The Welsh Salon 2023 Open for Entries

The 2023 Welsh Salon of Photography is now open for entries from any member of a club which is affiliated to the Welsh Photographic Federation or the North Wales Photographic Association.

There are three sections to enter:  Open PDI, Mono Print and Colour Print. Entry is £1.50 per image, minimum £6.00 and there will be numerous awards.

Closing date for entries is 5th March 2023, the day of the WPF AGM. Prints can be delivered to the AGM.

Conditions of Entry can be found here. Read them first.

You can enter here. (Note, when you click this link you will be presented with a page from photocomp software. To progress past this page, just click in the small ‘agree’ box at the bottom).

Details of the dates and location of the Exhibition will be advised in due course.

We look forward to receiving your entries!

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  honfwpf@thewpf.co.uk

So the question is: –

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News from Hay

We’ve received this from Christine Starnes over at Hay Camera Club…

I visited Bill Grundy today and we had  a nice chat. He has donated 6 photography books for the club which we will use as a library for members to borrow. We reminisced the years from when I first joined Hay about 17 years ago and talked about the changing styles of competition winners. In his time he has accrued 2 Gold medals, a Blue Ribbon, Highly Recommended and over 70 acceptances through FIAP and others, competing worldwide including Australia, Czech Republic, Vietnam, Hong Kong to name a few. His last award was in 2002.

Bill was one of four founder members of the club back in the 1940’s – June, his wife, Brian Bentley and David Brinn. He remembered that at one time, club membership was so low, when they had a visiting judge for a competition only four members attended, so they all went round to the local pub for a drink!  He was also a member of Merthyr Tydfil for a number of years but travelling took its toll.

Bill became an honorary member of Hay for several years but ill health precluded him from attending meetings. He suffers from a muscle degenerative disease and his eyesight is not  so good. He will be 90 on Sunday 20 March. The same age as Brian Bentley, who sadly died earlier this year. However, we hope Bill will be around for a few more years yet.

Over the years, Hay has lost a number of lovely members, including David Brinn who emigrated to New Zealand in the early 2000’s and joined Marlborough Camera club. His legacy was to launch a new Battle with and Hay which we continue to this day.

 

Thanks to Imants Grindulis

After years of service to our member clubs, Imants has decided to step down from judging.  We thank him most sincerely for all the time he has spent serving our member societies.  We really do appreciate his efforts.

Peter A Young – WPF President

Gwynfa 40th Anniversary Celebrations

2020 is the 40th year of Gwynfa Camera Club (originally Beddau & District CC) and members, past, present and future, are invited along for an evening of memories on March 5th.

There will be lots of photos (both competition and otherwise) and a full buffet will be provided (by Fun Fillings & Valley Catering).

If you know any former members who’d like to come along, please let them know. Entry is £2. www.gwynfa.org.uk