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.

It’s That Man Again!

The WPF Convention Trophy Shield has been reclaimed by Dennis Russ for the fifth time. Dennis also won 4 packs of printing papers donated by Fotospeed.

Dennis’ print was selected by Bill Ward, one of the guest speakers at the Convention. Thanks to Jeff Howe for the photo below.

Important Notice about email scams

Watch out for those tired old ‘substitution’ email scams, they are doing the rounds again.

What happens is that you get an email from someone pretending to be an officer of your club or your Federation and they are asking you for some kind of help, financial of course. The latest one targetted our Federation President.

Note, emails are not being hacked. They just pretend to be someone else by covering up the actual send email. The latest emails came from but a name familiar to you is being used to disguise that bit.

Report all such emails by forwarding them to:

AWPF Distinctions Places & Workshop

Update: the AWPF allocation is now full. See here.

If you are interested in the challenge of achieving this sought after distinction then please apply following the instructions at the WPF website Distinctions – AWPF – The Welsh Photographic Federation ( or email me Paul James at this email address for further information on how to apply.

The AWPF workshop will be held on the 13th of May at The Cynon Valley Museum to coincide with the official opening of the Welsh Salon Exhibition.  You do not have to apply for AWPF to attend the workshop but space for the AWPF workshop is very limited so if you are interested in the challenge of the AWPF this year or in future years and want to come along to find out what is involved then please email me at  so that I can book you a place.

Even if you are yet to apply, we will have a number of AWPF ‘tutors’ at the workshop who will be able to answer questions and also look at any ideas you have for your own AWPF panel and provide you with feedback to get you going.

Paul James, WPF distinctions officer.

WPF Print Exhibition in Bridgend

Following on from our PAGB Exhibition in the Quadrant Shopping Centre in Swansea, Urban Foundry (who arranged the Swansea exhibition) have now organised a space for us to hold an exhibition in Bridgend Indoor Market from January to March.

The Market is centrally placed in Bridgend (CF31 1DL). The Rhiw carpark is immediatly opposite the  Market, and offers 3 hours free car parking

We intend to use the 50 best prints from the Memorial Trophy Competition to hang at this venue for February and March.  In January we will use the space for an ad-hoc exhibition. This will bring our Federation, its photographers and their images to a new audience.

Please visit these splendid Exhibitions and sign the Visitor’s Book.

Meritorious Service Award – HonFWPF

The WPF has decided that it is long past time to re-launch our Award for Meritorious Service the Hon.FWPF; on our website there is a new link which lists all the current holders of this award.

We attach for your perusal the documentation providing details of the criteria required to earn this award and an application form which must be completed and sent with the citation to the Awards Secretary at

So the question is: –

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