details of the full list of awards can be seen in this issue of PAGB e-News.

If you’d like to emulate their achievements you can find all the information you need here.

Bristol Salon – Entries Deadline Approaches

The 2024 Bristol Salon of Photography closing date for entries is 28 January 2024.

There are approximately 300 Medals and Ribbons to be awarded plus FIAP Blue Badge for Best Entrant. They also continue to support print workers with 3 Print and 3 Projected Image Sections: (Open Colour, Open Monochrome, Nature) and low entry fees and discounts for club/group entries.Email Salon Chairman at chairman@bristolsalon.co.uk for details

On-line entry system: www.bristolsalon.co.uk

More details: chairman@bristolsalon.co.uk

The Photography Show at the NEC

The Photography & Video Show will be held at the NEC from the 16th to the 19th of March 2024.

Discounted tickets are available to members of PAGB affiliated Clubs. Use discount code PAGBTPS24. This will give 20% off the standard advance ticket rate. This offer will expire at midnight on 14 March. Tickets can be purchased via The Ticket Factory here.

PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit – The PAGB will once again have a team of experts at the show to look at your Prints or PDI which you are considering for an application for our Awards for Photographic Merit. If you are interested, please email e-news@thepagb.org.uk giving your name, club, federation, what APM level you already have and what level you want to be advised for, which day you are attending and if you prefer a morning or afternoon 1:1 appointment.