48th Smethwick International Open for Entries

The 48th Smethwick International Salon is now open for entries until 4th November, 2022.

There are 3 print sections: Open Colour, Open Monochrome and Scapes. (Scapes include, Landscapes, Cityscapes, Seascapes).

There are 3 Projected Image Sections: Open Colour, Open Monochrome and Nature.

More information and online entry here.

The salon has patronage from PSA 2022-520, FIAP 2022-470, PAGB 2022-030 and GPU L220143 and over 210 Medals and Ribbons to be won. Prints can also be forwarded to the Southampton International.

FIAP Distinctions 2021 – Successful Applicants

I am pleased to say that all five candidates have gained their distinctions this year. The successful candidates are:

David Kitson AFIAP
Kevin Robertson AFIAP
David Hopes EFIAP
Margaret Jones EFIAP
Christine Tidman EFIAP bronze

Congratulations to all – well done!

I have your certificates and badges which will be presented at our AGM.  This may change depending on the current Covid conditions.

Ed Cloutman
FIAP Liaison Officer

FIAP Colour Biennial Results 2021

The results of the 29th FIAP Biennial are in. Thank you so much to those of you who sent me images so I could enter on behalf of the WPF.

The 29th Colour Print Biennial was won by PAGB. The WPF finished 13th from 36 countries.

The 29th Colour Projected Biennial was won by Russia with PAGB 22nd and the WPF 24th from 36 countries.

The two themes we chose were ‘Olympic Sports’ and ‘Light in the Landscape’. I am thrilled to say that Glen Porter of Gwynfa CC received a Silver medal in the sport section (prints). Congratulations Glen, a great achievement in a worldwide event. Here are the results.

Overall Results – Colour Projected

Overall Results – Colour Print

Results Light in the Landscape 1

Results Light in the Landscape 2

Results Olympic Sports

I was a little disappointed with our Landscape results, as I thought they deserved more but that’s the way it goes. I’ll be looking for some Mono images later in the year when we have decided on our two themes.

Once again, I would like to thank everyone who sent me images. Without you we wouldn’t have been able to enter. Well done each and every one of you.

Jenny Hibbert (WPF President).

FIAP success for WPF photographers

Good news from the FIAP Liaison Officer

I am glad to inform you that all those seeking FIAP distinctions this year have succeeded!  These are:

Charlie Kidd AFIAP
Chris Tidman AFIAP
Gary Jenkins AFIAP
Glenn Porter AFIAP
Jenny Hibbert EFIAP/b
Lynford Hallett AFIAP
Matthew Jones EFIAP/b
Neville Thomas EFIAP/s
Nick Craddock AFIAP

Well done all of you! I will amend the website. I have emailed you separately about how to get the certificates to you.

I hope this will encourage more of you to ‘have a go’ at showing your work in internationals salons. It really is good fun waiting to see how many you have got in!

Ed Cloutman (FIAP Liaison Officer)

FIAP success for WPF photographers

Good news from the FIAP Liaison Officer

I am glad to inform you that all those seeking FIAP distinctions this year have succeeded!  These are:

Charlie Kidd AFIAP
Chris Tidman AFIAP
Gary Jenkins AFIAP
Glenn Porter AFIAP
Jenny Hibbert EFIAP/b
Lynford Hallett AFIAP
Matthew Jones EFIAP/b
Neville Thomas EFIAP/s
Nick Craddock AFIAP

Well done all of you! I will amend the website. I have emailed you separately about how to get the certificates to you.

I hope this will encourage more of you to ‘have a go’ at showing your work in internationals salons. It really is good fun waiting to see how many you have got in!

Ed Cloutman (FIAP Liaison Officer)

Award for Port Talbot Salon

News from Ed Cloutman the FIAP Liaison Officer for the WPF

It is with great pleasure that I can announce that Darren Boxer and his team have been awarded the FIAP Bronze Plaquette for carrying out efficiently five Port Talbot International Salons of Photography.  Congratulations to you and your team Darren, and how good this is for Welsh photography.